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Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. MidwestAs floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of a storm dubbed a “bomb cyclone,” Nebraska officials were taking in the damage in a state where 64 of the 93 counties have declared emergencies. “This is clearly the most widespread disaster we have had in our state’s history,” in terms of sheer size, Governor Pete Ricketts told reporters on an afternoon briefing call. State officials said on the call that 290 people had been rescued by the Nebraska State Patrol, National Guard troops, and urban search and rescue teams.



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California braced for mudslides and torrential rain after devastating storm

California braced for mudslides and torrential rain after devastating stormAuthorities have warned of the threat of mudslides after a damaging storm struck California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow which destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed rain, snow and wind across the US west coast into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping northern California and southern Oregon. The National Weather Service reported staggering rainfall amounts across California, including more than 24cm over 48 hours at one location in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers devastating dissection of US financial system and political corruption in congress speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers devastating dissection of US financial system and political corruption in congress speechAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used a speech before finance watchdogs to expose the vast conflicts of interest which shape American politics. “We have a system with right now which is fundamentally broken,” she concluded after her question and answer session with a panel of senior figures from campaign finance watchdog groups. “If I want to run a campaign that is entirely funded by corporate political action committees, is there anything that legally prevents me from doing that?” she asked.



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1 year after the devastating mudslides: Then-and-now photos capture Montecito, California

1 year after the devastating mudslides: Then-and-now photos capture Montecito, CaliforniaOn Jan. 9, 2018, the Southern California town of Montecito became overwhelmed with destructive mudslides after a potent storm prowled through the area.



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Death toll from devastating Indonesian tsunami rises to 280

Death toll from devastating Indonesian tsunami rises to 280The death toll from a tsunami that hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra after a volcano erupted rose to at least 280 on Monday, officials said.



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California wildfires: Satellite images reveal devastating scale of disaster across US state

California wildfires: Satellite images reveal devastating scale of disaster across US stateThe sheer scale of destruction caused by wildfires in California has been revealed in satellite images released by Nasa. More than 200 people were still missing on Monday in California’s deadliest and most destructive blaze on record, which is one of two fires raging in the state. A photo of the blaze, named Camp Fire by officials, was captured by the space agency’s Landsat 8 on Thursday 8 November, showing a huge plume of smoke rising from the fire hours after it first broke out.



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Stunning NASA Photos Show California's Devastating Wildfires From Space

Stunning NASA Photos Show California's Devastating Wildfires From SpaceSatellite photos captured by NASA show how large California's wildfires have



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How Carolinas, Florida are handling the upcoming midterm elections following 2 devastating hurricanes

How Carolinas, Florida are handling the upcoming midterm elections following 2 devastating hurricanesWith the pivotal midterm elections several weeks away, hurricanes Michael and Florence have been major obstacles to the administrative procedures for the election in the hardest-hit locations in the Carolinas and Florida.



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5,000 People Remain Missing, Are Feared Dead, After Devastating Indonesia Quake

5,000 People Remain Missing, Are Feared Dead, After Devastating Indonesia QuakeThousands of people are still missing, and feared dead, in Indonesia following



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Survivors of Indonesia's Devastating Earthquake Grow Desperate as Death Toll Exceeds 1,200

Survivors of Indonesia's Devastating Earthquake Grow Desperate as Death Toll Exceeds 1,200Desperation exploded into anger in the town closest to the epicenter of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi island four days ago



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