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  1. Afghan President Says US Troops Won't Have To Lead Combat Efforts

    09.22 / 01:02 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoAfghanistan President Ashraf Ghani assured President Trump that U.S. troops largely won't have to fight on the front lines.The two presidents spoke in a meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Trump said: "The Afghan soldiers are doing the fighting. We're training and we're working with them very closely, but it's the Afghans that are doing the fighting."Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced this week the U.S. would send over…
  2. As Wildfires Get Worse, USDA Says Firefighters Need More Funding

    09.22 / 01:02 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoFighting forest fires has gotten expensive. Wildfire suppression has cost the U.S. Forest Service $2 billion so far this fiscal year.That's why U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue called on Congress to change the way wildfire suppression is funded. And he's enlisting state foresters' help.Perdue said, "Write a note to your Congressional delegation saying, 'Please support the permanent fire funding fix so the U.S. Forest Service can manage its forests…
  3. Teen's Invention Aims To Help Those With Food Allergies Safely Eat Out

    09.15 / 03:09 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoAbout 15 million Americans have food allergies. And if you feel like you've heard more and more about food allergies in recent years, you probably have.FAIR Health, a nonprofit that compiles insurance claim data, found the number of health insurance claims that included a diagnosis of anaphylactic food reactions went up 377 percent between 2007 and 2016.Anaphylactic food reactions are when the body has a severe reaction to the antigen, which is the substance it's…
  4. Trump Repeats Claims That Both Sides Are To Blame For Charlottesville

    09.15 / 03:09 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoPresident Trump is still sticking by his comments that both sides were to blame for deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He defended his earlier statements after meeting with Sen. Tim Scott, who is currently the only black Republican senator. Scott was invited to the White House on Wednesday to discuss Trump's Charlottesville response as well as issues impacting minority communities. Scott previously questioned Trump's "moral…
  5. In The US, Minorities Are Exposed To More Air Pollution

    09.15 / 01:12 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoPeople of color are exposed to more air pollution than their white nonHispanic counterparts.Researchers at the University of Washington looked at exposure to nitrogen dioxide, one of the main pollutants produced by cars. It found that race was the most significant influence on rates of exposure — more than income, age or education. These findings are in line with what we know about segregation in U.S. cities. For instance, race tends to determine where s…
  6. Living In Limbo: A DACA Recipient Talks Living On The Texas Border

    09.15 / 01:12 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch Video"My life before DACA was a life of anguish. A life of fear. I feared for my life, I feared for my future, for my kids' future. ... I remember dreaming of me being in Mexico being deported to Mexico and all I can do is see my kids on the side. And not be able to get to them. ... I could just see them waving at me, but I couldn't get to them," DACA recipient Ana Contreras said. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, immigration policy was established in June…
  7. The US Government Is Getting Rid Of Moscow-Based Kaspersky Products

    09.14 / 19:58 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoThe U.S. government is taking steps to remove Kaspersky Labs products from its computers.Kaspersky Labs is a Moscow-based company that specializes in anti-virus software. The FBI has reportedly been looking at whether the company has ties to Russia's government.The Department of Homeland Security ordered the software wipe due to security concerns. It cites certain Kaspersky officials' ties to Russian intelligence.It also cites a Russian law that allows…
  8. North Korea Threatens To Turn The US Into 'Ashes And Darkness'

    09.14 / 14:58 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoNorth Korea is threatening the U.S. and Japan — again.The Hermit Kingdom said it wants to sink the Japanese archipelago with a nuclear bomb and turn the U.S. mainland into "ashes and darkness."The North has threated the U.S. and Japan before. This time, it's in response to the United Nations slapping fresh sanctions on the country over its recent nuclear test. In short, the sanctions ban North Korea's textile exports and limit imports on refined p…
  9. Trump Follows Through On Campaign Promise About Visas, Deportees

    09.14 / 12:59 newsy.com Newsy.com - U.S.
    Watch VideoThe Trump administration has cut off some types of visas to four countries it says aren't taking back nationals deported from the U.S.The four countries — Eritrea, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cambodia — face slightly different visa sanctions, ranging from a ban on all citizens to restrictions on certain officials only. The U.S. eventually has to release undocumented immigrants whose home countries won't take them back. President Donald Trump p…