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The Race for Survivors

Officials in Mexico worked to rescue survivors from dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 245 people. President Enrique Pena Nieto has declared three days of national mourning for those killed by the magnitude 7.1 quake

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Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Powerless

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed heavy flooding in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis

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Manafort Offered to Privately Brief Russian Billionaire

In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Mueller Investigators Seek White House Documents

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by Donald Trump Jr.

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Legendary Boxer Jake LaMotta Dead at 95

LaMotta, the boxer who inspired the Robert De Niro boxing classic Raging Bull, is dead at 95. Arguably no boxer over the last century, outside of Muhammad Ali and maybe Mike Tyson, left a firmer imprint on American culture.

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Jimmy Kimmel Attacks GOP Health Care Plan

As the Senate nears a deadline for a last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare, television host Jimmy Kimmel stepped up to tell his audience how he believed the new Republican health care plan could hurt them and their families

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GOP Eyes Last-Ditch Attempt to Repeal Obamacare

In a startling reversal of fortune over the last week, Republican lawmakers have exceeded expectations and resuscitated a new effort to dismantle and replace key strictures of the Affordable Care Act

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The Best City in Europe, According to Travelers

Home to more than 1 million works of Renaissance art and a vibrant shopping scene, Florence was voted the best city in Europe in this year's Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for the tenth time in 11 years

Emma Stone Opens Up to Stephen Colbert About Anxiety

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Battle of the Sexes star shared that therapy helped her handle her anxiety as a child. "I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks"

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Hillary Clinton Discusses Putin and Trump

Hillary Clinton described experiencing sexism and witnessing "manspreading" from Russian President Vladimir Putin during her tenure as Secretary of State. She also criticized President Trump's speech at the U.N. earlier this week

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Cornell University Investigating Beating of Black Student

Cornell University plans to form a task force to address what its president calls "persistent problems of bigotry and intolerance." Authorities in Ithaca say they're looking into whether last week's attack against a black student was racially motivated

President of France Emmanuel Macron addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City.

Macron: The Paris Climate Deal Is Not Up for Debate

French President Emmanuel Macron threw down the gauntlet to President Trump on the Paris climate agreement, saying the environmental accord will not be renegotiated to favor the U.S. "We will not backtrack," Macron said at the United Nations