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August 31, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Flooded Roads Hamper Aid Groups Headed to Houston

Hurricane Harvey news:
                     
Relief Organizations Report Difficulties Getting to Houston (The Washington Post)
 
House GOP Spending Bill Would Cut $1 Billion in Harvey Aid to Fund Border Wall (Associated Press)
 
Red Cross VP Says He Doesn't Know How Much Money Raised for Harvey Will Go Toward Direct Aid (NPR)

In Business-Friendly Houston, Question Looms: Will Companies Offer Long-Term Recovery Aid? (The New York Times)
 
In other news:
 
With Massive Floods in South Asia, Aid Groups Work on 2 Fronts (NPR)

Counterterrorism Squad Patrols Hamptons Galas and Other Events (BloombergView)

Opinion: Google Exerts Troubling Influence Over Think Tanks (The New York Times). But despite controversy over think tanks — and their supporters' influence over them — a Brookings Institution fellow says they are likely to remain major players in political debates. (Politico)

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