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Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crashBy Lizbeth Diaz and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath. At least 50 homes suffered damage in the southern state of Oaxaca, which, along with Mexico City, is still reeling from earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September. The epicenter was about 90 miles (145 km) from Pacific coast surfer resort Puerto Escondido in the southern state of Oaxaca and had a depth of 15.3 miles (24.6 km), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.



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President Trump's Budget Cuts Amtrak Funding in Half Despite a String of Deadly Crashes

President Trump's Budget Cuts Amtrak Funding in Half Despite a String of Deadly CrashesThere have been three fatal crashes since December



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Donald Trump's budget proposal includes major cuts to environmental programmes

Donald Trump's budget proposal includes major cuts to environmental programmesUS President Donald Trump’s budget includes the elimination or steep cuts to several environmental programmes. This is despite a deal made in Congress last week which added hundreds of billions of dollars in new, general funding to the federal budget. Congress must still approve it but the President’s proposed budget reflects many of the priorities outlined in the first proposal submitted last April, called the “skinny budget,” which focused heavily on military spending.



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Paul Ryan: Secretary Getting $1.50 More A Week Shows Effect Of GOP Tax Cuts

Paul Ryan: Secretary Getting $  1.50 More A Week Shows Effect Of GOP Tax Cutsreally wants you to know how great the Republican tax cuts are.



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Paul Ryan On Removing Devin Nunes: 'The Tax Cuts Are Working'

Paul Ryan On Removing Devin Nunes: 'The Tax Cuts Are Working'WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — With new controversy surrounding the release of a memo alleging FBI abuse ― a memo that Democrats say Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)



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Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cutsSHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months.



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Killing the Iran Nuclear Agreement with a Thousand Cuts

Killing the Iran Nuclear Agreement with a Thousand CutsDon’t be either fooled or relieved by President Trump’s waiving, for now, of nuclear sanctions on Iran. Trump’s effort is impeded by the fact that the JCPOA is working.  It continues, as confirmed by international inspectors, to fulfill its purpose of blocking all possible paths to a possible Iranian nuclear weapon.  Iran continues to comply with its obligations under the agreement.  As such, the JCPOA continues to serve the interests of the United States and of international security and the cause of nuclear nonproliferation.  These evidently are not interests that motivate Trump, but he cannot afford to be honest about his actual motivations.  The fact that the agreement is working prevents him from making any case for withdrawing from the agreement directly and explicitly.



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Iran cuts social media access as unrest turns deadly

Iran cuts social media access as unrest turns deadlyIran cut access to social media on Sunday in a bid to head off further protests after days of unrest that saw two people killed and dozens arrested. The interior minister warned protesters will “pay the price” as footage on social media showed thousands marching across the country overnight in the biggest test for the Islamic republic since mass demonstrations in 2009. The spate of demonstrations began in second city Mashhad on Thursday over high living costs, but quickly spread throughout the country and turned against the Islamic system as a whole, with slogans such as “Death to the dictator”.



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Democrats Express Outrage As GOP Tax Cuts Inch Closer To Completion

Democrats Express Outrage As GOP Tax Cuts Inch Closer To CompletionDemocrats were quick to react after the Senate voted along party lines to pass a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code. The unpopular piece of legislation overwhelmingly favors big business and the wealthiest of Americans and adds a whopping $ 1.4 trillion to the national debt. Ahead of the vote, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the Tax Cut and Reform Bill “a disgrace” on the Senate floor. “The bill that the Republicans jammed through the Senate tonight isn’t tax reform,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said.



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Full Short Interview: 'Arcane' Senate rules require tax cuts to be temporary

Full Short Interview: 'Arcane' Senate rules require tax cuts to be temporaryMarc Short, Director of Legislative Affairs for the White House, tells Chuck Todd that he tried to find Democrats to support the Republican tax bill, but couldn't bring on enough Senators.



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