Hurricane Michael: rubble of obliterated Mexico Beach yields new victim

Searchers raise official death toll from category four storm as officials say 285 people may have defied evacuation order Rescuers intensified their efforts on Saturday in the attempt to find survivors amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community that was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael. One body had…

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Trump leaves Rose Garden listeners punch-drunk even without alcohol

The president was ostensibly promoting a new trade deal but for 90 minutes he came across as a madcap carnival barker It may have been the worlds worst advertisement for teetotalism. On Monday Donald Trump careered all over the place, displaying no discernible inhibitions, his speech a little slurry at…

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‘The world is against them’: new era of cancer lawsuits threaten Monsanto

A landmark verdict found Roundup caused a mans cancer, paving the way for thousands of other families to seek justice Dean Brooks grasped on to the shopping cart, suddenly unable to stand or breathe. Later, at a California emergency room, a nurse with teary eyes delivered the news, telling his…

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Would that all journeys were on foot: writers on the joy of walking

Will Self on London, Fran Lebowitz on New York, Helen Garner on Melbourne and other writers love letters to urban pedestrianism For Walking the City week exploring all aspects of urban walking, good and bad writers tell us where they walk and why. Will Self watches the world go by…

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Embattled Kavanaugh vows to fight on as new allegation emerges

President says he is with Kavanaugh all the way after New Yorker details fresh allegation of sexual misconduct against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vowed on Monday to defend himself against mounting allegations of sexual misconduct as Republican leaders closed ranks and signaled support for the embattled supreme court nominee.…

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Imprisoned by algorithms: the dark side of California ending cash bail

A groundbreaking law eliminates the controversial practice, but activists fear biases in the new system could expand pre-trial incarceration Amber-Rose Howard nearly lost everything when she was thrown in jail as a teenager. The California high schooler was a straight-A student who had offers from more than a dozen universities…

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Gritty: why the Philadelphia Flyers’ new acid trip of a mascot must be stopped

The Flyers new googly-eyed mascot embodies everything thats good and bad about the authors hometown. But mostly the bad Philadelphia is home to the undisputed king of professional sports mascots: the Phillie Phanatic. No less esteemed a source than greasing poles to minimize damage by and to fans after Eagles…

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Flint, Michigan: the story of a modern American city

Photographer Zackary Canepari arrived in Flint in 2012, before a scandal about tainted water brought the city to international attention. For six years he has documented a place of struggle, and strength Flint is a city long infamous for poverty, crime, and more recently the water crisis that has plagued…

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