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A man walks out of the door frame of a building that collapsed after an earthquake, in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City on September 19.

What Mexico's earthquake means for California

By Jean-Paul Ampuero
As we wake up to footage of the devastation in Mexico in the aftermath of the second earthquake that country has suffered this month, people in California might well be wondering how well-prepared their local communities are.
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A volunteer asks for silence during the search for survivors in a flattened building in Mexico City on Wednesday, September 20.

"I am in awe" at Mexicans' solidarity

By Susannah Rigg
Susannah Rigg, a Mexico City earthquake survivor, writes how, after seeing such strong Mexican solidarity, she was inspired to join the recovery efforts.

Kimmel more effective than Dems on healthcare

By Dean Obeidallah
By using his platform and experience to spotlight GOP hypocrisy on healthcare, says Dean Obeidallah, Jimmy Kimmel is doing more to help fix the issue than most Democrats.
Trees are toppled in a parking lot at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017, during the passage of the Hurricane Maria.
Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico on Wednesday, pummeling the US territory after already killing at least two people on its passage through the Caribbean. The US National Hurricane Center warned of "large and destructive waves" as Maria came ashore near Yabucoa on the southeast coast. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Besieged by storms, our neighbors need help

By Jill Filipovic
The United States has used Caribbean islands as tourist playgrounds and contributed to climate change that has worsened recent hurricanes. Now America has a responsibility to assist in the relief efforts, writes Jill Filipovic.
A man walks out of the door frame of a building that collapsed after an earthquake, in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City on September 19.

Seismologist: What caused Mexico's earthquake

By John Vidale
Crumpling from the downward bending of the sinking Cocos Plate deep within earth made Mexico shake, but the country's "earthquake early warning" appeared to do its job and blunt the tragedy. US could use such a system, writes John Vidale.
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'Rocket man' is awkward Dad Trump's attempt to be cool

By Michael D'Antonio
l.President Trump borrowed a song title from Elton John -- "Rocket Man" -- and started using it as a nickname for North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un even though it doesn't make any sense at all, writes Michael D'Antonio

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