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Louisiana under state of emergency as Tropical Storm Barry nears landfall — here's what it looks like on the ground

Louisiana under state of emergency as Tropical Storm Barry nears landfall — here's what it looks like on the groundThe storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane over the weekend, threatening downpours that could flood local levees and rivers.



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Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threat

Tropical Storm Barry nears New Orleans, raising flood threatNervous New Orleans residents prepared to flee as Tropical Storm Barry closed in on Thursday, with forecasts of “extreme rain” and more flooding ahead of the storm’s predicted landfall by early on Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. Barry coalesced in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (64 kph), a day after heavy showers from the gathering storm drenched New Orleans with nearly a foot (30 cm) of rain, the National Weather Service said. A tropical storm warning was posted on Thursday afternoon for metropolitan New Orleans, and a hurricane warning for a stretch of the Louisiana coast south of the city.



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Gaza-Israel Tension Defused as Vote Nears, Israel TV Reports

Gaza-Israel Tension Defused as Vote Nears, Israel TV ReportsThere was no confirmation from Israel, Kan reported. An Isareli government spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment, and there was no official confirmation from Gaza. In a sign Hamas wasn’t interested in a further escalation, the weekly Friday protest against Israel that’s been going on for nearly a year was called off.



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As Russia report nears, Donald Trump taunts Robert Mueller

As Russia report nears, Donald Trump taunts Robert MuellerPresident Trump tweets as he and aides await Russia report by Robert Mueller.



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Tesla's Musk nears deadline to respond to U.S. SEC contempt bid

Tesla's Musk nears deadline to respond to U.S. SEC contempt bidTesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has until the end of the day on Monday to explain why he should not be held in contempt for recent tweets that U.S. securities regulators say violated a September fraud settlement. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a federal court in Manhattan to hold Musk in contempt after he tweeted about Tesla’s production volume, saying he breached the agreement requiring him to get company approval before sharing any material information on social media. The renewed public battle between Tesla’s CEO and the SEC adds pressure on Musk, the public face of the electric vehicle-maker who is struggling to make it profitable after cutting the price of its Model 3 sedan to $ 35,000.



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US general warns of IS resurgence as 'caliphate' nears collapse

US general warns of IS resurgence as 'caliphate' nears collapseA top US commander warned Thursday that the battle against the Islamic State group was “far from over” despite the jihadists’ loss of territory, as survivors abandoned the last shred of the group’s collapsing “caliphate” in eastern Syria. A fierce assault by US-backed forces has sparked an exodus of dust-covered children, veiled women dragging suitcases and dishevelled men, many of them wounded, from the village of Baghouz where besieged IS fighters are making a last stand. The Syrian Democratic Forces are waiting for more survivors to leave before dealing what they hope will be a final blow to jihadists holed up in a makeshift camp along the banks of the Euphrates.



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Mueller Hammers Manafort's Lack of Remorse as Sentencing Nears

Mueller Hammers Manafort's Lack of Remorse as Sentencing NearsIn their final submission to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, prosecutors working for Mueller accused the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign of shifting blame to “everyone from the Special Counsel’s Office to his Ukrainian clients.” The filing came in response to Manafort’s bid for leniency. “Manafort suggests, for example, that but for the appointment of the Special Counsel’s Office, he would not have been charged in connection with hiding more than $ 55 million abroad, failing to pay more than $ 6 million in taxes, and defrauding three financial institutions of more than $ 25 million dollars,” prosecutors said. Manafort, 69, faces as long as 24 years in prison after being convicted of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to disclose offshore bank accounts to U.S. authorities, following a trial last year.



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Islamic State nears defeat in last Syrian enclave

Islamic State nears defeat in last Syrian enclaveMore than 2,000 civilians left the village of Baghouz in a convoy of dozens of trucks. Coalition warplanes could be seen overhead and the sounds of intermittent gunbattles could be heard from the area, which is completely surrounded by the SDF. “The terrorists are entrenched inside, still betting on ending it militarily,” said Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office.



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As El Chapo trial nears end, will the alleged Mexican drug lord testify in his own defense?

As El Chapo trial nears end, will the alleged Mexican drug lord testify in his own defense?Will accused Mexican drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán speak in his own defense, to rebut the avalanche of testimony provided by his former associates?



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Shutdown nears record: Why these Republicans have crossed party lines to reopen the government

Shutdown nears record: Why these Republicans have crossed party lines to reopen the governmentJust a handful of Republicans have crossed party lines to vote with Democrats on bills to reopen the government. Here's why they did.



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