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Police: Suspect in 6 shootings in Maryland, Delaware, caught

(CNN)A suspect in shootings in Maryland and Delaware on Wednesday that left three people dead and three others injured was caught in Delaware after a manhunt, authorities said. In the late afternoon, authorities zeroed in on the suspected gunman’s vehicle — a 2008 black GMC Acadia SUV — about 15 miles from the scene of the second shooting. A tipster saw Prince leave the SUV and walk toward Glasgow High School in Newark, Delaware, said Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy. Gunman leaves 3 dead at Maryland business

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Workers laid off at now-closed Florida nursing home where 12 died

(CNN)A Florida nursing home where a dozen patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power has closed and laid off its 245 employees, according to a notice to state officials. The nursing home informed state officials in a letter dated September 27 that the facility had closed seven days earlier and its employees were out of jobs. “A 60-day notice could not be provided due to unforeseen business circumstances that occurred after the impact of hurricane Irma,” the letter said. The 245 workers included occupational, speech and physical therapists, nurses…

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Nothing stood out about Stephen Paddock before Las Vegas shooting, people who knew him say

(CNN)The last time Eric Paddock heard from his brother, Stephen Paddock had texted to find out how their 90-year-old mother was doing. To his brother, Stephen was “just a guy,” an “army of one” with no known children despite a string of relationships. Someone you might see nursing a drink alone at a bar. Someone who went on cruises and played $100-a-hand video poker. Someone who sent boxes of cookies to his mother. Tennessee nurse among first victims identified in Las Vegas “There’s absolutely no way I could conceive that…

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What to expect from Hurricane Irma

(CNN)Packing winds of 130 mph, Hurricane Irma blasted Florida over the weekend, first making landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm. The storm made a second landfall hours later as a Category 3 storm on Marco Island, a city and barrier island off Florida’s southwest coast, before weakening again. Where the storm is going next Every hour, Hurricane Irma gets worse Irma rips tree out of ground

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Hurricane Irma’s northern eyewall reaches Key West

(CNN)[Breaking news update at 7:24 a.m. ET] [Previous story, published at 7:14 a.m. ET] Track the storm Mother searches for daughters There are 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic Nursing homes prep for storms Gas shortages in Florida Nuclear plants shutting down FEMA could run out of cash Florida hospitals closing ahead of storm Mass evacuations in Florida US warships begin relief operations Hurricane checklist Those who did not evacuate ahead of the storm are in danger, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said Saturday. “You’re on your own until…

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Why storm surge is a hurricane’s greatest threat

(CNN)Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned residents that Hurricane Irma could bring a potentially deadly storm surge when the storm passes along the state’s west coast. With Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma threatening states along the Gulf Coast, we’ve been hearing a lot about storm surges and how big of a threat they pose to coastal communities.

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Evacuate now and avoid Irma’s wrath: ‘You can always party later’

(CNN)Residents of the Miami area and the Florida Keys streamed north in packed vehicles Friday, anxiously rushing to dodge Hurricane Irma as the deadly storm took aim at the state after devastating the Caribbean. But the clock is ticking for those who haven’t left yet, officials warned. As the storm plodded toward the United States, more warnings echoed from public officials and experts: “We cannot save you in the middle of a storm,” Scott said. “You do not want to leave on Saturday, driving through Florida with tropical storm-force winds,”…

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Demolished by Irma, Barbuda braces for Hurricane Jose

(CNN)The tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda has no time to clean up the major devastation left by Hurricane Irma as it braces for its second major hurricane in four days. So dire is the threat to the island that any of the 1,800 residents who didn’t already flee before Irma are being evacuated by a flotilla of ferries being sent from Antigua, the other major island in the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda as a Category 5 hurricane on Wednesday, killing one person and damaging 95%…

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5 DACA myths debunked

(CNN)The decision to end DACA has triggered a political firestorm and prompted protests around the country. First, some critics slammed it as unconstitutional, and more recently, a group ofstates threatened to file a court challenge to the program. “MYTH BUSTER: I, an undocumented immigrant, just filed my taxes and PAID $300 to the state of Arizona,” Sisa wrote. She also had a message for President Donald Trump, “Wanna tell me again how I should be deported, contribute nothing and only leech off this country while the 1% wealthiest people in…

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Tiger on the loose near Atlanta killed by police

(CNN)The mystery has been solved: A Bengal tiger shot dead Wednesday after it roamed a community below Atlanta and attacked a dog had escaped unnoticed while being transported, officials said. Feld Entertainment, which had been contracted to move the tiger, said it does not know how Suzy, 6, got out of her enclosure while she was being transported from Tampa, Florida, to Memphis, Tennessee. A truck carrying Suzy had made a stop in Georgia overnight, officials said.

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1 dead in Charleston hostage situation, officials say

(CNN)A “disgruntled employee” who shot and killed a person and wounded another at a Charleston, South Carolina, restaurant was shot and critically wounded, Mayor John Tecklenburg told reporters Thursday. “This is not act of terrorism,” Tecklenburg said while the situation was going on. “This is not a hate crime. It’s a disgruntled employee who has come on the scene of his employment.”

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Torch-bearing white nationalists march ahead of alt-right rally

(CNN)Alt-right activists held torches and marched late Friday through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. The march came hours before a Saturday rally that police anticipate will attract as many as 2,000 to 6,000 people, in an event that could be the “largest hate-gathering of it’s kind in decades in the United States,” as described by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off

(CNN)A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life. What will she do with all the winnings? Maybe she’ll buy some more scratch-off tickets and follow in the footsteps of Rosa Dominguez, the California teen who won the lotto twice in a week earlier this month. Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/24/us/florida-teen-wins-top-prize-on-scratch-off-trnd/index.html

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Texas deputy fired after investigation into chokehold death

(CNN)A Texas deputy who was indicted in connection with a man’s chokehold death has been fired, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. Thompson’s husband, Terry Thompson, allegedly put Hernandez in a chokehold May 28 after he confronted Hernandez for urinating outside a Denny’s restaurant, authorities said. Chauna Thompson, who was off duty at the time, helped hold Hernandez down.

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