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Washington Post
Residents warned to 'get out or die' as Harvey unleashes new waves of punishing rains and flooding
Washington Post
HOUSTON — The storm once known as Hurricane Harvey made its second landfall Wednesday, dumping record rains and spurring additional flooding in small Texas cities that lie east of now-devastated Houston. Harvey, which had swung out into the Gulf of ...

New York Times
Federal Judge Blocks Texas' Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'
New York Times
People protested in June outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio against a Texas measure banning so-called sanctuary cities. Credit Eric Gay/Associated Press. HOUSTON — A federal judge in San Antonio on Wednesday blocked Texas from ...

CNN
Report: Mueller, New York AG to work together on Manafort
CNN
Washington (CNN) Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is teaming up with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, several people familiar with the matter told Politico. Since ...

New York Times
Trump in Missouri Lays Groundwork for Tax Overhaul but Offers No Details
New York Times
President Trump spoke about his tax overhaul plan on Wednesday in Springfield, Mo. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — President Trump on Wednesday pitched a sweeping tax overhaul that he said would unleash the American ...

Washington Post
'No way to prevent it': A Texas chemical plant could explode — and the town evacuates
Washington Post
CROSBY, Tex. — Officials evacuated this small town east of Houston Wednesday afternoon as they braced for the imminent explosion of a chemical plant that was ravaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Volatile chemicals at the plant, which is ...

Fox News
California deputy killed at Sacramento hotel, two state troopers wounded
Fox News
A Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was killed Wednesday and two California Highway Patrol officers were injured in a shooting at a Sacramento hotel authorities believed to be the headquarters of a car theft ring. Deputy Robert French, 52, died after ...

Chicago Tribune
Shivering 3-year-old girl found clinging to drowned mother in Harvey floodwaters
Chicago Tribune
A shivering 3-year-old girl found clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas was likely saved by her mom's effort to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods, police said Wednesday. Beaumont police ...

The Mercury News
'Its Just The Right Thing To Do' Kamala Harris Endorses Bernie's Single Payer Health Care Bill
The Daily Caller
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California came out in support of a specific single payer health care bill for the first time during a town hall meeting Wednesday night. “I intend to co-sponsor the 'Medicare for All' bill because it's just the right ...

CNN
Pentagon revises number of troops in Afghanistan, disclosing 2600 more
CNN
(CNN) The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that there are approximately 2,600 more US troops in Afghanistan than had been officially disclosed due to a change in its accounting procedures. The Joint Staff Director, US Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth "Frank" ...

Reuters
Trump touts tax reform, overlooks White House aide Cohn
Reuters
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump made his first major tax reform speech on Wednesday, but in a long list of thank yous he did not mention Gary Cohn, the White House point man on taxes who traveled with Trump to the event.

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