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Hurricane Maria cripples Dominica as it churns toward Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has pounded Dominica with “widespread devastation” as it barrels toward St. Croix and threatens catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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Hurricane Maria strengthens to Category 5

Hurricane Maria continues to intensify and is now a Category 5 storm with winds of 160 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The center of the storm is located 15 miles from Dominica in the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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Operation Fast and Furious Fast Facts

Read CNN’s Fast Facts about Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF Phoenix Field Division’s allowance of illegal gun sales to track sellers and purchasers. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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Maria: Significant strengthening expected as storm nears land

Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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3 storms raging in Atlantic — one on Irma’s path

Three storms are spinning in the Atlantic, with one already a hurricane and another one strengthening and forecast to threaten areas battered by Hurricane Irma last week. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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European leaders, aid arrive in Irma-struck Caribbean

France’s President pledges to rebuild French territories in the Caribbean ravaged by Hurricane Irma amid criticism of the European response to the disaster. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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Don’t forget about us: Irma’s desperate Caribbean survivors

Hurricane Irma was a Category Five storm when it crashed through the Caribbean, leaving at least 36 people dead in its wake. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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Irma kills 10 people in Cuba

Ten people have died in Cuba as a result of Hurricane Irma, which passed over the north of the island over the weekend, Cuban state television announced. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a century kills dozens

Dozens of people are dead after the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the country’s southern coast. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

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Deaths reported as Hurricane Irma batters northern Caribbean islands

At least two people have died and two others were seriously injured in the northern Caribbean islands of St. Barts and St. Martin after Hurricane Irma blew through Wednesday, said French Overseas Affairs Minister Annick Girardin. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas