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Bus Near Saudi Holy City of Mecca Crashes, Killing 35 People

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 20:27
Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Ret. general: Syria pullback looks like an open door to disaster

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 20:14
Every military leader understands that the most difficult military operation is the withdrawal under pressure. In the face of the enemy, a bungled withdrawal becomes a retreat, and a retreat can become a rout.

Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell and Questions of Conflict

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 20:07
Congress wants answers from the transportation secretary, wife of the Senate majority leader, about the apparent mixing of public and family business.

Democrats, Dream Big but Tell the Whole Truth

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 20:00
Big moves come with hitches. But that’s no reason not to go big and bold.

Cooper: One answer is simple. Trump did not see this coming

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:56
Congressional Democratic leaders offered a remarkable readout of a meeting with President Donald Trump, saying that the President called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "third-rate politician" in what they described as a "meltdown." CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down the reports.

Classes Canceled For 300,000 Students As Chicago's Public Teachers Prepare To Strike

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:54

The Chicago Teachers Union will go on strike tomorrow after failing to reach a contract deal with the country's third largest school district. Some 300,000 students won't be in school.

Two-Person Race? Moderates, and Bernie Sanders, Say Not So Fast

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:52
Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg are vying to become the pragmatic alternative to Joe Biden. Mr. Sanders is trumpeting endorsements to compete with Elizabeth Warren.

Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises as thousands are left stranded in the cold without power

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:49
The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis has risen to 72 in Japan, as thousands of residents remain without power or water and evening temperatures hover around 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), according to public broadcaster NHK.

Fact check: Trump made about 12 false claims in front of the Italian President

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:47
President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday if he is "okay" with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying Tuesday that "we will never declare a ceasefire" in Syria.

Presidential debate gets a little 'handsy'

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:46
Many candidates used hand gestures to bring attention their way or drive a point home during the 2020 CNN and NYT Democratic presidential debate in Ohio. CNN's Jeanne Moos analyzes the effectiveness of the different moves used.

In Democratic Fund-Raising, Joe Biden Falls Far Behind

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:38
In the past three months, Mr. Biden spent more on his campaign than he raised. He begins an aggressive phase of the primary race with far less cash on hand than top rivals.

This Is the Free Jumpsuit You’ll Get With a $250,000 Ticket to Space

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:37
Virgin Galactic’s space tourists will wear the outfits, which would look at home on the bridge of the starship Enterprise.

Trump appears to confirm open secret about US nuclear weapons in Turkey

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:35
President Donald Trump appeared to confirm Wednesday that US nuclear weapons are being housed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, making him the first US official to publicly acknowledge what has been considered an open secret for years.

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:32
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's plans to ease protections on an iconic western bird's habitat -- and open it to oil and gas exploration.

Virgin Galactic unveils Under Armour spacesuits

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:31
Virgin Galactic, the space tourism startup that could be months away from its first commercial flight, unveiled its line of Under-Armour-made spacesuits for passengers.

Democrats walk out after Trump's 'meltdown'

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:30
Congressional Democratic leaders offered a remarkable readout of a meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying that the President called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "third-rate politician" in what they described as a "meltdown."

2020 debate roundup: It's now or never for Castro, Gabbard, Klobuchar and O'Rourke

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:30
• Warren reviews 'Mediare for All' funding • Analysis: Biden's fundraising is a red flag • Tom Steyer: The best way for Democrats to beat Trump
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