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PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (Reuters) – Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of ravaged beach communities on Thursday after Michael, one of the most powerful hurricanes in U.S. history, slammed into the Florida Panhandle, causing widespread flooding and killing at least seven people. Michael struck Florida’s northwest coast near the small town of Mexico
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PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Michael’s violence was visible on Thursday in shattered Florida coastal towns, where rows of homes were ripped from foundations and roofs were peeled off schools by the near-record-force storm blamed for seven deaths. Michael smashed into Florida’s northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Reuters) – The third-most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland headed northeast to soak Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday, leaving the Florida Panhandle to assess the devastation left by Hurricane Michael. Waves crash on stilt houses along the shore due to Hurricane Michael at Alligator Point in Franklin County,
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered the state’s Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before turning its diminishing fury on Georgia. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – “Monstrous” Hurricane Michael bore down on northwestern Florida on Tuesday and was expected to strengthen into a powerful Category 3 storm before hitting land on Wednesday, triggering dangerous coastal flooding and bringing high winds and torrential rains. Authorities told tens of thousands of residents and tourists in at least 20 Florida
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to heed warnings of life-threatening coastal floods, wind and rain and get out of harm’s way as Hurricane Michael churned over the Gulf of Mexico toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday. Residents and tourists were told to evacuate coastal areas in at least
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The city of Los Angeles celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, joining the growing ranks of local governments across the country replacing the traditional Columbus Day holiday with observances of Native American history and culture. Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O’Farrell (L) is presented a running staff by
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(Reuters) – Mandatory evacuation orders and school closures were issued on Monday in the Florida Panhandle as Hurricane Michael was expected to strengthen rapidly before slamming into the state on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) and county officials said. Michael was currently a Category 1 hurricane but could become a Category 3 storm
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(Reuters) – Hope Hicks, the former communications director of President Donald Trump, has been appointed as communications chief at Fox, the company being spun off from Twenty-First Century Fox’s merger with Walt Disney Co. FILE PHOTO: Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks exits Air Force One behind U.S. Presidehiot Donald Trump after they arrived
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Saturday that the political brawl over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation will help Republicans retain control of the Senate, calling it a “seminal event” leading into the November elections. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives with U.S. Senator Orrin
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