5 things for September 20: Quake, Maria, Trump at UN, Manafort, human trafficking

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1. Mexico earthquake

At least 216 people have died in a 7.1-magnitude earthquake near Mexico City. Yes, this is the second major deadly quake to rock the country in a matter of days. This latest quake is "a new national emergency," Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said. He said 22 bodies were found in the debris of an elementary school in Mexico City, and at least 30 children were still missing Tuesday night. Though residents are being urged to stay indoors, ordinary people are joining forces with rescue workers to search for survivors. 
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    2. Hurricane Maria

    Puerto Rico is facing a worst-case scenario: The beleaguered island is set to get the full force of Hurricane Maria's Category 4 winds. When will it happen? Literally, any minute now. Luckily, thousands of Puerto Ricans heeded calls to take refuge in shelters as the Caribbean island braces for a direct hit. And a convention center in San Juan that's still housing Hurricane Irma evacuees is now preparing to welcome thousands more residents.
    If you're wondering why this hurricane season feels so extreme, weather experts point to "rapid intensification" to explain the powerful storms: It usually takes several days to a week for a tropical storm to grow into a hurricane, but if conditions are just right, a powerful major hurricane can develop in just hours, which is what we saw with the likes of Maria, Harvey, Irma and Jose. And unfortunately, we still have a few more weeks of peak hurricane season
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    3. Trump at UN

    President Trump ruffled some feathers (stop us if you've heard that one) during his speech yesterday at the United Nations. In an address meant to admonish rogue nations, he called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" (again) and said the US would "totally destroy North Korea" if forced to defend itself or its allies.
    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and French President Emmanuel Macron were among the leaders who questioned the characteristically bombastic rhetoric. "Our responsibility to all of our partners, including China and Russia, is through resolve to bring North Korea to the negotiation table for a political settlement to this conflict," Macron said. "France rejects escalation."
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    4. Paul Manafort

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. The FBI's warrant for a July search of Manafort's Alexandria, Virginia, home said the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation. The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller's team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates
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    5. Human trafficking

    The President wasn't the only Trump to deliver a speech at the UN. Ivanka Trump gave an anti-human trafficking speech, calling it "the greatest human rights issue of our time." "It is hard to grasp how tens of millions of people across the globe can experience this scale of human suffering. It is unacceptable," she said. Indeed, a new report finds there are 40 million slaves in the world -- and about a quarter of them are children. 
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