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With the lower Florida Keys reopened, residents were trying to get back to business as usual Monday though there's some serious cleanup that needs to be done first.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price visited Monroe County Monday to discuss the Keys recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma.
"We've got a long road to go, we've got activity that will be occurring here on the recovery side for months," Price said at a news conference.
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Guns, ammunition, a Molotov cocktail and a school yearbook with pictures of faces marked with X's were seized by police from the home of a Washington state high school sophomore accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding three other students, according to court documents filed in the case.
Investigators last week also found a "manifesto" in the home of 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe, said the documents made public Friday that emerged in the media Monday as students returned to Freeman High School for the first time since last week's shooting.
The documents did not provide details about what was written in the manifesto discovered in a notebook. Another notebook had a list of chemicals. The Molotov cocktail was described as a "practice" incendiary device but the documents provided no more details.
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Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year in the U.S.
The top government lawyers in 35 states signed a letter to the trade group America's Health Insurance Plans. The group, which also includes attorneys general for Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, asked insurers to make coverage of non-opioid treatments such as physical therapy and massage a priority.
"The status quo, in which there may be financial incentives to prescribe opioids for pain which they are ill-suited to treat, is unacceptable," the attorneys general wrote.
Sean Spicer said his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun and suggested Monday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously.
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Snapchat has blocked Al-Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing dispute between Gulf states and Qatar, where the media network is headquartered.
Al-Jazeera said Snapchat's decision to block its curated Discover Channel is "deplorable", "alarming" and amounts to "censoring media content". The Arabic Snapchat channel was launched in May, a month before Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states cut ties with Qatar.
An American college student who was one of four women attacked with acid at a Marseille train station says on Facebook that she's planning to continue her "incredible opportunity" to study in France.
Michelle Krug asked for prayers for the alleged assailant, a 41-year-old woman described by police as "disturbed."
The four women are part of the study abroad program of Boston College, a private Jesuit school.
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When President Donald Trump visited CIA headquarters in the first weeks of his presidency, he toured the secure floor where agency officers direct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News.
Impressed by what he saw, Trump conveyed to incoming CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the assembled agency officers that he wanted them to take a more aggressive posture, according to two current U.S. officials and one former official briefed on the visit.
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The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the eye wall of Category 5 Maria is moving onshore over Dominica.
Forecasters say that the "potentially catastrophic" hurricane with 160 mph winds will likely travel over the Leeward Islands and the extreme northeast Caribbean through Monday night and Tuesday.
The storm was on a path that would take it near many of the islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and then on toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
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Stephen Colbert kicked off the Emmys Sunday with an old-school production number straight out of "The Music Man," a classic show about a con artist who hoodwinks Middle American townsfolk by spouting false promises about making life great.
"Everything's better on TV," he sang, sprinkling in lyrics about global warming, white supremacists and Russia.
Colbert even offered a surprise non-musical coda: a surreal appearance by deposed White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who spoofed his demonstrably false claims about the size of the audience for President Donald Trump's inauguration.
"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys – period! – both in person and around the world," Spicer declared from behind a mobile podium seemingly plucked from Melissa McCarthy's sketches lampooning him on "Saturday Night Live."
After his stunt, Spicer told NBC4 Los Angeles that he hoped his former boss "found it humorous."
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The NFL has filed a reply brief with an appeals court Monday while awaiting a decision on whether an injunction allowing Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to play during his legal battle with the league would be overturned.
The league is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant's injunction that blocked Elliott's six-game suspension over a domestic violence case in Ohio.
"The bottom line is that the district court had no basis to act at all, let alone to deem procedural rulings firmly grounded in the parties’ CBA fundamentally unfair," the reply brief stated.
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A convicted rapist from Maryland fought with and injured at least two officers at Dulles International Airport as he was being escorted through the airport for deportation.
Koffi Ameyadoh is charged with a federal count of “hampering departure from the United States” for the incident which occurred in August, according to newly filed records from prosecutors.
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The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
"The various investigations arising out of the 2016 presidential election have placed a tremendous financial burden on our brother Mike and his family," Flynn's brother Joe Flynn and sister Barbara Redgate wrote in a statement announcing the Michael T. Flynn Legal Defense Fund. "The enormous expense of attorneys' fees and other related expenses far exceed their ability to pay."
They said Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, devoted 33 years of his life to the U.S. while serving in the Army.
The map in this article shows hourly rainfall in the southeastern United States as the powerful storm Irma pounded the region early Sunday morning through Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service releases hourly data on rainfall across the U.S., as measured in inches. The circles on the map are proportional to the amount of rainfall at a given point in the grid in a particular hour.
Irma downgraded to a tropical depression by Tuesday morning, knocking out power... View gallery »
Authorities have issued a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria churns toward the Eastern Caribbean amid forecasts it could become a major hurricane.