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New Perils in Harvey's Wake: As the remnants of former Hurricane Harvey move northeast, Houston and its surroundings are dealing with new dangers: toxic muck left over from the receding waters; "acrid and irritating" smoke from chemical reactions at a plant in Crosby, Texas; and shortages of necessities such as water and gas in some areas. The White House said 100,000 homes had been affected.

Meanwhile, Harvey's wake: Religious mobilize to assist storm victims

Not good news from Kenya: Kenya's Supreme Court annuls presidential election result for irregularities, orders new vote

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Newsweek wonders if President Trump is on a collision course with his chief of staff, John Kelly. Trump Lashes Out at Top Aides in Private As He Struggles Over Harvey, Charlottesville and Media Coverage

As deadline looms, an odd coalition is forming around the immigration program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA:

Here's what NCR and GSR columnists are saying today:

Remembering Holy Cross Fr. Don McNeill, founding director of Notre Dame University's Center for Social Concerns. He inspired students to care about social justice.

This NCR Editorial "Retain abuse survivors or risk irrelevancy", should be paired with this new report: Papal abuse commission considers restructuring, survivors may lose direct role


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