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More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda has deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
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UK top court aims to rule next week on Parliament shutdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by one of the country’s former leaders of obstructing Parliament by shutting down the legislature for five weeks, as a landmark legal challenge to the suspension wrapped up Thursday at the U.K. Supreme Court.
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Administration blocks ‘urgent’ whistleblower disclosure

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

The director of national intelligence is refusing to turn over to Congress an urgent whistleblower complaint that reportedly concerns President Donald Trump making an unspecified promise to a foreign leader, says chairman of House intelligence committee
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China attacks Pelosi for meeting Hong Kong activists

China’s foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. congressional leader Nancy Pelosi of making irresponsible remarks about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, one day after she welcomed activists from the city to the U.S. Capitol.