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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, promising to restore political normalcy and a spirit of national unity to confront raging health and economic crises, and making Donald J. Trump a one-term president after four years of tumult in the White House.
An explosion ripped through the port in the Lebanese capital and up to 300,000 people are now homeless. An aerial view of demolished structures at the port, damaged by Tuesday's explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday. The enormous blast, which officials said was driven by thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, killed at least 137 people and injured thousands more.
The storm unleashed 90-mph wind gusts in the Carolinas, while causing historic storm surge inundation in Myrtle Beach. A tornado in North Carolina killed two people in Bertie County, and the storm spawned numerous twisters in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. Isaias leaves millions in the dark in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast after roaring up East Coast.
At about 12:22 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, Midland County Central Dispatch issued an alert advising Edenville Township residents to leave their homes due to an “imminent dam failure.” At this time, about 11,000 people are evacuating from their residences in Midland County, including 10,000 within the City of Midland and 950 within townships and villages.
On 8 March 2019, Thunberg was named Swedish Woman of the Year by Swedish Women's Educational Association. On 13 March 2019, it was reported that two deputies of the Swedish parliament and three deputies of the Norwegian parliament nominated Thunberg as a candidate for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash: An Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed minutes after taking off, killing all 157 people on board. The plane crashed minutes after taking off from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the second fatal accident involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in five months.
West Papua, Indonesia's second tsunami of the year. There was no earth-shaking warning before a wall of water rushed ashore under the cover of darkness in Indonesia on Saturday, killing more than 220 people, and injuring hundreds more. Unlike many large tsunamis, this one was not caused by an earthquake.
It’s official: the government is partially shut down? The Senate failed to pass a spending bill that included the $5 billion President Donald Trump demanded for a border wall by Friday at midnight, and now the government is partially shutdown. A partial US government shutdown has taken effect after US lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse.
US President Donald Trump on Saturday said American troops from Syria are coming back home after defeating the Islamic State jihadists and “local countries” like Turkey should now be able to take care of the situation in the war-ravaged nation. The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that it has begun to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria but appeared to contradict President Trump's assertion that the Islamic State has been defeated.
Government goes into partial shutdown amid impasse over border wall funding
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, will be responsible for millions of lost jobs in the country. A second Great Depression could begin by the year 2020. He could be impeached with breaking the United States Constitution.