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They were at their life's end prior to the hurricanes and now virtually everything has been wiped out and we will have to really start all over again, ' the president said . One search and rescue task force from MA returned on Thursday after spending nearly a week helping in Puerto Rico. "This has unique components to it that makes it different from Irma that hit Florida.or Harvey that hit Texas".
  • American Airlines resumes service to Puerto Rico

    American Airlines resumes service to Puerto Rico

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    When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good-news story", Cruz said. "When you have to pull people down from buildings - I'm sorry, that really upsets me and frustrates me". "With them being in debt, they don't have enough ready liquid cash to pay their normal share", Bossert told CNN. However, according to the Miami Herald , the number of actual hurricane-related deaths could be much higher - even rising into the hundreds as the crisis continues.
  • Trump official calls Puerto Rico response

    Trump official calls Puerto Rico response "a good news story"

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    Asked specifically by reporters for her reaction to the mayor's rebuke of her "good news story" comments, Duke said she was referring to how well everyone is working together. Cruz, 54, was born and raised in San Juan, according to a biography on Puerto Rico's Chamber of Commerce website. Between them, NY state and city have committed hundreds of workers and organized aid ranging from rescue helicopters to field rations.
  • Saudi interior minister says allowing women to drive will 'transform traffic safety'

    Saudi interior minister says allowing women to drive will 'transform traffic safety'

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    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , the only country in the world that forbids women from getting behind the wheel, announced that women will be allowed to obtain drivers' licenses for the first time in June 2018 . He tells reporters in Washington that it was the right time for Saudi Arabia to do the right thing. A committee will be formed to look into how to implement the new order.
  • More flights leaving San Juan, but thousands are still stranded

    More flights leaving San Juan, but thousands are still stranded

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    Herlyn Ferrer's carry on bag is full of canned food, baby formula, insulin and other medicine. "This is a 'people are dying story.' This is a life-or-death story". "What needs to be done is freight movement on the island itself". President Donald Trump, after saying shipping companies did not want him to waive a federal law, known as the Jones Act, that is making it exponentially harder to get supplies to the island, Thursday morning finally agreed to lift it.
  • Yosemite exit route closed after second slide injures 1

    Yosemite exit route closed after second slide injures 1

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    The source point is about 650 feet above the base of El Capitan, or about 1,800 feet above the floor of Yosemite Valley (which is at 4,000 feet in elevation). They were married in 2016 and on a "dream holiday" to Yosemite. DeGrazio says he's seen avalanches and rock falls in the past but that Wednesday's rock fall was "more significant than anything I've seen before".
  • Trump to promote tax plan in Friday address to manufacturers group

    Trump to promote tax plan in Friday address to manufacturers group

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    The plan would broaden the lower income levels at which no tax is levied. Those are important details, which will be sorted out by Congress . Trump is vying to get rid of the estate tax that is levied on property as it passes ownership from a dead person onto their heirs on estates worth more than $5.5 million (and couples' estates of more than $11 million).
  • NK official handling United States affairs begins Russian Federation visit

    NK official handling United States affairs begins Russian Federation visit

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    USA efforts to stop North Korea has reached a "dead end" and any more pressure on Pyongyang could lead to a war, Russian Federation warned on Tuesday. After the U.S. dispatched bomber jets to South Korea over the weekend, Russia's foreign ministry said Washington's approach was a dead end. "War on the peninsula will have no victor".
  • Chicken supplier to Tesco, Sainsbury's, Aldi, Lidl and M&S 'breaches safety rules'

    Chicken supplier to Tesco, Sainsbury's, Aldi, Lidl and M&S 'breaches safety rules'

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    A number of Britain's biggest supermarket chains have launched urgent investigations after it was alleged that the UK's largest supplier of chickens has been tampering with food safety records. Professor Chris Elliot, a food scientist at Queen's University Belfast, who led the government's inquiry into food safety following the horsemeat scandal in 2013, said: "There are major concerns about food hygiene.I think [your] report absolutely calls out for a full investigation".
  • Brexit set to dominate European Union leaders' meeting

    Brexit set to dominate European Union leaders' meeting

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    Mrs May sat with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on her left and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on her right. "A partnership that reflects our shared history, promotes our common values, and maintains a secure and prosperous Europe", she said.
  • Mom's viral photo of vehicle accident reminds parents of auto seat importance

    Mom's viral photo of vehicle accident reminds parents of auto seat importance

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    Jenna Casado Rabberman is one lucky mama and credits her careful and proper auto seat usage for saving her young sons' lives. They were minutes from home when someone sped through a red light and slammed right into their auto. The post clearly hit home with parents and has now been shared more than 200,000 times with more than 100,000 reactions. "I will be fine, my kids are fine, everything else can be replaced".
  • Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico Relief

    Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico Relief

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    It's been days since David Cruz has heard from his family in Puerto Rico . 'Will my dad get his cancer treatment?' "We're in constant contact with the relief efforts that the city has set up, and the region has set up", he said . In the U.S. places like Houston, Florida, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are facing tremendous challenges. Following a request from the governor of Puerto Rico , Trump said his administration was "thinking about" waiving the law on Wednesday.