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Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack
Less than two weeks after someone chanted ?build a wall, build a wall? near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University?s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.
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Kimmel: Cassidy 'lied to my face' on health care; Cassidy: 'I'm sorry he does not understand'
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., says Jimmy Kimmel ?does not understand? the new health care legislation he and Sen. Lindsey Graham are co-sponsoring after the late-night host blasted their proposal and accused Cassidy of lying to his face.
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Obama: It's 'Frustrating' To Have To Convince Lawmakers Not To Inflict 'Real Human Suffering'
Former President Barack Obama said it?s ?frustrating to have to mobilize? so often to keep lawmakers from repealing the Affordable Care Act. Speaking at a Gates Foundation event on Wednesday, Obama addressed a health care bill Republicans are trying to hurry through Congress that could have major ramifications for millions of people. ?When I see people trying to undo that hard-earned progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions ... for whom coverage would, once again, be almost unobtainable, it is aggravating,? Obama said.
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Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004
By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.
Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise
Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim?s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: ?The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.