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Hurricane Florence leaves wreckage

Residents of North Carolina struggled Monday to loosen the grip of Florence, the lingering storm that has closed more than 100 roads, cut off power to almost 500,000 homes and businesses and essentially cut off…
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Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning

Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday at 7:15am near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina with winds of 90 mph.  Despite being downgraded again late Thursday night, this time to a Category 1 storm, Florence is projected to bring “hurricane-force winds…
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Today marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

President Donald Trump will pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Tuesday at a ceremony in western Pennsylvania, taking on a rare role that has sometimes been challenging for him: consoler-in-chief.  First…
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Evacuation ordered in parts of North Carolina as Hurricane Florence heads that way

A coastal North Carolina county on Monday issued a mandatory evacuation order for its entire population as a Hurricane Florence strengthened to a Category 3 storm and continued its slow but angry dance toward the U.S.…
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Four dead after gunman opens fire in downtown Cincinnati

Four people were killed Thursday when a gunman opened fire at an office building downtown. Police said that officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter, but it was not immediately clear if they shot him or…
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Woman accused of murdering husband with eyedrops

A South Carolina man died after his wife allegedly poisoned his drinks with eye drops.   Lana Sue Clayton is charged with murder and unlawful malicious tampering of food after autopsy tests revealed her husband, Stephen, died…
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7 dead, dozens injured after Greyhound bus and truck collide in New Mexico

A horrific collision between a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck on an interstate in New Mexico killed at least seven passengers and sent dozens of others to area hospitals, authorities reported Thursday.  Preliminary information indicated…
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Uber driver in Florida fatally shoots man in classic 'stand your ground case'

An Uber driver in Florida shot and killed a man who chased him and threatened him with a pistol in what authorities are calling a "classic stand your ground case."  Early Tuesday morning, the Uber…
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Shooting in Jacksonville leaves 3 dead including the gunman

Drini Gjoka tweeted his excitement for the Madden 19 video game tournament in downtown Jacksonville: "can't wait to compete."  About 15 hours later, Gjoka tweeted:  "The tourney just got shot up. I'm leaving and never…
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7 cases of West Nile reported in Iowa

Mississippi and Louisiana  are leading the nation in the number of people who have become seriously ill from West Nile virus this year.  As of Aug. 21, Mississippi had 15 out the 133 national total…
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