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Tropical Storm Barry shuts 70% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

July 13, 2019 - 2:22pm
Nearly 70% or 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Saturday
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Barry churns off Louisiana, New Orleans storm surge lower than feared

July 13, 2019 - 11:42am
Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week.
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Barry becomes hurricane as it bears down on Louisiana: NHC

July 13, 2019 - 11:28am
Storm Barry was upgraded to hurricane status on Saturday as it moved onto Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), and its center is expected to cross the coast during the next few hours, the National Hurricane Center said.
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Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

July 13, 2019 - 11:11am
Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012.
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Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

July 13, 2019 - 7:39am
Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing on another grievance following major unrest over an extradition bill.
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After scuffles, Hong Kong police warn protesters to refrain from violence, leave scene

July 13, 2019 - 7:39am
Hong Kong police appealed to protesters on Saturday to refrain from violence and leave the area after scuffles in the town of Sheung Shui, where thousands of demonstrators had converged earlier in the day to protest against mainland Chinese traders.
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Hong Kong protesters march near border to target traders from China

July 13, 2019 - 6:45am
Thousands of Hong Kong people marched on Saturday to protest against mainland Chinese traders in a town near the border, tapping into anger behind huge demonstrations against an extradition bill to highlight another problem they see as having been mismanaged.
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Democrats take aim as Trump abandons drug pricing plan

July 13, 2019 - 6:38am
Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administration's decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices, and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue.
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Death toll in hotel attack in Somalia's Kismayo jumps to 26: regional president

July 13, 2019 - 6:35am
Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012.
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Death toll in hotel attack in Somalia's Kismayu jumps to 26: regional president

July 13, 2019 - 4:47am
The death toll from the attack on a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu has risen to 26, with Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians among the dead, Jubbaland region's president said on Saturday.
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Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfires

July 13, 2019 - 2:30am
Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches.
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New Orleans residents huddle at home, and in bars, ahead of hurricane

July 13, 2019 - 12:31am
Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of severe flooding.
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Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfire

July 12, 2019 - 11:14pm
Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that has forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches.
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Trump administration freezing fuel efficiency penalties

July 12, 2019 - 10:44pm
The Trump administration said late on Friday it was issuing final rules to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency requirements.
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Pence views overcrowded, bad-smelling facility for detained migrants in Texas

July 12, 2019 - 9:30pm
Vice President Mike Pence viewed an overcrowded, foul-smelling facility in Texas on Friday where nearly 400 men are detained after being accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally.
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U.S. lawmakers will delay Mueller testimony by a week

July 12, 2019 - 8:49pm
Two U.S. House committees will delay former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's planned July 17 testimony for one week to allow lawmakers to question him for a longer period of time, the committees said on Friday.
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Lockheed Martin plans to expand Milwaukee plant workforce by 15%

July 12, 2019 - 7:54pm
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp said on Friday it plans to increase the workforce at its approximately 300-person Milwaukee facility by more than 15% this year.
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Gibraltar police release all crew members of detained Iranian tanker

July 12, 2019 - 7:38pm
Gibraltar police said on Friday that all four crew members of the Iranian Grace 1 tanker have been released on bail without charge after it was detained last week on suspicion of breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria.
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'Life-threatening' Tropical Storm Barry grinds toward Louisiana

July 12, 2019 - 7:23pm
City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.
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Hezbollah cut down its forces in Syria: Nasrallah

July 12, 2019 - 6:54pm
Iran-backed Hezbollah has reduced its forces in Syria as fighting died down though it still has fighters all over the country, its leader said on Friday.
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