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Second Judge Blocks Trump Decision To End Deportation Relief For Dreamers

Second Judge Blocks Trump Decision To End Deportation Relief For DreamersA second federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, dealing another blow to the president’s efforts to end protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children.



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As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire reliefBrutal winds that fueled southern California wildfires finally began to ease Saturday, giving residents and firefighters hope for a respite as the destructive toll of the blazes came into focus. Despite the intensity of the fires that raged on multiple different fronts — stretching from areas north of Los Angeles down to the San Diego region — authorities have reported only one fatality. “There’s still tons and tons of hot spots out there,” Captain Jon Heggie of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said early Saturday.



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Thousands March On National Mall To Demand Puerto Rico Disaster Relief

Thousands March On National Mall To Demand Puerto Rico Disaster ReliefThousands gathered Sunday on the National Mall in Washington to demand the federal government increase its commitment to disaster relief on hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.



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Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents' Vow Not To Boycott Israel

Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents' Vow Not To Boycott IsraelA suburb outside of Houston is requiring residents who were affected by Hurricane Harvey to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to apply for grant money to rebuild their home or business.



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The Latest: Parents of rescued US hostage express relief

The Latest: Parents of rescued US hostage express reliefWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of an American-Canadian family held by a Taliban-linked group for five years (all times local):



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'Shame on you!': San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster relief

'Shame on you!': San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster reliefThe president warned on Thursday that he might pull federal relief workers from Puerto Rico even as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.



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White House Official Gives Lip Service To Puerto Rican Debt Relief But Offers No New Deal

White House Official Gives Lip Service To Puerto Rican Debt Relief But Offers No New DealMick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said Sunday that existing legislation is enough to provide Puerto Rico with the debt relief it needs to get back on its feet.



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Donald Trump dedicates golf trophy to hurricane victims amid backlash over relief efforts

Donald Trump dedicates golf trophy to hurricane victims amid backlash over relief effortsDonald Trump has dedicated a golf trophy to hurricane victims, including the people of Puerto Rico, amid backlash as much of the country has been left without drinking water after devastation from Hurricane Maria. The president said on Sunday: "On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and all of the people – if you look today and see what is happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control - Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, I want to just remember them. "And we're going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much that we love - a part of our great state, really part of our great nation," he continued. Congratulations to #TeamUSA������on your great @PresidentsCup victory! pic.twitter.com/fZeP1e9mo7— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017 The president's administration has been heavily criticised as a majority of Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents have been left without power or water. The White House has defended its response, but officials in Puerto Rico have said the situation is turning into a humanitarian crisis. Mr Trump has become embroiled in a high-profile feud with the San Juan mayor, as she pointed out he was tweeting instead of helping. “Let him tweet,” said Carmen Yulin Cruz, speaking to The Telegraph while marshalling forklift trucks of aid inside a sports centre. “I don’t mind. I’m too busy.” Señor Presidente no eliminar las leyes de cabotaje es inmoral. Es un acto de opresión financiera que solo logrará agravar nuestra crisis. pic.twitter.com/6UujyEUlTD— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) September 28, 2017 She paused for a second, turned and smiled. “Plus I don’t have internet most of the time, so I can’t get hold of the tweets.” On Friday she tearfully begged Washington to send more help, saying: you're killing us with inefficiency".  Mr Trump hit back – claiming she had been told by Democrats in Washington to be “nasty to Trump”. We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico. Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017 “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help,” he tweeted on Saturday. “They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.” After winning praise for his response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which stormed through Texas and Florida respectively, Mr Trump has been accused of neglecting Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million Americans.  It took until last Thursday, more than a week after Maria struck, for the administration to waive a law that banned foreign ships from delivering goods to Puerto Rico. Almost half the population remains without potable water and no-one knows when the island’s electricity grid will be back online. Meanwhile, the President has tweeted, accusing his critics of spreading "Fake News". Hurricane Maria pummels the Caribbean, in pictures  



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FEMA Chief Slammed for Calling Puerto Rico Relief Efforts the 'Most Logistically Challenging Event'

FEMA Chief Slammed for Calling Puerto Rico Relief Efforts the 'Most Logistically Challenging Event'Many pointed to logistically complex feats like the Berlin Airlift or the Moon landings



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Lin-Manuel Miranda: Puerto Rico Deserves The Same Amount Of Relief As Texas, Florida

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Puerto Rico Deserves The Same Amount Of Relief As Texas, FloridaLin-Manuel Miranda has a made simple, yet emotional request: Pay attention to Puerto Rico.



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