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Populist Morning Report | Puerto Rico Cleanup Ongoing, Remains Hard

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR US Defense Department Officials are being sent to Puerto Rico to help direct hurricane response efforts and to see how the US military can better assist. Food, fuel, and clean water remain scarce. The Trump Administration has suspended the Jones Act, shipping rules that will allow foreign ships to bring goods, for ten days. One man has been injured at Yosemite National Park after another huge rock fall. This comes after a rock fall Wednesday that killed a man and injured his wife. Officials say it was probably triggered by Wednesday’s incident. US Ambassador Nikki Haley wants countries to stop sending weapons to Myanmar until they stop what she calls “ethnic cleansing” and calls what is going on there a “human rights nightmare.” Rohingya refugees have been giving bone-chilling accounts of the violence they faced there. The US and the UN are calling for humanitarian access and for Myanmar to allow refugees to return home. HHS Sec. Tom Price will reimburse the federal government nearly $52,000 to cover a small part of his tax-payer funded travel on private charter planes. Politico reports the cost may be close to $1 million which would include the price for staffers who traveled with him. Immigration officials say they have...

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Populist Morning Report | Entire Dallas Cowboys Team Kneels Before Game

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR People in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are still cleaning up after hurricanes Maria and Irma – two category five hurricanes. More than three and a half million Americans have been affected in both regions. Republican attempts to repeal and replace the ACA have once again hit a dead end. Because of the process the Republicans are trying to use to oppose ACA, they only have until the end of September. The Iraqi government is taking measures to punish the Kurdistan region yesterday for voting for independence, saying they’re reasserting control over their borders. Turkey and Iraq are both conducting war training exercises near the border with Kurdistan today. A published report says at least 6 Trump officials and former aides have used private email accounts for official business. The Trump administration has criticized Hillary Clinton for her exclusive use of a private email account while Secretary of State. Pres. Trump continues to criticize NFL players who refuse to kneel during the National Anthem as a form of protest over the shooting of people of color, sending out more tweets on the issue this morning. The first female U.S. Marine ever to complete an infantry officer training course graduated yesterday from Quantico. The Marine Corps...

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Populist Morning Report | Weiner Sentenced to Twenty-One Months in Prison

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR Two senators who are pushing for a repeal of the ACA are releasing a new version of their healthcare bill today, coming just five days before a deadline was set on the drafting of the new healthcare bill. Senator McCain said his brain cancer prognosis is very poor in an interview with 60 Minutes. One of the largest accounting firms in the world, Deloitte, is the latest victim of a cyberattack that got past its security systems. The firm is acknowledging that the hackers got access to its customer’s data, although they said that very few of its clients were affected. The death toll from last week’s earthquake in Mexico stands at 324. Half of the fatalities were in Mexico City. The man accused of shooting seven people and killing one of them in a Tennessee church on Sunday makes his first court appearance Wednesday. Former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner is ordered to spend the next twenty-one months behind bars for sexting a fifteen-year-old girl. Uber’s new CEO is apologizing for his company’s past conduct and is promising changes, and said that he plans to appeal London’s decision to not renew Uber’s license to operate in the city. Fox News The NFL has said that players...

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Populist Morning Report | North Korean Earthquake’s Origin Uncertain

Burst Your Media Bubble: Top Stories As Reported Here’s the way the left, right and foreign press are presenting the news today. NPR A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca today which is southeast of Mexico City. Thousands are already homeless and over 300 dead from a quake 4 days ago. A separate earthquake struck off Mexico’s southern coast today. US officials say we have not determined whether the 3.5 earthquake detected in N. Korea was manmade or natural. Chinese officials says it likely stemmed from an explosion in the same area where the North detonated a hydrogen bomb earlier this month. N. Korea has not issued a statement yet. Iran says it has successfully tested a new ballistic missile. It is likely to raise concerns in Washington as it comes after Pres. Trump attacked Iran’s missile program at the UN assembly. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa said that the latest GOP bill known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, to repeal the ACA is unlikely to come up for a vote. Pres. Trump followed up on his criticism of Sen. John McCain last night at a rally in AL with a series of tweets about McCain’s decision to oppose the republican effort to repeal and replace the ACA after McCain said he would not vote for the bill. The funeral is today for slain Syrian activist Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter,...

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Populist Morning Report | Mexican Earthquake Leaves Hundreds of Lives In Question

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 hurricane is just off the coast of the Dominican Republic, moving towards the Turks and Caicos islands. This week’s earthquake in Mexico has killed at least 245 people, at least half of those in the capitol. President Trump is speaking at United Nations meetings later today and has announced that the US will impose more sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program. Senate Republicans are reviewing controversial legislation to get rid of the ACA which gets rid of the laws requirement that everyone have to buy health insurance. A controversial surveillance program will expire in September unless renewed by Congress. On Wall St. the DJI is down nearly 23 points. The SEC reports that saboteurs broke into one of the agency’s databases last summer. S&P has cut China’s credit rating, citing the country’s rising debt. The White House says Pres. Trump will award the medal of honor to a veteran who, while wounded, exposed himself to incoming fire so he could move friendly troops to safety. Fox News The power is still out on the entire island of Puerto Rico. President Trump has approved a disaster declaration, ordering federal assistance. The President is speaking at United Nations talks and has just met with the...

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