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TX Funding Threat, Athletes’ Mental Health, Hurricane Season Begins : Up First

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NPR Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is threatening to veto part of the state budget that funds the legislature after Democrats denied a vote on sweeping voting restrictions. Naomi Osaka, the No. 2 women’s tennis player, has withdrawn from the U.S. Open citing mental health reasons. The Atlantic hurricane season begins......

Facing Hurricane and Wildfire Seasons, FEMA Is Already Worn Out

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WASHINGTON — Workers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been scouting shelters for the migrant children surging across the Southern border. They’ve been running coronavirus vaccination sites in Colorado, Massachusetts and Washington. And they are still managing the recovery from a string of record disasters starting with Hurricane Harvey......

Scientists Predict an ‘Above Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Season

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So what are some of those connections? Thomas Knutson, a climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has published a series of papers since 2019, including a recent review of research at the site sciencebrief.org that underscores the links with the strongest evidence. Those researchers acknowledged that a......

Facing Hurricane and Wildfire Seasons, FEMA Is Already Worn Out

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WASHINGTON — Workers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been scouting shelters for the migrant children surging across the Southern border. They’ve been running coronavirus vaccination sites in Colorado, Massachusetts and Washington. And they are still managing the recovery from a string of record disasters starting with Hurricane Harvey......

NOAA predicts above-normal 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. could be in for another active hurricane season in the months ahead. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2021 Atlantic hurricane season outlook on Thursday, saying an above-normal number of named storms and hurricanes is......

Floridians could lose home insurance as hurricane season nears

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As another hurricane season barrels toward the Sunshine state, Florida regulators have cleared the way for three insurance companies to cancel, or decline to renew, risky policies for more than 50,000 homeowners.  State approval of the policy terminations came......

Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico struggle for basic needs

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico struggle for basic needs – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Officials are calling the devastation in Puerto Rico a humanitarian disaster. Six days after Hurricane Maria hit, millions are struggling for basic necessities......

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico airport looks like a shelter

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico airport looks like a shelter – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Puerto Rico’s governor is calling on the Pentagon for more help after Hurricane Maria devastated much of the island. David Begnaud reports from......

Hurricane Irma reaches Category 5, with winds of 180 mph

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hurricane Irma reaches Category 5, with winds of 180 mph – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Hurricane Irma is barreling towards the Caribbean with winds reaching 180 mph. The Category 5 storm has prompted hurricane warnings in Puerto Rico......

Harvey forecast: System will make third landfall Tuesday night

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Harvey forecast: System will make third landfall Tuesday night – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Scott Padgett, chief meteorologist at CBS Dallas/Fort Worth station KTVT, has the latest forecast. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking......

Emergency systems overwhelmed by calls for help around Houston

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Emergency systems overwhelmed by calls for help around Houston – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Twenty Coast Guard helicopters have carried more than 300 Harvey victims to safety. But officials admit there aren’t enough helicopters, boats or high-water vehicles......

Hurricane Harvey’s storm surge expected to flood Texas

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hurricane Harvey’s storm surge expected to flood Texas – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Due to storm surge, forecasters say flooding could be catastrophic along much of the Texas coast. DeMarco Morgan reports from Galveston. Be the first to......

El Faro’s data recorder reveals cargo ship crew’s final moments

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here El Faro’s data recorder reveals cargo ship crew’s final moments – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Investigators released transcripts Tuesday from the voice recorder of the cargo ship El Faro before it sank near the Bahamas last year. Thirty-three......

Florida communities under water after Hurricane Hermine

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Florida communities under water after Hurricane Hermine – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Hurricane Hermine roared across northern Florida overnight. Up to 100 people in Tallahassee have no power. Emerald Morrow of CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP reports from Hudson,......

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