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Civilians killed in Ukraine convoy attack as Putin to proclaim rule over seized land – Reuters

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardising peace – U.N. chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenskiy summons emergency meeting on security, defence ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 30 (Reuters) – A missile attack on a convoy of cars in southern Ukraine killed a number of …

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Hurricane Ian updates: Storm upgrades to Category 1; Florida sees deaths, damage as South Carolina braces for landfall – KABC-TV

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina’s coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes. With all of South Carolina’s coast under a hurricane warning, a …

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Hurricane Ian live updates: Storm upgrades to Category 1; Florida sees deaths, damage as South Carolina braces for landfall – KABC-TV

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward South Carolina. Click here for live radar and the latest forecast on Ian’s path. Hours after …

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At least 2 dead on Sanibel Island, which is cut off from Florida’s mainland after Ian’s storm surge severs causeway – CNN

CNN  —  Hurricane Ian has left at least two people dead on Sanibel Island and ripped away several parts of the causeway that was the island’s only access to Florida’s mainland. On Thursday night, dozens of people remained stranded, according to Sanibel Mayor Holly Smith. At least five sections of the Sanibel Causeway – which …

At least 2 dead on Sanibel Island, which is cut off from Florida’s mainland after Ian’s storm surge severs causeway – CNNRead More

Teen girl likely unarmed when killed in police shootout, A.G. says – Los Angeles Times

Savannah Graziano, the 15-year-old girl killed in a shootout between her father and law enforcement Tuesday in Hesperia, was likely unarmed as she ran toward deputies, according to a preliminary investigation that’s been turned over to the California attorney general’s office. The initial findings have prompted the California Department of Justice to take over the …

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Judge rules Trump lawyers don’t have to clarify Mar-a-Lago document claims – The Washington Post

Listen 5 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Judge Aileen M. Cannon told Donald Trump’s lawyers Thursday that they did not need to comply with an order from special master Raymond J. Dearie and state in a court filing whether they believe FBI agents lied about documents seized from the former president’s Florida …

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Judge overrules special master she appointed to review Mar-a-Lago records – Business Insider

Judge Aileen Cannon undermined the special master she appointed in a new ruling about Trump documents. Cannon extended the deadline for the special master review of the documents from November 30 to December 16. She also excused Trump’s lawyers from having to submit a sworn declaration about whether they contest the FBI’s list of documents. …

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Ginni Thomas told January 6 committee election was stolen, chairman Bennie Thompson says – The Washington Post

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, reiterated her belief that the 2020 election was stolen during her interview Thursday with the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.). Her false assertion, nearly two years after Joe …

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Sanibel and Captiva islands cut off from Florida mainland after Ian’s ‘biblical’ storm surge washes away three parts of Sanibel Causeway – CNN

CNN  —  At least three sections of the Sanibel Causeway were washed away by storm surge from Hurricane Ian, according to video from CNN affiliates WBBH and WPLG, severing the Sanibel and Captiva islands’ only connection to Florida’s mainland. The videos from the causeway show two portions of the ramp to both bridges washed away, …

Sanibel and Captiva islands cut off from Florida mainland after Ian’s ‘biblical’ storm surge washes away three parts of Sanibel Causeway – CNNRead More

Ian continues to batter Central Florida as residents cope with record flooding – WESH 2 Orlando

WATCH live WESH 2 coverage aboveTropical Storm Ian was upgraded to a hurricane, according to the 5 p.m. National Hurricane Center advisory, as Central Florida experienced massive amounts of rain.Ian came ashore Wednesday afternoon near Cayo Costa, Florida, with winds of 150 mph and began a punishing march northeastward across the state.As of the 5 …

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Biden administration scales back student debt relief for millions amid legal concerns – POLITICO

On Thursday, a group of six GOP attorneys general sued to block loan forgiveness. The states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Carolina asked a federal judge to strike down the debt cancellation program, arguing that it’s illegal and unconstitutional. The student loans that are guaranteed by the federal government but held by …

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Oakland school shooting: Gunmen hit students with banned firearms – San Francisco Chronicle

At least two gunmen who injured six people in a mass shooting at an Oakland public school fired more than 30 rounds, the city’s police chief said Thursday, while revealing the assailants entered the school building to target specific people before fleeing in a vehicle. “We thank God that many more students were not injured …

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God can handle your anger

A Reflection for Friday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Have you ever in your lifetime commanded the morningand shown the dawn its placeFor taking hold of the ends of the earth,till the wicked are shaken from its surface? (Jb 38:12-13) The theme of today’s readings seems to be, “Who do you think you …

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Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar dies in rock climbing accident – Desert Sun

A former NFL player was one of two rock climbers who were found dead in a remote area near Idyllwild on Wednesday. The Riverside County sheriff’s coroner’s office identified the victims as Gavin Escobar, 31, and Chelsea Walsh, 33, both of Huntington Beach. Escobar played tight end for the Dallas Cowboys from 2013 to 2016 after being drafted …

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6 GOP-led states sue Biden over student loan forgiveness plan – CNN

Washington CNN  —  Six Republican-led states sued President Joe Biden on Thursday in an effort to block his student loan forgiveness plan from taking effect. The lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Missouri by state attorneys general from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and South Carolina, as well as legal representatives from Iowa. “In …

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‘Substantial loss of life’ possible in Florida as Tropical Storm Ian now takes aim at South Carolina – CNN

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN  —  Hurricane Ian’s vicious combination of winds, rain and storm surge caused at least a dozen deaths, flooded homes, cut off roadways and left millions of Florida residents …

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Russia says Nord Stream likely hit by state-backed ‘terrorism’ – Reuters.com

Summary Companies Kremlin says damage to pipelines looks like ‘terrorism’ EU official says leaks change nature of Ukraine conflict European officials say Russian ships seen nearby -CNN MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday that leaks spewing gas into the Baltic Sea from pipelines to Germany appeared to be the result of state-sponsored …

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Who owns the Newman Center? Shake-up at Ohio State highlights the tension between students and older parishioners

Ben Bohman attended a student activities fair his freshman year at The Ohio State University, and he left with two goals: to learn to play the ukulele and to start reading the Bible with regularity. By the time he graduated, last year, he had not mastered the musical instrument—but he was still reflecting on the …

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Podcast: Synod reports from all over the world are in. What happens next?

With reports from at least 112 of the 114 bishops’ conferences around the world, the Synod on Synodality has entered its next phase as 35 laypeople, priests and bishops meet in Frascati, Italy, to discern the outcome of the worldwide listening process that started last October. On “Inside the Vatican” this week, veteran Vatican correspondent …

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Catholic disaster response teams ready to assist dioceses devastated by Hurricane Ian

It’s too early to tell the extent of the damage in the Catholic dioceses of Venice and St. Petersburg in Florida following a direct hit Sept. 28 by Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful hurricanes the state has seen. However, organizations such as Catholic Charities USA said they have their response teams in place …

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Trump pushing back on special master’s request for him to declare in court whether DOJ inventory is accurate – CNN

CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump is pushing back against a plan from the special master overseeing the review of documents seized from Mar-a-Lago that would require Trump to declare in court whether the Justice Department’s inventory from the search is accurate. The requested declaration would force the former President to go on the record …

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Russia Plans to Annex Four Regions in Ukraine: Live War Updates – The New York Times

Russian men who have been drafted saying goodbye to relatives at a recruiting office in Moscow on Tuesday.Credit…Yuri Kochetkov/EPA, via Shutterstock KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government are responding with defiance and a touch of bravado to a stream of threats from Russia as it prepares to take the provocative step of …

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Tropical Storm Ian live updates: Tracking Ian as it lashes Florida – USA TODAY

Editor’s note: Is your power out? Click here for a lite version of this page with a quicker load time. The death toll was rising and thousands of Floridians desperately sought rescue as historically powerful Hurricane Ian hammered the state with heavy rain and strong winds, one of the strongest storms in U.S. history. The hurricane’s center …

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Spain says Nord Stream gas leaks likely a deliberate act — and points the finger at Russia – CNBC

BORNHOLM, DENMARK – SEPTEMBER 27: Danish Defense shows the gas leaking at Nord Stream 2 seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm, Denmark on September 27, 2022. Danish Defence/ | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Spanish Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said Thursday that the damage caused to the two subsea Nord Stream gas pipelines …

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White House digs in on Biden’s gaffe about dead congresswoman: The Note – ABC News

The TAKE with Rick Klein It wasn’t the story of the day or the week, and more pressing national matters surround it in every direction. But the scene in the White House press briefing room on Wednesday spoke to a particular political vulnerability of President Joe Biden and his party — one discussed only around …

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Russia set to annex Ukraine territory; West warns of new sanctions – Reuters

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex a swath of Ukraine within days, releasing what it called vote tallies showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join …

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Hurricane Ian slams southwest Florida with “catastrophic” storm surge – Axios

Hurricane Ian was flooding some areas of Florida’s west coast with storm surges that could reach up to 18 feet above ground level as it moved across the peninsula after making landfall Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said. Why it matters: Surge numbers that high — 12 to 18 ft — would be unprecedented …

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First on CNN: European security officials observed Russian Navy ships in vicinity of Nord Stream pipeline leaks – CNN

CNN  —  European security officials on Monday and Tuesday observed Russian Navy support ships in the vicinity of leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines likely caused by underwater explosions, according two Western intelligence officials and one other source familiar with the matter. It’s unclear whether the ships had anything to do with those explosions, these …

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Gov. Newsom signs bills to turn unused retail areas into housing – KCRA Sacramento

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed two bills his administration says will boost housing and create thousands of jobs in California. The governor signed AB 2011 and SB 6, which together will allow for more affordable housing to be built in underused commercial areas typically reserved for retail, office and parking. The bills would create …

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Police: Oakland high school shooting wounds 6 adults – KCRA Sacramento

At least six adults were wounded in a shooting at a school campus in Oakland on Wednesday, with at least some of the victims found inside the school, authorities said.The shooting took place around 12:45 p.m. at Rudsdale Newcomer High School, authorities said. The school serves recent immigrants ages 16-21 who have fled violence and …

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Pentagon will double HIMARS artillery for Ukraine – The Washington Post

Listen 3 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article The United States will more than double its commitment of long-range rocket artillery systems for Ukraine, the Pentagon said Wednesday, part of a long-term strategy by the United States and its partners to ramp up weapons production in response to Russia’s invasion. The $1.1 billion …

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‘Rules of the game have changed’: Key Florida campaigns keep running ads during hurricane – POLITICO

“I think campaigns should shift to helping what will be hundreds of thousands of Floridians that will need a lot of assistance,” said former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush when asked about the campaigning. Bush guided Florida during a two-year period when it was hit by eight hurricanes, including four ahead of the 2004 presidential …

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Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew Dead At 94

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Tag Cloud Tags: Africa, Bible, blasphemy, China, Christian, church, Cross, Dutch, EU, Euro, Europe, FACE, Faith, God, Gospel, Hamas, Hezbollah, India, Indonesia, interest, IRS, Islam, jail, Media, Middle East, Military, Netherlands, News, Pakistan, PLO, Poland, Pray, Religious Liberty, Scotland, taliban, train, War, WHO, Worthy News By Stefan J. Bos, Chief …

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US Vice President Takes Aim At China

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News TOKYO (Worthy News) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris was due to condemn China’s military actions near Taiwan on Wednesday while meeting American sailors in Japan, Worthy News monitored. Harris, who was in Japan for the state funeral of the country’s assassinated ex-premier Shinzo Abe, earlier …

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At least 6 people wounded in shooting at school in Oakland – AL.com

At least six people were wounded in a shooting at a school in Oakland on Wednesday, officials said. The scene of the shooting was “no longer active,” according to Alameda County Sheriff spokesperson Lt. Ray Kelly. Paramedics had transported six patients to hospitals, all with gunshot wounds, according to Oakland Fire Department spokesperson Michael Hunt. …

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Newsom’s signing of farmworker bill shows clout of Latinos – Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO —  Turns out “Sí, se puede” isn’t just a rallying cry. It’s a threat. Gov. Gavin Newsom just learned that the hard way. On Wednesday afternoon, after a morning of glory in which Newsom signed a number of important laws to break the logjam on affordable housing in California, word started leaking out that he …

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Hurricane Ian makes landfall in southwest Florida as Category 4 storm with 150-mph winds – CNN

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN  —  Hurricane Ian made landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida near Cayo Costa around 3:05 p.m. ET Wednesday with winds near 150 mph, making it a strong …

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Biden approves $1.1 billion more in military aid to Ukraine; Russia denies Nord Stream sabotage allegations – CNBC

33 Min Ago Four vessels to leave Ukraine carrying more than 110,000 metric tons of agricultural products An aerial view shows the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo vessel Razoni sailing en route to Tripoli, Lebanon, along the Bosphorus Strait on August 3, 2022, after being officially inspected. Ozan Kose | Afp | Getty Images The organization overseeing …

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Why don’t Catholics receive the precious blood from separate cups at Communion?

When the Spanish flu was sweeping across the globe in 1918, many churches adopted a new practice for the distribution of Communion. Instead of having communicants drink from the same chalice, a number of churches (beginning with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) began to present a great number of small cups—almost like …

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‘We are increasingly alarmed by the signs of the times’: Catholic leaders urge lawmakers to protect voting rights

A group of Catholic leaders have signed a document condemning “threats of political violence and dehumanizing rhetoric toward elected officials” and urging lawmakers to refrain from passing laws that, they say, are “specifically designed to make voting more difficult.” “As Catholic social justice leaders, sisters, clergy, theologians and Catholic university presidents, we are compelled to …

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Highland Park Fourth of July massacre: First lawsuits filed, call attack ‘predictable and preventable’ – Chicago Sun-Times

Families of three people killed in the Highland Park Fourth of July parade massacre and dozens who were wounded filed suit Wednesday in Lake County against gunmaker Smith & Wesson, two gun stores, the man who’s been charged in the shootings and his father, accusing them in part of violating Illinois consumer laws in the …

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California allows affordable housing on some commercial properties – Los Angeles Times

In a historic deal between affordable housing groups and labor unions, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two major bills on Wednesday to convert underutilized and vacant commercial buildings into housing. Senate Bill 6 and Assembly Bill 2011 incentivize housing projects in commercial corridors otherwise zoned for large retail and office buildings as a way to help …

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Hurricane hunters say Ian flight was ‘worst’ of their careers: ‘dropped 1,200 feet instantaneously’ – FOX 13 Tampa

Watch: Pilot says Hurricane Ian mission was ‘worst flight ever’ “It was the worst thing you could want to happen as a pilot,” commander Kendall Dunn said. Pilots who flew through Hurricane Ian as it neared a catastrophic landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast say it’s the worst flight they’ve ever experienced. FOX News reporter Madison …

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‘Putin Is a Fool’: Intercepted Calls Reveal Russian Army in Disarray – The New York Times

This story contains audio Muted Russian soldiers made thousands of calls from the battlefield in Ukraine to relatives at home. Here are their conversations. (Note: They contain explicit language.) 00:24 Ivan Hello? Hi, Mommy. Yevgeniy We are positioned in Bucha town. Sergey Our offense has stalled. We’re losing this war. Andrey Half of our regiment …

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Hurricane Ian Nears Category 5 Strength as It Pounds Florida: Live News – The New York Times

Florida airports were reporting flight delays, cancellations and even closures ahead of the hurricane force winds expected along much of the state beginning Wednesday morning. Airports in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando had announced the grounding of all their flights as precautionary measures, while others were reporting delays in parts of the state outside the …

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Pope Francis: True prayer isn’t reciting like a parrot. It’s holy spontaneity.

Below is the text of Pope Francis’ weekly Wednesday audience, delivered on Sept. 28, 2022. To receive these remarks and more in your inbox every week, sign up for America’s daily newsletter. Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! We resume our catecheses on the theme of discernment—because the theme of discernment is very important in …

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Russia poised to annex occupied Ukraine after sham vote – The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia was poised Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held a Kremlin-orchestrated “referendum” — denounced by Kyiv and the West as illegal and rigged — on living under Moscow’s rule. Armed troops had gone door-to-door with election officials to collect ballots in five days of voting. The …

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Europe blames sabotage for Russian pipeline explosions – NBC News

Sabotage was behind underwater explosions that sent gas spewing from two major pipelines connecting Europe and Russia, Western leaders concurred Wednesday. The question now is whether the mystery might signal Moscow’s intent to intensify its energy clash with the continent as it escalates its military efforts in Ukraine. The European Union’s top diplomat said the …

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New book: Trump nearly fired Jared and Ivanka via tweet – CNN

Washington CNN  —  Then-President Donald Trump nearly fired his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner from the White House via tweet, according to a new book from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Trump raised the prospect of firing Ivanka Trump and Kushner, who were both senior White House aides, during meetings with then-chief …

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Donald Trump nearly fired Ivanka and Jared via tweet – The Independent

Former President Donald Trump, known for having a flare for the dramatics when it came to dismissing employees in his administration, reportedly came close to firing his own kin via Twitter. According to an early copy of New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s new book obtained by CNN, the then-president was seconds away from firing …

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Pope Francis will be the first pope to visit Bahrain

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis intends to visit the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain Nov. 3-6. The trip would make him the first pope to visit the archipelago nation in the Persian Gulf. “Accepting the invitation of the civil and ecclesial authorities, Pope Francis will make the announced apostolic journey,” visiting the …

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Famed ski climber Hilaree Nelson’s body found after fall from world’s eighth-highest mountain – USA TODAY

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The body of a famed U.S. extreme skier who vanished this week after falling from the world’s eighth-highest mountain was recovered Wednesday and taken to Nepal’s capital. Hilaree Nelson, 49, was skiing down from the 26,775-foot summit of Mount Manaslu with her partner, Jim Morrison, on Monday when she fell. Her body was flown …

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Hurricane Ian strengthens into a Category 4 storm on its way to Florida as residents warned to get out now – CNN

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN  —  Hurricane Ian – now an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm – has begun lashing Florida with ruinous winds and rain as it advances on the state’s west …

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U.S. ski-climber Hilaree Nelson found dead after fall on Himalayan peak – The Washington Post

Listen 4 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Nepalese rescuers discovered the body of a well-known American ski-climber on Wednesday, two days after she went missing while skiing down the world’s eighth-highest peak in Nepal. Hilaree Nelson, 49, was making her way down from the 26,781-foot summit of Mount Manaslu with her partner, …

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Why Manchin backed off on his top priority – POLITICO

But Manchin’s final major priority after a stretch in which everything broke his way needed the support of Republicans. And there were simply too many problems for him to solve in too short a time after releasing his legislation just last week. His home-state GOP colleague Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has her own permitting bill, …

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Cuba suffers total electrical outage after Hurricane Ian – The Washington Post

Listen 3 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Government crews in Cuba were working to restore electricity Tuesday night after Hurricane Ian knocked out power to the entire island, authorities said. At least two people died in the cyclone, which crossed western Cuba as a Category 3 hurricane Tuesday en route to Florida, …

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Mystery leaks hit Russian undersea gas pipelines to Europe – CNN

European countries on Tuesday raced to investigate unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea near Sweden and Denmark, infrastructure at the heart of an energy crisis since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Several European officials said sabotage appeared to be the likely cause, while Russia — which built the network — …

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McConnell, Schumer back bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results – The Washington Post

Listen 7 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have endorsed a bipartisan electoral count reform bill in the Senate, all but cementing its passage and giving the legislation a boost as Congress seeks to prevent future efforts to subvert presidential election …

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South Carolina: Anglican and Episcopal diocese reach settlement after years-long litigation

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent (Worthy News) – South Carolina’s Anglican Diocese and Episcopal Diocese announced Monday they have finally settled nearly ten years of litigation over parish building rights and can now invest their resources in Gospel ministry rather than legal action, the Christian Post reports. The legal battles over which diocese owns …

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Cuba entirely without power after Hurricane Ian – Reuters Canada

HAVANA, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Cuba’s electrical grid collapsed late on Tuesday, leaving the entire country without power shortly after the passage of Hurricane Ian, which ravaged the western end of the island with violent winds and flooding. Lázaro Guerra, Technical Director of the Electric Union of Cuba, said a failure in the national electric …

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Biden speaks with DeSantis about Hurricane Ian – The Hill

President Biden spoke with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday evening, shortly after the governor said during a press conference that Biden had not yet called to discuss Hurricane Ian. “President Biden spoke this evening with Governor DeSantis of Florida to discuss the steps the Federal government is taking to help Florida prepare for …

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Trump warns of possible World War III over Ukraine, Taiwan – New York Post

Former President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that World War III could erupt over Ukraine or Taiwan — and said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat of unleashing nuclear weapons made this “a very bad and very dangerous time.” During an appearance on 77 WABC radio, Trump was asked by host John Catsimatidis what things “keep you …

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Manchin permitting reform cut from spending bill – The Hill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesdasy asked Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to remove permitting reform language from a stopgap government funding bill, bowing to the reality that there was too much opposition to the measure. Republicans in the Senate along with Democrats in the House had voiced opposition to the language, and Senate …

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An encounter with God will ruin your life—in the best possible way

A Reflection for Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? (Jb 9:4) “How was your trip?!” When I returned from my first Christmas break service immersion trip in college, friends asked me this question in the exact same tone …

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God’s grump: The irascible Evelyn Waugh

We have a running joke in the offices of America that there are certain figures whose every utterance or act requires coverage in the magazine. Whether it’s Bruce Springsteen, Dorothy Day, Flannery O’Connor or Thomas Merton, we can’t go more than a fortnight without mentioning at least one of them. Our poetry editor, Joseph Hoover, …

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Bolsonaro will accept Brazil’s election results only if he wins. The Catholic Church has to defend democracy.

On Sept. 7, Brazil celebrated 200 years of independence from Portugal. Instead of holding the bicentennial events in Brasília, the nation’s capital, President Jair Bolsonaro transformed a patriotic military parade into a campaign rally, summoning more than 100,000 supporters and members of the government to Rio de Janeiro, his political base. It was an unseemly …

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FBI arrest of Pennsylvania pro-life leader called ‘horrendous stunt’

PHILADELPHIA (CNS)—The head of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia said the FBI’s arrest of a prominent Catholic pro-life activist known for his sidewalk counseling outside a Philadelphia abortion facility is “a horrendous stunt to intimidate pro-lifers.” Mark Houck, 48, was arrested at his home in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the morning of Sept. 23 …

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House Jan. 6 Panel Postpones Hearing, Citing Hurricane Ian – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has postponed its hearing planned for Wednesday at 1 p.m., citing Hurricane Ian’s advancement on Florida. The district of Representative Stephanie Murphy, Democrat of Florida and a member of the committee, is in the path of the hurricane. The committee’s leadership did …

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House January 6 committee postpones public hearing, citing Hurricane Ian – The Guardian US

The House January 6 select committee announced that it would postpone what was expected to be its final investigative hearing scheduled for Wednesday over concerns about a hurricane and as it considers how best to present a number of unresolved questions surrounding the US Capitol attack. “In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts …

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Ian, now a major Category 3 hurricane, is growing stronger in the Gulf of Mexico – NBC News

Hurricane Ian became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and will continue to strengthen as it approaches Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Ian made landfall early Tuesday in western Cuba, U.S. officials said. Landfall was just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar del Río province around 4:30 a.m. …

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Rape and incest are deeply tragic. They do not justify killing a child.

As protestors were marching in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices and a would-be assassin turned himself in from Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s backyard, it seemed impossible that the public debate over abortion could become more acrimonious. Then, in early July, as President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed an executive order protecting and promoting …

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Submarine Spy Couple Enters Guilty Plea, Again – The New York Times

The Maryland couple who tried to sell sensitive submarine nuclear propulsion secrets to a foreign country again pleaded guilty on Tuesday, accepting the prospect of longer prison sentences after a federal judge threw out their original deal as too lenient. Under the new deal with prosecutors, Jonathan Toebbe, 43, a former Navy nuclear engineer, could …

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Newest addition to Trump’s legal team sidelined in Mar-a-Lago search case – CNN

CNN  —  The newest addition to former President Donald Trump’s legal team, Chris Kise, has been sidelined from the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation less than a month after he was brought on to represent Trump in the matter, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN. Kise is expected to remain on Trump’s legal team but …

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First on CNN: Pennsylvania Democrat raises $25M this summer ahead of crucial governor’s race – CNN

CNN  —  Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, will report on Tuesday that his campaign raised over $25 million from June to September, according to a campaign finance report provided to CNN, a sizable haul that dwarfs what Republican candidate Doug Mastriano raised over the same time. The race between Shapiro and Mastriano is one …

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‘Unprecedented’ leaks in Russian gas pipelines spark concerns of sabotage – CNN

ROME, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 6: Fratelli d’Italia political party leader Giorgia Meloni attends the television talk-show “Porta a Porta” broadcast on the Rai Uno channel, on September 6, 2022 in Rome, Italy. Italians head to the polls for general elections on September 25, 2022. (Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

Ignatian Volunteer Corps honors Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (CNS)—For the past two and one-half years as he helped lead the nation’s efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become became a familiar face to Americans. He’s usually speaking at White House press briefings or in TV appearances to urge people to take safety measures like wearing face …

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‘The Song of Bernadette’ is headed to Broadway

Mention “The Song of Bernadette” to Catholics of a certain age, and there is a good chance you will see a sparkle of recognition in their eyes or hear a reverential sigh. That is probably because the 1943 film starring Jennifer Jones was a beloved rendition of Bernadette Soubirous’s journey from a poor French girl …

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Nord Stream pipelines hit by suspicious leaks in possible sabotage; Russia says it has ‘a right’ to use nuclear weapons – CNBC

U.N. calls for immediate release of those detained in Russia protesting Putin’s mobilization order Russian policemen detain a demonstrator protesting against mobilization in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. AP Photo The U.N. called on the Kremlin to release people who have been detained in Russia for protesting President Vladimir Putin’s mobilization order. “As …

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Ian strengthens into major Category 3 hurricane as it makes landfall in Cuba – NBC News

Hurricane Ian strengthened into a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday as it made landfall in western Cuba, U.S. officials said. Landfall was just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar del Río province around 4:30 a.m. ET, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in an …

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UCLA is buying a new campus to boost admissions – Los Angeles Times

In a milestone move to expand enrollment at the nation’s most popular university by creating a satellite campus, UCLA announced Tuesday that it is buying two expansive properties owned by Marymount California University, a small Catholic institution in Rancho Palos Verdes that shuttered its doors last month. UCLA’s $80-million purchase of Marymount’s 24.5-acre campus and …

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A portrait of Evelyn Waugh, Christian wayfarer

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in America on April 10, 1993, titled “Portrait of the Artist as a Christian Wayfarer.” For some years after coming to the United States in 1940, Vladimir Nabokov taught Russian literature at Cornell. About his lectures he once said: “In all my courses I approach literature from the only …

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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes’ path: From Yale to jail – The Associated Press – en Español

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona Supreme Court, in part thanks to his unusual life …

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Ian strengthens into major Category 3 hurricane as storm makes landfall in Cuba – NBC News

Hurricane Ian strengthened into a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday morning as it made landfall in western Cuba, U.S. officials said. Landfall was just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar Del Río province at around 4:30 a.m. ET, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, the National Hurricane Center said …

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DOJ declares seized Mar-a-Lago materials list full and accurate despite Trump’s claims of planted evidence – CNN

CNN  —  The Justice Department submitted, as part of the special master review of the Mar-a-Lago search, a slightly revised inventory of the materials seized in the search, along with an FBI affidavit indicating that the new inventory fully reflects what was taken. The special master, Judge Raymond Dearie, had requested that the Justice Department …

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Mystery leaks hit Russian undersea gas lines, raising European suspicions – Reuters

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Summary Companies Neither Nord Stream pipelines were pumping gas at time Both pipelines still contained gas under pressure Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) …

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Final Jan. 6 hearing: Here’s what to expect when select committee gathers – Axios

The Jan. 6 select committee is convening Wednesday for what is likely its last public hearing before releasing a final report on its findings and recommendations. Why it matters: This week’s hearing will bookend the investigation into the Capitol riot that has spanned more than a year and has included more than 130,000 documents and …

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Lawmakers Propose Measure to Avert Government Shutdown – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Top lawmakers proposed a stopgap funding package on Monday night that would avert a government shutdown at the end of the week and set aside a major new round of emergency aid to Ukraine to defend itself against Russia. With funding set to run out when a new fiscal year begins on Saturday, …

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Hurricane Ian’s latest path: Hurricane warning issued for Tampa Bay area – ABC News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency for the state of Florida. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra made the declaration Monday to address the possible health impacts for Florida residents once Hurricane Ian nears the state. “We will do all we can to assist Florida officials with responding to …

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NASA’s DART spacecraft hits target asteroid in first planetary defense test – Reuters

Sept 26 (Reuters) – NASA’s DART spacecraft successfully slammed into a distant asteroid at hypersonic speed on Monday in the world’s first test of a planetary defense system, designed to prevent a potential doomsday meteorite collision with Earth. Humanity’s first attempt to alter the motion of an asteroid or any celestial body played out in …

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The church linked to Abe’s killing, Japan’s political troubles – Al Jazeera English

Shinzo Abe was not his assassin’s preferred target. Investigators say Tetsuya Yamagami, who fatally shot Japan’s longest-serving prime minister on July 8, had initially wanted to kill the leader of the Unification Church — a South-Korean religious sect that the 41-year-old blames for his family’s financial ruin. But the COVID-19 pandemic got in the way. …

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The church linked to Abe’s killing, Japan’s political turmoil – Al Jazeera English

Shinzo Abe was not his assassin’s preferred target. Investigators say Tetsuya Yamagami, who fatally shot Japan’s longest-serving prime minister on July 8, had initially wanted to kill the leader of the Unification Church — a South-Korean religious sect that the 41-year-old blames for his family’s financial ruin. But the COVID-19 pandemic got in the way. …

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Riggleman book calls Meadows texts the “crown jewels” of the Jan. 6 investigation – Axios

Between Nov. 3, 2020, and President Biden’s inauguration, Mark Meadows’ cellphone became a key channel for dozens of elected officials as well private citizens to convey outlandish conspiracy theories and last-ditch ideas to overturn the election, according to a new book by an ex-adviser to the Jan. 6 committee. The big picture: “The Breach” by …

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Putin grants citizenship to Edward Snowden, who exposed U.S. surveillance – The Washington Post

Listen 4 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article Russian President Vladimir Putin granted citizenship on Monday to Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about top-secret U.S. surveillance programs and is still wanted by Washington on espionage charges. The decree signed by Putin covered 72 foreigners, but Snowden was …

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