10 things you need to know today: August 25, 2016


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1. Death toll rises after Italy earthquake
Rescuers rushed Wednesday to reach people trapped in rubble following the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy. The death toll from the quake reached at least 247, but it was expected to rise. More than 1,000 people have been displaced, and emergency-response officials ordered residents not to sleep in the mostly destroyed historic town of Amatrice on Wednesday night, as regular aftershocks posed an ongoing danger.

Source: CNN, BBC News

2. Trump calls Clinton ‘a bigot’
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump escalated his criticism of Hillary Clinton in his bid to win more support from minorities, calling his Democratic rival “a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future.” Clinton responded by saying that Trump has questioned President Obama’s citizenship, “courted white supremacists,” and been sued…

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