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'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

Updated at 2:20 a.m. ET Wednesday The National Hurricane Center says Maria is on track to reach the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico Wednesday morning. Forecasters say it will remain a Category 5 storm until landfall. According to the center's 2:00 a.m. ET advisory, the hurricane is about 85 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, packing maximum sustained winds of 165 miles per hour. Updated at 11:10 p.m. ET Hurricane Maria is about to hit St. Croix and then move on to Puerto Rico as a ...

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A narrow majority of Americans don't trust President Trump to handle the conflict with North Korea, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.

The findings come as the president and his diplomatic team prepare for the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, where North Korea's renegade nuclear program will be a major focus.

Race is again proving to be the sharpest dividing line of the Trump era.

This week, President Trump and conservatives went after ESPN, the cable sports network, for comments made by Jemele Hill, who hosts one of the flagship SportsCenter shows.

It all started on Monday when Hill, who is black, tweeted in reply to someone else: "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Hill's comment a "fireable offense."

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The Connecticut legislature approved a Republican-backed budget early Saturday, sending it to the desk of a governor who promises to veto it and prolonging the state's fiscal uncertainty.

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A Killingly High School football player returned to the field last week, one year after cancer took away what was supposed to be his senior season.

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Is extinction forever? A Yale researcher is asking that question as she works to revive a type of giant tortoise that used to be found in the Galapagos.

A judge has acquitted former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith in late 2011. The verdict over Smith's killing has been highly anticipated — and it prompted protests outside the courthouse.

Here's an overview of the case from St. Louis Public Radio:

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Connecticut lawmakers went home late Thursday night after failing to approve a two-year, $41 billion state budget. The bill would have created new taxes and fees but would not have included increases in the sales or income tax. 

The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School announced Wednesday that Chelsea Manning would be one of its visiting fellows, but less than two days later, the school's dean withdrew the invitation.

Manning, a 29-year-old transgender woman, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted of leaking classified information.

Updated at 9:50 p.m. ET Thursday

Japanese and South Korean officials have confirmed another missile test by North Korea Friday morning local time. This is the 15th North Korean missile test this year and the first to come after Pyongyang tested its most powerful nuclear bomb yet.

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

British Prime Minister Theresa May called Friday's morning rush-hour attack on a London subway train that wounded at least 29 people a "cowardly" act and raised the country's threat level to critical.

London's Metropolitan Police are investigating the explosion on the train at the Parsons Green station in the capital, calling it an act of terrorism. The Islamic State's Amaq news agency said the militant group was responsible for the attack, but that claim could not be independently verified.

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Trump To U.N.: North Korea's 'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un On A Suicide Mission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTGMu8BrzS8 Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET President Trump delivered a stern warning to North Korea's leader at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump said, using the nickname he coined for Kim Jong Un and used previously on Twitter . The North Korean leader has defied international sanctions by developing nuclear weapons, along with ballistic missiles that could potentially deliver a...

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