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Record-setting flooding in Jacksonville, Florida, rescues underway

Record-setting flooding in Jacksonville, Florida, rescues underway

Florida was already running short on fuel because of refinery shutdowns from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Cities like Jacksonville did suffer flooding, and about 60% of homes across Florida were left without power. There were still more than 100,000 power outages reported in the state Tuesday afternoon. In Georgia, utilities reported around 1.2 million customers without power Tuesday morning, down from a peak of more than 1.4 million on Monday night. Read More

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Will Reportedly Co-Sponsor Bernie's Medicare-For-All Bill, Too

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Will Reportedly Co-Sponsor Bernie's Medicare-For-All Bill, Too

Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, are also supporting the bill, according to news reports . Gillibrand's joining up with Sanders's bill makes her at least the fourth notable presidential contender to sign on. Sen. The idea of health care for all helped fuel Sanders' surprisingly strong presidential campaign . Read More

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Irma Leaves Widespread Devastation, Flooding In Florida

Irma Leaves Widespread Devastation, Flooding In Florida

Apart from vast infrastructure damage throughout Florida , the superstorm is depriving over 3 million households and businesses of power, according to local electricity professionals. The centre of Hurricane Irma has hit mainland Florida , just south of Naples, amid warnings of storm surges as high as 4.5m. "How are we going to survive from here?" asked Gwen Bush, who waded through thigh-deep floodwaters outside her central Florida home to reach National Guard rescuers and get a ... Read More

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U California Sues Trump Over DACA Repeal

U California Sues Trump Over DACA Repeal

The Trump administration's proposed winding down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has drawn a lawsuit from the University of California. So the President acted on that day. Also, reports point to support from a coalition of 1,850 USA politicians, law enforcement officers, and faith leaders, including at least five state attorneys general, eight governors, 130 mayors, and 230 state legislators. Read More

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Floridians fleeing Irma say airports are chaotic

Floridians fleeing Irma say airports are chaotic

Virgin Atlantic plans to operate several more rescue flights from Orlando "as soon as it is safe to do so". "I wish everybody in Miami a lot of luck with this catastrophic [storm]", she added. "We have absolutely not been raising prices", a spokesperson told International Business Times Wednesday. A majority of airlines have made a decision to waive change fees associated with cancellations for Hurricane Irma . Read More

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Tropical Depression 13 strengthens into Tropical Storm Katia

Tropical Depression 13 strengthens into Tropical Storm Katia

Live 5 News Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh says Irma has strengthened slightly with its current track taking it along mostly water for the next few days. Irma's track at this point looks like it could impact Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa, Florida with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. David Glenn, NWS science and operations officer in the Newport office, said in a briefing September 5 that while it's too early to tell if there will be any direct impacts from Irma , there ... Read More

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Indian journalist, activist Gauri Lankesh shot dead

Indian journalist, activist Gauri Lankesh shot dead

She faced a lot of threats. Karnataka Media Academy member K Shivakumar felt that the police should fasttrack the probe putting in all their resources and arrest the assailants within 48 hours. "#GauriLankeshMurder case won't drag on for years". Senior Kannada journalist-activist Lankesh was known for her left-leaning outlook and forthright views against Hindutva politics. Read More

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Vols trail Georgia Tech at halftime

Vols trail Georgia Tech at halftime

With incredible anticipation and timing, Callaway high-pointed the ball over Tech defenders with relative ease to the tune of four catches for 115 yards and two scores. He'll get a chance to pile up the yardage again next week when Georgia Tech hosts Jacksonville State on Saturday. Sep. The touchdown came on a keeper by Marshall from the 1. Read More

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UHURU FIGHTING BACK: Kenyatta vows to 'fix' judiciary after election annulment

UHURU FIGHTING BACK: Kenyatta vows to 'fix' judiciary after election annulment

Meanwhile, supporters of Odinga poured into the streets, cheering, and waiting for another chance to elect their candidate. "The Supreme court can not determine who rules this country, we will have no grand coalition and the election will be conducted by IEBC, we will not have the Opposition playing around with us over disbandment of IEBC", a tough speaking DP Ruto said . Read More

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Rohingya refugees drown fleeing Myanmar

Rohingya refugees drown fleeing Myanmar

The ARSA emerged as a force in October past year when their attacks killed Myanmar border police, prompting a crackdown by security forces that killed scores and forced 87,000 people to flee to Bangladesh. "The biggest needs are food, health services and they need shelter". The UN human rights chief has called on authorities in Myanmar to ensure that security forces refrain from using disproportionate force against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state . Read More

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Alabama vs. Florida State

A different kind of challenge awaits Alabama's offense when it gets to Atlanta . The only problem James has had is keeping his emotions in check. James has drawn comparisons to former MI standout Jabrill Peppers because of his versatility. The Seminoles have a potentially nasty defense led by preseason All-Americans Derwin James at safety and Tavarus McFadden at cornerback. Read More

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Mumbai Rains Caused 5 Deaths, Worst Conditions After 2005

Mumbai Rains Caused 5 Deaths, Worst Conditions After 2005

The MET department has made a forecast that part of north Konkan, including Mumbai , will receive very heavy to extremely heavy rain (almost 200mm of rainfall) until Wednesday. As a effect, domestic and global passengers bound for the airport to catch various flights experienced huge problems in reaching on time due to massive traffic snarls on the highways and main roads. Read More

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Arrest warrant issued for former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Arrest warrant issued for former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra

It postponed the verdict until September 27 and announced that a warrant would be issued for Yingluck's arrest. Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra , now a fugitive. At one stage, lines of police stood ready to repel any demonstrations. Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler, reporting from Bangkok , said hundreds of Yingluck's supporters gathered outside the Bangkok Supreme Court to await the verdict but were not allowed in the vicinity. Read More

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GCSE results: Uppingham Community College delighted with exceptional achievements

GCSE results: Uppingham Community College delighted with exceptional achievements

Dr Wilson praised the individual achievements at the school which saw 96 per cent of students achieve grades ranging from A*-C and 4 and above in English and maths. James Booth, who achieved eight A*/A grades, one at grade 9 and two at grade 8. "We wish all our students every success for the future". Head girl Elizabeth Williams achieved an fantastic two 8's, in maths and English literature, a 7 for English Language 2 A*'s, 4 A's and 2 B's, whilst also carrying out her other duties across ... Read More

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The peso tumbles after Trump reiterates promise for a border wall

The peso tumbles after Trump reiterates promise for a border wall

Agricultural leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico say the North American Free Trade Agreement has, on balance, been positive for farmers and ranchers in the three countries. The agreement has led to the creation of 5 million jobs in the United States, including 800,000 in manufacturing. That's because the president can't just erase the 1994 NAFTA Implementation Act passed by Congress. Read More

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University sends out safety tips for Monday's solar eclipse

University sends out safety tips for Monday's solar eclipse

NASA says that the only safe way to look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers. To make sure you don't miss that moment, plan to be outside about 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after that time. The observatory will not be doing any public activities for the eclipse , he said, but they will all be looking at it. Read More

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Excitement Grows To See Solar Eclipse

Excitement Grows To See Solar Eclipse

This solar eclipse is the first in almost 100 years to cover a major potion of the U.S. The goal of the Megamovie initiative is to study how the Sun's corona changes over time. That certainly doesn't mean people are any less captivated...as we've heard, millions have flocked to "the path of totality" or prime viewing locations across the nation. Read More

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Glencoe library issues warning for solar eclipse glasses it distributed

Glencoe library issues warning for solar eclipse glasses it distributed

Here's where the eclipse is passing over the USA and where you can get the best view just by stepping outside. The coming new moon on Monday corresponds with the Great American Eclipse . Winnipeg will see the sun about 70 percent eclipsed beginning at 11:40 a.m., with the peak happening at 12:57 p.m. Ecommerce giant Amazon has recalled thousands of eclipse glasses , according to media reports . Read More

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Deadly Barcelona Van Terror Attack

Deadly Barcelona Van Terror Attack

News reports say at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured after a van rammed through crowds on Las Ramblas street, located in the heart of the Spanish city. But the dual attacks unnerved a country that hasn't seen an Islamic extremist attack since 2004, when al-Qaida-inspired bombers killed 192 people in coordinated assaults on Madrid's commuter trains. Read More

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U.S. senate rejects Obamacare repeal without replacement

U.S. senate rejects Obamacare repeal without replacement

Titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act, that legislation would eliminate the mandates, but continue the federal subsidies that help consumers buy policies. Internal GOP differences remain over how broadly to repeal the law, how to reimburse states that would suffer from the bill's Medicaid cuts and whether to let insurers sell cut-rate, bare-bones coverage that falls short of the requirements. Read More

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