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Confirmed tornado causes significant damage in Sioux Falls

Confirmed tornado causes significant damage in Sioux FallsResidents in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were ravaged by extensive damage from a tornado that tore through the city on Tuesday night.A tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) shortly after 11 p.m. CDT Tuesday evening for Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, and the warning remained in effect until midnight. The NWS warned that wind gusts of at least 90 mph were possible with the storm and urged residents to take cover.> 11:25 pm: A very dangerous storm moving int the Sioux Falls area! Winds of 90 mph possible. Take cover!> > — NWS Sioux Falls (@NWSSiouxFalls) September 11, 2019Shortly after the storms tore through the area, there were numerous reports and photos of extensive damage to trees, cars, homes and businesses around the city.In addition, a South Dakota hospital, Avera Behavioral Health Center, was evacuated after suffering damage from the storm. As of early Wednesday morning, there have not yet been any reports of casualties, according to CNN news.The Sioux Falls Police Department issued a "No Travel Advisory" in the wake of the storms due to numerous downed power lines and trees covering roadways in southeastern parts of the city.> A No Travel Advisory has been issued in Sioux Falls because of all the downed power lines and trees. Please stay off the roads until routes are safe to travel and clear of debris. /713> > — Sioux Falls Police (@siouxfallspd) September 11, 2019Motorists were urged to remain off roadways until emergency management crews cleaned up the debris.Many residents across Sioux Falls lost power as a consequence of the storms, and nearly 10,000 customers remain without power as of early Wednesday morning, according to poweroutages.us.Although the threat for severe weather has ended in southeastern South Dakota with the storms having moved into Iowa, flash flood warnings remain in effect into Wednesday afternoon following several inches of rain from Tuesday night's storms.> Massive downed tree limbs are a common sight, some crashing into houses and blocking entire streets, as happened on St. Andrews Drive off Minnesota Ave. @argusleader @Argus911 pic.twitter.com/d40o7rVXI7> > — Erin Bormett (@EEBormett) September 11, 2019> took this on a side street off west 41st in front of an apartment building. three cars engulfed by I don't know how many trees. pic.twitter.com/qSb3KQcSIM> > — Trevor J. Mitchell (@TJM613) September 11, 2019> A better look at some of the damage from the tornado that went through Sioux Falls late Tuesday evening. pic.twitter.com/fny3djB0Sj> > — Abigail Dollins (@abigaildollins) September 11, 2019> Advance Auto Parts on 41st. pic.twitter.com/mhy7d6G1LA> > — Abigail Dollins (@abigaildollins) September 11, 2019



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Roller coaster malfunction causes cars to collide; multiple kids taken to hospital

Roller coaster malfunction causes cars to collide; multiple kids taken to hospitalFive people were taken to the hospital Friday night after malfunctioning roller coaster failed to stop in Ocean City, Maryland.



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Lindsey Graham blames press after Donald Trump causes UK ambassador’s resignation

Lindsey Graham blames press after Donald Trump causes UK ambassador’s resignationLindsey Graham blamed the press for Kim Darroch’s sudden resignation as the UK ambassador to the US shortly after Donald Trump angrily announced he would no longer work with the foreign official.Mr Darroch announced his resignation from the post on Wednesday morning after the president called him “pompous” and “stupid” in a series of tweets.The president’s Twitter attacks followed leaked memos that Mr Darroch sent to the US about Mr Trump, in which the UK ambassador described his administration as “uniquely dysfunctional” and “inept.”Announcing his resignation on Wednesday, Mr Darroch said it had become “impossible” to remain in the ambassador position after his public row with Mr Trump. Reports indicated that decision also had to do with Boris Johnson — the likely successor to Prime Minister Theresa May — and his failure to defend the ambassador amid his confrontation with the president. Mr Graham’s statement on the developments made no mention of the president’s quarrel with Mr Darroch, however. Rather, the Republican senator appeared to attack the press for covering the context within the leaked memos, describing the news cycle as “a good example of selective media coverage of an issue.”“Kim Darroch did an outstanding job as ambassador and sorry to see he has resigned his post,” Mr Graham tweeted on Wednesday.“He got a raw deal from press,” the senator added. Mr Graham then posted a screenshot of a reported leaked memo in which Mr Darroch seemingly wrote about the president’s shot at re-election: “Trump may emerge from the flames, battered but intact, like Schwarzenegger in the final scenes of the Terminator.” > Kim Darroch did an outstanding job as Ambassador and sorry to see he has resigned his post. > > He got a raw deal from press.> > — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) > > July 10, 2019The ambassador “always understood the strength of President Trump,” he added, saying Mr Darroch “referred to [Trump] as the ‘Terminator’ who is indestructible and will most likely re-elected.”The president lambasted Mr Darroch after the leaks were published in global news outlets, telling reporters on Sunday: “The ambassador has not served the UK well, I can tell you that.”“We are not big fans of that man and he has not served the UK well,” he continued. “So I can understand it, and I can say things about him but I won’t bother.”Mr Trump then called the ambassador “wacky,” a “very stupid guy” and “a pompous fool” in a series of tweets.“Tell him the USA now has the best Economy & Military anywhere in the World, by far and they are both only getting bigger, better and stronger,” he wrote, adding, “Thank you, Mr. President!”



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Beto O’Rourke: ‘Remain In Mexico’ Asylum Policy Is ‘Inhumane,’ Causes ‘Suffering and Death’

Beto O’Rourke: ‘Remain In Mexico’ Asylum Policy Is ‘Inhumane,’ Causes ‘Suffering and Death’Beto O'Rourke labeled the Trump administration's “Remain in Mexico” policy “inhumane” and said it causes “suffering and death” during a Sunday appearance on CBS News's Face the Nation.The Remain in Mexico policy, otherwise known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, require that certain asylum-seekers remain in Mexico while their claims are being adjudicated. The Trump administration, in an effort to alleviate the ongoing crisis at the border, announced an expansion of the program last month as part of a trade deal with Mexico.O'Rourke, who had just returned from visiting asylum-seekers in Ciudad Juarez who were then awaiting entry into the U.S., lambasted the Trump administration for not allowing the migrants to enter the country and remain until their respective hearings.“Me going over to Ciudad Juarez today, our — our sister city across the border from El Paso — to meet with asylum seekers who have traveled hundreds, in some cases thousands, of miles fleeing the deadliest countries on the face of the planet coming to this country trying to follow our asylum laws and through a program that effectively shuts them out of this country and our laws are forced to stay in Ciudad Juarez, where they are prey to criminal organizations, where they are penniless and where they are suffering and where too many feel like they are forced to try to cross in between our ports of entry,” O'Rourke told Margaret Brennan.“As we saw earlier this week, a picture of Oscar and Valeria, who died trying to do that from what the Matamoros to Brownsville,” he continued. “This inhumane policy is causing suffering and death, and I want to call attention to what we are doing. So going to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and meeting with these asylum seekers is a great way for the American public to know what is being done in our name right now.”The comments came after acting homeland-security secretary Kevin McAleenan credited the expansion of the MPP with reducing the flow of asylum-seekers that has overwhelmed holding facilities in recent months.Migrant apprehensions fell to 87,000 in June after reaching 144,000 in May. There have been 600,000 apprehensions at the border this fiscal year, the highest number of any fiscal year in a decade.



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Earthquake causes chaos in swimming pool as kids frantically try to get out

Earthquake causes chaos in swimming pool as kids frantically try to get outAs a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of the Philippines on April 23, swimmers frantically tried to get out of a pool as the water began to violently move.



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South Carolina 5th-grader in school fight died of natural causes; no charges will be filed

South Carolina 5th-grader in school fight died of natural causes; no charges will be filedOfficials said the 10-year-old died from a preexisting condition called arteriovenous malformation, and there was no evidence trauma led to her death.



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Officials: South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

Officials: South Carolina school girl died of natural causesWALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities said Friday that the death of a fifth grade girl at school last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student, which they described as lasting only seconds. But the family of the girl disagreed, saying she was repeatedly antagonized by the other student.



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Man awarded $80M in lawsuit claiming Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer

Man awarded $  80M in lawsuit claiming Monsanto's Roundup causes cancerAgribusiness giant Monsanto is facing thousands of similar lawsuits nationwide.



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Robert Kraft, accused of soliciting prostitution, gave hundreds of millions to charitable causes

Robert Kraft, accused of soliciting prostitution, gave hundreds of millions to charitable causesThe $ 400 million Robert Kraft has contributed to a wide range of causes has earned him enormous goodwill in Boston and beyond.



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`Going Away Party` for School Shutting Down Because of Student`s Death Causes Controversy

`Going Away Party` for School Shutting Down Because of Student`s Death Causes ControversySome parents are outraged a California school for kids with special needs is holding a "going away party" after one of its own students died after being restrained by staff.



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