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Red Cross says monetary donations are the most helpful right now especially for the people in Puerto Rico, and the Shepherd Community Blood Center is looking for blood donations each day. She said they've been focusing on getting food to people without electricity and they're bracing for other powerful storms on the horizon. There will now be all day training Tuesdays and Saturdays to get people out quicker.
  • Richard Branson Urges

    Richard Branson Urges "Marshall Plan" For British Virgin Islands

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    The cost, Branson believes, is all thanks to climate change . In a blog post on www.virgin.com, he said the Caribbean needed a "Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan" to aid in recovery and the long-term revitalization of its economy - a reference to the US program that helped rebuild Western Europe after World War II.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Offers $20 Million Environment Grants

    Leonardo DiCaprio Offers $20 Million Environment Grants

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    The $20 million coming from the foundation will head towards organizations tackling everything from wildlife conservation to indigenous rights programs. "We presented him with a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change , while also simultaneously harnessing the economic potential of green jobs", DiCaprio recalled, in remarks reported by the Hartford Courant .
  • Once again Republicans out to wreck Obamacare

    Once again Republicans out to wreck Obamacare

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    But we really won't know much about the bill - good or ill - because it will go through no hearings or even a cursory evaluation before September 30. Republican leaders are hoping a different approach and the urgency of following through on campaign promises will this time muster enough votes to get rid of the controversial law.
  • Trump owes the middle class fair tax reforms

    Trump owes the middle class fair tax reforms

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    We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to produce real tax reform in Washington to help relieve the crushing taxes that hurt small businesses and stagnate true economic growth. It would not create the millions of new jobs he talks about or increase economic growth by the wild numbers he tosses around. The president said on his trip to Florida last week that he wants to cut taxes for the middle class and that "the wealthy Americans are not my priority".
  • SEC Round-Up: Rising Mississippi State faces second test in Georgia

    SEC Round-Up: Rising Mississippi State faces second test in Georgia

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    If Mississippi State has a great season, and if SC and Kentucky climb the East standings as well, there will be one less thing to criticize him for. Kentucky and Vanderbilt were 3-0 in the same season six times (1930, 1932, 1946, 1950, 1984 and 2008) in that time, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt were 3-0 in the same season five times (1912, 1913, 1921, 1927 and 1938) in that time and Kentucky and Mississippi State were 3-0 in the same season once (1939) in that time.
  • Storm Watch: Jose likely to deliver a strong nor'easter

    Storm Watch: Jose likely to deliver a strong nor'easter

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    Wind Advisories and Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for parts of Southern New England. Tropical storm force winds will continue over the ocean waters east of Fire Island Inlet. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center forecasts a slow westward motion to begin on Thursday , Sept.
  • Thyssenkrupp considered breakup before plumping for Tata JV

    Thyssenkrupp considered breakup before plumping for Tata JV

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    The joint venture would be focused on quality and technology leadership, with annual shipments of about 21 million tones of flat steel products to customers. ThyssenKrupp CEO Heinrich Hiesinger said, "Even with the joint venture it will not be possible to avoid job cuts". Tata claimed the deal could bring cost synergies of €400m to €600m per year through the integration of commercial functions, including research and development.
  • Valentino Rossi cleared for return to action after leg break

    Valentino Rossi cleared for return to action after leg break

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    Rossi announced on Wednesday his intention to take part in the Aragon Grand Prix weekend, with medical staff at the circuit on Thursday passing him fit to race. Although still in some pain from the operations on his right tibia and fibula, Rossi made 20 practice laps at Misano and had a medical check-up afterwards.
  • Turkish MPs to debate military operation in Iraq, Syria

    Turkish MPs to debate military operation in Iraq, Syria

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    Following a trilateral foreign ministers' meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY late Wednesday, Turkey, Iran and Iraq issued a joint declaration against the KRG independence referendum slated for September 25. Mr Barzani insists on holding the vote, stating that the "referendum would only be postponed should the Kurds receive an alternative guaranteeing independence for the Kurdistan region in the coming years".
  • South Korea's Moon urges North to give up nuclear weapons

    South Korea's Moon urges North to give up nuclear weapons

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    Although the approval rate is still high, those surveyed said Moon had fallen out of favour due to North Korea's continued provocations and the government's decision to consider sending aid to North Korea, Realmeter said. Hostility continued Thursday as Pyongyang's envoy to the UN, Ri Yong-ho, likened Trump to a barking dog. "There is still hope for peace and we must not give up".
  • North Korean Foreign Minister to attend UNGA

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    The idea of shooting down a missile even if it is not a direct threat is not new. Kuwait is the only country in the Gulf that hosts a North Korean embassy. However, the two have blamed Pyongyang's progress in this mission on US sanctions and its military support for allies near North Korea. "No one wants war, the president doesn't want war".
  • Let's Be Honest: Trump's UN Speech Was a Disaster

    Let's Be Honest: Trump's UN Speech Was a Disaster

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    North Korea's top diplomat lashed out at President Trump on Wednesday, saying U.S. threats against the kooky hermit kingdom are no more than "the sound of a dog barking". North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. Since Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3, however, Moon has said the time is not right for dialogue.
  • 21-year-old Syrian refugee identified as suspect to London Tube attack

    21-year-old Syrian refugee identified as suspect to London Tube attack

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    The level had been raised on Friday to the highest - critical - following the bucket bomb blast at Parsons Green Tube station that left 30 passengers injured . The house belongs to a couple who have fostered hundreds of children, including refugees. The first suspect was arrested at around 7.50am, in the port which is the busiest ferry hub in Europe and serves as a commercial gateway to the French coast, including Calais and Dunkirk.
  • Mercedes' first electric SUV will be built in Alabama

    Mercedes' first electric SUV will be built in Alabama

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    In addition to the new EQ line of battery-powered cars, the manufacturer will add electrified versions across its model range. Daimler's move to produce electric Mercedes Benz vehicles in the United States from about 2020 comes as the automaker has halted USA sales of Mercedes Benz diesels under scrutiny by US environmental regulators.
  • 5-year-old suspended from school for making 'terrorist threats'

    5-year-old suspended from school for making 'terrorist threats'

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    The kid refused to remove the bag and told his teachers there was a bomb in there that would explode if he took it off. When the teacher asked to look inside the bag, she found nothing risky, the news station reported. Great Valley Charter then allegedly changed the letter and accused Riley of making " terroristic threats towards school officials ". "My son never made a threat, never wanted to blow up the school", Riley told the newspaper.
  • Sushma Swaraj exchanges greetings with Chinese counterpart at UN

    Sushma Swaraj exchanges greetings with Chinese counterpart at UN

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    In an obvious reference to Pakistan , India on Thursday condemned support systems for terrorists in South Asia while expressing concern over North Korea's nuclear and weapons and ballistic missile programmes. She also appealed for joint efforts to reform the International Monetary Fund, where decision-making is still tilted towards major western industrialised countries, and the UN Security Council .
  • Amazon Hiring 2000 for New NYC Office by 2020

    Amazon Hiring 2000 for New NYC Office by 2020

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    Amazon will open a 359,000-square-foot administrative office in the city. Since 2012, Amazon has invested $9 million into an innovative Fashion Photography and Videography Studio in Brooklyn, creating over 50 direct jobs and supporting more than 300 jobs, with $2 million in performance-based tax credits offered through the Excelsior Jobs Program .