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A WEEK AFTER MARIA, HOPE IS FADING FAST IN PUERTO RICO “We’re running out of potable water. Out of food. We’ve got a lot of people sick with diarrhea. There’s conjunctivitis sprouts all over and no medicines. No one from the government has come to see us. They’ve left us alone.” [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]
TOM PRICE REPORTEDLY SPENT ABOUT $1 MILLION OF FEDERAL MONEY ON NONCOMMERCIAL FLIGHTS While the HHS secretary said he would be reimbursing the government for those flights, he’s just paying for his seat ― so only $51,887.31. [HuffPost]
TWITTER IS IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF LAWMAKERS Over its “lackluster response” to Russian-linked accounts in the 2016 election. [HuffPost]
ICE ARRESTS NEARLY 500 IN CRACKDOWN ON SANCTUARY CITIES “In President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, ICE arrested nearly 40 percent more people than it had during the same period the previous year.” [HuffPost]
WHITE HOUSE LAUNCHING INTERNAL PROBE INTO PRIVATE EMAIL USE BY SENIOR AIDES Including Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. [Reuters]
STEVE SCALISE RETURNS TO CONGRESS AFTER JUNE SHOOTING “You have no idea how great this feels to be back here at work in the people’s house.” [HuffPost]
PITTSBURGH’S BACK Howard Fineman takes a look at the “fourth industrial revolution” revitalizing the city. [HuffPost]
THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THE NFL DEBATE WAS ‘PRETTY BLACK AND WHITE’ Phrasing .... just, phrasing. [HuffPost]
DOCTORS ARE SEEING A SURGE IN BABIES WITH SYPHILLIS-ASSOCIATED BIRTH DEFECTS “When you have congenital syphilis occurring, it means there has been a breakdown in the whole medical system.” [HuffPost]
THE HIDDEN COSTS OF EMOTIONAL LABOR “What I wanted was for him to ask friends on Facebook for a recommendation, call four or five more services, do the emotional labor I would have done if the job had fallen to me.” [Harper’s Bazaar]
KIM KARDASHIAN CONFIRMS SHE AND KANYE WEST ARE EXPECTING BABY NO. 3 Through a surrogate. [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
Who are Pittsburgh’s self-driving cars helping?
These students in Louisiana were told to stand for the national anthem.
Meghan McCain hit back at the report that Trump has been mocking her father.
Queen B has struck again: Beyonce dropped a remix that features her singing a bit of Spanish, and is donating all the proceeds to hurricane victims in the Caribbean.
Here’s where to get free coffee today to celebrate National Coffee Day.
A Packers player was hospitalized after this dirty hit.
How Jared Kushner pushed Trump into the Alabama loss.
Ikea just made it easier to find someone to put together your furniture by buying TaskRabbit.
Here’s a bunch of presidents hanging out.
Whole Foods says it’s suffered a data breach.
This newscaster’s water broke on live TV.
Celebrities are sharing mortifying puberty snaps for Puerto Rico.
Parents, you’re welcome: These are the most adorable Halloween costumes for siblings.
Of course “Will & Grace” had some thoughts on Trump in the first episode back after 11 years.
50 Cent says he turned down $500,000 from the president to help win over black voters.
“Don’t even think about talking to me until I’ve had my second La Croix.”
This consumer protections rule is under threat after the Equifax breach.
Prepare for a new Halloween favorite: A “Hocus Pocus” remake.
No one is mad about Moscow Mule gummies being a thing.
This local dentist’s TV ad is one for the ages.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.