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In the days after Maria slammed the island as a near Category 5 hurricane, the island has struggled to return to normalcy. Researchers then compared the post-Maria death rate to that of the previous year and found that the mortality rate was 14.3 deaths per 1,000 residents from September 20 through December 31, 2017, a 62 percent increase compared with 2016, or 4,645 "excess deaths".
  • Trump strikes deal with China over ZTE

    Trump strikes deal with China over ZTE

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    As with a similar announcement earlier in the week, the proposed deal ran into immediate resistance in Congress, where Democrats and Trump's fellow Republicans accused him of bending to pressure from Beijing to ease up on a company that allegedly poses a significant risk to US national security.
  • Australian woman sentenced to death in Malaysia over drugs

    Australian woman sentenced to death in Malaysia over drugs

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    On December 27 previous year Exposto was acquitted of drug trafficking but faced a prosecution appeal against the acquittal on charges of trafficking 1.5kg of methamphetamine into Malaysia . She was acquitted of the death sentence in December, according to 9 News . She told the court that she had agreed to take the backpack from the stranger because she was told it carried her online boyfriend's clothes.
  • Summer Reading Program at Torii Library Jun. 17-Aug. 4

    Summer Reading Program at Torii Library Jun. 17-Aug. 4

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    Summer Reading at Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library will kick off on Saturday, June 2 with a big celebration from 10 a.m.to noon. The bold, graphic illustrations and engaging text made " I Say Ooh You Say Aah " a school visit victor, but I have no doubt that it will inspire laughter in households all over Lawrence this summer.
  • Rachel Dolezal Accused of Welfare Fraud

    Rachel Dolezal Accused of Welfare Fraud

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    In early 2017 it was reported that Dolezal was struggling to pay bills , jobless and facing homelessness after being dismissed from the NAACP and her position as an adjunct professor of African studies at Eastern Washington University. "I was wondering whether your dad was really an African-American man", a reporter asked Ms. Dolezal , who looked perplexed and flustered. She was outed as pretending to be African American after her carefully constructed image was shattered during an ...
  • Court rules that Donald Trump can not block people on Twitter

    Court rules that Donald Trump can not block people on Twitter

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    Blocking users from viewing his Twitter account - a feature offered by the social media platform - is unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in her ruling. "A declaratory judgment should be sufficient, as no government official - including the President - is above the law, and all government officials are presumed to follow the law as has been declared", Buchwald wrote.
  • LA, Irvine among USA cities with biggest population growth, census finds

    LA, Irvine among USA cities with biggest population growth, census finds

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    Of the nation's 325.7 million people, an estimated 205.0 million (62.9 percent) live within an incorporated place as of July 1, 2017. Roughly 40 percent of the county's population now lives outside the city limits. "What started as a promising decade for big cities is starting to crumble a little bit for them", said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, in an email.
  • Indiana school shooting: 2 hospitalized, suspect in custody

    Indiana school shooting: 2 hospitalized, suspect in custody

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    A student interviewed by WTTV said the shooter entered a science class and the teacher swatted a gun away from the shooter. One teacher and one student were initially reported injured. "He's a hero. If he didn't do anything he probably would have continued shooting and a lot more of us would have been injured and possibly killed, so it was just something that not most people would have done but he was really courageous to do it", he said.
  • International Investigation Confirms MH17 Was Downed By Rebel Missile

    International Investigation Confirms MH17 Was Downed By Rebel Missile

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    Of the 298 people killed, 196 were Dutch, 42 were Malaysian and 27 were Australian. It was sacked from rebel-held territory in Ukraine . Meanwhile, the Dutch government said on May 25 that the Netherlands and Australia will hold Russian Federation legally responsible for shooting down MH17 and the deaths of all 298 people on board.
  • Inside North Korea's nuclear test site demolition show

    Inside North Korea's nuclear test site demolition show

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    CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy was the only USA broadcast network correspondent to witness the explosions at the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site in North Korea . -South Korean military exercises. The North says it won't be unilaterally pressured into abandoning its nukes. Over the Easter weekend, Mr Trump's Central Intelligence Agency chief and nominee for secretary of state Mike Pompeo travels secretly to Pyongyang where he meets Kim and begins to lay the groundwork for the landmark ...
  • Paulding's Hutchinson named 'American Idol' runner-up to girlfriend Poppe

    Paulding's Hutchinson named 'American Idol' runner-up to girlfriend Poppe

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    I am honoured to know you and even more honoured to call you mine. "You'd be surprised, being America's sweetheart doesn't pay anything so if I do get a new nickname, I do hope it pays better than nothing". Following a brief appearance of " The Bachelorette " star Becca Kufrin , the Top 3 singer Maddie took the stage to perform a sweet rendition of "Rainbow Connection" with Kermit the Frog .
  • D'Antoni: Warriors Have 'All The Pressure' in Game 4

    D'Antoni: Warriors Have 'All The Pressure' in Game 4

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    Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday night, also in Oakland. After making just 3 of 20 3-pointers in the first 10 quarters of the series , Curry hit 4 of 5 from long range after intermission Sunday, including a 30-footer. Curry, just 1-for-7 on 3-pointers in the first half after going just 2-for-13 in the first two games of the series , connected from 28 and 25 feet during a 14-0 burst midway through the third period that turned a 70-56 game into an 84-56 demolition.