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United States to increase refugee intake in 2017

Last month, the Department of State announced that the USA had already accepted 10,000 Syrian refugees , reaching the imposed goal for the current fiscal year. Secretary of State John Kerry had previously suggested that the US target would climb to 100,000 in the coming year, but that the figure was a floor, not a ceiling.



Rosberg takes Singapore GP pole ahead of Ricciardo

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen qualified fifth but teammate Sebastian Vettel starts last after his auto had an anti-roll bar failure in the Q1 session. Raikkonen slotted into third on 1m43.540s, 0.25s off Hamilton , but two tenths clear of Ricciardo and Verstappen.


Pipeline shutdown in Alabama could send gas prices higher

Pipeline shutdown in Alabama could send gas prices higher

It's not that supplies are endangered but Colonial does expect supplies to be disrupted for a few more days while crews fix the line-break. Colonial Pipeline begins in Houston, Texas and ends in Linden, New Jersey, traversing 11 other states along the way.


Hermine kills 2, ruins beach weekends in northward march

Hermine kills 2, ruins beach weekends in northward march

Tropical Storm force winds, greater than 39 miles per hour, will spread northward on Sunday and last into Monday and possibly part of Tuesday. Officials said storm surges would be "accompanied by large and unsafe waves", and they warned of the possibility of "life-threatening inundation" from Virginia to CT.



Lawmakers Intensify Pressure on Wells Fargo

Ms. Tolstedt, former senior executive vice president of community banking, received more than $20 million in annual bonuses between 2010 and 2015, the period during which the alleged misconduct occurred. In a letter to Wells Fargo general counsel James M. Strother, Hensarling said that "the committee is very concerned by these serious allegations".


Trump Jr. Says 'Gas Chamber' Joke Was Not Anti-Semitic

Trump Jr. Says 'Gas Chamber' Joke Was Not Anti-Semitic

Trump Jr's poor taste comments come as both his father and rival Clinton face pressure to share more medical information after the Democratic candidate fell ill during a 9/11 ceremony in NY on Sunday morning. As with all things Trump, Trump Jr.'s comments are questionable enough to cause controversy but oblique enough that defenders claim they had nothing to do with the Holocaust.