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David Cruz Marrero watches the waves at Punta Santiago pier hours before the imminent impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that threatens to hit the eastern region of the island with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, September 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake death toll rises above 200; Experts say Trump's bellicose rhetoric unlikely to sway Kim Jong Un; Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica
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Assignment asking students to role play as KKK sparks angerA South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave
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A currency trader stands near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Asian stock markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of the result of its meeting. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
The Latest: Markets subdued ahead of Fed policy decisionFinancial markets are largely subdued ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of its monetary policy meeting
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Louisiana State Police superintendent Kevin Reeves speaks at a news conference in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after Kenneth James Gleason was charged with two counts of first degree murder and other charges, for three shootings in the Baton Rouge area throughout the past week that resulted in the death of two men. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
White man faces charges in shooting deaths of 2 black menA 23-year-old white man was arrested and accused of killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated
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3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday3 things to watch for from Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference
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In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Marta Rivera, a 36-year-old Mexican woman, is surrounded by her children as she discusses Harvey's aftermath and eligibility requirements for federal disaster aid with an immigration advocate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Houston. Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and charities instead. They are ineligible for federal aid but may apply on behalf of children with legal status. The application warns parents that information may be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose officers find and deport people. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fearMany in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
UN chief to open signing for 1st nuclear ban treatyU.N. chief Antonio Guterres opens the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council holds a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders
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FILE- In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks to the media after meeting with clergy at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church ahead of a verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley in St. Louis. Greitens’ campaign promises are being put to the test by protests that began after Stockley was acquitted in the death of a black drug suspect. As a candidate, Greitens asserted that there could have been peace “by the second night” in Ferguson if the governor had exerted a commanding presence. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Missouri governor put to the test by St. Louis protestsMissouri governor's campaign promises put to test by latest St. Louis protests
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Rasmea Odeh, left, hugs supporter Monique Buni, right, before boarding a flight to Amman on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Buni, 25, was one of dozens of demonstrators who gathered at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to show their support for the Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem prior to her deportation to Jordan. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from ChicagoDozens of people gathered at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to support a Palestinian activist being deported to Jordan for lying about her history before obtaining U.S. citizenship
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 photo Airbnb operator Jennifer McConnell sits for a photograph with her 10-year-old bichon dog "Skipper," in a communal area of her home, in Cambridge, Mass. College towns like Cambridge say they are feeling the pinch in the debate over whether short term rental sites like Airbnb have driven up housing costs. Cambridge, home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has approved new regulations requiring those offering short term rentals to live in the same building and undergo an inspection once every five years. McConnell said she’s okay with the city’s regulations but isn’t thrilled about the inspections. She said she also doesn’t fault Airbnb for the city’s soaring housing and rental costs. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
College towns feel pinch from rental sites like AirbnbCollege towns say they are feeling the pinch in the debate over whether short term rental sites like Airbnb have driven up housing costs
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Kansas Revenue Department employee shot in Wichita officePolice say a man under investigation by the Kansas Department of Revenue is suspected in a shooting that critically injured an employee at the agency's Wichita office
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This photo provided by the British Royal Navy shows the destruction after Hurricane Irma, in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Forecasters warned Hurricane Maria would remain a Category 4 or 5 storm until it moves over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  The storm's hurricane-force winds extended out about 35 miles (45 kilometers) and tropical storm-force winds out as far as 125 miles (205 kilometers).  Hurricane warnings were posted for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. (Joel Rouse/Royal Navy via AP)
The Latest: Jose weakens to tropical storm off US East CoastJose has weakened to a tropical storm, but forecasters expect dangerous surf and rip currents will continue along the East Coast of the U.S. for several days
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