1. Hurricane Maria takes aim at Caribbean islands BBC
  2. Governments now suing those who seek public records AP
    > An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.
    > Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records.
    Kim Sordyl at home in Portland, Ore.  The school district filed a lawsuit against Sordyl, who is seeking records about employees on leave for alleged misconduct after the disclosure that one psychologist had been off for three years. AP/Don Ryan
    “If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed. And we all know that, and none of us want that.”

    Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to UN
    On CNN

  4. Pope admits Vatican has 2000-case backlog of sex abuse claims.
    Global News Canada
  5. 4 American women attacked with acid at French train station
    Washington Examiner
    … in Marseilles … All four of the tourists were in the 20s and have been hospitalized … two for injuries and two for shock.
  6. Facebook claims they still don’t know
    how much the Russians spent in election ad buy.
    CNN Money
    One week after it admitted it had sold $100,000 worth of ads to a Russian troll farm during the 2016 election, Facebook is still not sure whether pro-Kremlin groups may have made other ad buys intended to influence American politics.
    ” … if you try to buy Facebook advertising, you can pay in rubles if you want!  Maybe Facebook shouldn’t accept foreign currencies for American political advertising, since foreign spending on American elections is fucking illegal? There goes Wonkette again, having crazy ideas.
    >>> Tillerson says US could stay in Paris Climate deal
    — Reuters
    >>> (Trump) has decided to pull out b/c it was bad deal for American people & the environment.
    — H.R. McMaster on Fox News Sunday
    It’s time to retire Social Security numbers RealClear Politics
    — By Daniel Castro, vice president, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
    This is an image the President of the United States was sending out via Twitter on Sunday morning. (In addition to a clip of him smashing a golf shot that knocks Hillary Clinton down. )trump-toon

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