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After Alabama, Pollsters See Reasons To Expect A Democratic Surge

After Alabama, Pollsters See Reasons To Expect A Democratic SurgeEven before Democrats’ victory in last week’s Alabama Senate election, there were signs that Republicans may be in trouble in the year ahead.



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After Alabama, Pollsters See Reasons To Expect A Democratic Surge

After Alabama, Pollsters See Reasons To Expect A Democratic SurgeEven before Democrats’ victory in last week’s Alabama Senate election, there were signs that Republicans may be in trouble in the year ahead.



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The Latest: Surge in California fire brings new evacuations

The Latest: Surge in California fire brings new evacuationsVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local):



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Amazon Stock Surge Makes Jeff Bezos Richest Man On Earth

Amazon Stock Surge Makes Jeff Bezos Richest Man On EarthAmazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest person on the planet after a bounce in company stock value floated his net worth to a massive $ 93.8 billion by the end of business on Friday.



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Sex diseases in US surge to record high

Sex diseases in US surge to record highSexually transmitted diseases surged to a record high in the United States last year, with more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis nationwide, officials said Tuesday. This was “the highest number ever,” said the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Gonorrhea also increased among men and women last year, but the steepest rise was among men (22 percent), said the report.



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Irma: Tampa Bay Empties Out Ahead of Huge Storm Surge

Irma: Tampa Bay Empties Out Ahead of Huge Storm SurgeOn Sunday, Tampa Bay and other bays and canals up and down the Gulf coast emptied out — a rare phenomenon that typically precedes a massive storm surge.



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Storm Surge From Hurricane Irma Will Be Very Dangerous

Storm Surge From Hurricane Irma Will Be Very DangerousLatest models show how much the ocean is expected to rise.



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Spanish coastguard rescues 600 migrants in 24 hours, amid surge in arrivals via Morocco

Spanish coastguard rescues 600 migrants in 24 hours, amid surge in arrivals via MoroccoSome 600 migrants attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain have been rescued in just 24 hours, amid a surge in arrivals on what has become the fastest growing sea route to Europe. The Spanish coastguard said that 593 people had been pulled from 15 rafts on Wednesday, 424 of them in the Gibraltar Strait and 169 near Alborán, an island outpost midway between Spain and Morocco.  A further two rafts – one of them containing six children – were picked up in the Gibraltar Strait in the early hours of Thursday morning. The number of migrants arriving in Spain by sea has tripled this year and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) last week warned that the country could soon overtake Greece as a maritime gateway to Europe. Since the start of 2017, more than 8,000 migrants have used the so-called Western Mediterranean Route from Morocco into Spain, compared to 2,500 during the same period last year. The IOM says migrants may be choosing it as a “safe route” amid a crackdown in Libya at the behest of the European Union. Members of the Spanish Red Cross and Civil Guard assist a migrant man who was rescued by the Spanish Maritime Rescue Services, on his arrival at the port of Tarifa in Cadiz, southern Spain Credit: EPA/A.Carrasco Ragel Last Wednesday, sunbathers on a beach near Cadiz were shocked to see a black rubber dinghy loaded with migrants landing on the shore, its occupants quickly leaping from the vessel and running away. Jose Maraver, head of the Spanish Coastguard centre in Tarifa, told the Telegraph that another boat had come in to a beach the next day, and that such landings were a regular occurrence in the area. He said that most migrants crossing from Morocco used flimsy, inflatable rafts without engines – “toy boats” which were not fit for the sea, making the challenges for the coastguard “very complicated”. Mediterranean migration routes The Western Mediterranean route has so far proven less deadly than the crossing from Libya to Italy, which remains by far the biggest with almost 100,000 arrivals, and more than 2,000 deaths, since the start of 2017.  But it too has seen tragedies: in July, almost 50 migrants drowned when their rubber boat sank near Alborán. The previous month, the body of a child aged between eight and ten was found on a beach in an Almeria national park. Spain has also seen a surge in arrivals in Ceuta, its enclave in Morocco, where large groups of migrants regularly try to break through the border fence. These are not included in number of arrivals by sea. A woman watches as migrants scatter from a rubber dingy beached on the coast at Cadiz, southern Spain Credit: Carlos Sanz / AP  



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Nokia profits surge after Apple deal and network gains

Nokia profits surge after Apple deal and network gainsBy Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) – Network equipment maker Nokia reported a jump in profit on Thursday thanks to a patent deal with Apple and gains in market share though it warned the network business could slow by more than expected this year. Nokia’s shares rose 5.5 percent by 0820 GMT after it posted second-quarter operating profit of 574 million euros ($ 674 million), up 73 percent from a year ago and well above analysts’ average forecast of 447 million euros in a Reuters poll. “We are actually taking some share in the market … early signs look quite promising in terms of market share development,” Nokia Chief Executive Rajeev Suri told a conference call.



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North Korea fuel prices surge after China cuts oil sales

North Korea fuel prices surge after China cuts oil salesGasoline and diesel prices surged in North Korea in the weeks after a Chinese state oil company suspended fuel sales to the reclusive state, according to data reviewed by Reuters and an interview with a North Korean defector.



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