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Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate shuts down in preparation for Irma

Mar-A-Lago is the property that Trump has the longest ties to in the area, having purchased it from Post in 1985. "Our teams at the Trump properties in Florida are taking all of the proper precautions and following local and Florida State Advisories very closely to ensure that everyone is kept safe and secure". Read More »

Kentucky Guardsmen deploy for Hurricane Irma response operations

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Virgin Islands. Gen. Louis Wilham, interim adjutant general for the Oklahoma National Guard . Governor Cuomo also deployed a 30-member State Incident Management Team, an all- hazards multi-state agency resource to Texas on August 31 to assist with response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. Read More »

Southwest Airlines flies shelter animals out of Houston

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The Helen Woodward Animal Center worked with Texas-based Operation Pets Alive - a no-kill animal center - to ensure the safe passage of the animals on board their Southwest flight. That shelter has since accepted almost a thousand pets, he said. With insurance claims , relief efforts and attempts to salvage property going on in the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey, it can be easy to forget that more than just humans had to face the storm. Read More »

Meeting with Russian lawyer was innocent: Trump Jr

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According to one person with knowledge of what was said, Trump Jr. told committee staff that he didn't inform his father about the June 2016 meeting. In fact, he was so excited by the idea of getting negative information on Clinton which was being offered to him as "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi in Maharashtra on Friday

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Days, after Congress MLAs met vice-president Rahul Gandhi , Bihar party chief Ashok Chaudhary on Thursday, stated that some senior leaders in Delhi are conspiring against him. The TOI report cited above states that Chaudhary also enjoys the support of Bihar CLP leader Sadanand Singh. After the meeting, Chaudhary insisted that rumours of a split, being spread by a few party leaders, were untrue. Read More »

Congress to replace Bihar unit chief Ashok Chaudhary

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Mocking at the claim made by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi that farmers in Maharashtra will get only Rs 5,000 crore under a loan waiver scheme, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said he is ready to give that amount to him and challenged him to write off their debt. Read More »

Odom after #Mizzou loss to South Carolina: "It's called an ass-kicking"

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SC and Will Muschamp really do have one of the best skill players in the nation on their hands, and before long, especially with consistent performances like this, he'll be getting more of the recognition that he deserves. SC beat North Carolina State 35-28 last week despite being outgained 504-246. After South Carolina recovered a fumbled punt, Hurst scored on a 2-yard run with 10:25 left in the fourth quarter to give the Gamecocks a 31-13 advantage. Read More »

Did the rain help the wildfires in Oregon?

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Crews battling the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge saved a almost century-old historic lodge. That fire soon got bigger, and by the time of this writing had grown to more than 10,000 acres. In Washington state, the U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to assign 200 active-duty soldiers to help fight wildfires. A wildfire burning near Mount Rainier National Park grew to more than 29 square miles with heavy smoke blanketing surrounding cities. Read More »

Democrat to stay on Trump voter panel despite calls to leave

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State officials documented that 6,540 individuals registered to vote last November 8 using an out-of-state driver's license. Hassan won by 1,017 votes. Addressing Trump's tweet in late November, New Hampshire Republican National Committeeman Steve Duprey told the Boston Globe , "I have no idea what he is talking about". Read More »

BJP Ready For Debate With Naveen, Field NaMo Not Dharmendra Rebuffs BJD

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He said that the present Modi government has changed the way we now look at GDP which is how it will impact the lives of 125 crore people. "Whatever decisions are being taken have been well thought out", he said. "If roads are constructed, toilets are built, and electricity and LPG cylinders are made available, not only does it improve the living standard of people, but also hikes growth in GDP", he said. Read More »

Keselowski wins fourth Xfinity race at Richmond

Matt Kenseth would make it in on points as long as no Cinderella stories win the race but he's just as likely to take the checkered flag himself. Two hours before the race, the drivers and crew chiefs gathered to get their final instructions from Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's executive vice president and chief racing development officer. Read More »

Manchester arena reopens with electric show

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Fans attending the benefit concert on Saturday face additional screening and bans on backpacks, large bags and some electrical items before entering the venue. She's here with us", she said. "Outside the building especially, there will be a lot more security". "Not just for [tonight], but going forward and finding that they will have a safe environment to come into". Read More »

Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma

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The group is also "strongly urging" any guests still holding reservations at Trump National Doral to make alternative lodging arrangements. Oh, and for their information, Florida is a purple state, not a red one and it's the bluest part of Florida that's being hit by the hurricane. Read More »

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson out for rest of season

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Chicago was shut out for the second time in five contests Friday as it managed five hits against four Milwaukee pitchers and just one for extra bases ( Ben Zobrist , double). Those Diamondbacks seem all but assured of a playoff spot at this point, as they have a seven and a half game lead over the Colorado Rockies for the top National League wild card spot. Read More »

Hurricane Irma predicted to avoid Virginia, moving farther west

On the 5-level intensity scale, Category 2 tropical storms carry winds of 154-177 km/h (96-110 mph), strong enough to cause life-threatened damage. "It's going to have less of an impact on Virginia", Rusnak said of the storm. Weather forecast offices (WFO's) everywhere launch weather balloons at the same times every day so that the incoming data is synchronized into the computer models. Read More »

EU's Barnier 'worried' by United Kingdom stance on Ireland

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The UK government issued its own statement last month on customs arrangements in Ireland after Brexit. The European commission also wants the United Kingdom to "honour their commitments under the current multi-annual financial framework" in the context of the peace process, where the EU financially supports many programmes such as PEACE and INTERREG. Read More »

Richard Branson Is Riding Out Hurricane Irma in His Wine Cellar

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Starting as soon as the weather permits, I'll be chartering an airplane full of supplies from San Antonio to St. Croix, the biggest town in the Virgin Islands. It was the first to get hit by Irma, and it has been wiped out. After the storm had passed on Wednesday, Branson's son Sam said everyone on the island was OK but many buildings were destroyed. Read More »

Betsy DeVos asked to speak at University of Baltimore fall commencement

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Though she offered no specifics, DeVos said the Department of Education will seek "institutional knowledge, professional expertise, and the experiences of students" as it reworks its campus sexual assault policies. "We will not accept this blatant favoritism for the rights of rapists under the guise of fairness". "I've met them personally". DeVos's George Mason speech represented a major shift; she mentioned the importance of "due process" ten times. Read More »

Oklahoma Electrical Crews Head To Georgia To Prepare For Irma

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A dissolution of the high pressure earlier in the week means a more northern course for the storm and greater impact along North Carolina's coast. As Hurricane Irma churns toward the United States with 175-mph winds, Georgia Gov. Emergency shelter locations will be announced as soon as they are open. "I don't know if it's going to do a lot of damage, but I'm not going to wait around to see", Johnson said. Read More »

THAAD expected to create much more sophisticated defense network: Defense Ministry

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Rather, the North's leader said that he would find a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the U.S.as a deterrent against attack, NBC reported. Seoul said Monday that it had cleared the last administrative hurdle to installing four more launchers soon to complete the deployment of the anti-missile battery known as THAAD , aimed at countering the growing threat from the North. Read More »

Governor expected to expand Irma declaration

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At least 14 people have been killed so far. Gov. Nathan Deal ordered all six Georgia coastal counties to start evacuating at 8 a.m. Saturday. The Category 5 storm with sustained winds of up to 175 miles per hour is expected to continue bringing life-threatening hazards to parts of the Caribbean before approaching Florida over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center says. Read More »

Man gives last generator to crying Lowe's customer

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This lady's father is on oxygen. Pam Brekke made her way to a Lowes in central Florida, in need of a generator, only to find out the last one was sold as she walked up. "That gentleman was a great gentleman right there", Brekke said. Seeing her distress, he insisted she take his unit. When a new generator became available later that day, the store manager told WFTV that she immediately thought of Santiago. Read More »