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Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what next

Alive but lost: In Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian survivors wonder what nextMARSH HARBOUR/NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – Days after fleeing their crumbling home and breaking into a vacant apartment to take shelter while Hurricane Dorian rampaged over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island, Samuel Cornish and his family caught a rescue flight to Nassau. By Sunday, a week after one of the strongest Caribbean hurricanes on record plowed into the archipelago nation of 400,000 people, the capital city faced a wave of thousands of evacuees fleeing hard-hit areas including Marsh Harbour in the Abacos, where some 90% of the infrastructure is damaged or destroyed. Great Abaco is littered with mounds of unused construction materials, waterlogged notebooks and Bibles, stained piles of tattered clothes, single shoes, overturned bath tubs and rotting mattresses.



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Bodies Crushed By Debris, Looting and Limited Sanitation: Survivors Describe Dorian’s Aftermath on Great Abaco Island

Bodies Crushed By Debris, Looting and Limited Sanitation: Survivors Describe Dorian’s Aftermath on Great Abaco IslandMany people do not have access to adequate food and water, or a means to evacuate



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'We need change:' El Paso mass shooting survivors file lawsuit against Walmart

'We need change:' El Paso mass shooting survivors file lawsuit against WalmartA lawsuit was filed by two victims claiming that Walmart failed to have proper security in place to prevent the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso.



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Parkland students unveil gun violence prevention plan: 'Policymakers have failed, so survivors are stepping up'

Parkland students unveil gun violence prevention plan: 'Policymakers have failed, so survivors are stepping up'March For Our Lives, the group formed by the Parkland students in the wake of the mass shooting at their school in February 2018, has unveiled a new plan for gun control.The Peace Plan is a six-step proposal focused on changing gun laws in America to prevent mass shootings, which continue to ravage the country. The students call their steps C.H.A.N.G.E., with each letter spelling out a goal.



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Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selvesFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end.



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FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog Says

FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog SaysPotentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft



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Sorrow, Heroism and Near Misses: Survivors Recall the Terror of the Christchurch Mosque Massacres

Sorrow, Heroism and Near Misses: Survivors Recall the Terror of the Christchurch Mosque MassacresSurvivors reflect on the day that their sense of safety was shattered



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No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines crashes with 157 aboard

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines crashes with 157 aboardAn Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, state media reported as African leaders offered condolences. “We hereby confirm that our scheduled flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in accident today,” the airline said in a statement, later confirming a report by Ethiopia’s FANA Broadcasting Corp that there were no survivors.



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Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizersVATICAN CITY (AP) — The organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen abuse victims who have descended on Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to the crisis and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders, officials said Monday.



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Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver actionVATICAN CITY (AP) — Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting that decisive actions to confront the decades-long problem of pedophile priests and church cover-ups must come out of an upcoming Vatican summit.



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