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17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student- sheriff

17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student- sheriff

Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school earlier that day, killing at least 17 people. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel identified the gunman as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

February 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hurricane Matthew death toll rises to 339, Obama declares emergency in Florida

Hurricane Matthew death toll rises to 339, Obama declares emergency in Florida

Oct 07, – Winds gusts of up to 60 miles per hour (100 kph) and heavy downpours were reported in several coastal communities in Florida as the eye of the Category 4 hurricane tracked along the east coast of the state early on Friday. Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the […]

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Eleven feared dead in US military helicopter crash

Eleven feared dead in US military helicopter crash

Mar 11, – The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was reported missing Tuesday around 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday) near Eglin Air Force Base. The area was under heavy fog. Seven US Marines and four aircrew were feared dead Wednesday after an army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise in Florida, military officials said. A […]

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Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC

Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC

Oct 09. – Wearing a pink swim cap, Diana Nyad dove into the 40-yard (36.6-meter) pool set up in Herald Square and began doing laps shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Her aim is to raise money for people still struggling a year after Sandy. By 11 p.m. Tuesday (0300 GMT), Nyad had been in the […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from California

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from California

Sep 30, – The 22-story rocket, built and flown by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, soared off a newly refurbished, leased launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Station at noon (1600 GMT). An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday to test upgrades before commercial satellite launch services begin later this year. […]

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