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Deadly quake, hurricane a one-two punch for Mexico

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| At least 63 people have died as workers scramble to respond to the twin national emergencies — an 8.1 earthquake and Hurricane Katia.

Congress considers the fate of the Navy's speedy but troubled combat ship

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Th Littoral Combat Ship has been plagued with delays, mechanical problems and cost overruns. Should Congress buy more while the Navy plans a new ship?

Death toll rises to 60 in powerful Mexico earthquake

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The 8.1-quake hit off Mexico's southern coast, toppling houses in Chiapas state and causing buildings more than 600 miles away in Mexico City to sway violently.

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​S. Korea braces for another possible N. Korea missile test

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Seoul's Unification Ministry spokeswoman Eugene Lee said Friday that Pyongyang could potentially conduct its next ICBM tests this weekend or around Oct. 10, another North Korean holiday marking the founding of its ruling party.

​Hurricane Irma toll hits 10, increasing threat for Florida

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The storm was increasingly likely to rip into heavily populated South Florida early Sunday.

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Hurricane Irma pushes toward Puerto Rico

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The large storm maintained its 185-mph winds after making its first landfall on Barbuda early Wednesday.

FAQ: What to expect as DACA is phased out

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President Trump’s decision to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program raises many questions about what's next. Here's what we know so far.

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​Irma strengthens to Category 5 storm as it nears Caribbean

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma had sustained winds of 175mph (280 kph) and was centered about 270 miles (440 kilometers) east of Antigua. It was moving west at 14 mph (22 kph).

North Korea is 'begging for war,' says US ambassador to UN

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Washington's ambassador to the United Nations called on the U.N. Security Council to impose "the strongest possible measures" on Pyongyang after its latest nuclear weapon test.