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A FEMA program has sheltered thousands of Puerto Ricans since Hurricane Maria. But now the evacuees fear its days are numbered

“Soto, 28, fled to Boston with her husband after the storm because that’s where she was born” writes Molly Hennessy-fiske for latimes.com. But the couple can’t stay with her family: Soto’s mother lives in public housing and isn’t allowed to have overnight guests. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Watch fork lightning carve through the sky in overnight storm

“The UK was battered by storms overnight following a period of record breaking sunny weather over the past few days” writes Tom Richell for independent.co.uk. This impressive video shows fork lightning cutting through the night sky over Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said local resident Joe Trigg, 26, who sent this video to The Independent. “Sheet lightning is fairly common, but watching fork lightning like this was incredible, if not a little scary!” “I was at the front of the house when I heard the thunder bellowing…

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Health and Human Services secretary discharged after overnight stay at hospital

“Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Monday that he had been discharged from an Indianapolis hospital after an overnight stay for treatment for an infection” writes Amy Goldstein Is for washingtonpost.com. Alex Azar confirmed by Senate as new head of Health and Human Services Short-term health plans skirting ACA-required benefits and protections to be expanded. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, part of Ascension, a large Catholic health system. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Global stocks pare gains with next phase of U.S.-China trade saga in focus, euro buoyant

“Oil prices remained elevated, after steep gains in the previous session, as the commodity markets eyed an escalation of Middle East tensions” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The euro has risen about 3 percent this year on expectations that the ECB would eventually normalize monetary policy and hike interest rates.”While China showed how far it can go, the markets won’t settle down until the two powers reach an actual agreement. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Watch how futures markets in stocks, soybeans and the dollar tanked suddenly overnight on the China trade retaliation

“Financial markets from stocks to soybeans plunged suddenly in overnight trading as China hit back at President Donald Trump’s trade actions much faster than expected” writes John Melloy for cnbc.com. While there was no start date for the China tariffs announced, the reaction in futures markets was nearly immediate. Here are gold futures surging as investors flee for safety: There’s a lot more trading to go Wednesday, but the immediate reaction for global and overnight traders was to sell the news and figure out the actual implications later. Source: cnbc.com Share…

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Overnight Trading Sees Cryptocurrency Market Drop…

“The cryptocurrency market is continuing to take a hit as the market capitalisation drops below $300 billion overnight amid a selloff of major coins” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. Figures from CoinMarketCap show that the combined market value of all the cryptocurrencies fell to $295 billion during early morning trading hours, a figure it hasn’t seen since November last year.At the time of publishing, ethereum is valued at $454 and litecoin is trading at $135.Market prices are continuing to suffer amid pressures to regulate the market.He said that the market…

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Immigration Debate Stalls After Dems Block Sanctuary Cities Vote

“Democrats have not yielded back procedural time on the Senate floor, stalling the beginning of the immigration debate this week” reports thehill.com. That drew a swift rebuke from Republicans, who expressed irritation over the delaying tactic after Democrats had demanded for weeks an immigration debate on the Senate floor.”The majority leader today tries to carry out that promise [to debate immigration] and get this bill moving and we have this objection. Source: thehill.com Share This:

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Evans available at the right price, says Pardew

“Arsenal’s reported pursuit of Jonny Evans has been given a boost after West Brom boss Alan Pardew said the Northern Ireland international is available at the right price” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. “What I will confirm is what you already know, Jonny Evans is a target for other clubs, we might sell if the price is right, that’s that deal.”That is not a deal we would be interested in and it’s not a deal that’s been put to us,” he added. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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