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Deadly Floods In Russia Leave Thousands Homeless

July 2, 2019           |                                       

Flooding in the Siberian region of Irkutsk has left over a dozen dead and and over a dozen missing, according to the Russian emergency services. Thousands have been evacuated from flood-hit areas and a state of emergency has been declared in the region. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-irkutsk-floods/30033430.html

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Join Kim Dotcom in an emergency meeting on the day Julian Assange was arrested. [embedded content]

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New York City declares public health emergency over measles outbreak By Kate Randall 11 April 2019 A large outbreak of measles in the Orthodox Jewish community in parts of Brooklyn prompted Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a public health emergency on Tuesday. Health officials said that the city would require unvaccinated people living in […]

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Rhode Island, Have You Called 911 for a Medical Emergency? Talk to Us.

March 20, 2019           |                                       

Somebody collapses — in a restaurant, public park, sports stadium or even right at home. Sudden cardiac arrest strikes seemingly at random, and when it comes to survival, seconds matter. Last year, EMS agencies in Rhode Island responded to nearly 1,200 people experiencing cardiac arrest, according to the state Department of Health. Currently, about one […]

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Trump Issues His First Veto After Rebuke of Border Order

March 15, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect the emergency declaration he’d used to circumvent lawmakers to build his border wall. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump maintained that he is […]

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Head of Rhode Island’s 911 System Is Removed From Post

March 14, 2019           |                                       

The acting director of Rhode Island’s 911 emergency system has been removed from his post after state police learned he’d been training 911 call takers in CPR without proper certification. The revelation came less than 48 hours after The Public’s Radio requested verification of Gregory M. Scungio’s Red Cross certifications in an email to Rhode […]

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The worst political leaders have a way of unifying their opposition. George W. Bush, with utter lack of self-awareness, campaigned on the delusion he could be “a uniter, not a divider.” By the end of his presidency, the nation was united in the judgment that his two terms had been a divisive and bloody mess […]

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016 campaign. The House’s 245-182 vote […]

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Now that President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to pave the way for construction of his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the question is whether anyone or anything can stop him. On Tuesday, the House is expected to pass a joint resolution terminating the emergency. The resolution will then head to the […]

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This is a developing story and may be updated. House Democrats on Friday introduced a measure to terminate President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration—an act that’s been denounced as an “anti-democratic power grab rooted in racism.” “A historic power grab requires a historic response,” declared Elizabeth Beavers, associate policy director at the Indivisible Project. “Congress has […]

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The End of the American Republic

February 20, 2019           |                                       

Last week, after much back-and-forth about a second government shutdown, America’s mostly useless Congress managed to pass a funding bill, which the president reluctantly signed. Still at issue was the question of funds for his long-promised (and largely imaginary) wall along the Mexican border. The bill included some face-saving funds for border barriers, and you […]

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Russian Archipelago Ends State Of Emergency After Polar Bear Invasion

February 18, 2019           |                                       

Russian officials have declared the end of a state of emergency in parts of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago after what had been described as a “mass invasion” of polar bears in the islands’ human settlements. Authorities declared the emergency on February 9 after incidents had been reported in Novaya Zemlya towns of bears attacking people […]

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday” that “the president is […]

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States Prepare Legal Challenge to Trump’s Emergency Declaration

February 18, 2019           |                                       

Imagine Pleading Guilty Because You Can’t Afford to Call Your Lawyer North American Expats Contribute to Inequality in Latin America After Superstorm Sandy’s Rain, Cooperatives Sprang Up Like Mushrooms Over 230 President’s Day Protests Planned to Fight National Emergency A Green New Deal for American Labor? Teacher Strikes Are Rattling Washington At least five states […]

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