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10 Things to Know for Today | September 24, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

Officials are especially eyeing gauges along the Pee Dee and Waccamaw Rivers and said people should be ready to leave homes in the potential flood zones before possibly life-threatening flooding begins setting in as early as Tuesday.

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Christine Ford, Kavanaugh commit to hearing Thursday

Attorneys for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached agreement for a public hearing Thursday, as talks continued to resolve additional details ahead of the high-stakes showdown.

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Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

The impact that such a planetary change could have was brought home to millions in recent weeks, with the onslaught of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut, which experts say could become the new norm for storms in a warming world.

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Trump, at UN, to again confront North Korea's nuclear threat

Redoubling his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on trade and shining a spotlight on the threat that he says Iran poses to the Middle East and beyond.

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Iran fears plot by US and its Gulf allies as pressure grows

"The declared policy of the United States of America should be the overthrow of the mullahs' regime in Tehran," Bolton told Iranian exiles in July 2017. "The behavior and the objectives of the regime are not going to change, and therefore, the only solution is to change the regime itself.

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Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.

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Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders.

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World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming – and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea.

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Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday.

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Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator.

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10 Things to Know for Today | September 21, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not find 1,488 children after they made follow-up calls to check on their safety from April through June. That number represents about 13 percent of all unaccompanied children the administration moved out of shelters and foster homes during that time.

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Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals

Lawyers and advocates for victims of clergy sex-abuse are assailing as inadequate some new steps announced by U.S. Catholic bishops to curtail the abuse scandals that have deeply shaken the church this year.

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Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.

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Lawyer: Kavanaugh accuser may testify with right conditions

Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can be reached to "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," a Ford attorney told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

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After Florence's ferocity, exhaustion sets in on Wilmington

The sun rises blazing hot over Wilmington, and the line for ice is shorter than it was the day before.

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Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

Trump tweeted that he wants to know "where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill."

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4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said.

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10 Things to Know for Today | September 20, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

It wasn't clear why the women were being moved in the aftermath of a killer hurricane, and Justin Bamberg, a lawyer who has represented the families of several people injured or killed by law officers, said he was perplexed by the decision.

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Senators grapple with accusation against Kavanaugh, denial

Christine Blasey Ford's accusation of sexual assault — and Kavanaugh's staunch denial — has ignited a tense, gender-infused war among the Senate's 100 members, 23 of whom are women.

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Wyden did not specify the timing of the notifications, but a Senate staffer said they occurred "in the last few weeks or months." The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly.

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, avoiding a throng of reporters gathered outside.

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10 Things to Know for Today | September 19, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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