Father of Lin-Manuel Miranda Slams Trump’s “Racist” Attack on Puerto Ricans After Hurricane Maria

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Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents still have nearly no electricity, and supplies of food, fuel and freshwater are dwindling. Trump is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, but attacked San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz in a series of tweets.

Report from Puerto Rico: Death Toll Higher Than Reported Amid Water Shortage & Health Crisis

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke and the Trump administration defend their response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, where many of the 3.5 million residents remain without electricity and are desperate for fresh water, food and other supplies.

French Activist: Emmanuel Macron is “Younger, Prettier” Face of Anti-Worker Reforms & a Police State

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Today’s show broadcasts from Paris, France. It has been less than five months since centrist political figure Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen to become France’s youngest president ever. While Macron won in a landslide, opinion polls show most French voters now oppose how he has governed.

Profits vs. Puerto Rican Lives: Trump Admin Blocks Aid from Reaching Devastated Island

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One week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Donald Trump says he will visit the island next Tuesday. Most of the 3.5 million U.S. citizens who live there remain without access to power, clean water, food and fuel. Facing withering criticism, Trump denied he has neglected the disaster.

Puerto Ricans Call for Aid Amid Catastrophe: “We’re American Citizens. We Can’t Be Left to Die”

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Six days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the territory remain without adequate food, water and fuel. But as the crisis became clear over the weekend, Trump failed to weigh in, instead lashing out at sports players who protested against racial injustice.

Take the Knee: Athletes Unite in Historic Protest Against Racism & Police Brutality, Defying Trump

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In the biggest display of athletic defiance in years, football teams across the nation protested President Donald Trump after he attacked the NFL, NBA and some of their most popular athletes for daring to draw attention to racism and police violence.

Amnesty International Reveals the Bomb That Killed 16 Civilians in Yemen Was Made in the U.S.A.

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A major new investigation by Amnesty International reveals a bomb that killed 16 civilians in Yemen’s capital last month was made in the U.S.A. Among the survivors was 5-year-old Buthaina, whose photograph went viral in the aftermath of the strike. She lost her entire family in the strike.

Environmental Disaster Looms in Puerto Rico, Lashed by Hurricane Maria & Left Without Power

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Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, bringing record rainfall and catastrophic flooding, destroying power lines and leaving the entire country in the dark. This comes as many homes on Puerto Rico were still dark two weeks after Hurricane Irma.

Hundreds Dead in Mexico After Earthquake Strikes on Anniversary of Devastating 1985 Quake

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In Mexico, a massive 7.1-magnitude quake struck 100 miles southeast of Mexico City Tuesday, collapsing dozens of buildings around the capital city and trapping schoolchildren, workers and residents beneath the rubble. At least 217 people are dead, and hundreds more are missing.

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on Why He’s Protesting Trump’s “Racist” Policies, Like Ending DACA

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Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration plans to rescind the DACA program—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. DACA gives nearly 800,000 young people the legal right to live and work in the United States.

Naomi Klein Warns Europe May Water Down Paris Accord to Win Support from Trump

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Donald Trump on Tuesday is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly. Climate change is expected to be high on the agenda at this year’s gathering. Another major storm—Hurricane Maria—is gaining strength in the Caribbean and following a similar path as Hurricane Irma.

Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths

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Authorities in Florida have obtained a search warrant to investigate the deaths of eight elderly residents at a nursing home in Hollywood in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The victims ranged in age from 71 to 99 years old.