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Nebraska stair climb honors firefighters killed on 9/11

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The Transamerica Tower is one of the tallest buildings in downtown Denver and it only stands half as high as the Twin Towers. CHARLOTTE- For the sixth year in a row, Kannapolis Fire Department (KFD) competed in the Charlotte Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Read More »

Oklahoma QB Apologizes After Shaming Ohio State At Home

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Ohio State: History shows that an early season loss to a top five team doesn't always spoil playoff hopes, but the Buckeyes face a much tougher road to get back there. They do that every game, win or lose. No. 4 PENN ST. 33, PITTSBURGH 14: In State College, Pennsylvania, Trace McSorley threw for three touchdowns, including Saquon Barkley's 46-yard catch-and-run, for the Nittany Lions. Read More »

Branson's Necker Island destroyed by Hurricane Irma

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While Branson, his family and staff emerged unscathed, the buildings on the island were destroyed. "Making me very concerned for our friends and everyone on the neighbouring islands and people in its path". Branson has also said he intends to be on the first Virgin Galactic flight into suborbital space. "We felt the full force of the strongest hurricane ever in the Atlantic Ocean", the businessman wrote on his personal blog. Read More »

Atlanta Airport Prepares for Irma

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Irma, which weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning, is gradually losing its strength as it sloshes through northern Florida , with the National Hurricane Center ending four storm surge and tropical storm warnings. The airport will reopen again Tuesday with limited schedules. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport spokesman Andrew Gobeil says the airport will still be operational Monday and will monitor storm conditions. Read More »

Hurricanes Jose and Katia form within minutes of each other

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HURRICANE Jose was classed as a Category 4 storm and described as "extremely dangerous" as it followed in the path of the ruinous Irma. Storm Katia weakened to a tropical depression on Saturday as it moved into the interior of Mexico, but it could still dump heavy rains on areas that have absorbed large amounts of precipitation and been shaken by a massive natural disaster in recent days. Read More »

Merkel slams Turkish travel warning, says no need to fear Germany

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We will remind that the leader of the Free democratic party of Germany (FDP) Christian Lindner, said earlier that Europe "it would be correct to recognize Crimea as part of Russia" and go to "building relationships". Turkey's travel warning is the latest in a series of several retaliatory moves made as tensions soar between Germany and Turkey. Last week German Chancellor Angela Merkel , expected to win a fourth term in the September 24 election, infuriated Erdogan's government when she ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma remains Category 4 storm with 155-mph winds

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Television footage showed trees down and buildings with exterior damage, though people were able to make their way through muddy or lightly flooded streets. "These are storms of catastrophic severity and we are marshalling the full resources of the federal government to help our fellow Americans", Trump said. Read More »

Malala urges global community to intervene in Rohingya crisis

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Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stepped up pressure on the authorities, warning of ethnic cleansing against minorities in Rakhine. Shortly after, U.S. His quote sadly now seems to fit Aung San Suu Kyi like a glove. Perhaps it is her betrayal of the principle of human rights for all which has stopped them from tweeting their condemnation. Read More »

FPL power outages set record, with 3.98 million affected

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Duke's outages more than tripled between 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., rising to 178,053, and the company warned its 1.8 million customers in northern and central Florida that outages could ultimately exceed 1 million. "This is your last chance to make a good decision". As Irma loomed and came ashore, gasoline stations struggled to keep up as people evacuated Florida. Read More »

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 'pleased' about photos verdict

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Kate Middleton and Prince William are now expecting their third child , the palace has officially announced following numerous rumors about Kate's third pregnancy. She is being cared for at Kensington Palace , the statement said. Prince William and Duchess Kate show their newly-born daughter, their second child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015. Read More »

Afghanistan: Blast at Bagram Airfield results in causalities

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The leaflets included an image of a white dog with the Taliban's banner - which contains a Quran passage - running from a lion. "The design of the leaflets mistakenly contained an image highly offensive to both Muslims and the religion of Islam", US military official Gen. Read More »

Russia To Close American Consulate For 'Diplomatic Parity'

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The statement echoed an earlier comments made by President Vladimir Putin who said that Russian Federation had the right to order the US diplomatic mission to reduce its staff by an additional 155 people. "If they (the Americans) approach parity as a criterion, we are now analysing the conditions, in which USA institutions work in Russia, and in which conditions Russian institutions work in the United States". Read More »

Sanders to unveil 'Medicare for all' bill on Wednesday

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But it does not offer any new details on what's being labeled, in bumper-sticker fashion, "Medicare for All". Legislative support for a Medicare-for-all or single-payer-style system has grown precipitously since the 2016 election, when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dismissed the idea that a single-payer system would ever come to pass. Read More »

McCarthy Wins Emmy for SNL Hosting, Spicer Impression

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Chappelle hosted the first SNL episode to follow last November's presidential election. But the Emmy, McCarthy's second after winning for Mike and Molly in 2011, could be seen as an award to her portrayal of Spicer in full. Gerald McCraney, who plays a doctor with a heart of gold on family drama series This Is Us , took home the Emmy for best guest actor in a drama. In an already memorable season with Baldwin making enough appearances that he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting ... Read More »

Sen Melaye fails to stop recall process in court

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Following the submission of the petition, INEC fixed August 19 for a verification exercise - to determine if Melaye's constituents really wanted him out of the upper legislative chamber. The judge noted that this action should be done in the spirit of a fair hearing, even though INEC is not mandated to give him such a period to prepare his defense. Read More »

First OIC Summit On Science and Technology Kicks Off in Astana, Kazakhstan

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Criticizing the current education systems in Muslims countries, Ozlu said that the budgets allocated for education should be increased. Therefore, he said, it was inevitable for the Muslim states to include science and technology in their priorities, as without achieving excellence in these sectors, the common man's life could not be uplifted. Read More »

2 new West Nile Virus cases reported in Mississippi

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In 2016, MS had 43 WNV cases and two deaths. 8, Brunswick County officials warned residents the state lab had detected the West Nile virus in a pool of mosquitoes in the central part of the county. David Stanley, the county's Health and Human Services executive director, urged residents to wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long trousers, avoid being outside at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, and apply mosquito repellant to avoid exposure to mosquitoes. Read More »

Georgia governor briefing on Irma

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Terry Boykin said most of her neighbors on Whitemarsh Island, just east of Savannah, had fled early. "I encourage all Georgians in our coastal areas that could be impacted by this storm to evacuate the area as soon as possible", Governor Nathan Deal said in a statement. Read More »

Suu Kyi's stirring Nobel speech seems less credible five years on

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She received the award in 1991 for "her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights" while standing up against military rulers. But a post on Ms Suu Kyi's Facebook page blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" about the violence, and tellingly made no mention of the Rohingya who had fled. Read More »

2 dead, damage in Mexico after Hurricane Katia strikes

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At the time Katia made landfall, it had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, said this week that Katia has "worrying characteristics" because it is very slow-moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks. Read More »

Putin says North Korea crisis may be 'impossible' to solve

Trump has offered "conceptual approval" on the purchase of billions of dollars' worth of USA military weapons and equipment by South Korea . The THAAD are installed at a former golf course, and in an area that was historically very pro-military, because the previous government expected them to support the deployment. Read More »

Hurricane Irma unleashes full fury on Florida's Gulf Coast

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About two dozen vehicles filled with people who had fled the Florida Keys, where Irma roared ashore on Sunday with sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour (209 kph), lined up near the entrance to the highway that connects the archipelago to the mainland with a series of bridges and causeways. Read More »

This striking image from space captures the monstrous scale of Hurricane Irma

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The Netherlands is urging the United Nations and its 193 member states to provide assistance and show compassion with people in the Caribbean suffering from the impact of Hurricane Irma . Tropical storm watches were issued slightly farther west for Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius - areas less likely to be seriously affected. Read More »

Police arrest anti-fascist protesters in Portland

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While no one was injured, the incident comes several weeks after a suspect at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. rammed his auto into counter-protesters, killing one and injuring numerous others. Others fought with some of the Patriot Prayer supporters. Vancouver Police arrested a man after he allegedly backed his vehicle towards a group of antifascist counter-protesters, Willamette Week reported on Sunday. Read More »

Hurricane Katia continues strengthening in Gulf

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Katia has moved into Mexico, now as a Tropical Storm packing 45 miles per hour winds . Hurricane season has been particularly destructive in 2017, as Hurricane Irma , which arrived a week after Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast, has been accompanied by Jose and Katia. Read More »

Irma weakens to tropical storm -NHC

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Katia struck the east coast of Mexico Saturday morning as a Category 1 storm - bringing destructive winds and torrential rain right on the heels of an 8.1 natural disaster that left at least 90 people dead. Flash flood warnings have been issued in Jacksonville - a victim, like other eastern Florida areas, of the heaviest rains that are commonly found in hurricanes' northeast quarter. Read More »

Irma weakens to Category 1 as it lashes Tampa

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The evacuees filled up emergency shelters and hotel rooms as far north as Atlanta, Georgia , in their efforts to escape the deadly winds and water. Although the storm veered to the west, sparing South Florida the catastrophe of a direct hit, it was so wide that the region had to endure a long day of hurricane-force gusts, heavy rains and unsafe storm surges. Read More »

Trump Takes Travel Order back to SCOTUS

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The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to block an appellate court ruling issued last week that determined any refugees who are already working with nonprofit resettlement agencies in the USA must be admitted. The administration is not challenging the part of the ruling that applies to a temporary ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. "The absence of a formal connection between a resettlement agency and a refugee subject to an assurance stands in stark ... Read More »

Antarctica Mysterious Caves: Is Life Exists beneath the Ice?

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Located around and beneath Mount Erebus , an active volcano , the caves have been hollowed out after years of steam travelling through their passages. Specifically, a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica coincided with accelerated deglaciation 17,700 years ago. This breakthrough led researchers to believe that there is life lurking beneath Antarctic . Read More »