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Brexit bill passes first vote in British parliament

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Put simply, a three-line whip is an instruction given to MPs by the leader of their party to vote a certain way on a specific issue. Scotland's devolved government has recommended that its parliament at Holyrood withhold consent for legislation to withdraw Britain from the European Union , on the grounds that it could water down their powers, a document filed by the Scottish government said on Tuesday. Read More »

Drone footage shows major damage from Hurricane Irma in Naples

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Currently Jose is not a local threat, but we will continue to watch its path and provide updates along the way. We will still see gusty winds this evening which may reach 30-35 miles per hour across the higher terrain to the east. But that doesn't mean all Floridians should try to go back home. Those investments have included replacing wood poles with concrete poles, shortening spans of wire between those poles, making it easier for trees and palm fronds to slide off when they hit our ... Read More »

UN Security Council steps up North Korea sanctions

The celebration for the scientists was a big one, in keeping with North Korea's tendency to have big "heroes' welcomes" for officials. The new sanctions ban 90 percent of North Korea's publicly-reported exports and cap the amount of oil the country is able to import, according to a US official familiar with the negotiations. Read More »

Counting on Congress, not courts, for Dreamers

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This can be a time of major stress, and it was especially so in the days leading up to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that the program would be rescinded . There are requirements: Applicants must have been younger than age 16 when they came to the US, and younger than 31 at the time the program went into effect on June 15, 2012. Read More »

Local Schools Close Due To Weather Conditions Due To Hurricane Irma

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The National Hurricane Center said it expects Irma to drop 5 inches to 8 inches of rain across SC and the northern regions of Georgia, Alabama and MS through Tuesday . Yet as Governor Rick Scott has warned , "We can not save you when the storm starts". The Emergency Management Division has increased its readiness to OPCON 4, the next highest level above normal activities. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: 6.5 million in Florida lose power, thousands sheltered

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The National Weather Service declared a flash food emergency for downtown Charleston on Monday afternoon as heavy rain moved inland after a storm surge-fueled high tide swamped the city's downtown. In Hialeah, Irma knocked out power at the regional sewage pump station. As Paul Chapman looks out his window tonight, he says he has everything he needs to ride out Hurricane Irma in his 12th-floor condo in the coastal city of Naples, Fla. Read More »

Hurricane Jose: Do not think it is over just yet

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The Cuban victims died from causes ranging from electrocution to drowning, building collapse and a balcony falling on a bus, authorities there said. "We feel that because this storm was not as bad as it could have been, that Citizens will not have to go into actual assessment mode, and to assess people who are not Citizens property holders", Flores said. Read More »

Richard Branson shares photos of damage on private island after Irma

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The Foreign Secretary said there had been an "unprecedented" effort to deal with the aftermath of the storm. And going forward, I pledge to match your donations up to the first $1 million. DFID are matching every pound donated to the British Red Cross by the public. While dire predictions of the storm's destructive power in that state, as well as parts further north, have dominated the news in the U.S., Duncan and others have begun pleading for their already hard-hit part of the country not to ... Read More »

Irma spins up funnel clouds, tornado in Florida

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The NWS says conditions will likely improve Monday evening as a weakening tropical storm Irma moves northward into central Georgia. Irma's sustained winds of 125 miles per hour and promises of torrential rainfall, tornadoes and widespread flooding prompted hundreds of thousands of Floridians to flee their homes, while many others huddled together in disaster shelters. Read More »

Brave reporter illustrates the monstrous power of Hurricane Irma's winds

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While the most recent models for Hurricane Irma project the storm moving away from Tampa, officials are still advising caution and vigilance. Irma could be downgraded to a tropical depression on Tuesday . Look for his video forecasts right here every day at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. WeatherTiger is also available for forecasting and consulting on a full spectrum of weather and climate issues. Read More »

Will iPhone X hint towards Apple's next decade ambition?

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It's a two-hour-long event. Mac users will need to run Safari 6.0.5 or later on a device with OS X 10.8.5 or newer. Is the "X" actually the Roman numeral 10, or is it just the letter "X", one of the coolest letters and a word that's frequently used in product names like Microsoft's Xbox One X or Motorola's MotoX? Fortunately, even if you are not one of those lucky ones who have a pass to the show, there is hope. Read More »

Florida Hurricane Irma Evacuee Named Her Newly Delivered Baby 'Storm'

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Florida has long dealt with hurricanes, including a stretch of eight hurricanes in two years while Jeb Bush was governor, but Irma's wide reach has proved daunting. "I will tell you in no uncertain terms - and I am not going to sugarcoat it - this is going to be a hard storm", Buckhorn said at the news conference. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Kills Ten In Cuba

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Hurricane-force winds of 125 miles per hour whipped roofs clean off buildings, ripped trees from the ground and forced evacuations along the coast. "It took a week for Matthew", Jensen said, referring to a hurricane that past year did not make landfall in Florida but caused power outages. Read More »

The Meanness Isn't Just Trump — Banishing DREAMers

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, both Democrats, called Trump's action cruel and outrageous, given that the decision was announced by Sessions rather than the president himself. That is not real protection. However, not everyone who turned out Wednesday morning was there in support of keeping DACA. "I filed suit against President Trump and his administration to protect DACA because Dreamers are just as American as first lady Melania Trump", New Mexico ... Read More »

Katia weakens after making landfall in Mexico

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Hurricane Irma is churning west across the Atlantic, putting parts of the Caribbean on watch and prompting warnings for the USA mainland to be prepared should the storm head that way. Additional strengthening is possible over the next few days, as wind shear is expected to relax and it could become a hurricane before making landfall in eastern Mexico by this weekend. Read More »

North Korea may launch ICBM on Saturday: Seoul PM

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The South Korean presidential spokesman quoted Putin as saying that Russian Federation was concerned that the blockage of oil supplies would hurt civilians including hospitals. But many countries do business with North Korea - especially China, a top US trading partner and economic behemoth. The United States is pushing China, the hermit kingdom's main trading partner, to support more severe sanctions against the North. Read More »

Irma weakens to tropical storm - NHC

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This means tropical storm force winds (sustained winds of 39 to 73 miles per hour winds ) are possible in these areas . The city of Jacksonville, population 880,000, in northeast Florida ordered urgent evacuations Monday as record floods were set to rise even higher with the afternoon's high tide. Read More »

Irma takes aim at Florida's $109B tourism industry

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Officials in Florida were getting their first look at storm damage in some areas Monday. "He was quite successful in referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others", Clinton said on CBS's Sunday Morning. Read More »

Manchester City And Liverpool Confirm Starting Lineups For Etihad Clash

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Referee Moss is quick to show a red card. "I am so sorry he was hurt during our accidental collision on the pitch and am sorry for him that he could not complete the match because of it". " I will have this situation all the time over the next three or four weeks, so we thought: "OK, let's start immediately with this, give him three or four days of training and then he's available for us"." "I know you can't take it into consideration but it actually spoilt the game because it was a very ... Read More »

As Hurricane Irma Begins Descent On Florida, FPL Reporting Outages

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A third storm, Katia, made landfall late Friday north of Tecolutla, Mexico, as a Category 1 hurricane but had weakened to a tropical depression by Saturday morning, the hurricane center said . So far, 600,000 in South Florida are without power. A GIF created by Joel Nihlean shows combined satellite images of both storms to show how massive size Irma is. Read More »

Hurricane Katia expected to strengthen as it nears Mexico

It's the first time since 2010 that three active hurricanes have been in the Atlantic . The potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm made landfall in the Caribbean early Wednesday morning. Dr. Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center , told The New York Times warming waters, along with a relative lack of sudden wind shift, have created optimal hurricane conditions this season. Read More »

Les syndicats mobilisés contre la réforme du code du travail — Loire

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Au moment où Emmanuel Macron a atterri à Point-à-Pitre, avant de se rendre à Saint-Martin et Saint Barthélemy, les manifestants ont commencé à s'élancer dans plusieurs villes en fin de matinée, notamment à Nice, où selon la CGT , il s'agit d'une "grosse mobilisation " comme la ville n'en a pas connu depuis 2006 et la contestation du contrat première embauche. Read More »

NHC: Irma weakens into tropical depression

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The center is located right along the Florida and Georgia line and is forecast to track northwest and remain a tropical storm through this evening, then weaken to a tropical depression through Tuesday morning as it tracks across central Alabama. Read More »

8 dead in Texas mass shooting

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Two people were wounded in the shooting northeast of Dallas. The first officer who arrived also reported hearing gunshots. "It's a quiet neighborhood". They were standing outside and they're arguing. Police are still trying to determine the suspect's motive. Police say they responded to reports of shots fired. Read More »

Pennsylvania deploys team to help with cleanup in Irma-battered Florida

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The man who helped with the evacuations in the Florida Keys said he did not believe many people stayed behind in the Conch Republic. Around Tampa , once the storm center passes early Monday morning, a storm surge is possible of several feet above normally dry land, potentially inundating low-lying coastal areas. Read More »

Irma Knocks Out Power To About 5.8 Million

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Storm surge warnings were in place for Tampa Bay, from the South Santee River in SC to the Flagler/Volusia County line on the Atlantic Coast and from Cape Sable northward to the Ochlockonee River on the Gulf of Mexico. More than 180,000 people huddled in shelters in the Sunshine State. That means getting out of the house and around town might not be safe until - gulp - Monday. Read More »

Cleanup begins as Irma moves out of Florida

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The westward swing away from Miami in the overnight forecast caught many people off guard along Florida's Gulf coast and triggered an abrupt shift in storm preparations. Miami's economy is fuelled by the development of luxury high-rises. Looters, she joked, could help themselves to anything they wanted. The Keys are linked by 42 bridges that have to be checked for safety before motorists can be allowed in, officials said. Read More »

What is storm surge, and how does it happen?

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A few hours later, it was downgraded again to Category 2, with maximum sustained wind gusts of 110 mph (175 kph), the National Hurricane Centre reported in Miami. No deaths in Florida were immediately linked to the storm . Areas without water, power or communications are likely to remain so for some time. Read More »

Crane Collapses As Hurricane Irma Hits Downtown Miami

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Georgia reported more than 570,000 homes and businesses without electricity, and there were 80,000 in SC. GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: Sure, Michel. The scramble to get out of the hurricane's path was so acute that the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday evening said air traffic controllers were increasing the space between flights from Miami and nearby Fort Lauderdale to enable them to better manage the crowded skies. Read More »

Hurricane Irma strangles Florida with two landfalls, 5 killed

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Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida Sunday and Monday, causing damage in nearly every part of the state. The NHC said that it is weakening, while retaining hurricane strength before weakening to Category 1 strength. More than 4,000 people were housed in Volusia schools-turned-sheleters. The two are now at the hospital, it said. As the storm weakens as it heads toward Georgia , outages have leveled off or even declined at other Florida utilities, while increasing in Georgia, South ... Read More »

When Will Hurricane Irma Hit Savannah, Georgia?

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Puerto Rico: More than 6,000 residents of the U.S. territory are in shelters and many more without power. Almost all tropical cyclones that hit the United States produce at least one tornado, "provided enough of the. Trump stressed that his top priorities are life-saving and life-sustaining efforts in affected areas, the White House said. Miami International Airport suffered "significant water damage", the airport's CEO said on Twitter. Read More »

Tampa Bay waters get sucked backward ahead of Hurricane Irma

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EDT (1325 UTC) by the NOAA GOES East satellite as its eye approached the southwestern coast of Florida . Florida utility officials say more than 1 million customers have lost power as Hurricane Irma hits the state. Waters receded at some of the beaches along the Florida coast as Irma moved north. The storm made landfall at Marco Island at 15:35 local time. Read More »