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Houston nursing home residents shown calmly awaiting flood rescue share new photo after moving to safety

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More than a dozen nursing home residents seen awaiting rescue from Hurricane Harvey in a viral photo have been moved to safety.

The 15 residents of La Bella Vita have been moved to another facility in Alvin, Texas, and they tweeted out another photo showing them safe and dry at their temporary home, reported CBS News.

Seven of the women were photographed Sunday as they calmly awaited emergency crews while sitting chest-deep in floodwaters at the Houston-area nursing home, and the picture has become one of the defining images from the deadly hurricane.

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“They did look sort of calm in that photo, but at this point in time they had been in that water for several hours,” said Susan Bobrick, whose sister was shown in the photo. “When you get people that are in wheelchairs, or cannot get around, or they have walkers, if the water kept coming up, what were they going to do?”

One of the women seen in the photo had suffered a debilitating head injury decades ago, at age 19.

Nursing home staffers said the residents were in good spirits, but their family members aren’t able to visit them yet as the storm continues dumping rain on the Houston area.

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US military had to bomb our own base in Syria because of Trump’s mistakes — and one Republican is furious

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw in Syria in less than 24 hours put American troops at risk as they were being fired on by Turkey. However, according to the Wall Street Journal , the military was also forced to bomb our own military base.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has been critical of Trump's decisions in the past months, pointed out the factoid in a tweet Wednesday evening, asking, "Is this the America you grew up believing in?"

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"On Wednesday, the U.S. military said two F-15E jet fighters carried out an airstrike to destroy an ammunition-storage facility, latrines, tents and other parts of the Syria headquarters of the American campaign to destroy Islamic State after pulling its forces from the base," reported The Journal.

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Maddow outlines how Giuliani and his arrested pals seem to be leading back to a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow detailed the way that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his two recently-arrested business associates are now linked to an oligarch in Ukraine.

In an NBC News report earlier Wednesday, it was revealed that Giuliani's associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were doing work with oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

The report revealed that Firtash was involved in getting partners for an oil and gas company while also helping with the effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump accused of working to ‘obstruct his own impeachment’ by congressional attorneys: report

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On Wednesday, Politico reported that lawyers working for the House of Representatives issued a blistering court filing accusing President Donald Trump, among other things, of trying to use the power of his office to "obstruct his own impeachment."

The filing, part of the House Judiciary Committee's attempt to seek testimony from ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn, cites the White House's repeated efforts to block current and former Trump administration officials from testifying — and even some allies of Trump who have never held any position in his government.

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