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Japan Spent Mightily to Soften Nature’s Wrath, but Can It Ever Be Enough?

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:36
After a typhoon’s record-breaking rains breached dozens of levees, the country is wondering whether even the costliest systems can be future-proofed for the age of climate change.

Optimism Builds in Brussels for a Deal on Brexit, as Talks Go Down to the Wire

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:36
Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said the “basic foundations of an agreement are ready,” but the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, said the goal remained “shrouded in mist.”

Family Circle magazine to shut down after December issue

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:32
Family Circle, the monthly home magazine for women that launched in 1932, will close after its December issue publishes.

Trump trashes Graham over Syria troop withdrawal criticism

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:30
President Donald Trump slammed one of his key allies on Capitol Hill, Sen. Lindsey Graham, over his approach to Turkey's incursion in Syria.

Watch Trump criticize Graham at press conference

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:30
President Donald Trump slammed one of his key allies on Capitol Hill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), over his handling of Turkey's incursion into Syria.

Graham calls Syria decision 'biggest mistake' of Trump presidency

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:29
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and at times a close ally of President Donald Trump, sharply criticized the President on Wednesday over Trump's decision to remove US troops from northern Syria.

Mom, whose son died fighting with Kurds, reacts to Trump

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:28
Susan Shirley, whose son died fighting against ISIS alongside the Kurds, says President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds is a bad one.

Salesforce CEO says it's time to break up Facebook

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:27
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff hasn't been sparing with his criticism of Facebook. But in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow Wednesday he went one significant step further and added his name to the list of those who support breaking up the social media giant.

Residents In Goma Are Struggling To Gather Water While Fighting Ebola

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:26

The Congolese city of Goma sits on the giant Lake Kivu. But the city has been without running water for years. Residents talk about the challenge of gathering water when they're also fighting Ebola.

Questions Remain Over What Will Happen To ISIS Members, Families In Detention Centers

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:26

As Kurds strike a deal with the Syrian regime, foreign ISIS women in a panic to escape are reaching out to smugglers. This comes as ISIS circulates messages to coordinate help for escaped "sisters."

President Trump Defends His Decision To Pull U.S. Forces From Syria

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:26

Defending his controversial decision to pull back U.S. forces in Syria in the face of a Turkish incursion into Kurdish parts of the country, President Trump said "it's not our problem."

Doctors Faced With Tough Decisions Due To Shortage Of Drug Used To Treat Cancer

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:26

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Yoram Unguru, a hematologist and oncologist in Baltimore, about a shortage of vincristine, a drug used to treat childhood cancer.

Washington Nationals Head To The World Series For The 1st Time

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:26

There's not a lot that folks in Washington, D.C., seem to be able to agree on except one thing: there's plenty of excitement about the Nationals making it to the World Series for the first time.

Acting U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine Expected To Appear Before House Committees

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:26

The acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine is also caught up in the impeachment inquiry. William Taylor is expected to be asked to appear next week before the House committees investigating the president.

It's Unclear Who Will Continue The Fight Against ISIS As U.S. Pulls Out Of Syria

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:26

U.S. military members are on record saying the fight against ISIS will continue, but it's unclear who will carry on that fight after the U.S. pull-out from northern Syria, and the loss of a key ally.

Kim Gordon Returns With New Collaborators On 'No Home Record'

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 15:26

The former member of influential noise rock band Sonic Youth talks about her first solo album since the band's breakup in 2011.

(Image credit: Natalia Mantini/Courtesy of the artist)

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