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Over 118,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael

Over 118,000 homes without power in Florida, Georgia after Hurricane MichaelIn total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph). Some customers in the hardest-hit parts of Florida may have to wait another week or two until service is restored, utilities said.



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Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary Clinton

Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton has said her husband Bill’s affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power and he was right to not resign from the US presidency in the wake of the scandal. Some, like New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, have said that Clinton should have stepped down after he was impeached by a Republican-controlled House in late 1998 for lying about the affair.



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Hillary Clinton contradicts Monica Lewinsky’s claim that affair with Bill Clinton was ‘gross abuse of power’

Hillary Clinton contradicts Monica Lewinsky’s claim that affair with Bill Clinton was ‘gross abuse of power’Hillary Clinton has defended her husband against accusations that he abused his power with an affair with Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s. Ms Lewinsky said in a recent interview that she had been moved by the stories brought forth by women in the #MeToo movement, and had realised that former President Bill Clinton had abused his position of power when they had an affair. Ms Clinton, who stood by her husband after those accusations came forward, disagreed during an interview on “CBS Sunday Morning”.



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UK no-deal Brexit paper warns of complications for power imports

UK no-deal Brexit paper warns of complications for power importsCompanies operating electricity interconnectors, which include Britain’s National Grid and French grid operator RTE, should “carry out contingency planning for a ‘no deal’ scenario”, a government paper said. In the event of no deal on Britain’s EU exit, European energy law will no longer apply to the UK electricity market. The paper said the government and energy regulator Ofgem were working with interconnector operators “to ensure new access rules are approved in Great Britain and are providing support to interconnectors engaging with EU Member State authorities”.



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GE shares at 9-year low amid latest power woes

GE shares at 9-year low amid latest power woesShares of General Electric fell again on Tuesday, adding to losses following the company’s latest woes in its slumping power division. The industrial conglomerate, which was bumped from the prestigious Dow index in June, fell 2.5 percent in late-morning trading to $ 11.45.



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Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence

Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after FlorenceFlooding across the Carolinas was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Duke Energy Corp , the biggest utility in the Carolinas with over 4 million customers, said it had restored power to more than 1.7 million of its nearly 1.8 million customers affected by the storm.



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A North Carolina Power Plant Dam Has Been Breached by Florence Floodwaters

A North Carolina Power Plant Dam Has Been Breached by Florence FloodwatersIt's possible that coal ash from an adjacent dump is flowing into the Cape Fear River



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Factbox: Over 300,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence

Factbox: Over 300,000 customers without power in Carolinas after FlorenceFlorence, now an elongated low pressure area which continues to produce heavy rain over portions of the Mid-Atlantic states, is expected to transition into an extratropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late on Monday. Duke Energy Corp , the biggest utility in the area with over 4 million customers, has restored more than 1.2 million of its roughly 1.5 million customers affected by the storm. The company on Monday said it expects to restore power to most North Carolina and South Carolina customers impacted by Florence by Sept. 26.



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Factbox: More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

Factbox: More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland(Reuters) – U.S. power companies said more than 870,000 homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were without power on Saturday after Florence hit the Southeast coast. Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, toppling trees, cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses while causing at least five deaths. In North Carolina alone, there were 777,937 power outages as of 1:20 p.m. ET, according to North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety.



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Reports: Over 1 million power outages expected as final evacuations begin ahead of Hurricane Florence

Reports: Over 1 million power outages expected as final evacuations begin ahead of Hurricane FlorenceFinal preparations are being made across the eastern United States as Hurricane Florence approaches, posing a major risk to life and property across the region.



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