sexta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2017

WASHINGTON POST-Struggling to survive after Harvey

In Houston, police carried out the grim task of house-to-house searches. Far away in Kentucky's mountains, the remnants of Harvey still posed danger with possible flash floods.
Arkema, which operates the plant, told the government that layers of “mitigation measures” make it unlikely that a worst-case scenario would occur. This week, some of the preventative efforts failed.
The proposal would authorize $5.5 billion toward the depleted Disaster Relief Fund and another $450 million could go toward the Small Business Administration’s disaster program.
People seek shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (John Taggart for The Post)
People seek shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (John Taggart for The Post)
In shelters across Houston, the answer sat in little piles next to cots and air mattresses, in zip-top bags and garbage bags and still-damp leather purses.
After two days of rescuing flood victims, a small-town pastor and his colleagues found themselves in a devastated town on the Louisiana border, face to face with other ordinary men like them who also came to help.
President Trump appears to pine for the days when the Oval Office was a bustling hub of visitors and gossip. He fumes about the media and Congress. Some of his friends fear the short-tempered president is on a collision course with Chief of Staff John F. Kelly.
The administration says the programs were inefficient, but critics say the moves are part of an effort to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
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The funding of think tanks is just one way Silicon Valley is quietly expanding its influence in Washington. A Washington Post analysis shows just how broad tech companies’ interests have become in the nation’s capital.
Recent figures suggest that a scenario that has long confounded European politicians may be changing. But experts cautioned against any single explanation for the dip in incoming arrivals and fatalities.
To fund tax cuts, Republicans may tinker with the hugely popular retirement benefit. One proposal would be taxing the money workers place into their 401(k) savings plans up front instead of imposing the tax when they take the money out in retirement.
Coming soon to a city near you: To rent a bike in China, all you need is a phone app, and any of the millions of bicycles scattered on sidewalks everywhere can be yours. No bike stand. No drop-off point.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. abruptly resigned with a one-sentence letter and no explanation. He probably will join an outside group that supports President Trump’s agenda, said a person close to Clarke.

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