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Year One List: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed

(Worthy News) – With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States, according to the White House. And along the way,…

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The National Archives unseals thousands more JFK files

(Worthy News) – The National Archives has unsealed thousands-more pages from the Kennedy files. And while assassinations buffs weren’t likely to find any major revelations – no proof of a second gunman, a Cuban plot, or evidence the killer could have been stopped – they’ll have plenty to chew on. The Dallas Morning News reports…

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Mystery Attacks Caused Brain Damage in US Embassy Workers in Cuba

(Worthy News) – The U.S. embassy workers in Cuba who were initially thought to have been attacked by a “sonic weapon” have sustained damage to the white matter in their brains, scans reveal. And officials are increasingly skeptical that a sonic weapon was the cause, the Associated Press reported. The first symptoms of a possible…

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In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

(Worthy News) – Javier Gonzalez has joined a human tide of more than 130,000 U.S. citizens arriving in Florida since Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico, grateful for a place to start over but resenting how their island has been treated since the disaster. More than a million Puerto Ricans — about 5 percent of Florida’s…

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Five ways the US thought about killing Fidel Castro

(Worthy News) – The National Archives on Thursday released thousands of pages of never-before-seen documents that describe several ways the U.S. considered killing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. “The plans involved a number of bizarre schemes and, in at least one instance, involved some contact with organized criminal elements. Among the means considered were poison, botulism…

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Recording Released of High-Pitched Noise Heard by Victims in Cuba Attack

(Worthy News) – A recording of the high-pitched noise heard by some U.S. Embassy workers during a series of deliberate attacks in Havana, Cuba, has been released. The recording was obtained by the Associated Press and has led investigators to initially suspect that a sonic weapon was used to conduct ongoing attacks, starting last year.…

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Cuban Activist Has Charges Against Him Dropped

(Worthy News) – A Cuban religious freedom activist was informed on 2 October that criminal charges against him have been dropped by Cuban state security. Fếlix Yuniel Llerena López, a religious freedom activist, was informed on 2 October that criminal charges against him have been dropped by Cuban state security, and that he is allowed…

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Havana attacks hit US spy network in Cuba

(Worthy News) – Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn’t until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger…

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Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads

(Worthy News) – Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as…

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