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Maria barrels into Puerto Rico as monster storm


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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Disturbing finds in search of school shooting suspect's home


SPOKANE, Wash. — Guns, ammunition, a Molotov cocktail and a school yearbook with pictures of faces marked with X’s were seized by police from the home of a Washington state high school sophomore accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding three other students, according to court documents filed in the …

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Suspect in 1992 slaying of teacher's aide held without bail


WESTFIELD, Mass. — A man charged with raping and killing a Massachusetts teacher’s aide after abducting her from her night job at a card shop 25 years ago was ordered held without bail Tuesday.  A judge entered not-guilty pleas to charges of murder, aggravated rape and kidnapping on behalf of …

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Ellen Pao talks discrimination in the workplace, offers advice


In our ongoing series, Issues That Matter, “CBS This Morning” is taking a closer look at gender discrimination in the workplace.     Tech investor Ellen Pao made headlines during her 2015 gender discrimination trial against the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao claimed in …

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Rattlesnake bites man in the face after he tries catching it


Victor Pratt has been catching rattlesnakes since he was about 8 years old, so he considers himself somewhat of a pro. Earlier this month, while celebrating his son’s birthday in Coolidge, Arizona, Pratt decided to show off his skills — a decision the 48-year-old soon came to regret. “I wasn’t …

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Should flood-prone homes be rebuilt?


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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Police: Wis. man blew up home to conceal wife's killing


MADISON, Wis. – Police have arrested a Wisconsin man suspected of killing his wife and blowing up their home to try to cover up the crime. Authorities arrested 59-year-old Steven Pirus of Madison on Saturday night. He is jailed on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide, arson and recklessly endangering safety. …

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Irma-battered St. Thomas braces for Hurricane Maria


ST. THOMAS — St. Thomas is one of the U.S. Virgin Islands under a warning as Hurricane Maria approaches, and it hasn’t even begun to recover from Hurricane Irma. Unless you’re with the military, the only way to get to St. Thomas now is by boat or helicopter, CBS News’ …

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