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By news On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Failing dam poses new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island’s northwest on the verge of collapse More...

By news On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Hurricane Maria blasts Puerto Rico, kills at least nine in Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-laden rivers, damaging More...

By news On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Criminal probe opens into eight deaths at Florida nursing home after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) – Eight elderly patients died on Wednesday after being left inside a stifling South Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma, prompting a criminal investigation More...

By news On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Florida governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths

HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott vowed on Wednesday that the state would aggressively investigate how six people died at a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane More...

By news On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Six die in Florida nursing home that lost power after Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, P.R. (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma claimed eight more lives, including six patients at a Florida nursing home that lost power, authorities said on Wednesday, as millions struggled without More...

By news On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Hurricane Irma lashes Caribbean islands; Florida braces for hit

(This story adds comment from Puerto Rico governor, power outages on island; comment from NHC chief; state disaster declarations in Georgia, North Carolina; evacuation measures in Florida) By Scott Malone SAN More...

By news On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Hurricane Irma lashes Caribbean, Florida braces for hit

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma clobbered Caribbean islands with pounding winds, rain and surging surf on Wednesday as officials in Florida called for evacuations More...

By news On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Caribbean islands, Florida brace for fierce Hurricane Irma

(Reuters) – Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced for a possible onslaught. Hurricane More...

By news On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts wins $759 million jackpot

(Reuters) – The owner of a Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts won more than $750 million on Wednesday, and the prize, one of the largest in the lottery’s history, is still unclaimed. Powerball More...

By news On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts wins $700 million jackpot

(Reuters) – The owner of a Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts won more than $750 million on Wednesday, one of the largest prizes in the lottery’s history. Powerball said on its website the More...