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U.S. Fed cuts key interest rate a quarter point, citing 'uncertainties'
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But the Fed has "a very powerful tool which can counteract weakness to some extent.". WASHINGTON, USA - The United States central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year on Wednesday, September 18, and Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell vowed to do whatever is needed to keep the economy growing. You see it in weak business investment, weak exports," Powell told reporters, stressing the Fed will "will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.".

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UAE joins US-led coalition to protect Mideast waterways | Hosted
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The United Arab Emirates says it has joined a U.S.-led coalition to protect waterways across the Mideast after an attack on Saudi oil installations. The Saudi oil installation attack Saturday has further heightened Mideast tensions. Saudi Arabia joined the coalition on Wednesday.

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Trudeau apologizes after brownface image emerges - THE DAYAFTER
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Brownface means the act of darkening one's fair skin to mimic that of another race. Canadian Prime Miniter Justin Trudeau has apologizedfor wearing brownface makeup to a party in 2001, after a yearbook photo was published of the incident a month before the country's general election. I should have known better,” Trudeau said.

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Trump threatens San Francisco with environmental violation over homelessness - The Washington Post
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Trump said the Environmental Protection Agency should issue a notice in less than a week. San Francisco officials, though, quickly disputed Trump's claims. President Trump ramped up his attacks against California cities late on Wednesday by threatening to hit San Francisco with environmental violations over its homeless population.

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Trump calls new border wall a 'world-class security system'
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SAN DIEGO (AP) - President Donald Trump signed his name Wednesday on a newly constructed section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, calling it a “world-class security system” that will be virtually impenetrable. Trump toured a section of the border wall in San Diego's Otay Mesa area. “You listened to the agents,” he told Trump.

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Ottavino botches throw, Yankees miss to chance to clinch | Hosted
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NEW YORK (AP) - An hour after the Yankees missed a chance to clinch the AL East, reliever Adam Ottavino was back on the field with a ball and glove, standing solemnly halfway between the mound and the plate. "I tried to rush the throw a little bit," Ottavino said. Ottavino has allowed at least a run in four consecutive outings, pushing his ERA to 1.84.

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Giants rout Red Sox 11-3, giving Bochy 2,000th win - SFGate
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BOSTON (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Red Sox 11-3 on Wednesday night, giving Bruce Bochy his 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors. Giants fans who stuck around for the end of the rout chanted "Bochy!". Giants: C Buster Posey (back, hip) could return to the lineup Thursday, Bochy said.

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Israel election results: Israelis want nicer rightists in power - Israel News - Haaretz.com
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They want the nicer right-wing in power. For many people, Gantz simply represents a more likeable Israel. The mathematical mess Israel now faces in forming a governing coalition is like the old riddle about the farmer who has to cross a river with a wolf, a sheep and a cabbage, but only has one raft: This one can't sit with that one, and the other will eat another.

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Hurricane lashes Bermuda as new storm aims at Mexico resorts - San Antonio Express-News
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Hurricane warnings were in effect from Punta San Telmo to Cabo Corrientes. MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Humberto rushed past Bermuda, lashing the British Atlantic territory with powerful winds for hours before beginning to move away early Thursday, as new Hurricane Lorena swirled in the Pacific posing a threat to resorts on Mexico's southwestern coast. The fast-moving Category 3 Humberto began bashing Bermuda with hurricane-strength winds Wednesday afternoon and passed to within about 75 miles (130 kilometers) of the island during the night before heading out into the Atlantic.

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California governor signs law making gig workers employees
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SAN FRANCISCO, USA - California governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a controversial law that could shake up the "gig" economy by reclassifying rideshare drivers and others as employees. The measure was hailed as a watershed moment for labor activists seeking more rights for gig and freelance workers. Uber said it has no plans to immediately reclassify drivers as employees in January, when the law takes effect.

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For Trump, all foreign policy is a hostage negotiation - The Washington Post
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“I find the boasting odious,” O'Brien told The Washington Post earlier this year. Trump on Robert O'Brien y'day: 'We are 38-0. Meanwhile, there are thought to be a number of U.S. citizens who languish in foreign countries.

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Oregon man imprisoned for importing fentanyl from China | Hosted
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for importing fentanyl from China. Schantz pleaded guilty to one count of importing a controlled substance. Authorities say the Portland resident planned to use the fentanyl to make and sell counterfeit prescription pills.

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Trump, California disagrees on standards of clean cars - Vanguard News
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United States President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers. Trump tweeted that vehicles would be “far less expensive” and “substantially SAFER”, these are claims California officials rejected. “Automakers should seize this opportunity because, without this alternative to California, you will be out of business,” Trump tweeted.

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AT&T Explores Sale Of DirecTV : WSJ
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AT&T may ultimately decide to keep DirecTV in the fold, the report said. AT&T acquired DirecTV in 2015 for $49 billion. AT&T Inc. (T) is exploring a sale of DirecTV, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

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Sanders still wants a revolution. But now he's got company. | Hosted
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bernie Sanders is still leading a revolution. Not all Democrats have embraced Sanders' core principles. Biden, the primary's early front-runner, has repeatedly hammered Sanders over the plan's costs.

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Teen vaping of nicotine jumped again this year, survey finds
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New York - A greater share of U.S. teens are vaping nicotine e-cigarettes. A government survey released last week showed similar trends. About 25% of high school seniors surveyed this year said they vaped nicotine in the previous month, up from about 21% the year before.

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Kennedy will challenge Markey for U.S. Senate seat, sources say
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Joe Kennedy will challenge Ed Markey for U.S. Senate seat, sources say. Democratic analysts say the 38-year-old congressman is already favored over the 73-year-old incumbent. Hearst Television participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites.

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High school roundup: Dwyer tops field in cross country - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
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Gianna Dunham had 12 digs and four aces, and Josie Foreman added six kills and three blocks, leading the Thunderwolves (5-2) over the Eagles In West Palm Beach. 6. Royal Palm Beach 176. Senior Alicia Metzger had three kills, seven digs and 10 assists, but the Eagles fell to the Chargers in Boca Raton.

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Government Bans E-Cigarettes, Ordinance Likely by Evening
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The ordinance would be promulgated by Wednesday evening or Thursday. E-cigarettes and other ENDS products are imported. After the cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said vaping or e-cigarettes appear cool, but a lot of health concerns had been raised against them.

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US Lawmakers Holding Closed Hearing on Whistleblower Complaint Reported to Involve Trump | Voice of America - English
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House intelligence committee is holding a closed-door session Thursday with Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson as lawmakers hope to learn more details of a secret whistleblower complaint that has sparked a legal battle between lawmakers and the Trump administration. Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has so far refused to provide details of the complaint to lawmakers. Atkinson's testimony comes as the Washington Post reported the complaint involves communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader that involved a "promise.".

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ABTV Crossfire debate: Is influencer marketing worth the investment? - ArabianBusiness.com
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On the second episode, which aired on Wednesday, September 18, Taghreed Oraibi, Business Director at BPG Orange and Anthony Permal, Multichannel Marketer at Julphar, wrangled over the divisive topic of whether influencer marketing is worth the investment. A weekly show from ABTV, the online television arm of Arabian Business, the format features two speakers with opposing views on a key topic, with the debate running for around 20 minutes. Another survey, by the same researchers, revealed that 94 percent of in-house marketers in the UAE believe that social media marketing has a very significant impact.

Lebanon's Saad Hariri suspends TV channel - ArabianBusiness.com
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Wednesday the suspension of Future TV, his ailing mouthpiece whose employees had recently been on strike over unpaid wages. The channel set up by his father Rafiq al-Hariri in 1993 follows several other once-thriving Lebanon-based media outlets into bankruptcy. "It is with a sad heart that I announce today the decision to suspend the work at Future TV and settle the rights of the workers," Hariri's office said in a statement.

Zambia : ZCID backs the constitution amendment bill number 10
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