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The death toll from Hurricane Dorian is five, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said during a press conference Monday. Officials had previously confirmed the death of a 7-year-old boy. The identities of the remaining four were unknown. “We are going to be very careful about reporting such information,” Minnis said. “It should only come from... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sad, but a low number considering the vast storm.
As if the pictures from earth weren’t scary enough. An engineer and astronaut for NASA shared photos of Hurricane Dorian from space on Monday. The harrowing images were posted on Christina Koch’s Twitter page after being captured from the International Space Station. “#HurricaneDorian as seen from @Space_Station earlier today,” tweeted Koch, who is on her... New York Post
American intelligence officials and outside experts say that Kim Jong-un is capitalizing on President Trump’s downplaying of his weapons testing to significantly improve the North’s arsenal. New York Times
VOA VIEW: NK is pushing its luck.
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Joe Biden said there was no room for compromise with congressional Republicans, while Elizabeth Warren sounded more open to it and wanted a broad solution to gun violence. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are anti gun nuts.
Eight people were confirmed dead from a predawn fire that sank a boat off a Southern California island and 26 others who were on the scuba diving vessel were missing, a local sheriff said. Rueters
Heavy flight cancellations continue due to Hurricane Dorian. Orlando's airport will be closed on Tuesday. Fort Lauderdale Airport is already closed.
U.S. negotiators agreed to remove 5,000 troops over the next five months if the Taliban meets conditions in the agreement. Trump still has to approve the deal.
A conservative "Seinfeld" actor called the anti-Trump campaigning by two "Will & Grace" stars an "obscene" act of "lunacy" that left him "embarrassed" for them. John O'Hurley said Monday on the Fox News Channel that calls by Debra Messing and Eric McCormack for supporters of President Trump to ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Messing is an idiot.
The antifa activists arrested Saturday at Boston's Straight Pride Parade received a helping hand from Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley. The two Democratic congresswomen, part of "The Squad," urged supporters on Twitter to contribute to the bail fund for counter-protesters who tangled with law enforcement at the Saturday melee. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The idiots have little to surprise.
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House lawmakers will return to the Capitol from a lengthy summer vacation to find that they are already in the midst of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. They have taken no vote on the matter, but Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat, has repeatedly told federal judges ... Washington Times
House Democrats reportedly plan to expand their impeachment probe into Ken Starr territory — investigating sexual-misconduct charges against President Trump for the seeds of possible criminal actions. Citing "people familiar with the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions," the Washington Post reported ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They have to get a life .
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden either called for the banning of most handguns or displayed basic misunderstanding of the simplest of firearms terminology. Campaigning Monday in Iowa, Mr. Biden demanded the elimination of "magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them," calling such a ban so obvious that only ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden knows nothing.
The annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield, New Jersey, expected to be attended by Gov. Phil Murphy was canceled after homemade explosive devices were found. ABC
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White House says Trump received hourly updates on Hurricane Dorian while at his private Virginia golf club ABC
High-capacity magazines have been a common denominator in several mass killings in recent years, and lawmakers are making a renewed push to ban them. ABC
VOA VIEW: Gun nuts boast again.
The PM says he does not want a general election, but he is expected to seek one on 14 October if his opponents succeed. BBC
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The "Will and Grace" star urged others to share who they've donated to, then posted her own donor list CBS
VOA VIEW: Messing is a load mouth idiot.
The measure is expected to be part of a final gun reform package being proposed by the White House CBS
Johnson says he does not want to call for a new election in Britain as Parliament could try again to delay the U.K.'s exit from the EU. CNBC
While companies selling imitation meat boast of the environmental benefits, some climate researchers say that the carbon footprint of those products are significantly higher than real plant-based diets. CNBC
VOA VIEW: it's about time the truth comes out.
Texas authorities on Sunday said the gunman who opened fire the day before—killing seven and injuring at least 22—had been fired from his trucking job just hours before the shooting rampage, a report said. FOX News
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Up to 39 people were onboard a diving boat that caught fire in the early hours of the morning, and five have been confirmed rescuedUp to 34 people have been reported missing and are feared dead off the coast of southern California after a diving boat caught fire in the early hours of Monday morning, with crew members jumping off the deck to escape, while passengers were asleep below decks.The US Coast Guard confirmed up to 39 people were onboard the commercial scuba diving vessel at the time of the blaze. Five have been confirmed rescued, while dozens remain unaccounted for, with reports of multiple fatalities remaining unconfirmed early on Monday afternoon. Guardian
Signs of thawing ties with the Persian Gulf countries; Saudi journalist al-Ghabin says Palestinians already have a home and it is Jordan. “Most of the Arab people will stand with Israel," he conclude Jerusalem Post
The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief U.S. negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Monday. Reuters
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought on Monday to reassure Poland about Washington's commitment to protecting it from Russia, saying allies should "remain vigilant" about Moscow's election meddling and work towards independence from Russian energy supplies. Reuters
On the third and final day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres declared that the country is experiencing a historic moment, which could herald the development of democratic institutions. UN News
Thousands of Hong Kong students boycotted the first day of school Monday to continue a series of protests that began in June over calls for autonomy from mainland China and democratic reforms. UPI
VOA VIEW: China would be wise to back down
As Hurricane Dorian approaches the United States, airlines canceled hundreds of flights scheduled for Monday involving Florida airports. UPI
The U.S. military said it conducted a strike in Syria against al-Qaida leaders in the rebel-held Idlib province, located in the north west of the country. UPI
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