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US A DEEP DIVIDE

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It is crystal clear the US President lacks the support of Congress. Now Congress has gone home and it is the responsibility of constituents to give their representatives a to do list, since they will not do anything without that clear mandate.

There continues a growing divide between US and many countries, including Brazil, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt...etc.

The people of The United States of America should consider whether the United Nations is still relevant to our future foreign policy.

WINTER STORM WARNING

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WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...HUDSON...SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER...BRONX...NEW YORK...
RICHMOND...KINGS...NORTHERN QUEENS...SOUTHERN QUEENS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES...ALONG
WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL MIX WITH AND POSSIBLY CHANGE TO SLEET AND

BACK IN THE USA

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He's back... He's lived with the Taliban demons, but they want him no more, he's back in US custody and may be charged to the core, are there poisons depraving his soul? Or is he back in control? An investigation continues and he's bound to pay his toll.

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been recovering at a military base in Germany following five years as a captive in Afghanistan is in Texas for medical treatment.

While inside Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Bergdahl continues treatment without a timeline for the process.

WATCH FOR BILLY COME LATELY?

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The legendary laggard NYC Mayor de Blasio continues to show up late, while he blames late-running meetings at Gracie Mansion.

Noticeably late to NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos's memorial, the embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio made it to the service only just before its conclusion. He's been late so many times, including a Flight 587 memorial service in nearby Belle Harbor last year that he missed a moment of silence for the victims.

Is there An App For That?

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There is no app for a regretful acknowledgment of an offense or serious failure in logic.... To expression of regret, one's regrets and a very poor or inadequate example of ESTUPIDO.

Under the banner of The Republican Grand Old Party, The Donald has managed to alienate many Americans as well as many people all over the world. A wise person apologizes and corrects their mistakes, but only intelligent folks do it.

RIP John Lennon

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On this very day 37 years ago, former Beatle, songwriter, and musician John Lennon, who was ambushed and assassinated outside his home at The Dakota Apartment in New York City, while he and Yoko were outside.

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was a British singer, songwriter, and well-known musician, who became an activist after he co-founded The Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music.

I was working for NBC News and covered the sad story John Lennon Dies: Dec. 9, 1980, Archives | TODAY https://youtu.be/L21zEKnw5G0

NY Senator Klein Interview Posponed

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Traffic happens to be a way of life in NYC, this is why we called NY Senator Jeff Klein's office while in route to his office to advise that we were on our way. We reached out to his press secretary in Albany with plenty of advance notice, well over a week ago and scheduled an hour long interview inside his Treemont avenue office. City Island Images was able to set up and later confirm our 3:30P interview this afternoon, but Klein was not there when we arrived on time and was still not there when we finally had to leave for our next appointment.

COLD WEATHER AHEAD

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CHANCES FOR RAIN INCREASE OVERNIGHT AS A COLD FRONT NEARS AND MOVES ACROSS THE NORTH EASTERN REGION.

Weather forecasters are warning NYC residents to prepare for an arctic blast which has already threatened 32 million Americans living in the Midwest and southern regions of the nation with ice and send temperatures sinking by as much as 50 degrees.

The worst of the ice storm should stretch from Texas through Arkansas and parts of Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky. Some places could get a half-inch or more of ice, enough to weigh down power lines and snap tree branches.

Flood Safety Awareness Week

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Every year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. More than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream.

DEAD ZONE

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US scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles, which is approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to August 2.

This area falls within the predicted range of 4,633 to 5,708 square miles forecast by a suite of NOAA-sponsored models and confirms the accuracy of the models and their utility for guiding management of nutrients in the Mississippi River watershed.