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Trump’s troubles worsen: 6 legal landmines facing the ex-president

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 26, 2022

Donald Trump’s myriad of legal problems have intensified after a whirlwind week of lawsuits and court decisions that went against the embattled former president — including a civil suit filed by the New York attorney general that partly seeks to prohibit him or his adult children from ever running a company in their home state again.
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Death of Iranian woman ignites fury among fellow Kurds

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

The protests that have thrust Iran into turmoil since the death of a young woman in police custody have been striking for the way they have cut across ethnic and social class divides, but there is one group that has risen up with particular fury.

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Tropical Storm Ian to intensify, threaten Cuba, Florida

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

Tropical Storm Ian, which formed late Friday over the central Caribbean Sea, is expected to intensify rapidly Sunday, potentially becoming a very strong hurricane near western Cuba before threatening Florida as a major hurricane this week, forecasters said.
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3 wounded by gunfire, others trampled at Pennsylvania amusement park

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

An amusement park outside of Pittsburgh remained closed Sunday after three people were injured in a shooting and others suffered what Allegheny County police described as “trample injuries” in their scramble to escape the chaos during the Saturday night opening of Kennywood's Phantom Fall Fest.
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Ian shifts, could strike Florida as hurricane

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

Tropical Storm Ian grew overnight in the Caribbean, still with a path that could bring it to Florida next week as a hurricane, prompting Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency across the Sunshine State.
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Iran protests surge to dozens of cities

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

The largest anti-government protests in Iran since 2009 gathered strength Saturday, spreading to as many as 80 cities, even as authorities escalated a crackdown that has reportedly killed dozens of people and brought the arrests of prominent activists and journalists, according to rights groups and news media reports.
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EPA rules to factor racial equality

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency will establish a new national office of environmental justice, the Biden administration’s latest effort to rectify the disproportionate harm caused by pollution and climate change in communities of color and in low-income cities, towns and counties.
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NASA to ram spacecraft into distant asteroid

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

On Monday evening, a robotic NASA spacecraft is programmed to ram itself into a distant asteroid at 14,000 miles per hour in deep space to demonstrate the agency's future ability to defend Earth from hazardous space rocks.
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Arizona judge reinstates 19th-century abortion ban

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

An Arizona judge revived a ban on abortion that dates back to the mid-19th century, lifting a decades-old injunction that means the procedure is effectively illegal in the state at all times except when a pregnant person's life is at risk.

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