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FIRST 24 STORIES ARE ADDED STARTERS SINCE 2 P.M.

MURKOWSKI - WASHINGTON - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn't convinced the current health-care bill is good for her state. But she isn't a definite "no" either. 1,550 words, by Sean Sullivan (Post).

MARIA-DOMINICA - Emergency workers rush to Dominica after island is devastated by Hurricane Maria. 635 words, by Anthony Faiola (Post).

MUELLER - Special Counsel Robert Mueller casts a broad net in requesting extensive records from the Trump White House. 895 words, by Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman (Post). One video.

NATIONS-MELANIA -- Melania Trump condemns bullying - and raises some eyebrows - in her first U.N. speech. 820 words, by Krissah Thompson (Post).

TAXES-GOP -- Senate Republicans say a preliminary budget deal this week improves their chances of passing a tax bill. 960 words, by Sahil Kapur and Erik Wasson (Bloomberg).

TRUMP-PLANES -- Analysis: The Trump administration has a private plane problem. by Aaron Blake (Post).

HEALTHCARE-OBAMA - Obama says Wednesday that repealing the ACA would inflict 'real human suffering' on Americans. 340 words, by Juliet Eilperin (Post).

VOTER - Trump says he's worried about voter fraud. One of his nominees may have voted illegally in Virginia. 550 words, by John Wagner (Post).

ADHD - ADHD may be a type of sleep disorder. 1,020 words, by Ariana Eunjung Cha (Post).

FLORIDA-COLLEGE - This university leader fled Florida during Hurricane Irma. Now, she has been ousted. 780 words, by Sarah Larimer (Post).

VATICAN-DIPLOMAT - Vatican diplomat implicated in child porn case has served in India and Hong Kong. 420 words, by Julie Zauzmer (Post).

EQUALITY-CAKES - Cake fundraiser supports gay marriage as a Supreme Court case looms. 1,070 words, by Roxanne Roberts. Four photos.

LAMOTTA-OBIT - Jake LaMotta, "Raging Bull" of boxing, dies at 95. 1,700 words, by Matt Schudel (Post).

FLORIDA-ORANGES - Irma and the end of orange juice. 990 words, by Caitlin Dewey (Post). One photo.

CROP-INSURANCE -- Hurricanes Irma and Harvey hit some of the nation's least-insured crops, the USDA says. 885 words, by Alan Bjerga (Bloomberg).

GE - GE's cost-cutting plan targets use of corporate jets. 335 words, by Richard Clough, Anders Melin and Thomas Black (Bloomberg

MEXICO-COMMENT - Mexico needs help now. Can President Trump overcome his grudges and provide it? 780 words, by Leon Krauze (Post special).

GLOBAL-BUSINESS-COMMENT -- Business leaders can solve global problems. 840 words, by Michael R. Bloomberg (Bloomberg).

CONSTITUTION-COMMENT -- The Constitution is passing the Trump stress test. 1,185 words, by Noah Feldman (Bloomberg).

TAX-GOP-COMMENT -- Republicans look for easy way out on taxes. 900 words, by Jonathan Bernstein (Bloomberg).

HEALTHCARE-COMMENT -- Health debate would change after Graham-Cassidy. 1,260 words, by Megan McArdle (Bloomberg).

CARTOON-DANZIGER-NKOREA - Jeff Danziger's editorial cartoon (Post). Three graphics.

CARTOON-DANZIGER-VIETNAM - Jeff Danziger's editorial cartoon (Post). Three graphics.

CARTOON-DANZIGER-AFGHAN - Jeff Danziger's editorial cartoon (Post). Three graphics.

END 5 P.M. ADDED STARTERS

National

MARIA (2NDLD) - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria lashes Puerto Rico with force not seen in 'modern history.' 1,325 words, by Samantha Schmidt, Mark Berman and Sandhya Somashekhar (Post). One photo, two video links.

HEALTHCARE-TRUMP, HEALTHCARE-KIMMEL, HEALTHCARE-EXPLAIN, and HEALTH-STATES. With HEALTHCARE-BG (Tracer, Bloomberg).

HEALTHCARE-TIMING - WASHINGTON - Why Senate Republicans are in such a rush this month on health care. 780 words, by Elise Viebeck (Post). One photo.

HEALTHCARE-BLOCKGRANTS - WASHINGTON - The latest Senate Republican health-care bill resurrects block grants as a strategy for overturning the Affordable Care Act. 1,190 words, by Dave Weigel (Post).

HEALTHCARE-REPORT - WASHINGTON - Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, report shows. 1,140 words, by Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin (Post). One photo.

NATIONS-202 - Reactions vary to President Trump's U.N. speech. 1,830 words, by James Hohmann (Post).

EPA-SECURITY - At EPA, guarding the chief pulls agents from pursuing environmental crimes. 1,200 words, by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis (Post).

DC-RALLIES - D.C. officials call the peaceful collision of Juggalos, Trump supporters, protesters and dozens of other groups a successful day. 905 words, by Perry Stein (Post). Three photos. One video.

ENERGY-POLICY - The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West. 1,015 words, by Dino Grandoni (Post).

COASTGUARD - The Coast Guard sets a record for cocaine seizures at sea for the second consecutive year. 1,205 words, by Dan Lamothe (Post).

HACK-VICTIMS - Federal court denies cash awards to 22 million OPM data theft victims. 505 words, by Eric Yoder (Post).

TEXAS-GRADRATES - On-time graduation rates rise at the University of Texas. 880 words, by Nick Anderson (Post).

CANCER-VISA - A visa snafu is keeping a stemcell donor from Vietnam from coming to the U.S. to aid a dying cancer patient. 1,200 words, by Kyle Swenson (Post). Two photos.

DECLASSIFIED -- What we still don't know about Obama-era "unmasking." 1,130 words, by Eli Lake (Bloomberg).

BULLYING - An Idaho community responds to a father's heartfelt Facebook plea to stop bullying his son. 1,230 words, by Ellie Silverman (Post). Three photos.

AMAZON-REGISTRY - Received a weird Amazon email about a baby registry you don't have? You aren't alone. 425 words, by Abby Ohlheiser (Post).

CITIZEN-APP - 'Citizen,' anti-crime phone app launched in New York, now rolling out in San Francisco. 1,240 words, by Tom Jackman (Post).

Foreign

MEXICO - MEXICO CITY - Mexico City residents dig through immense piles of pancaked rubble searching for survivors of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 200 people across central Mexico. 1,055 words, by Joshua Partlow (Post). Two photos, one video, one graphic.

NKOREA - TOKYO - President Trump's rhetoric hands North Korea a useful propaganda tool, experts say. 900 words, by Anna Fifield (Post). With NKOREA-JAPAN (Takahashi, Cislo, Bloomberg).

NKOREA-CHINA - BEIJING - China rebukes President Trump after he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary. 1,065 words, by Simon Denyer (Post).

VIETNAM-PODCAST - "The American War": The Vietnamese who fought in the Vietnam War have rarely told their stories - until now. 275 words, by Alyssa Rosenberg (Post). Podcast and photo.

UKRAINE-BG -- Russia will press ahead a plan for U.N. peacekeepers in Ukraine, despite opposition from the U.S. and Kiev.825 words, by Henry Meyer (Bloomberg).

GERMANY (1STLD) -- Chancellor Merkel's main challenger slams a planned steel merger that would cut thousands of jobs. 685 words, by Stefan Nicola, Richard Weiss and Birgit Jennen (Bloomberg).

IRAN-POLICY-BG -- President Trump says he's made a decision on whether the U.S. will continue to abide by the Iran nuclear deal - but he won't say what it is. 910 words, by Nick Wadhams, Kambiz Foroohar and Gregory Viscusi (Bloomberg).

IRAN-PRISONER - The family of an 81-year-old former UNICEF worker held by Iran worries he might die in custody. 870 words, by Carol Morello (Post)

RUSSIA-POLL - Putin's imaginary successor wins 18 percent in new poll, even though he doesn't exist. 445 words, by Adam Taylor (Post).

SPAIN-BG - Spanish police raid Catalan government offices to shut down preparations for an independence referendum. 525 words, by Esteban Duarte (Bloomberg).

KENYA - NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's Supreme Court: Here's why we annulled the results of the presidential election. It was a mess. 490 words, by Kevin Sieff (Post).

FIRSTLADY-BILLBOARD - They said Melania Trump was the face of success. She made them take down billboards with her face. 515 words, by Herman Wong (Post).

Financial

FED - In sign of U.S. economy's strength, Fed to start reducing $4.5 trillion balance sheet. 280 words, by Heather Long (Post).

EQUIFAX - By this point it probably doesn't matter if you find out Equifax exposed your data. It's too late. 700 words, by Brian Fung (Post).

FINANCE-POLICY - The Finance 202: Is the GOP really backing off tax cuts for the rich? We'll see. 730 words, by Tory Newmyer (Post).

TAXCUT-CEOS -- A group of U.S. business executives calls for Congress to cut the corporate tax rate as low as possible. 765 words, by Ben Brody (Bloomberg).

TOYSRUS -- Toys "R" Us isn't going anywhere, at least not if toymakers have their way. 995 words, by Matt Townsend and Eliza Ronalds-Hannon (Bloomberg). One photo.

PATENTS - A Patent Office review board draws mixed reviews. 1,170 words, by Susan Decker (Bloomberg).

AMAZON-JOBS - Labor Department data points OPEC - OPEC's apparent success in reducing the world oil glut may be short-lived. 685 words, by Grant Smith (Bloomberg).

CREDIT - Increasing distress signals from the credit markets indicate the post-crisis debt bull-run is peaking. 500 words, by Sid Verma (Bloomberg).

FACIAL-ID -- Facial recognition may finally be on the verge of breaking out with consumers. 665 words, by Olga Kharif (Bloomberg).

BITCOIN - A third version of Bitcoin is likely to appear in November. 795 words, by Lulu Yilun Chen and Eric Lam (Bloomberg).

VANGUARD -- Investors should brace for a decade of "muted returns," Vanguard Group is warning. 585 words, by Jeong Lee and Keiko Ujikane (Bloomberg).

EQUIFAX-BG - Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data. 1,120 words, by Edvard Pettersson (Bloomberg).

STEEL-EUROPE - Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel agree merge their European steel businesses. 585 words, by Aaron Kirchefeld, Thomas Bieshuevel and Swansy Afonso (Bloomberg).

IRAN -- In his U.N. speech Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rips into President Trump as a "rogue newcomer" to world politics. 675 words, by Carol Morello (Post).

MEDIA-GLOBAL - The press is really popular in nations like the U.A.E. where it's most restricted. 840 words, by Callum Borchers (Post). One photo.

Health, science and environment

MARIA-TELESCOPE -- Hurricane Maria batters Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico's famous radio telescope. 425 words, by Sarah Kaplan (Post).

Opinion

HEALTHCARE-COMMENT - Trump's repeal push just took a massive new hit. 930 words, by Greg Sargent (Post).

VIETNAM-COMMENT -- A look at what the Vietnam War tells us about Trump voters. 810 words, by David Von Drehle (Post).

NATIONS-THIESSEN-COMMENT - President Trump's U.N. speech promoted classic conservative ideas. No wonder the left hated it. 820 words, by Marc A. Thiessen (Post special).

CARTOON-CAMPBELL-NKOREA - Tim Campbell's editorial cartoon (Post). Three graphics.

MIDEAST-COMMENT - Donald Trump won't make progress on a two-state solution while Benjamin Netanyahu is in power. 1,010 words, by Nathan Hersh (Post special).

RUSSIA-BROADCAST-COMMENT -- Russia-based RT network wants to spread Moscow's propaganda in the U.S. It should register as an agent of a foreign government - as in fact it is legally required to do. 1,350 words, by James Kirchick (Post special).

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Washington Post News Service (DC)

9/20/2017 4:05:30 PM Central Daylight Time

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