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Surveying The Damage In Key West

Sep 13, 2017

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So that's the situation in Miami. The Florida Keys took a much more direct hit from Hurricane Irma. Federal officials estimate a quarter of all homes in the Keys have been destroyed. Jim Scholl is the city manager in Key West, and he's on the line.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with news that would shake Napoleon Dynamite to his core. For the first time, four male liligers were born in one litter. A liliger is a hybrid from a male lion and a female liger. And a liger? Well, ask Napoleon.

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Here is just one account of what it was like to be on Florida's Gulf Coast this weekend.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. In "Star Wars," characters returned as visions.

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ALEC GUINNESS: (As Obi-Wan Kenobi) Luke.

MARK HAMILL: (As Luke Skywalker) Ben?

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All right, well let's, bring in a voice from the other side of the bay, Miami Beach. Philip Levine is mayor of Miami Beach, and he is on the line from there this morning.

Good morning, Mayor.

PHILIP LEVINE: Good morning.

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As Hurricane Irma traveled up the Florida coast, it traveled over Fort Myers. That's a city about two hours south of Tampa. In nearby Bonita Springs, Melinda Jarbo (ph) described to us galloping, wet, wet wind.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. In "Star Wars," characters returned as visions.

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Earthquake Hits Off Coast Of Mexico

Sep 8, 2017

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At Least 15 Killed In Mexican Earthquake

Sep 8, 2017

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Jonathan Guffey has chiseled youthful looks and, at 32, does not have the haggard bearing of someone who has spent more than half his life hooked on opioids. That stint with the drug started at 15 and ended — he says for good — 22 months ago. He has a job working with his family in construction, but his work history is pockmarked by addiction.

"I've worked in a couple of factories for a short amount of time, probably just long enough to get the first check to get high off of," Guffey says.

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We're covering a couple natural disasters on this morning. Let's begin with this powerful earthquake that toppled houses and damaged schools and hospitals in the south of Mexico.

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The Appeal Of Florida, Land Of Storms

Sep 8, 2017

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