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Hollow building becomes center of Iraq's uprising

Hollow building becomes center of Iraq's uprisingThe skeleton of a high-rise building overlooking Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square known as the Turkish Restaurant has become a temporary home and a bustling center for protesters staging demonstrations against Iraq’s ruling elites. Dressed in combat trousers and wearing an Iraqi flag as a cape, the 35-year-old is the leader of the group, made up of 20-odd young men who occupy a corner of the building’s base. Groups of young men have occupied all 18 floors of the building, with its cramped unlit narrow staircases.



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Despite break in winds, Maria Fire north of Los Angeles becomes fast-moving blaze, prompting evacuations

Despite break in winds, Maria Fire north of Los Angeles becomes fast-moving blaze, prompting evacuationsDespite a break in the Santa Ana winds, the Maria Fire exploded overnight north of Los Angeles, prompting evacuations.



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California becomes first US state to push back school start time

California becomes first US state to push back school start timeCalifornia has become the first state in the country to push back start times at most public schools in the hope the measure will help adolescents perform better in class. The new law signed on Sunday by Governor Gavin Newsom calls for middle schools to ring in classes no earlier than 8:00 am and high schools no earlier than 8:30 am. Most California schools currently start the day around 8:00 am and some require students to be in class before 7:30 a.m.



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Jerry becomes a hurricane en route to Puerto Rico; Humberto knocks out power in Bermuda

Jerry becomes a hurricane en route to Puerto Rico; Humberto knocks out power in BermudaTropical Storm Jerry strengthens into a hurricane. Meanwhile, there's power outages in Bermuda thanks to Humberto.



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Jerry becomes Category 1 hurricane swirling in Atlantic

Jerry becomes Category 1 hurricane swirling in AtlanticJerry, a storm swirling in the Atlantic Ocean, became a Category 1 hurricane Thursday, but so far posed minimal threat of landfall as it made its way northwest, forecasters reported. “The center of Jerry will be near or north of the northern Leeward Islands Friday, pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday and east of the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday,” the US-based National Hurricane Center said. A tropical storm watch was in affect for a trail of Caribbean islands stretching from Barbuda to Anguilla, indicating that tropical storm conditions are possible in those regions over the next 36 hours.



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California becomes the first state in the country to outlaw the fur trade

California becomes the first state in the country to outlaw the fur tradeGov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday banning the controversial fur industry in California.



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Flores becomes 5th Texas GOP congressman retiring in 2020

Flores becomes 5th Texas GOP congressman retiring in 2020A fifth Texas Republican congressman added his name Wednesday to the list of House GOP retirements in the nation's biggest conservative state. Five-term Rep. Bill Flores is the 14th House Republican so far to announce plans to depart this year, compared with three House Democrats who have said they are leaving. Another GOP incumbent, Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, resigned earlier this year but the party retained the seat.



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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas suffers ‘huge damage’ as storm becomes joint strongest ever

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas suffers ‘huge damage’ as storm becomes joint strongest everHurricane Dorian has caused major damage in the Bahamas – destroying homes and ripping roofs from buildings – as it made landfall as the joint-strongest ever Atlantic storm. There were no immediate reports of deaths.As the governor of South Carolina ordered an evacuation of the entire coast as the storm threatened the US, Bahamian and tourists in places such as the Abaco Islands and Marsh Harbour, took shelter in schools and churches when Dorian made landfall as a category 5 storm with gusts of up to 220mph and a sustained speed of 185mph.



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'Very, very powerful': Trump briefed on Hurricane Dorian as storm becomes Category 5

'Very, very powerful': Trump briefed on Hurricane Dorian as storm becomes Category 5President Donald Trump on Sunday described Hurricane Dorian as "one of the biggest hurricanes that we've ever seen" as he took part in a FEMA briefing.



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Beto O’Rourke says AK-47 and AR-15 owners will ‘have to sell them to the government’ if he becomes president

Beto O’Rourke says AK-47 and AR-15 owners will ‘have to sell them to the government’ if he becomes presidentBeto O’Rourke said he would implement a sweeping government buy-back policy for two types of assault rifles, including one commonly used in mass shootings across the US, if he were elected president in 2020.The Texas Democrat responded to questions on the campaign trail Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, about concerns the government would take assault weapons away from gun owners.



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