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The Latest: Barry overwhelms sewage systems on Alabama coast

The Latest: Barry overwhelms sewage systems on Alabama coastAuthorities say rains from Barry overwhelmed sewer systems on Alabama’s coasts, causing more than 250,000 gallons (946,000 liters) in spills. The Alabama Department of Public Health says more than 180,000 gallons (680,000 liters) of sewage spilled in Baldwin County, located across Mobile Bay from the city of Mobile. An estimated 125,000 gallons (470,000 liters) went into D’Olive Creek in Daphne.



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Migrants being held in Texas enclosure as surge overwhelms El Paso

Migrants being held in Texas enclosure as surge overwhelms El PasoThe enclosure holds migrants crossing the border illegally in metropolitan El Paso as they wait to be processed at a nearby Border Patrol station, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ramiro Cordero said by phone. How long they remain in the enclosure, set up late last month below the city’s Paso del Norte International Bridge to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, depends on how many migrants cross the border, he said. Migrants at the enclosure are given thermal blankets and can get shelter, food, water and a medical evaluation, officials said.



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Exodus from last IS enclave overwhelms Syria force

Exodus from last IS enclave overwhelms Syria forceUS-backed Syrian forces warned Sunday they were struggling to cope with an outpouring of foreigners from the Islamic State group’s imploding “caliphate”, urging governments to take responsibility for their citizens. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and children from the jihadist redoubt since Wednesday, moving closer to retaking the last sliver of territory under IS control. “The numbers of foreign fighters and their relatives that we are holding is increasing drastically,” Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel Karim Omar told AFP.



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‘Nobody’s listening’: Health care backlash overwhelms GOP congressman at Iowa town hall

‘Nobody’s listening’: Health care backlash overwhelms GOP congressman at Iowa town hallRep. Rod Blum took heat from constituents angry about his yes vote on the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.



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