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N Carolina Officials Trying to Keep Public Vigilant on Irma

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Irma hit Florida after powering through the Caribbean as a rare Category 5 hurricane, the top rung of the Saffir-Simpson scale. Henry McMaster is not issuing evacuations for Horry or Georgetown counties as Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma to make landfall. Read More »

Florida power company says restoration 'will take weeks' after Irma

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Florida's largest city, Miami , was spared the brunt of the storm but still suffered heavy flooding. Another 125 emergency rescues were made on Monday. Irma continues to sustain 50 miles per hour winds and stronger gusts, but is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression as it moves into Alabama on Tuesday. Read More »

Millions disconnected from electricity in Florida, Georgia

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The storm swamped much of downtown Miami and toppled at least three constructions cranes - two over downtown Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale, the Associated Press reported . "We're going to Florida very soon", said the president alongside first lady Melania Trump outside the White House on Sunday. Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc over Florida. Read More »

The entire state of Georgia is now covered in rain from Irma

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The storm has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour and was moving northwest at a speed of 16 miles per hour. The storm is now about 60 miles northwest of Gainesville, Florida and moving at about 17 mph toward the Chattahoochee Valley area. Florida Governor Rick Scott expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. Read More »

Surviving Irma on Marco Island: 'It was a badass hurricane'

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Irma's heavy rain could also bring flash flooding and rapid rises on creeks, streams and rivers . At 1 p.m. Sunday., the center of Hurricane Irma was located just south of Naples , Florida . "It's bad now, it's going to continue to get worse", meteorologist Angie Enyedi said. While 19,500 workers had been sent out to begin the reconnection efforts, Florida's state utility provider said it may take weeks to restore power to some areas, though the eastern coast of the state is likely to ... Read More »

Do right, Congress, and make Dreamers legal

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Hundreds of people rallied Sunday in MacArthur Park in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA , and to protest the efforts by the Trump administration to deport some 800,000 immigrants who were brought into the country illegally by their parents. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Florida shuts down air travel

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will suspend operations on Friday, wih the last flight departing at 7:45 p.m. By comparison, Hurricane Ike, which hit Texas in 2008, canceled only 3,400 flights for the airline. AJC Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi keeps you updated on the latest news about Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta Air Lines and the airline industry in metro Atlanta and beyond. Read More »

South Carolina Evacuation Routes & Zones for Hurricane Irma

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Mandatory evacuations for coastal areas east of I-95 and all of Chatham County remain in place and contraflow on I-16 will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. Counties on the barrier islands impacted were Colleton, Jasper and Beaufort. "If the powers out, you're gonna need that flashlight", Hawkins continued. During his news conference on Thursday, McMaster laid out the state's plans if he decides to activate a mandatory evacuation along the coast of sc. Read More »

Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh tops quarter of a million

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Zulkifli Abu Bakar, the director-general of the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency, said Malaysia is likely to see more people from Myanmar in coming weeks and months because of the renewed violence. The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Saturday that it was "imperative that violence is ended and normalcy in the state restored expeditiously". Read More »

South Korea's Moon discusses "unpredictable" North Korea situation with Putin

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On Wednesday, the U.S. submitted a resolution to the UN Security Council that would slap an oil embargo on North Korea and freeze the assets of leader Kim Jong-Un, setting up a potential clash with China . The senator, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said it's not certain that diplomatic sanctions against North Korea will work. That would be a dramatic escalation of the longstanding US strategy: increasing economic pressure on North Korea by restricting its access to ... Read More »

Wildfires in OR continue, grows to 31000 acres

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Damon Simmons, a spokesperson for the office, said that a spot fire of about 10-20 acres is burning near Archer Mountain on the Washington side. On Tuesday, the Multnomah County chairwoman spoke about the dramatic impact the fire is having on the community. Read More »

Dolphins-Bucs to play canceled season opener during Week 11

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Her son will fly out Thursday night. Irma, which could be the second powerful storm to thrash the United States in as many weeks, is expected to reach southern Florida on Saturday. Maarten (SXM), St. Kitts (SKB), Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS); and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) - in addition to upgrading aircraft when possible . Read More »

Trump says DACA recipients should not worry about status

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The Obama-era program had protected certain unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work if they came to the USA before turning 16 and before June 15, 2007. These are our children; our American children. DACA was born as a temporary workaround of Congress, which repeatedly had failed to pass comprehensive immigration overhaul. Read More »

Trump mulls decision on young immigrants in US illegally

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The popular Obama administration program - which gives protections from deportation to undocumented immigrants that were brought to the U.S. as children to work or study - has always been targeted by Republicans as an overreach of executive authority. Read More »

Kohli, Pandey steer India to T20 win over Sri Lanka

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Earlier, Dilshan Munaweera clobbered four sixes in his 29-ball 53 and Ashan Priyanjan, playing his first Twenty20 global, chipped in with a run-a-ball 40 not out to help the hosts post a competitive total on board. Kohli was finally out caught at deep midwicket off Isuru Udana (1/36). "It's something I've practiced very hard to mould my game to all formats, because I want to play all games for India ", said Kohli. Read More »

Hurrican Irma devastates Caribbean island of Barbuda

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Irma , with top sustained winds of 300 km/h, was on track to reach Florida at the weekend, becoming the second major hurricane to hit the United States mainland in as many weeks. It is forecast to hit Florida overnight Saturday into Sunday. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised Britons to follow the instructions of local authorities, including any evacuation orders . Read More »

Madison Keys Marks 15-Year Historical Feat At US Open

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In the night session, No. 15 Madison Keys cruised against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, 6-3, 6-3. She'll face No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe on Thursday night. "I was really nervous", admitted Keys. "She's a great leader", Stephens said. Pliskova's defeat before the final assured she will be overtaken atop Monday's rankings by Spain's Garbine Muguruza, who won her second Slam title in July at Wimbledon and took the last major US Open tuneup in Cincinnati. Read More »

Arizona Higher-Education Leaders Respond To DACA Announcement

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Now, people like Xavier Vasquez of Fresno are facing the unknown. When Romero Ramirez was a baby, he came to America with his family, he said. Belen Sisa, a political science senior and DACA recipient who refers to herself as "undocumented and unafraid", said DACA recipients will not go back into hiding. Read More »

Trump pushes hardware to allies -- and ups pressure on N.Korea

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Mattis testified about North Korea to the House and Senate in closed-door sessions on Wednesday after he spoke to his counterparts in South Korea and Japan. "The nuclear test has had no influence on our lives", said a sales manager at the riverside Andongge restaurant, who gave only her surname, Zhang. North Korea's latest nuclear test has prompted global outrage and left world leaders scrambling to find a way to avoid a catastrophic war on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

France Says North Korea Close to Long-Range Missile Capability

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This test marks the second time that a SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target, officials said . "We see a North Korea whose objective is to have missiles capable of transporting a nuclear weapon tomorrow", Le Drian told RTL radio. Read More »

France Says North Korea Close to Long-Range Missile Capability

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This test marks the second time that a SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target, officials said . "We see a North Korea whose objective is to have missiles capable of transporting a nuclear weapon tomorrow", Le Drian told RTL radio. Read More »

France Says North Korea Close to Long-Range Missile Capability

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This test marks the second time that a SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target, officials said . "We see a North Korea whose objective is to have missiles capable of transporting a nuclear weapon tomorrow", Le Drian told RTL radio. Read More »

Kenya Supreme Court cancels election results

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Worldwide observers had said they saw no sign of manipulation of voting and tallying at polling stations. Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga . A visibly fuming Kenyan president on Saturday hit out at judges' annulment of last month's poll results, which frustrated his hopes of reelection to a second term. Read More »

Energy Secretary Rick Perry taps emergency oil reserve in wake of Harvey

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Brown dots represent oil wells. "The United States has 141 oil refineries as of January 1, with a total capacity of 18.6 million bpd, according to the Energy Information Administration". The average highest price recorded at the pump was $2.42 per gallon in March. But, Bastola said, it appears gasoline prices may go down a few cents today. Read More »

Katrina Vanden Heuvel: Against Trump, Republicans are all talk and no action

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But Republicans in high-tax states are opposed to ending it. Since April, pollsters learned, the number of voters who are happy with the president's performance fell 10 percentage points, standing now at just 35 percent. These gimmicks are not available to the small businesses that most Americans associate with "Main Street". The Tax Fairy, you see, is the one who gives tax cuts for the wealthy their limitless power, the power to produce such an explosion of economic growth that they ... Read More »