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Hospitals, San Juan's airport, pumping systems and banking centers are the PREPA's top priority, while industries, shops and residences follows, the statement said. There was "a sudden, strong change of frequency and voltage", he said. Rivera said he worries that such serious power outages are still occurring as the new Atlantic hurricane season, which starts on June 1, approaches.
  • American Lung Association air quality study shows 'mixed grades' for NC

    American Lung Association air quality study shows 'mixed grades' for NC

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    Household pollution, particulate matter pollution, and ozone account for 6.1 million deaths every year. It looks at ozone pollution as well as particle pollution. The Los Angeles and Long Beach area took home the top spot. The report can be found on the nonprofit's website and University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's portal.
  • Wednesday's winter weather forecast for Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

    Wednesday's winter weather forecast for Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

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    Light to moderate snow is expected, though some pockets of heavy snow will be possible around the Interstate 90 corridor, along with some isolated thunderstorms. Less than an inch of snow is expected. Places like Waterloo and Independence, Iowa could receive more than 6 inches of snowfall today. A northeast wind of 10 to 20 miles per hour, coupled with the heavy snow, will make for very low, poor visibility Wednesday evening.
  • Tennessee lawmakers call for McQueen's resignation, scrapping TNReady over more testing failures

    Tennessee lawmakers call for McQueen's resignation, scrapping TNReady over more testing failures

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    Democrats in the Tennessee House of Representatives called for the resignation of the state's commissioner of education Monday after another day of technical problems with the statewide testing program for schools. "We asked them to get a good nights's sleep", Michael Hubbard, director of performance excellence for Kingsport City Schools , said Monday. "I think the legislators are starting to get embarrassed because they're the ones that have legislated this testing into law and something ...
  • Strong winds with high fire danger

    Strong winds with high fire danger

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    National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Speheger says such conditions haven't been seen in at least a decade. The advisory is in effect from 8 a.m. A cold front has moved through the region with scattered snow showers and gusty winds. Monday has a high temperature near 66 degrees. TRI-LAKES: Low - 20's, High - 50's.
  • Weather service confirms tornado touched down in Craig County

    Weather service confirms tornado touched down in Craig County

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    Damage was reported to 160 buildings in Crawford County. Sunday's storms did bring a rotating storm into Augusta county but there was no tornado. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued when a storm could have wind gusts of 58 miles per hour or greater and/or hail one inch in diameter (roughly the size of a quarter) or larger.
  • Israel threatens second air attack if Iran retaliates

    Israel threatens second air attack if Iran retaliates

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    In the days following, senior Iranian officials and members of Hezbollah have issued harshly-worded threats at Israel warning of a foreboding attack. Immediately after the Israeli attack, Iran recognised the losses and pledged to take revenge by destroying Tel Aviv, but it said it would choose the appropriate time and place to take revenge.
  • Albania, Macedonia backed for European Union membership talks

    Albania, Macedonia backed for European Union membership talks

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    The Commission said in a statement that both countries had made "progress" in various areas, but added that certain reforms are necessary. Albania and Macedonia have moved a step closer to joining the EU. Rama said during a news conference that launching membership negotiations would mean "entering into a new stage, more hard, of the reforms and further escalation of the fight against crime and corruption".
  • Jordan Peele alters Obama video to address fake news

    Jordan Peele alters Obama video to address fake news

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    The screen then splits in the video and we see that it's actually Jordan voicing Barack because it's just a digitally manipulated version of the former president (insert wide-eyed emoji). It looked like Obama, it sounded like Obama, but alas it was fake news. For example, University of Washington computer scientists previous year produced a video of Obama that demonstrated a program they had developed capable of "turning audio clips into a realistic, lip-synced video of the person speaking ...
  • Riyadh says open to sending troops to Syria

    Riyadh says open to sending troops to Syria

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    The US now has 2,000 soldiers in Syria, with Trump calling for their return home, meanwhile, there are still around 10,000 IS militants operating mainly in two locations in a pocket south of the Syrian town of Al-Hasakah and in a 25-mile stretch along the Euphrates near the town of Abu Kamal, according to the WSJ .
  • British PM Theresa May Calls Anti-Gay Commonwealth Laws 'Wrong'

    British PM Theresa May Calls Anti-Gay Commonwealth Laws 'Wrong'

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    There is still SO much to do across the Commonwealth for LGBT+ equality. Activist Peter Tatchell said "This statement of regret can not be easily dismissed and disparaged by Commonwealth heads of government". He said, "British companies like Unilever, Cadbury, and many others have stood with Nigeria through thick and thin". "But like Oliver Twist, we ask for more investments".
  • Internet existed during Mahabharata period, says Tripura chief minister

    Internet existed during Mahabharata period, says Tripura chief minister

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    Addressing a regional workshop on Public Distribution System (PDS), the CM said, "Not US and other western countries, but the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago". Deb, 47, turned into a party heavyweight after pulling an unprecedented victory against the Mani Sarkar-led CPM in the recently contested Tripura elections.