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Florida man escapes crime scene by jumping into sea; here's what happened next
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Florida man escapes crime scene by jumping into sea; here's what happened next

In the photograph, Dean can be seen standing in the water with his hands up in the air while a police chopper hovers over him

Explained: How climate change fuels cyclones and storms like Hurricane Ian
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Explained: How climate change fuels cyclones and storms like Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian was one of the United States’ most powerful hurricanes on record. Scientists say that the recent storm shows that it is clear that climate change increases the upper limit on hurricane strength and rain rate

Florida deaths rise to 47 amid struggle to recover from Hurricane Ian
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Florida deaths rise to 47 amid struggle to recover from Hurricane Ian

Florida, with nearly four dozen reported dead, was hit hardest by the Category 4 hurricane, one of the strongest to make landfall in the US. Flooded roadways and washed-out bridges to barrier islands left many people isolated, amid limited cellphone service and a lack of basic amenities

Storm surge a concern as Hurricane Ian batters Florida: Why is it so deadly?
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Storm surge a concern as Hurricane Ian batters Florida: Why is it so deadly?

A storm surge is an ‘abnormal rise of water generated by a storm’. As it gets closer to the coast, water gets pushed to the shore and piles up. Experts call it the most dangerous and destructive part of coastal flooding

Hurricane Ian swamps southwest Florida, more than 1.8 million people without power
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Hurricane Ian swamps southwest Florida, more than 1.8 million people without power

The governors of Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina all preemptively declared states of emergency. Forecasters predicted Ian will turn towards those states as a tropical storm, likely dumping more flooding rains into the weekend, after crossing Florida

US: Emergency declared in Florida as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens
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US: Emergency declared in Florida as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that the storm has the potential to strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane or higher, and encouraged all Floridians to make their preparations

A worker saves mother with baby from carjacking; internet showers praise
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A worker saves mother with baby from carjacking; internet showers praise

The incident took place on 14 September, near a restaurant in Florida when a woman with her baby was attacked by a man while she was trying to get out of the car

Why did NASA abort its Artemis 1 Moon mission? What happens next?
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Why did NASA abort its Artemis 1 Moon mission? What happens next?

NASA cancelled take-off after a test to get one of the engines to the proper temperature range for lift-off was not successful. The agency has scheduled Friday and Monday as alternative dates for launch of its uncrewed Artemis 1 mission, but is yet to take a final call

NASA to launch unmanned Artemis I mission today; to send SLS rocket, Orion capsule on 42 days voyage around moon
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NASA to launch unmanned Artemis I mission today; to send SLS rocket, Orion capsule on 42 days voyage around moon

Artemis I will not carry astronauts, nor land on the moon. However, the mission is critical to demonstrate that NASA's monster rocket and deep space capsule can deliver on their promised abilities

To the Moon! Why NASA's Artemis mission is the dawn of a new space age
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To the Moon! Why NASA's Artemis mission is the dawn of a new space age

The Artemis programme’s aim is to establish a lasting human presence on the Moon with an orbiting space station known as Gateway and a base on the surface. Gateway would serve as a staging and refuelling station for a voyage to Mars that would take a minimum of several months

How US schools are trying to protect their students post Uvalde shooting tragedy
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How US schools are trying to protect their students post Uvalde shooting tragedy

Multiple states now mandate or encourage panic buttons in US schools, and a growing number of districts are shelling out tens of thousands of dollars per school for them

Explained: What will happen if an extreme heat belt covers US by 2053?
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Explained: What will happen if an extreme heat belt covers US by 2053?

A key finding from the study was that heat exceeding the threshold of the National Weather Service's highest category — called "Extreme Danger”— was expected to impact 8.1 million people in 2023 and grow to 107 million people in 2053

FBI raids Mar-a-Lago: A look at history and controversies of Donald Trump’s ‘Winter White House’
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FBI raids Mar-a-Lago: A look at history and controversies of Donald Trump’s ‘Winter White House’

Located in Florida’s Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago is a 20-acre, 128-room private members’ club, resort and national historic landmark owned by Donald Trump. It is open to membership for the rich, famous as well as those that wish to be close to the former US president

From Capitol Riot probe to Mar-a-Lago search, the many investigations being carried out against Donald Trump
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From Capitol Riot probe to Mar-a-Lago search, the many investigations being carried out against Donald Trump

The FBI’s search at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence is just one of the investigations launched against him. Prosecutors and lawmakers are looking into the former president’s potential role in the Capitol attack to his family firm’s business practices

What is Florida's Python challenge? Why is it important?
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What is Florida's Python challenge? Why is it important?

Florida is desperate to remove Burmese pythons which are preying on deer, raccoons, possums and fox. Experts warn the pythons, if not eliminated, could wipe out entire populations of native species

Watch: Giant alligator roars as Florida officials try to rescue it
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Watch: Giant alligator roars as Florida officials try to rescue it

A resident of Florida called the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office seeking help after he spotted a giant alligator under his jeep

Florida: 8 year old boy shoots baby dead while playing with father's 'illegal' gun
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Florida: 8 year old boy shoots baby dead while playing with father's 'illegal' gun

The father, 45-year-old Roderick Randall, was arrested and charged with culpable negligence, unlawful possession of a firearm and concealment of evidence, Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said

Two-year-old accidentally shoots and kills father in Florida after parents leave loaded gun unattended
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Two-year-old accidentally shoots and kills father in Florida after parents leave loaded gun unattended

When police officers, alerted by a 911 call, arrived at the victim's home near Orlando on 26 May, they found the child's mother Marie Ayala providing CPR to her husband, Reggie Mabry

Florida family wakes up to giant alligator in swimming pool; see photos here
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Florida family wakes up to giant alligator in swimming pool; see photos here

The incident was reported by the Charlotte County sheriff’s office on Tuesday

Watch: Police officers capture 6-feet long alligator outside school
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Watch: Police officers capture 6-feet long alligator outside school

The alligator was spotted making its way through residents' yards before ending in front of the school. The viral video has over 31,000 views till date.