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California sues Trump over border wall

by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/20/17, 12:47 pm

California filed suit against the Trump administration on Wednesday to block it from building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told reporters he filed the suit in federal court in San Diego and argued that construction of a border wall is unconstitutional and intrudes on California’s state authority. “They’re violating the 10th Amendment and infringing on a lot of state laws, not just federal laws, that affect our state,” Becerra said.

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Death toll reaches 90 in Mexico following earthquake

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/11/17, 09:24 am

At least 90 people have died from the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico’s southern region late Thursday night. Oaxaca state Gov. Alejandro Murat said 71 people died in his state, while government officials in Chiapas and Tabasco reported that 19 people have died in those states. In the Oaxacan city of Juchitan, about a third of the homes are uninhabitable and many residents have slept in the streets because of the fear of aftershocks. Local officials counted nearly 800 aftershocks, while the U.S.

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Caribbean braces for second major storm in a week

by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/09/17, 10:46 am

The Caribbean is bracing for another devastating storm, just days after Irma smashed into the low-lying islands. Jose, a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to make landfall today with towering waves and a deluge of rain. The French overseas territories of St. Martin and St. Barts suffered an estimated $1.44 billion in damage from Irma, which smashed buildings and tossed boats around like toys. The islands’ electrical and water systems suffered major damage. The former Dutch colony of St.

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