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Uncertain future for the EPA Houston lab assisting with Hurricane Harvey response

John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It’s been nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey slammed into south Texas, and serious environmental and public health concerns remain for the region: Chemical plants have reported leaks and damage, toxic Superfund sites — areas with hazardous substances and pollutants that the EPA determines require cleanup — and city and state officials have warned …

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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore tweets affirmation of his ‘reds, yellows’ remarks

iStock/Thinkstock(GALLENT, Ala.) — Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore tweeted Monday evening an apparent affirmation of remarks he made Sunday during a campaign speech, in which he seemed to characterize Native Americans and Asians as “reds” and “yellows.” In his speech, Moore referenced the U.S. Civil War while lamenting the current divisions within the country. “We were torn apart in the …

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What are Trump’s option for the Iran nuclear deal?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — President Trump faces a series of pivotal challenges at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, but among the most fraught foreign policy questions for the new president is what he will do with the Iran nuclear accord. Trump blasted the agreement in his address to the international body Tuesday, calling it “an …

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Read President Trump’s full remarks to the United Nations General Assembly

ABC News(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s full speech to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, 2017, as delivered. Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates: Welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address …

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Reactions to Trump’s UN speech split along party lines

ABC News(NEW YORK) — President Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea” at the United Nations Tuesday divided Republicans and Democrats, and the president’s critics warned that his speech could escalate tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice …

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Inside Graham-Cassidy, the last minute push by Senate Republicans to resuscitate Obamacare repeal

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Congressional Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare appeared to come to a standstill in July, after Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona., cast a “no” vote on the Senate floor, rejecting a bill backed by Senate Republican leadership. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan suggested that week they would turn their attention to …

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N. Korean ambassador skips Trump’s UN speech

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The North Korean ambassador to the United Nations walked out of the General Assembly hall before President Donald Trump addressed the group Tuesday morning. Trump’s criticized North Korea and the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, in his speech. Ambassador Ja Song Nam was photographed at the General Assembly this morning, but he was seen leaving before …

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Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer and confidant, to appear before Senate investigators

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and longtime confidant, will appear Tuesday before Senate investigators in the ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, where he will face questions about a once-confidential proposal to build Trump Tower Moscow. Trump has repeatedly said that his company has “nothing to do with Russia,” but Cohen’s correspondence …

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Trump bashes N. Korea at UN: ‘Rocket man is on a suicide mission’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump slammed “rocket man” Kim Jong Un during his first speech to the United Nations Tuesday morning. At first, Trump did not directly name the North Korean leader, using his nickname for the “dear leader” instead. “Rocket man is on a suicide mission,” Trump said. “The United States has great strength and patience but if …

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Trump to call out ‘shared menace’ of Iran, North Korea in UNGA address

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump will use his landmark first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday to outline his “America First” ideology to a global audience — underscoring what he’ll argue is the importance of nations’ “sovereignty,” while also using the platform to call out a “shared menace” in the destabilizing activities of North Korea and Iran. A …

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