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Populist Morning Report | ISIS Loses Stronghold to US-Backed Forces

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR Congressman Tom Marino has withdrawn his name from consideration for drug czar after an explosive report from 60 Minutes and the Washington Post that detailed how Marino shepherded a bill through congress that limited the Das ability to crack down on the shipments of opioids headed to the black market. The nation is in the midst of an opioid crisis with about 142 people dying each day from overdoses. The Justice Department announced the indictment of 2 Chinese opioid traffickers accused of making Fentanyl and powerful narcotics then selling them online to customers in the US. US backed forces in Syria has retaken Raqqa, which ISIS called it’s capital and leaves an uncertain future for the city’s population. Airstrikes by the US and Russia have left Raqqa all but destroyed. Many civilians have been killed in the fighting, most fled and don‘t know if they will have a home to return to. Rohyngia Muslims keep pouring into Bangladesh fleeing the violence in Myanmar. The number stands ar more than 580,000 in just over 7 weeks. The DOW rose to just above 23k for the 1st time briefly today. Right now its at 22,981.   Iraqi troops took back more territory from Kurdish forces in northern Iraq today...

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Populist Morning Report – Trump Signs Executive Order on Healthcare

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR California fire officials have raised the death toll to 23 people in this week’s incredibly destructive wildfires in the northern part of the state. There are now at least 22 blazes burning. Officials estimate that at least 35,000 homes and businesses have burned to the ground, and that’s being conservative. President Trump is issuing a warning to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. On Twitter this morning, Trump said the US territory’s infrastructure was a mess before the storm and warned that Federal relief workers cannot stay on the island “forever.” The EPA has announced a $115m plan to clean up a Superfund site flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The plan for the San Jacinto Wastepits has been years in the making. Pakistan’s military says it has freed five Western hostages held in Afghanistan for five years by a militant group allied with the Taliban. On Wall Street, the DOW is down more than 22 points. The US Army says former Taliban captive, US Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will enter a plea next week in a military court. Bergdahl was freed in 2014 in a swap for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The soldier had abandoned his post in Afghanistan five years earlier. When he returned, he was charged by the US Military...

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Populist Morning Report | Hurricane Nate Makes Landfall, Twice

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR Damage assessment is underway along the US Gulf Coast after Hurricane Nate made landfall twice last night. It’s been downgraded to a tropical depression, but not before flooding coastal roads from Mississippi to Alabama and the Florida panhandle, and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses. FEMA administrator Brock Long tells ABC that the agency’s resources are strained, but it can handle Nate. Meanwhile nearly 90% of Puerto Rico is without power more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit and the San Juan mayor is tweeting FEMA isn’t doing their job. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today promoted his 28-year-old sister to be an alternate member of the politburo. She’s blacklisted in the US for alleged severe human rights abuses. A week after Catalan voted for independence from Spain, tens of thousands of people are demonstrating today in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona against independence. A top commander for US-backed forces in Syria says a final assault on ISIS in Raqqa will begin tonight. ISIS had declared Raqqa it’s capital in Syria. The Canadian government says it will pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to the victims of what’s called the “’60’s scoop,” a program that began in the 1960s moved thousands of indigenous...

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Populist Morning Report | Nuclear Disarmament Organization Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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 Labor Department released the September employment report, which finds that the country lost 33,000 jobs last month due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The report did not include job losses in Puerto Rico, although this is expected to change when those displaced by the natural disaster move to the mainland United States. Overall the government says that about 1.5 million people were not able to work in the mainland U.S. because of the bad weather. In Nevada, the Clark County coroner has released a full list of the people who died in Sunday’s mass shooting. A majority of the 58 people killed at the music festival were visiting from out of state, with over half coming from Nevada’s neighboring state, California. The coroner’s office has set up an information center and hotline to assist grieving family members with memorial and burial arrangements. A report in the Washington Post says that Pres. Trump has told a top Human Services administrator to reject a plan from Iowa to shore up its healthcare exchange market under the ACA. The state says it has not heard anything from the federal government about denying the proposal. On Wall St. the DJI is down nearly 12 points. The NASDAQ is up...

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Populist Morning Report | New Storm ‘Nate’ Arrives

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR Las Vegas authorities have lowered the injury toll from last Sunday’s mass shooting to 589 people. Initially, more than 500 were believe to be injured. 58 people were killed. Las Vegas police are still trying to understand the motive and whether he had accomplices. FBI agents are questioning the deceased shooter’s girlfriend, she has released a statement saying she had no prior knowledge of his plans and was out of the country at the time of the attack. West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin says he plans to meet with Republican senator Pat Toomey to discuss bipartisan gun control legislation they’ve collaborated on in the past. Today is an important deadline for recipients of DACA. It’s the last day for current DACA recipients to renew their status. The Swedish academy has awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in literature to British author Kazuo Ishiguro. He’s known for novels such as ‘The Remains of the Day’ and ‘Never Let Me Go’ — both have become films. On Wall Street, the DOW is up more than 20 points with the NASDAQ up more than 18. The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Nate has formed off Nicaragua’s Atlantic coast. The storm is drenching parts of Central America with flooding...

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