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Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria deaths more than 1,400

2 monthes ago   |   By KMBC

Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64.
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Puerto Rico Finally Revises Hurricane Maria Death Toll to More Than 20 Times the Official Number

Puerto Rico Finally Revises Hurricane Maria Death Toll to More Than 20 Times the Official Number

2 monthes ago   |   By Slate

Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in last September, journalists and researchers have insisted that the island's official death toll of 67 was far, far too low. The government now admits that there were “1,427 more deaths in the four months after the hurricanes than normal.”
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Puerto Rico finally admits Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people

Puerto Rico finally admits Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people

2 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean island, Puerto Rico finally acknowledged that more than 1,400 people were killed in the storm - not the 64 it had included in the official death toll. The admission comes in a report the Puerto Rican government prepared last month and is expected to submit to...
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'Pull over NOW': Mom filmed whipping teen son with belt after he took her...

'Pull over NOW': Mom filmed whipping teen son with belt after he took her new BMW

The boy planned to sneak out with the car to see his girlfriend. But it appears he underestimated his mother's innate tracking ability. Read more ...

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Melania Trump's Philadelphia-bound plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning after a “mechanical issue” caused smoke to waft though the cabin... Read more ...

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday... Read more ...

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

President Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take a 5 percent budget cut next year, he announced Wednesday. “We're having a cabinet meeting in a little while and we're... Read more ...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at football practice

"This young man was where he needed to be. He was doing what he loved, he was doing what was tied to his passion, which was playing football." Read more ...

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

The first lady said there are few things harder than seeing a newborn suffering from opioid withdrawal, and she wants to shine a light on the issue. Read more ...

Canada to pardon people with marijuana convictions as the country legalizes pot

Canada to pardon people with marijuana convictions as the country legalizes pot

Canada's government will introduce legislation to let people apply for a pardon of marijuana possession convictions. It comes on the day that the country has legalized... Read more ...

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

The Boston Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Read more ...

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canadian leaders say the goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. Read more ...

In Their Own Words: Lisa Willner - Kentucky State House District 35

In Their Own Words: Lisa Willner - Kentucky State House District 35

Lisa Willner is a Democrat running for Kentucky State House for District 35 in 2018. Read more ...