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Irma pushes Florida’s poor closer to the edge of ruin

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Larry and Elida Dimas didn’t have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less. The storm peeled open the roof of the old mobile home where they live with their 18-year-old twins, and it destroyed another one they rented to migrant workers in Immokalee, one of Florida’s poorest communities. Someone from the government already has promised aid, but Dimas’ chin quivers at the thought of accepting it. “I don’t want the help,” said Dimas, 55. “But…

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Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

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Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years – but autonomous boats could be just around the pier.

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With quick hooks, Yanks win 2 of 3 from Rays at Citi Field

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Given a two-run lead and one out from qualifying for his first win with the Yankees, Jaime Garcia gave up an opposite-field single to left by Lucas Duda on a check swing. Joe Girardi walked to the mound, and Garcia handed him the ball without saying a word, without even looking at him, then muttered while walking to the dugout. “I don’t think I’ve ever been pleased when the manager takes me out,” Garcia said.

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Hillsborough man falls off ladder, becomes 20th fatality linked to Irma

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Authorities say a 55-year-old Florida man who was preparing his home for Hurricane Irma died after falling off a ladder. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office reported Wednesday that Vincent Forest was pronounced dead Sunday at a Tampa hospital, a day after the accident at his Lake Placid home.

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Florida nun dons habit, grabs chain saw to help after Irma

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A Florida nun is pitching in on the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irma by taking a chain saw to downed trees while dressed in her full habit.

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