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Space telescope passes critical milestone

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NASA’s $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope has completed critical end-to-end testing in a giant vacuum chamber at the Johnson Space Center, proving the telescope will work properly in the deep cold of space, bring starlight to a sharp focus and precisely track its astronomical targets when launched in 2019, …

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Texas church massacre: More victims laid to rest on Veterans Day

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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — Two silver hearses carrying the bodies of a couple killed in last weekend’s shooting at a Texas church were followed by a long procession of vehicles Saturday that avoided passing the small church where more than two dozen people died. Mourners instead drove around the tiny community of …

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Maria barrels into Puerto Rico as monster storm

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Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. The storm weakened slightly overnight, but officials there predict entire towns will …

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Maria spurs floods, knocks out power in Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. The storm weakened by Wednesday evening to a Category 2, but officials …

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Should flood-prone homes be rebuilt?

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Victims of the recent, massive storms in Texas and Florida face tough decisions about whether to rebuild. The Natural Resources Defense Council reports there are more than 30,000 properties in the U.S. that experience repeated flooding. Texas and Florida rank among the most affected states. FEMA says the National Flood …

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Irma death toll at 61; 6.8M without power in Fla.

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MIAMI — Hurricane Irma laid waste to beautiful Caribbean islands and caused historic destruction across Florida. The cleanup will take weeks; recovery will take months. Some islanders just want out. And after a huge exodus from the Florida peninsula, southbound traffic remains heavy with evacuees returning to uncertain situations, many …

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Are hurricanes feeling effects of climate change?

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Chanh Kieu is Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science at Indiana University Hurricane Harvey, with its historic amount of rainfall over Texas, followed by a string of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia in the North Atlantic basin in 2017, has triggered longstanding questions about any linkage between hurricanes and climate.  Can we really …

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Woman uses "extreme couponing" to help hurricane victims

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Kimberly Gager’s garage is filled with so many boxes and miscellaneous products for Hurricane Harvey victims she can’t park there any more. Laundry detergent, soap, diapers, baby wipes, formula — you name it, the San Antonio woman has bought it. She never misses out on a sale. Kimberly Gager shows off …

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Rescue efforts underway to reach Irma victims

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TAMPA, Fla. — Irma weakened into a still-dangerous tropical storm Monday as it pushed inland, triggering record flooding in Florida’s northeastern corner, while rescuers in its long, soggy wake struggled to reach victims and learn the full extent of the damage. “How are we going to survive from here?” asked …

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