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Officials shutter Florida nursing home where 8 died after Irma

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In an emergency order Wednesday, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration suspended the license of the nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, where eight people diedin the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The AHCA is investigating the facility. The agency questioned...


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It wasn't just the Lyon sisters he harmed: Lloyd Welch set to plead guilty in two child

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Lloyd Welch, the 60-year-old former carnival worker who recently pleaded guilty in one of Maryland’s most notorious crimes - the 1975 abduction and murders of Katherine and Sheila Lyon - is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday in two other long-ago cases for the 1996...


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Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said...


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Ex-prosecutors unsure if nursing home deaths involved crimes

Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Deaths

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital. From the perspective of Florida...


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SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted on the SEC’s website, Chairman Jay Clayton said a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk...


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In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home. For years, locals knew the cabdrivers as a source for illegal booze in Bethel, which has 58 taxis for its...


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Boston kicks off a year of US tributes to Leonard Bernstein

BOSTON (AP) — He was a wunderkind: the youngest music director ever to lead the New York Philharmonic and the genius behind the score to “West Side Story.” The late Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year, and on Friday, the Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off a new season dedicated to...


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Hurricane Maria is a major hurricane again, regaining Category 3 strength near Dominican

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Maria is a major hurricane again, regaining Category 3 strength near Dominican Republic.


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Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island’s electrical grid, and...


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Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said...


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