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A year after Hurricane Irma, private groups take the lead in rebuilding St. John

A unique private-public partnership is expediting recovery from Hurricane Irma on St. John and creating a template to be used in future disasters.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Detroit battles tax penalties that create city of renters

Pearlie Mack was a homeowner for years, until a series of difficult-to-prevent disasters. First, an electrical fire left her West Side Detroit home in ashes in 1998. Last summer, a bright orange foreclosure notice was tacked on the front door of the house she rented. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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Five reasons Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court is controversial

Brett Kavanaugh's record as a judge over 12 years has taken a back seat to other issues since President Donald Trump nominated him on July 9.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Can John McCain memorials be a healing moment?

In his final years, John McCain became an increasingly polarizing figure. Most telling, perhaps, were the bitterly negative comments about McCain on social media, amid the praise. “There’s a longing for a sense of coming together with purpose, and I think that’s what John McCain symbolized,” says Kirsten Fedewa, a Republican consultant who worked on presidential campaigns both for and ...

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Day One: Massive traffic jams and Iranians' obsession with white cars

Tehran is a city teeming with 12 million people and seemingly more cars. The volume is comparable to Bangkok, Istanbul, Los Angeles and other notoriously congested cities. Here, however, it's far more freewheeling, maniacal, almost like a video game.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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John McCain's final resting place at U.S. Naval Academy a reminder of his service to the country

John McCain was laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday, his body returning to the bucolic campus that launched his career of service.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Cheese danish shipping, warrantless GPS trackers, and a border doctrine challenge

Enlarge / The border crossing at Port Huron, Michigan, as seen in 2015. (credit: Ken Lund / Flickr) At the end of August, a federal judge in Riverside, California made a potentially landmark decision for border privacy advocates—finding that it is unconstitutional for federal agents to warrantlessly install GPS tracking devices onto a truck entering the United States from Canada. ...

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Midterms: Civil rights groups on high alert for cyberthreats as they register minorities

Civil rights groups are taking steps to protect against cyberthreats ahead of the midterms as they ramp up get-out-the-vote efforts aimed at minorities.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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