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Irma's wrath leaves Florida Keys reeling with onerous recovery ahead

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MIAMI - Thousands of Florida Keys homes might be destroyed. There's no power, phone service or safe drinking water. Thousands might have to be evacuated. And the island chain's economy is at risk. The Conch Republic is reeling more than anywhere else in Florida after Hurricane Irma. And it could get worse. “Five or six days without electricity, without water and without fuel to get out. It's going to start to get a little hairy,” said U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio , who toured the Keys after the storm made landfall Sunday in the Lower Keys. “You're really alone down there.” With September mortgage...
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At least 5 dead at Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma

At least 5 dead at Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma's devastation continues to affect Floridians, now leaving five people dead at a nursing home.
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Hurricane Irma: About 10 Million People Are Still Without Power

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About 5 million customers, or about 10 million people, were without power on Wednesday morning in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas after Hurricane Irma, down from a peak of over 7.8 million customers on Monday, local utilities said.
Most of the remaining outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the southern and eastern parts of the state. FPL, the state's biggest power company, said about 2.5 million had no power Wednesday morning, down from a peak of over 3.6 million on Monday.
NextEra Energy -owned FPL, which serves nearly 5 million homes and businesses, expects to...
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Post-Irma Florida: Scenes of wreckage mix with signs of hope

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LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. - Parts of Florida inched back toward normalcy on Wednesday with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as scenes of destruction emerged from southernmost islands and new dangers emerged for residents without electricity.
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Death toll grows to 12 in Florida from Hurricane Irma

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Parts of Florida inched back toward normal with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as teams scoured the state's southernmost islands and authorities warned of mass devastation.
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Irma leaves 63,000 customers without power in South Carolina

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The cleanup effort continues in South Carolina after rain, wind, and flooding prompted by Hurricane Irma Utilities South Carolina reported more than 63,000 customers were without service Wednesday morning. Duke...
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Florida faces days without power with temps in 90s after deadly Irma

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Hurricane Irma may be gone, but days of darkness and devastation are just beginning in Florida. Residents could go for days without power after the storm uprooted homes, trees and power lines, leaving 4.4 million customers without electricity statewide in simmering temperatures, officials said. “Temperatures will be around 90 for many, especially central and southern Florida for the next several days,” CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said. “High humidity will make it feel like the low to mid-90s. While it isn't [...]
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97-year-old WWII vet takes a knee to support NFL players

97-year-old WWII vet takes a knee to support NFL players

This photo of 97-year-old John Middlemas has taken the world by storm Read more ...

Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority...

Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries

New restrictions will apply to North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, starting on Oct. 18. Sudan has been dropped from the travel ban, which is before the Supreme Court next month. Read more ...

Restaurant owner to stop showing NFL games because of National Anthem protests

Restaurant owner to stop showing NFL games because of National Anthem protests

A South Carolina restaurant owner says he will no longer show NFL games until players end their national anthem protests. Read more ...

Trump on criticism of NFL players: 'This has nothing to do with race'

Trump on criticism of NFL players: 'This has nothing to do with race'

President Donald Trump has continued to express his displeasure on about how NFL players are choosing to kneel or sit for the national anthem before games. Read more ...

President Trump approves updated travel restrictions on 8 countries

President Trump approves updated travel restrictions on 8 countries

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Police: Man arrested near White House had cache of weapons in car

Police: Man arrested near White House had cache of weapons in car

A man who was arrested near the White House Sunday morning was found to have nine guns and three knives in his car Read more ...

NASCAR executives issue warning: No national anthem protests

NASCAR executives issue warning: No national anthem protests

It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the national anthem Sunday prior to a race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. Read more ...

Jennifer Lopez pledges $1 million to Hurricane Maria relief

Jennifer Lopez pledges $1 million to Hurricane Maria relief

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and entertainer Jennifer Lopez announced relief efforts to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Read more ...

Kurds go to polls in controversial independence referendum

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New England veterans return after trip to Washington, D.C

New England veterans return after trip to Washington, D.C

Sixty-on local veterans flew home to New Hampshire Sunday night after a whirlwind visit to Washington. Read more ...