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Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

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Donald Trump’s administration will sketch out more details of its plan to invest in America’s creaking infrastructure Monday, hoping it can leverage up to $1.5 trillion for the cause. Senior White House officials said the president’s budget, due to be released on Monday, will include $200 billion earmarked for projects to fix roads, bridges and
Source: The New Age

Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

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Tom Petty, the heartland rocker whose classic melodies but dark storytelling created a string of hits over four decades, died Monday of cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 66. His family confirmed that Petty passed away Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in which several media outlets reported and then
Source: The New Age

Hurricane Irma kills four in US Virgin Islands: officials

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At least four people were killed after Hurricane Irma swept through the US Virgin Islands, authorities said Thursday. The deaths were confirmed by an emergency official and an official in the office of Governor Kenneth Mapp. -AFP
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US court deals blow to Trump travel ban

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A federal court in California dealt a new blow Thursday to the Trump administration’s travel ban, ruling that some refugees must be allowed into the country. It is the latest twist of the legal wrangling touched off by President Donald Trump’s ban, first announced in January with little notice and widely criticized as discriminatory against
Source: The New Age

Texas flood disaster by the numbers

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Monster storm Harvey hit the south Texas coast late Friday and then stalled, gushing torrents of rain over Houston, the country’s fourth largest city with six million people in the greater metropolitan area. The storm continues to shower the region as it heads slowly toward the neighboring state of Louisiana. – How much rain? –
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Pentagon chief lets transgender troops remain in service

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that transgender troops would continue to serve in the military while he studies an order by President Donald Trump banning them from US forces. Trump surprised Pentagon leaders in July by announcing via Twitter the ban on transgender people serving “in any capacity”, reversing a plan launched by
Source: The New Age

Trump bullish on ‘blazing’ economy but whose recovery is it?

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As he rubs shoulders with leaders of the world’s other major economies, Donald Trump is in a bullish mood about the US recovery even if there are clouds on the horizon. “Stock Market at all time high, unemployment at lowest level in years (wages will start going up) and our base has never been stronger!”
Source: The New Age

US judge sets Bill Cosby retrial for November 6

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A Pennsylvania judge ruled Thursday that disgraced US entertainer Bill Cosby would go back on trial for alleged sexual assault on November 6, after a first trial ended with a deadlocked jury. Judge Steven O’Neill, who was forced to declare a mistrial on June 17 when the 12-member panel failed to reach a unanimous verdict,
Source: The New Age

Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants in Afghanistan

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The US military’s largest non-nuclear bomb killed dozens of Islamic State militants as it smashed their mountain hideouts, Afghan officials said Friday, ruling out any civilian casualties despite the weapon’s destructive power. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — dubbed the “Mother Of All Bombs” — was unleashed in combat for the first time,
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Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants: Afghan officials

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The US military’s largest non-nuclear bomb killed at least 36 militants as it decimated a deep tunnel complex of the Islamic State group, Afghan officials said Friday, ruling out any civilian casualties. “As a result of the bombing, key Daesh (IS) hideouts and deep tunnel complex were destroyed and 36 IS fighters were killed,” the
Source: The New Age

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