Trump Cuts Deal with Democrats
Avoiding a government shutdown, President Trump overruled congressional Republicans on Wednesday to reach a deal with Democrats. The three-month deal includes a plan on spending, raising the debt ceiling, and aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Read the story from The AP.
Facebook Sold Political Ads to Russian Accounts During U.S. Campaign
A Russian “troll farm” known for promoting pro-Kremlin positions spent about $100,000 on Facebook ads that amplified “divisive messages” on hot-button issues during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Read the story from The AP.
Hurricane Irma Risk Rises for Florida
The Category 5 storm caused massive damage and flooding across the Caribbean islands, and is being blamed for at least nine deaths. The National Hurricane Center says the hurricane is “extremely dangerous” as it heads toward Florida and southeastern coastal U.S. states. Read the story from NPR.