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McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

The senator says he "cannot in good conscience" approve the plan, which is backed by President Trump.

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit

UK prime minister says transition period needed before new "partnership" with EU, in Brexit speech.

Puerto Rico dam failure "imminent" after Hurricane Maria

More than 70,000 people who live near the dam are warned they face "a life-threatening situation".

Syria war 'ignored by United Nations'

A cinematographer for an Oscar-winning film about Syria says the topic was overlooked at the UN.

North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad

North Korea's leader ratchets up the war of words, but the US president responds in kind.

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Business Week Online

International Herold Tribune - Asia & Pacific

North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump

Kim Jong-un turns the standoff with Washington into a personal duel, while warning of more dangerous weapons tests.

Kim Jong-un Called Trump a ‘Dotard.’ What Does That Even Mean?

An obscure insult from North Korea’s leader inspires dictionary searches and online jokes.

Full Text of Kim Jong-un’s Response to President Trump

The statement by Mr. Kim was the first time that a North Korean leader has issued a statement to the world under his name, South Korea said.

Guggenheim Exhibit With Video of Dogs Trying to Fight Stirs Criticism

Facing a backlash, the museum put out a statement defending an exhibition by Chinese conceptual artists that is to open on Oct. 6.

Kim’s Rejoinder to Trump’s Rocket Man: ‘Mentally Deranged U.S. Dotard’

After President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” his country, Kim Jong-un vowed countermeasures and called the American leader a “frightened dog” and a “dotard.”

The International Herold Tribune - Asia & Pacific

International Herold Tribune - Africa&Middle East

Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria

Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too.

Vows: A Chorus of Mazel Tovs in Uganda

About 1,500 people, including politicians, family and friends, traveled from throughout Uganda to attend the celebration of five Jewish couples.

Nine Elephants in Botswana Are Electrocuted by Power Line

The elephants died after they knocked into the line and the power came into contact with water from a broken pipe, officials said.

Matter: Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons

An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.

Kenya Court Says It Nullified Election Over Possible Hacking

It said the electoral commission had failed to instill confidence in the results, but the justices stopped short of calling the vote rigged.

International Herold Tribune - Africa & Middle East

McCain Against GOP Health Care Bill, Plan in Peril

Sen. John McCain announced on Friday that he'll vote against the Graham-Cassidy Republican health care bill, putting the future of the legislation in peril.

21 Million More Uninsured Under Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill, Study Finds

21 million fewer people will have insurance by 2026 if the latest Republican bill to repeal Obamacare becomes law, according to a new analysis.

Scaramucci Takes Revenge on White House Staffers

Anthony Scaramucci came on "The View" with a plan to take the high road. Like his time as White House Communications Director, that didn't last long.

What Would Happen if North Korea Tested an H-Bomb?

There could be political and actual fallout if the North Koreans defy President Trump and do the first atmospheric test of a hydrogen bomb in 37 years.

How Hurricanes Get Their Names

The history of named storms finds its complicated roots in WWII military traditions.

The New York Times

McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

On Washington: Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

Donations to the party are down, and Senator Cory Gardner warned his colleagues that they have to show some results.

Republican Party, North Korea, Hurricane Maria: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

California Today: California Today: Suing the Trump Administration, Again and Again and Again

Friday: Taking stock of Xavier Becerra’s lawsuits, Duncan Hunter calls for an attack on North Korea, and a review of “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”

North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump

Kim Jong-un turns the standoff with Washington into a personal duel, while warning of more dangerous weapons tests.

The New York Times

The Wallstreet Journal

Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts

A tightly controlled government tour of Pyongyang featured plentiful talk from locals about not backing down to the U.S. The city was filled with symbols of the country’s atomic and military ambitions, including rocket-shaped cakes and children playing with toy rocket launchers.

Brothers in Arms: The Tragedy in Small-Town America

Chris and Mike Goski belonged to a generation of rural youths who enlisted after 9/11. Recruits outside big cities have shouldered the greatest burden for the nation’s defense, dying at higher rates than their urban counterparts.

The Wallstreet Journal

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