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Property crisis looms due to sea level rise, experts warn  

Property crisis looms due to sea level rise, experts warn</p>
<p> Along Florida’s sun-splashed shorelines, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are “not in a flood zone,” meaning no flood insurance is required. A reality check may come sooner than many may think, according to a report out Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists, which finds as many as 64,000 coastal residences worth $ 26 billion in Florida are at risk of chronic flooding in the next 30 years, the life of a typical mortgage. Across the United States, 311,000 coastal homes with a collective market value of about $ 120 billion in today’s dollars are at risk of chronic flooding by 2045, it said.



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Merkel seeks EU migrant talks as German coalition crisis looms: paper

Merkel seeks EU migrant talks as German coalition crisis looms: paperGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, struggling to avert a crisis within her coalition on migrant policy, is trying to set up a meeting of some EU states to discuss the issue before a leaders summit on June 28-29, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. Citing government sources from representatives of several EU states, top-selling Bild reported on its website that Merkel wanted to discuss possible solutions with Greece, Italy and Austria. It is also unclear exactly when this special summit would take place,” a member of the Italian government told Bild.



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As North Korea danger recedes ever so slightly, renewed Russian threat looms

As North Korea danger recedes ever so slightly, renewed Russian threat loomsSenate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing Tuesday that focused on the uneasy realization that Russia will likely try to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections.



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Superdelegate issue still looms large as Democrats look to thwart Trump

Superdelegate issue still looms large as Democrats look to thwart TrumpJust five months before Democrats hope to send a resounding message to President Trump in midterm elections, their party is still divided on the hot-button issue of superdelegates.



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Trump looms large in Arizona Senate race to replace Jeff Flake

Trump looms large in Arizona Senate race to replace Jeff FlakeIt may be 2018’s marquee Senate race.



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Leadership urges House Democrats to vote against budget deal as shutdown looms

Leadership urges House Democrats to vote against budget deal as shutdown loomsWill there be a government shutdown? House Speaker Paul Ryan looks like he'll need Democratic votes on the Senate budget deal — and it's not clear where Democrats stand.



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Senate leaders reach funding deal as shutdown looms

Senate leaders reach funding deal as shutdown loomsSens. McConnell and Schumer announce a longterm budget deal has been reached, despite President Trump's threats of a shutdown.



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U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges Congress to raise debt ceiling as another shutdown looms

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges Congress to raise debt ceiling as another shutdown loomsU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday called on the Republican-controlled Congress to lift the federal debt limit “as soon as possible” so the government can pay employee benefits and other obligations. In a letter to congressional leaders and key committee chairmen, Mnuchin said the Treasury Department would continue to suspend payments into federal employee retiree, health and disability funds through Feb. 28. Congress must raise the nation’s debt ceiling to avoid a government default.



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As Shutdown Looms, Trump Undercuts Chief Of Staff And GOP On Key Issues

As Shutdown Looms, Trump Undercuts Chief Of Staff And GOP On Key IssuesWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Thursday used Twitter to add confusion to his stance on two key issues, one day before Congress’ deadline for passing legislation to keep the government open.



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Congress eyes temporary budget as US shutdown deadline looms

Congress eyes temporary budget as US shutdown deadline loomsUS lawmakers will resort to passing a short-term federal spending deal next week to avoid an embarrassing government shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday, as prospects for a long-term 2018 agreement dimmed. A move to extend temporary funding beyond the January 19 deadline would be the fourth such extension, known as a “continuing resolution,” since September, and would signal that the country’s two warring political parties might be too far apart on budget issues and immigration to strike a bipartisan agreement this year. “We will have to do something short term,” Ryan told a political forum in his native Wisconsin, when asked whether Congress would be able to reach a deal before government lights go out next Friday at midnight.



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