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MANILA — The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, typhoon Rammasun, killed 38 people and left nearly 2 million in the capital and eastern provinces without power for a second day, disaster management officials said Thursday.

Most of the deaths were caused by toppled trees, collapsed structures, and other debris whipped up by Rammasun’s ferocious winds of up to 93 miles per hour and gusts of up to 115 mph, the national disaster risk management agency said.

Eight people were missing, including three fishermen who went out to sea despite the storm warning, the agency added.

The country is still recovering from super typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,200 people and displaced over 4 million in November.

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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