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The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America -- And Fellow Republicans

The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America -- And Fellow Republicans

The co-sponsors of new Senate legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act are misleading America about the effects of their proposal.

Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After Storm

Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After Storm

Luis Rivera Marin, secretary of state of Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ravaged condition of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the efforts to rescue and help the storm's victims.

New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?

New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?

In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week’s clashes suggest that...

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.

Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

At issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for Oct. 1.

Views of Hurricane Maria From the International Space Station

Views of Hurricane Maria From the International Space Station

Video of Hurricane Maria taken Tuesday from aboard the International Space Station

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors...

Not Having Paid Sick Leave Can Have Dire Mental Health Consequences

Not Having Paid Sick Leave Can Have Dire Mental Health Consequences

Studies have shown that a lack of paid sick leave harms workers’ physical health, but it may also be linked to psychological distress that can ultimately take a toll on workers’ mental health and employers’ bottom lines, according to new research published this month.

A Lot Of Americans Don't Know That Puerto Ricans Are Americans, Too

A Lot Of Americans Don't Know That Puerto Ricans Are Americans, Too

Maria “will essentially devastate most of the island,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said earlier this week. “After Irma, the people of Puerto Rico stood up and helped others,” he said, according to USA Today. Fewer than half of Americans, however, even realize that Puerto Ricans are American...

Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate

Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate

The Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative body.

Should You Participate in a Class Action Against Equifax?

Should You Participate in a Class Action Against Equifax?

If your personal information is among the 143 million credit files compromised in the Equifax cyberattack, you might be wondering if you have any recourse against the company. As it turns out, yo...

Former Arkansas Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Students

Former Arkansas Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Students

A former art teacher at an Arkansas high school is accused of having sexual relationships with four students and reportedly slept with two of them at her apartment on the same day.

Navy Hospital Staffers Removed After Sharing Disturbing Photos Of Newborns

Navy Hospital Staffers Removed After Sharing Disturbing Photos Of Newborns

Two staffers at a Florida Navy hospital face disciplinary action after disturbing videos and photos surfaced showing them forcing a newborn to dance and referring to babies as “mini Satans.”

Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

Macron says Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

France's President Emmanuel Macron declared Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal is no longer a sufficient safeguard against the growing power that Tehran wields in its region. "We need the 2015 accord," he said of the agreement. Macron was speaking in New York on the sidelines of...

Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in...

New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.

George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'

George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'

If it turns out it was to block the Russia investigation, that would be obstruction, Painter said on MSNBC on Wednesday. “The president once again has the right to fire the FBI director,” Painter said on MSNBC.

Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week,...

The Hepatitis Outbreak Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After the Disease Sickened Hundreds in San Diego

The Hepatitis Outbreak Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After the Disease Sickened Hundreds in San Diego

Here's how this highly contagious infection is transmitted and what you can do to avoid getting it.

Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

The U.S. has designated the Al-Qaeda affiliated a "terrorist" group, despite its attempts to rebrand. However Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of sparing its militants.

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting The Father Of His 3-Week-Old Grandson

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting The Father Of His 3-Week-Old Grandson

A 61-year-old man has been arrested in Ohio after allegedly shooting the father of his 3-week-old grandson while the baby was in the father's arms.

Man Shot Dead By Oklahoma City Cop Was Deaf (UPDATED)

Man Shot Dead By Oklahoma City Cop Was Deaf (UPDATED)

An Oklahoma City police officer shot and killed a deaf man who was holding a metal pipe on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output...

A Credit Freeze Won't Help With All Equifax Breach Threats

A Credit Freeze Won't Help With All Equifax Breach Threats

If you’ve placed a security freeze on your credit reports at Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, and Innovis, that will help prevent fraudsters from opening new credit accounts in your name. But a fre...

Linked By Their Choice To Become Single Mothers, Two Women Share Their Stories

Linked By Their Choice To Become Single Mothers, Two Women Share Their Stories

Welcome to ”The Story We Share,” a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities ― but who live in very different places.

Obama: It's 'Frustrating' To Have To Convince Lawmakers Not To Inflict 'Real Human Suffering'

Obama: It's 'Frustrating' To Have To Convince Lawmakers Not To Inflict 'Real Human Suffering'

Former President Barack Obama said it’s “frustrating to have to mobilize” so often to keep lawmakers from repealing the Affordable Care Act. Speaking at a Gates Foundation event on Wednesday, Obama addressed a health care bill Republicans are trying to hurry through Congress that could have major...

GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The...

Suspect In Slayings Of 2 Black Men Reportedly Had Hitler Speech At Home

Suspect In Slayings Of 2 Black Men Reportedly Had Hitler Speech At Home

A Louisiana man accused of killing two black men in what may have been racially motivated attacks last week reportedly had a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech in his home.

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president warned Wednesday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the...

Kylie Jenner goes bra-less in white bodysuit: See the racy Instagram snap

Kylie Jenner goes bra-less in white bodysuit: See the racy Instagram snap

If you haven't noticed, the Kardashians are not interested in bras this year.

Virginia Republican Flip-Flops Almost Immediately On Opposing GOP Health Care Bill

Virginia Republican Flip-Flops Almost Immediately On Opposing GOP Health Care Bill

Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, walked back comments opposing the congressional Republican health care bill mere minutes after he made them Tuesday night. In a televised debate with his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Gillespie said he did not support...

1-Year-Old in 'Extremely Critical Condition' After Being Thrown From Vehicle

1-Year-Old in 'Extremely Critical Condition' After Being Thrown From Vehicle

Police say he was thrown from a vehicle during a fight between his parents

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.

Mexico earthquake: Barack Obama sends a 'big hug for everyone' in Mexico City after devastating quake

Mexico earthquake: Barack Obama sends a 'big hug for everyone' in Mexico City after devastating quake

Barack Obama has tweeted to say he wants to send a "big hug for everyone" affected by the devastating earthquake which struck Mexico. Twenty-two bodies were pulled from rubble at a school in Mexico City. President Enrique Pena Nieto visited the school and said in comments broadcast...

Turnout down in second French protest against Macron's labour reforms

Turnout down in second French protest against Macron's labour reforms

Protesters demonstrated Thursday against an imminent overhaul of France's labour laws but in far lower numbers than organisers hoped, just days before President Emmanuel Macron's flagship reforms enter the statute books. The interior ministry estimated the crowds at 132,000 across...

1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala

1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala

Archaeologists digging under a Maya palace in Guatemala say they have opened the tomb of a royal and found a jade mask and bones, both painted bright red. The tomb was unearthed at the site of El Perú-Waka' in the rainforest of northern Guatemala. A wealthy royal family once ruled Waka'...

Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black People

Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black People

Muslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.

During Trump's Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Pu

During Trump's Campaign, Paul Manafort Offered to Privately Brief a Russian Billionaire Friend of Pu

In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Vladimir Putin.

Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next

Why Woman Who Had Affair With Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Fears She Could Have Been Next

When she was rescued, Kala Brown said her abductor was planning to kill someone named Holly next, which gave Holly Eudy "a very unsettling feeling."

Bill Cassidy Responds To Jimmy Kimmel By Doubling Down On The Dishonesty

Bill Cassidy Responds To Jimmy Kimmel By Doubling Down On The Dishonesty

Hours after a brutal takedown at the hands of late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)

Student's Twitter Plea For Free Birthday Drinks Quickly Spirals Out Of Control

Student's Twitter Plea For Free Birthday Drinks Quickly Spirals Out Of Control

A student in northern England appealed to strangers over Twitter to send free birthday drinks for his friend on Wednesday afternoon.

In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home.

U.S. seeks up to 27 months in prison for ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner

U.S. seeks up to 27 months in prison for ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday sought a prison sentence of 21 to 27 months for former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl in a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election. "Weiner, a grown man,...

Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning Earpiece

Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning Earpiece

On Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly sounded off about between segments. This has been updated with...

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