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Cat 5 Hurricane Maria batters at Dominica in Caribbean

Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.

Medicare card remake to protect seniors

No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them.

US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

LOOK AT THE NUMBERS FOR GEORGIA --> Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years

Historic farm from Revolutionary War battle gets protection

A Pennsylvania farm where George Washington’s troops narrowly escaped the British during the Revolutionary War is getting historic protection.

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities

Union: Thousands of firefighters didn’t work during Harvey

Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey’s flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers,

Millions of world’s children lack any record of their births

Would a 15-year-old girl be married off by her parents in violation of the law? Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the hands of an older man?

Officials: Returning Keys residents must be self-sustaining

As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to sustain them for a while, because no one yet knows when water and power will be fully restored.

Sandusky’s son pleads guilty to child sex abuse allegations

A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex.

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation’s largest-ever housing mission.
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