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'Start Here': Hurricane Florence preparations, Donald Trump Jr. opens up and Dallas police shooting. What you need to know to start your day. - Dotemirates
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'Start Here': Hurricane Florence preparations, Donald Trump Jr. opens up and Dallas police shooting. What you need to know to start your day.

It's Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. As the morning kicks off, take a moment to get read-in on the news you need to start your day: First up -- These are the featured stories on today's episode of ABC News' daily news podcast, 'Start Here': 1. Carolinas and Virginia brace for Hurricane Florence Hurricane Florence is barreling toward the East Coast and mandatory evacuations have been ordered for more than 1.5 million people in its path. Some forecasters believe the Category 4 hurricane could look a lot like last year's Hurricane Harvey, which was held in place by a high-pressure system,...


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'Rake America Great Again': Finns troll President Trump over forest raking comment

The rakes are out for President Donald Trump. Twitter erupted this weekend with mockery of the president after he claimed, during a visit to a scorched California town, that the leader of Finland had told him the Northern European country prevented wildfires in part by raking their forests. "You gotta take care of the floors," Trump said Saturday while touring Paradise, California, a town devastated by the Camp Fire, the most destructive in the state's history. "You look at other countries where they do it differently, and it’s a whole different story. I was with the president of Finland, and...
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Dubai court clears Christian Michel’s extradition in AgustaWestland chopper case

Dubai: A Dubai court on Monday ordered the extradition of British national and alleged middleman Christian Michel, who is wanted by Indian investigative agencies in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal case, according to a media report. Michel, 54, is currently behind bars in Dubai since he was arrested and sent into custody pending the legal and judicial procedure in the UAE. The Court of Cassation upheld on Monday a lower court order which ruled that Michel could be extradited, dismissing appeals filed by his defence lawyers, the Khaleej Times reported. Judge Abdelaziz Al Zarouni, who headed a...
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Officer among multiple victims injured in shooting near Chicago hospital, police say

Multiple people, including a police officer, have been injured in a shooting near a Chicago hospital, according to police. Law enforcement swarmed the scene near Mercy Hospital and Medical Center after shots were fired near 26th Street and Michigan Avenue, Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, wrote on Twitter. "At least one possible offender is shot," Guglielmi said on Twitter. Police Activity: Reports of shots fired in the vicinity of 26th and Michigan near Mercy Hospital. Avoid area. Heavy police response incoming pic.twitter.com/zBG5d5snLE— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) November 19, 2018 Reports of multiple victims from incident at...

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Maldives-China deal 'one-sided', says ex-president Nasheed

The new Maldives government is considering pulling out of a free trade agreement with China, a top leader from the islands' governing alliance says. "The free trade agreement is very one-sided... the numbers don't match," ex-president Mohamed Nasheed told the BBC.The Maldives' parliament would not approve the law required for the trade deal to come into force, he added.The comments come days after Mr Nasheed's ally Ibrahim Mohamed Solih became the Maldives' new president.Mr Nasheed - a senior advisor to President Solih - was barred from contesting the September elections. There has been no immediate response from China to the...
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US, UK clash with Russia at OPCW over new investigative team

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TSB Bank names new CEO after IT meltdown

LONDON: Britain’s TSB Bank, a subsidiary of Spain’s Sabadell, has hired Debbie Crosbie as chief executive to lead the bank’s efforts to recover from an IT meltdown set to cost more than 320 million euros.Crosbie replaces Paul Pester, who resigned in September after months of pressure over the botched IT system switch that locked nearly two million customers out of online banking services and led to a surge in accounts hit by fraud.Crosbie joins from banking group CYBG PLC, where she has worked for more than 20 years, most recently as chief operating officer.She will become the only female CEO...