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Repairs to New Zealand pipeline ease airport fuel shortage

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 10:58
The main pipeline that delivers jet fuel to New Zealand’s largest airport was operational again Sunday after a rupture was repaired. That should soon end a 10-day fuel shortage that has caused about 140 flights to be cancelled and disrupted the plans of thousands of travelers.
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South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 10:58
South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.
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US first lady to Invictus athletes: ‘Bring home the gold’

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 10:58
U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their “fighting spirit” and “bring home the gold.”
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Frustrations Mount At Miami Airport As Passengers To Puerto Rico Wait And Worry

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 09:09

After Maria hit, airport operations in San Juan are limited. Flights to Puerto Rico have been booked, boarded — then returned to the gate, to send weary travelers back for another round of bookings.

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NKorea: Trump insult makes attack on US ‘more inevitable’

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 08:29
North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more.”
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Iraq seeks other nations’ help to build a nuclear reactor

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 08:29
Iraq’s foreign minister is asking nuclear countries for help building an atomic reactor for peaceful purposes, saying the country has a right to use atomic power peacefully.
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Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 08:29
Syria’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that victory against terrorists in his war-ravaged nation “is now within reach” while North Korea’s foreign minister said U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult to his country makes an attack against the U.S. mainland inevitable.
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After German vote, Europe can turn to patching euro’s flaws

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 08:29
Sunday’s national election in Germany will sound the starting gun for a renewed debate on fixing flaws in Europe’s shared currency to prevent future crises.
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New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 08:29
A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.
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The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 08:29
The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local):
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The Latest: Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic should watch Maria

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 06:00
The Latest on Maria (all times local):
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Paratrooper becomes 1st French casualty in anti-IS coalition

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 06:00
A French paratrooper has died in combat while fighting extremists in the Mideast as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, in what appears to be the first official French casualty in the operation.
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Storm’s death toll, humanitarian crisis grow in Puerto Rico

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 06:00
A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage across the island.
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Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 06:00
The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum.
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The Latest: Iraq asks for help to build a nuclear reactor

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 06:00
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5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 05:50

All year, NPR member station reporters around the country have asked people how they would be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five of those stories.

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'Imminent' Dam Failure Threatens Thousands In Puerto Rico

NPR Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 05:09

The National Weather Service warned locals to evacuate, but with most communications down, it remained unclear how many would heed the alerts.

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Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildings

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 03:58
In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are rushing to do triage, diagnose and classify some very worrisome patients: the thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19.
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North Korea minister says country’s nuclear force is “a war deterrent” to end US nuclear threat and prevent US invasion

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 03:58
North Korea minister says country’s nuclear force is “a war deterrent” to end US nuclear threat and prevent US invasion.
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North Korea minister says if innocent Americans are harmed by suicide attacks, “Trump will be held totally responsible”

Washington Post Headlines - Sun, 2017-09-24 03:58
North Korea minister says if innocent Americans are harmed by suicide attacks, “Trump will be held totally responsible”
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