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Dallas turning convention center into mega-shelter for Harvey evacuees

Dallas turning convention center into mega-shelter for Harvey evacuees

Before the lunch hour there had been only one family, from the Houston suburb of Pasadena, who sought shelter at the center. More supplies are on the way, but they can not get into Houston due to flooded roads. It also didn't take long to fill the recreation center with donated goods. Smith said the shelters were prepared to take on more evacuees as authorities rescued people from the rising floodwaters.


Judge swats down Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against The New York Times

Judge swats down Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against The New York Times

Rakoff continued. "Nowhere is political journalism so free, so robust, or perhaps so rowdy as in the United States", he wrote . "Responsible journals will promptly correct their errors; others will not", Judge Rakoff continued. A New York Times spokesman said the newspaper is "delighted" with the outcome. Palin argued that the defendant had a motive to defame her. The Times corrected the editorial over the next two days and also apologized, but Palin saw an opportunity and took it.


Pliskova wins at soggy US Open as Nadal, Federer wait

Pliskova wins at soggy US Open as Nadal, Federer wait

Nadal picked up a grand slam victory in the French Open this year, which was his first title in three years. In the women's draw, there's one doozy to start the tournament: Simona Halep, seeded second , against the unseeded Maria Sharapova , who received a wildcard as she returns from a 15-month drug suspension.


Can not bring Afghan war into Pakistan, Pak army chief says

Can not bring Afghan war into Pakistan, Pak army chief says

While rolling out the new Afghan Policy, Trump had said, "People in Pakistan have suffered from terror, but at same time Pakistan has been safe haven for terrorists". Meanwhile, in another sign of China's unflinching support to Pakistan, the Chinese envoy lauded Pakistan's contribution and sacrifices in the fight against terrorism .


Red Cross in Nashville training volunteers for hurricane relief

Red Cross in Nashville training volunteers for hurricane relief

For Alabama and neighboring states, the end of the week could bring thunderstorms from the remains of Hurricane Harvey . The Red Cross Disaster Assistance Response Team from NY could be deployed in Texas for up to three weeks, helping in bulk distribution and damage assessment.


Tillerson moves to close State cyber office

Tillerson moves to close State cyber office

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's attempts to reduce the number of special envoys has broad support within the Department. "I believe that the Department will be able to better execute its mission by integrating certain envoys and special representative offices within the regional and functional bureaus", Tillerson wrote in his letter to Corker, adding "and eliminating those that have accomplished or outlived their original objective", CNN reported.