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Hurricane Irma Passes Over Barbuda, Heads Toward Puerto Rico

The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday, churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida this weekend. The eye of Hurricane Irma passed over …

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FBI, DHS warned of increasingly violent Antifa clashes in 2016, documents show

Well before the deadly Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville and the ongoing violent clashes with white supremacists and other groups, federal authorities warned local officials the actions of left-wing extremists were becoming increasingly confrontational and dangerous. Federal agencies warned of the growing likelihood of lethal violence between left-wing anarchists and …

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The Unexpected Health Impacts of a Hurricane

Eight years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans area, a 4-year-old boy died after playing on a backyard Slip ‘N Slide. He had been infected with a brain-destroying amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. It was the first time the amoeba had been found in tap water in the U.S. and …

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