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ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) – Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins. Categorized as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, Irma claimed more than 60 lives, officials said.
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WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world. The justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision that, according to the Justice Department, would have allowed up to
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FLORIDA CITY/MIAMI (Reuters) – Residents returned on Tuesday to parts of the Florida Keys archipelago that was hammered by Hurricane Irma’s high winds and storm surge, while the death toll rose in the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year. Irma, which had rampaged through the Caribbean as one of the most
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(Reuters) – Social Finance Inc said on Monday its co-founder Mike Cagney would step down as chief executive and chairman, less than two weeks after the online lender said it was investigating claims of sexual harassment that emerged in a lawsuit. Cagney, a former Wells Fargo trader and hedge fund manager who co-founded the company
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TAMPA, Fla.,/MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) – An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest. Cara Mund, from Bismarck, N.D., a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, who has been accepted to Notre Dame’s
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MIAMI (Reuters) – Cranes atop two downtown Miami high rises under construction collapsed in the face of 100-mph (160-kph) winds as Hurricane Irma ripped through the Florida city on Sunday, days after authorities warned about dangers that the approaching storm. Soon after one of the cranes collapsed, the chief executive of the company developing the
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FORT MYERS/MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma lost some strength as it pounded southern Florida on Sunday afternoon, but forecasts warned it would remain a powerful storm as it flooded Miami streets and knocked out power to about 2 million homes and businesses. All of southern Florida was feeling the effects of the storm creeping toward
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SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California’s forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show. The presence of potentially deadly pollutants in eight Northern and Central California
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