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A month after the Florida shooting

A MONTH after 17 were killed in a school massacre in Parkland, Florida, students of some 3,000 schools all over the United States took to the streets in their towns and cities last Wednesday to carry on their protest against gun violence in American schools.

Tigermania roars once more

Tiger Woods is back and so are the galleries as the 14-times major winner sent a jolt of excitement through the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday, carding a four-under 68 that had the crowd around Bay Hill Golf Club buzzing.

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Parkland survivor calls out Trump

A survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, as several thousand rallied in Florida to demand urgent action on gun control.

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THE United States, as I write this column, is bracing for the devastation of a mammoth hurricane in the state of Florida. Hurricane Irma has already caused damage to the Caribbean and has led to massive evacuations in Florida. A week before that hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and caused damage estimated to cost $180 billion.

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Hurricane Irma heading to Tampa

Hurricane Irma’s leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as it spun toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on a projected new track that could subject Tampa – not Miami – to the storm’s worst fury.
Tampa has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane in nearly a century.

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‘Irma’ kills 14 in Caribbean

The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida.

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