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President Trump, arriving in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, said officials should be proud that relatively few people died in the storm, unlike the thousands in “a real catastrophe like Katrina.” That hurricane claimed 1,833 lives. In Puerto Rico, the death toll has risen to 34
Aid is reaching the island, but distributing it remains a major challenge. About 95 percent of Puerto Rico remains without power, and about 60 percent of households lack cellphone service. More than half still don’t have running water. 
Today on our podcast “The Daily,” we discuss Las Vegas and Puerto Rico.
Mittwoch, 04 Oktober 2017 08:53
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The U.S. authorities still don’t know what motivated Stephen Paddock, a wealthy gambler who lived in a retirement community, to meticulously plan and commit a massacre in Las Vegas on SundayHere are the latest updates on the investigation. In this video our reporter, a Marine veteran, discussed the barrage. 
In Washington, Democrats lamented their inability to pass gun control laws. On his late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel took lawmakers to task. Security officials at music festivals, hotels and casinos took stock of their security practices. 
And families, of course, were left to mourn. All but a handful of the 58 people killed in the shooting have now been identified. Here are the stories of those who were lost.
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BREAKING: Police said they have succeeded in locating a woman, identified as Marilou Danley, who was believed to be traveling with Paddock

  • More than 50 people were killed when Paddock opened fire into an outdoor country music festival
  • SUSPECT IS FROM MESQUITE
  • UPDATE BREAKING: Death toll rose above 50, police said
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES IDENTIFY SUSPECT AS 64-YEAR-OLD STEPHEN PADDOCK, A WHITE MALE FROM THE VEGAS AREA

At least one gunman opened fire on an outdoor country music concert near Mandalay Bay. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the shooter was a local resident of the Las Vegas area and that he likely acted alone.

MGM Resorts International said in a statement locked down many of its nearby hotels due to the spreading chaos along the southern end of the Strip, per the advice of law enforcement.

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunfire erupted. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the Las Vegas hospital is taking in people with gunshot wounds.

Montag, 02 Oktober 2017 13:10
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Three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries about living beings' circadian rhythm

 

 
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist, was recognized for his discoveries on how cells recycle their content, a process known as autophagy, a Greek term for “self-eating.” Disorders in autophagy is thought to play an important role in a variety of diseases and in aging.
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UPDATE BREAKING: Death toll rose above 50, police said

LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES IDENTIFY SUSPECT AS 64-YEAR-OLD STEPHEN PADDOCK, 
A WHITE MALE FROM THE VEGAS AREA.

At least one gunman opened fire on an outdoor country music concert near Mandalay Bay. More than 20 people have been killed and well in excess of 100 were injured in a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night police said. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the shooter was a local resident of the Las Vegas area and that he likely acted alone.

MGM Resorts International said in a statement locked down many of its nearby hotels due to the spreading chaos along the southern end of the Strip, per the advice of law enforcement.

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunfire erupted. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the Las Vegas hospital is taking in people with gunshot wounds.

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Update:

Las Vegas sheriff says more than 20 people dead and more than 100 people injured at concert attack.

At least 24 injured as police say only suspect is ‘down’ after shooting at country music festival. Follow the latest developments. Two dead after shooting on Las Vegas Strip 

As ambulances and other first responders swarmed in to help, the gleaming Las Vegas strip shut down. Tourists hid in their hotel rooms. Flights headed into the McCarran International Airport airport were held elsewhere.

 

Montag, 02 Oktober 2017 10:25
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The votes have been counted in Iraqi Kurdistan’s nonbinding independence referendum. An overwhelming majority — 92.7 percent — voted in favor of the region’s secession from Iraq. 
Iraqi lawmakers asked Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to deploy troops to the contested city of Kirkuk and seize oil fields from Kurdish control. Iraq and its neighbors Turkey and Iran carried out military exercises near Iraqi Kurdistan this week. 
Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is in Ankara today for talks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, which will probably include discussions on the vote.
Donnerstag, 28 September 2017 10:56
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The end of an era: Wolfgang Schäuble, a dominant figure in European Union politics, will not stay on as Germany’s finance minister in the next government, his party, the Christian Democrats, said
Their lackluster results in last Sunday’s election turned the job he has held since 2009 into an important bargaining chip in coalition negotiations. 
Loved or hated for his insistence of budgetary austerity, he played a leading role in keeping the eurozone from disintegrating amid financial crises. His departure is a blow to French efforts to strengthen the E.U.’s financial governance. 
The bloc’s leaders gather in Tallinn, Estonia, today for a summit meeting.
Donnerstag, 28 September 2017 10:55
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“We are witnessing the worst democratic regression since the death of Franco.” 
That’s Carles Puigdemont, the leader of Catalonia, in an interview on the measuresthe Spanish central government has taken to stop his regional administration’s independence referendum on Sunday
For Catalan mayors, taking sides has become a Catch-22. “Whatever you do, you will be punished,” either by constituents or the state, a local politician said.
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In Indiana, President Trump began an intense push to slash taxes and salvage what is left of his foundering legislative agenda in Congress.

Trump Proposes the Most Sweeping Tax Overhaul in Decades

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