Month: August 2017

Populist Morning Report | Fiery Chemical Reaction at Flooded Plant

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR What’s left of Tropical Storm Harvey is causing flooding in parts of Louisiana. It’s headed for Mississippi and Arkansas. The National Weather Service says the storm could pour as much as 10 inches of rain in Western Tennessee. The rain is finished in the Houston area, but there’s still danger. Officials in Harris County, Texas, say there’s been a series of chemical reactions at a flooded plant outside Houston. Area residents have been evacuated. Emergency officials are expanding a mandatory evacuation zone near a swollen reservoir in West Houston. Officials are expecting a record water level in Barker reservoir and additional flooding may be imminent. Meanwhile, the leader of Harris County, judge Ed Emmett says government officials are combining shelters. He’s asking evacuees who still need shelter to go to the NRG center in Houston. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Texas today. He will receive a briefing on recovery efforts from the storm in Corpus Christi. He’ll also meet with flood victims. Fatherhood after 40 has become a lot more common, finds new study published in the journal Human Reproduction. Nearly 400,000 babies born in the US each year have a dad in the 40+ age group. Cultural groups in Texas and Louisiana affected...

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Populist Morning Report | Harvey Deathtoll Rises to 18

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall in Louisiana bringing heavy rains and flood warnings to already inundated parts of Southeast TX and Southwest LA. Harvey has already set a record surpassing 50 inches in some areas, which can cause more localized flooding. Rain and flooding are possible in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri as the storm moves inland. There are reports of heavy flooding in Port Arthur, TX close to the Louisiana border. Officials say they cannot resume water rescues until daylight arrives. They are advising people to call 911 for help. There are reportedly many social media posts from residents who are asking for help. Many residents in New Orleans are relieved that they won’t take the brunt of Harvey as it did in 2005 with Katrina. However, some residents are upset that some of the water pumps are not operating. The National Hurricane Center reports that Harvey is turning to the Northeast and heading to Mississippi and Tennessee before breaking up. Flash flood watches and warnings are still in effect through Southern Mississippi and Alabama to the Florida panhandle. Defense Sec. James Mattis plans to seek recommendations from a panel he plans to create made up of experts from the Defense and Homeland Security Departments. Pres....

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Populist Morning Report | Trump Visits Texas

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR The National Hurricane Center said some areas have gotten 40 inches of rain but that may increase when Tropical Storm Harvey makes its 2nd landfall. Two people have been killed but there are reports that 6 may have died. Louisiana residents are being warned about flooding because 15 inches of rain could fall on south central Louisiana. The President and First Lady will be traveling to TX this morning to see some of the damage. Pres. Trump says he is impressed with the teamwork he has seen from government workers, neighbors, and volunteers. Trump promised every resource will be made available to TX and LA to help with rescue needs and he is also talking to Congress about long-term funding. The US and Japan are seeking an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council after N. Korea fired another missile that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific just off a northern Japanese island. Japanese officials are calling this a serious and grave threat to their country. The last N. Korean projectile to fly over Japan was in 2009 and was widely condemned by the international community. Police in Clovis, New Mexico say 2 people are dead from a shooting Monday afternoon in a public...

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Populist Morning Report | Antifa Strikes Far-Right Demonstrators in Berkley

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR Officials are warning that water is being released from dams in the Houston area because flooding has caused water levels in the reservoirs to increase dramatically in the last few hours. They are warning that this will make matters worse for people who live nearby. The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Harvey remains fairly stationary over the middle TX coast. At least 2 people have been killed. Thousands of residents have been evacuated and some have been moved to Dallas. Thousands of people turned out in Berkley, CA on Sunday to protest a rally planned by White Supremacists, but the peaceful demonstration was marred by violence when a group of Anti-Fascist protesters burst onto the scene. Hundreds of them climbed over barricades to confront a handful of far-right supporters. At least 2 men were assaulted and 1 man was chased and cornered in a gas station. The self-proclaimed Trump supporter was allowed to leave after several minutes. 2 were treated for injuries and 13 arrested. Uber has named a new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. He comes to Uber from Expedia. China and India have agreed to end a nearly 3-month long military standoff in the Himalayas. A self-declared Indian guru was convicted of rape and sentenced...

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Populist Morning Report | Hurricane Harvey Downgraded; Devastation Continues

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm. There is a flash flood warning in effect for a dozen counties. Officials are warning those who fled in advance that it is not safe to return. The Mayor used describes the conditions as “apocalyptic.” Two deaths have been reported. Forecasters are warning of triple digit heat in southern California. The peak of the heat will be on Monday when it could reach 103 in Burbank and 109 in Woodland Hills. There is also an elevated fire danger. London police have arrested a 2nd suspect, a 30-year-old man, following what they call a terrorist incident near Buckingham Palace. He was detained today as searches were carried out in west London. Three officers were injured Friday as they arrested a 26-year-old man who reached for a 4-foot sword after driving up to their police van. Two weekend rallies in the San Francisco Bay and Berkley area by far-right groups have been canceled. Counter-protesters are declaring victory. Boxer Floyd Mayweather vows that his fight with mixed martial arts champion Connor McGregor is his last. He was lured out of retirement by a huge payday and a shot at Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 mark for most wins without a loss or...

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