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School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own life

School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own lifeA teenager who survived the Parkland school shooting in Florida has killed herself while struggling with survivors’ guilt, local media reported Friday. Sydney Aiello, 19, was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas last February 14 when a former student opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon, killing 14 students and three staff members. Among the dead were two of Aiello’s best friends, Meadow Pollack and Joaquin Oliver.



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Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken areaWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet.



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China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tanker

China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tankerChina raced to contain oil leaking from an Iranian tanker stricken off its eastern coast Tuesday amid warnings the burning ship could spark an environmental disaster. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil when it collided with a cargo ship on Saturday and erupted into flames 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai. If all the cargo from the Panamanian-flagged 274-metre (899-foot) tanker spills, it would be the biggest oil slick from a ship in decades and could kill marine life across a vast area, analysts have said.



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US Navy stops search for seven missing sailors after bodies found aboard stricken USS Fitzgerald

US Navy stops search for seven missing sailors after bodies found aboard stricken USS FitzgeraldAfter discovering a number of bodies in flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters, the US Navy ended search and rescue efforts for the seven sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a merchant ship in waters off Japan. Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin wouldn’t say how many bodies were recovered, pending notification of next of kin. The USS Fitzgerald sustained significant damage after a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship.



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