Florida

House GOP pushing $81B disaster relief for hurricanes, fires

(Worthy News) – House Republicans plan to unveil an $81 billion disaster aid package to help hurricane-ravaged communities and states hit by wildfires, almost double the amount requested by President Donald Trump last month. The emergency aid would provide $26 billion for community development block grants, which would help Florida, Texas and the Caribbean rebuild…

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R.C. Sproul, Theologian and Founder of Ligonier Ministries, Has Died

(Worthy News) – Theologian and founder of Ligonier Ministries, R.C. Sproul, 78, passed away Wednesday afternoon. “The Sproul family has shared the sad news with us that our founder, Dr. R.C. Sproul, went home to be with the Lord this afternoon. Please pray for the Sprouls,” Ligonier Ministries announced on its Facebook page. A story…

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Putin’s plan to end Syrian war strengthens Russian influence in Middle East

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin briefed President Trump by phone Tuesday on Moscow’s plans for ending Syria’s 6-year-old civil war, a development that likely will keep U.S. foe Bashar Assad in power in Damascus and underscores Russia’s growing influence in the Middle East. The Kremlin said Mr. Putin stressed the need to keep…

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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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Big rebound in October jobs expected after hurricanes hit September hiring

(Worthy News) – Economists expect job growth of 310,000 in October, a rebound after the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma resulted in a 33,000 decline in September. The weak September employment report was the biggest shocker in U.S. economic data, after hurricanes ripped through Texas, Florida and other parts of the South in late…

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Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

(Worthy News) – Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call. I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that…

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House passes $36.5 billion disaster aid package

(Worthy News) – The House on Thursday passed a $36.5 billion disaster aid bill to help states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from a string of natural disasters. The bill was brought up under rules allowing for a quicker debate, but which also required a two-thirds majority vote. It passed 353-69, and…

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