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Trump did not agree to G7 aid package for Amazon fires – CNN

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Trump barges into Britain’s Brexit crisis – CNN

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Dorian strengthens to hurricane as it threatens Puerto Rico, could hit Florida as Category 3 – NBC News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthened to a hurricane Wednesday afternoon as it threatened the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with forecasters predicting it could become a Category 3 hurricane by the time it hits Florida over the weekend. Dorian became a hurricane near the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center. There were multiple observations of hurricane-force winds in St. Thomas, according to…

Donald Trump wants private land seized for border wall, report says: A.M. News Links – cleveland.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

‘He robbed me of my dreams': Jeffrey Epstein accusers testify in court (CBS News) Mississippi officials confirm multiple cases of voting machines changing votes in GOP governor runoff (The Hill) Judge temporarily blocks Missouri abortion ban from going into effect (ABC News) Border patrol agent resigns after pleading guilty to assaulting immigrant (Buzzfeed News) Alabama Republicans are urging Rep. Ilhan Omar’s expulsion from Congress (USA Today) Harvard freshman is denied…

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell alleges Trump’s Deutsche Bank loans co-signed by Russian oligarchs – Salon

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell reported news Tuesday night that, if confirmed, could have a major impact on the White House tenure of President Donald Trump, congressional investigations into the president’s finances and his business relationship with Russia. O’Donnell, appearing on the network with host Rachel Maddow, revealed that a “single source close to Deutsche Bank has told me that the Trump — Donald Trump’s loan documents there show that he…

Monmouth University renounces its own poll showing Biden plunging, calls it an ‘outlier’ – Fox News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Video Pressure mounts on Biden as media headlines turn nasty Media now ‘concerned’ for Biden; Independent Women’s Voice president Tammy Bruce reacts. Monmouth University’s polling unit, in a highly unusual statement, indicated Wednesday they do not have confidence in their jaw-dropping survey released earlier this week showing former Vice President Joe Biden plunging in the Democratic presidential primary. “As other national polls of 2020 Democratic presidential race have been released this week,…

Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend UK Parliament ahead of Brexit: Live updates – CNN International

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

British opposition politicians (and some from Boris Johnson’s own Conservative Party) are furious about his decision to suspend Parliament. Scotland First Minister and the leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon said: Diane Abbott, a prominent Labour Member of the Parliament, called Johnson’s move “a coup.”  The leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said her party will strongly oppose the move. Another Liberal Democrat, Chuka Umunna said Johnson was “behaving…

Puerto Rico braces for Dorian; Alleged affair involving ‘Squad’ member Omar revealed – Fox News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Jorge Ortiz works to tie down his roof as he prepares for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, in the Martín Peña neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Gianfranco Gaglione) Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your Wednesday… Puerto Rico prepares for Dorian’s wrath Puerto Rico is bracing for a possible direct hit from Tropical Storm Dorian on…

Lawrence O’Donnell: Source says Russian oligarchs co-signed Trump’s Deutsche Bank loans – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell says he has a source who told him Russian oligarchs signed off loans given to President Trump by Deutsche Bank. Lawyers for the German lender told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the bank has documents sought by Democrat-led House committees, which subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and Capital One for financial records related to Trump, his family, and businesses, but declined to reveal if they have Trump’s…

OxyContin maker negotiating $10 to 12 billion opioid settlement with state, local governments: report – Fox News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Video Oklahoma judge finds Johnson & Johnson helped fuel state’s opioid drug crisis Judge orders company to pay $572 million; Casey Stegall reports. The maker of OxyContin—Purdue Pharma, which is owned by members of the Sackler Family— is reportedly offering a $10 to $12 billion payout to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by state, local and tribal governments that claim the company is responsible for the nationwide opioid crisis. State…

Conservatives are wrong to frame Democrats as hopeless based on the debates – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

As the Democratic Party gears up for its third debate next month, there is a continuing perception that the candidates are disconnected from the average voter, with conservative commentators asserting that the front-runners are pushing policies that most Americans don’t support. But this criticism is valid only if three assumptions hold: First, that Democratic politicians are strategic imbeciles; second, that the candidates are truly embracing purity at the expense pragmatism;…

Amazon fires: By the numbers – Fox News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 27 Fox News Flash top headlines for August 27 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com The raging fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have captured the public’s imagination worldwide for the last few weeks and recently prompted the country to declare a state of emergency in the region. The blazes, which are actually visible from space, are generally thought to be…

Government attorneys, OxyContin maker in settlement discussions as it faces billions in lawsuits – Fox News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Video Oklahoma judge finds Johnson & Johnson helped fuel state’s opioid drug crisis Judge orders company to pay $572 million; Casey Stegall reports. COLUMBUS, Ohio  — State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday they are in active settlement talks with Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Purdue…

Trump’s strange relationship with Putin is back in the spotlight – CNN

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Donald Trump pitches his own Miami resort as next G7 venue – Guardian News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Donald Trump has insisted he is not seeking to profit from the presidency after revealing a resort he owns in Miami is in the running to host the next G7 summit in 2020. Trump claimed it had cost him ‘$3bn to $5bn’ to be president and suggested hosting the event at his Trump National Doral Miami resort would not make him any money, before reeling off a list of facts…

University invites New York Times columnist offended by being called bedbug to ‘speak about civil discourse’ – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The George Washington University’s provost responded to New York Times columnist Bret Stephens after he emailed one of their professors who called him a bedbug on Twitter. In the email, Forrest Maltzman told Stephens, “as an academic, Professor [David] Karpf speaks for himself and does not take direction from me. His opinions are his own” because of the school’s commitment to free speech. “I see on Twitter that you invited…

Jeffrey Epstein accusers testify in New York City courtroom today – CBS News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

New York — A succession of women who said Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused them voiced anger and defiance in a packed New York courtroom Tuesday, expressing raw emotions during an unprecedented two-and-a-half hour hearing. Their emotional statements came as the judge moved to dismiss Epstein’s sex trafficking case after his recent suicide. More than a dozen alleged victims of the convicted pedophile finally had their day in court and detailed…

Attorney General William Barr planning private holiday party at Trump’s DC hotel – CNN

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Tropical Storm Dorian: Live coverage of Puerto Rico track, path, trajectory, models, latest forecast of storm today – latest updates – CBS News

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A critical moment for Dorian The future of Dorian largely hinges on one key factor called the Mona Passage. This 80-mile wide ocean corridor, which sits between the islands of Hispañiola and Puerto Rico, will determine if Dorian dissipates or perseveres. The storm is now located in the Caribbean, a small storm surrounded by a hostile environment of abundant dry air. Regardless of impact, Wednesday night is a critical moment…

Purdue Pharma in talks over multibillion-dollar deal to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits – The Washington Post

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Lenny Bernstein Scott Higham August 27 at 8:06 PM Drugmaker Purdue Pharma is negotiating a multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for local and state governments that would resolve about 2,000 lawsuits against the company, which would declare bankruptcy as part of the deal. The Sackler family, which owns the company, would relinquish control and contribute at least $3 billion in personal funds to the settlement, which could total as much as $12…