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Cuba's oil shortage is forcing the Communists to reconsider Maduro

An escalating fuel shortage in Cuba causes massive disruptions. Given Cuba's failed dependence on Venezuelan oil for its energy needs, US sanctions on Venezuelan oil tankers mean that the Cuban government is firm. As the AP notes, Cubans are queued for many hours just for the chance to get some fuel. It is terrible to see Cubans suffer this way, …

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Hurricane Lorena is approaching Mexico's vacation resort Los Cabos

Hurricane Lorena approached Mexico's resort-like Los Cabos area on Friday as the owners pulled their boats from the water, tourists went down to hotels and police, and soldiers walked through low-far, low-income turf and urged people to evacuate. [19659002] Lorena was predicted to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula on Friday afternoon with heavy …

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Global climate change strikes today: Millions hit the streets of NYC and around the world – live updates

CBSNews.com Live Video HD 1 Millions of people skip school and work around the world to protest climate change. They demand "an end to the age of fossil fuel." Climate activist Greta Thunberg is one of thousands participating in the New York City march. Thousands joined marches in New York City, Chicago, Denver and more cities across the country. Millions …

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Trump describes "Partisan Whistleblower" for allegations of improper conversation: NPR

President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Trump says reports of a wrong conversation with a foreign leader are "ridiculous". Susan Walsh / AP hide captions switch captions Susan Walsh / AP President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Trump says reports of a wrong conversation with a foreign leader are "ridiculous." Susan Walsh / AP Updated at …

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Trump submits whistleblower claims in the Oval Office

But in a back-and-forth with reporters, he did not deny discussing former Vice President Joe Biden with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone call in July – a potential subject for the complaint. And he admitted that he did not know the whispers' identity, despite his accusation of partisanship. It was a robust self-defense against accusations that remains, at …

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A historical first? The Arabs of Israel could lead parliamentary opposition

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) – Israeli Arab parties will be the largest non-governing bloc in parliament – and may even lead the opposition – if a national unity government emerges from Tuesday's election. FILE PHOTO: Ayman Odeh, leader of the joint list, gestures when handing out brochures during an election campaign in Tira, northern Israel September 5, 2019. REUTERS / Amir …

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Puerto Ricans remember Hurricane Maria, warning the presidential candidates that the time is up

Puerto Ricans as Pastor Damaris Whittaker have trouble holding back tears for the approximately 3,000 people who died after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. But Whittaker and others say that two years later, it's time for more than tears. The hurricane was the deadliest natural disaster that hit the United States in 100 years, and since September 2017, the …

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Hurricane Jerry 8 am NOAA update: 100 mph Hurricane to move near Puerto Rico and Bahamas | World | News

Hurricane Jerry will receive heavy rain over the northern Leeward Islands on Friday. The terrifying eye of the storm will move north of the island, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for parts of the area. Jerry was reinforced to a hurricane on Thursday and has since continued to intensify rapidly. In …

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Teens protest in San Francisco, Chicago, New York

CLOSE At just 16, the Swedish teenager takes a stand and tells Congress and the world about climate change. USA TODAY Tens of thousands of high school students concerned about climate change planned to let their feet talk it Friday in a nationwide class to join the Global Climate Strike marches. Organizers said protesters would be expelled in 156 countries …

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