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Hurricane Maria is now a major Category 4 hurricane

September 18, 2017

Yahoo.com Hurricane Maria has developed into a powerful Category 4 storm that’s likely to hit some of the same Caribbean islands recently devastated by Hurricane Irma. Maria’s sustained winds of least 130 mph make it a Category 4 storm as of 5 p.m. ET, and it’s still rapidly intensifying. The National Hurricane Center declared Maria…

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3 die as buses collide at New York City intersection

September 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a collision between a city bus and a tour bus at a New York City intersection has left three people dead. Police say the crash in Flushing, Queens, killed a pedestrian on the sidewalk, the tour bus driver and a passenger on the city bus. Sixteen other people are…

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4 US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille

September 17, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Four young female U.S. tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor’s office said. Two of the tourists were injured in the face in the attack in the city’s main Saint Charles train station and one of them…

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St. Louis protests rage into second night after officer acquitted of murder

September 17, 2017

By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE ST. LOUIS (AP) –Protests turned violent for a second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at…

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Bomb injures 22 on London subway, manhunt underway

September 15, 2017

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 22 people on Friday in Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident this year, but apparently failed to fully explode. (Manuhunt is underway for suspects and reports say they have been identified.) Passengers heading…

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Spelman College to admit transgender female students

September 14, 2017

By Eric Stirgus atlanta journal constitution Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell announced Tuesday the all-women institution will accept students, starting next school year, who “consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth.” The college sent a letter to students, faculty and staff explaining the new policy. The Historically Black…

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Obama surprises students with visit to DC school

September 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Former President Barack Obama surprises students at McKinley Technology High School last Friday.  (Photo: Eric Schultz-Twitter) By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON– Former President Barack Obama shocked students at a Washington school Friday by popping in to give them encouragement at the beginning of the new year. “I do believe that most…

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Sloane Stephens tops Madison Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

September 14, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sloane Stephens, of the United States, holds up the championship trophy after beating Madison Keys, of the United States, in the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) By Howard Fendrich Associated Press NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens never looked shaken…

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