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Bill Nelson asks FTC to go after gas gougers

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asked the Federal Trade Commission to keep a lookout for price gougers ahead of Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall on Florida shores.

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New state rule should ease gas shortages

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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, state officials issued an emergency rule Thursday allowing fuel from other parts of the country with a different chemical make-up to be sold in Florida. The new regulation will allow more and different kinds of gas to be sold, in reaction to the diminishing supply caused by Hurricane—now Tropical Storm—Harvey, which shut down refineries along the Gulf coast.

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AT&T deploying drones to assess Harvey damage

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To help assess the impact of Hurricane Harvey, ravaging the Gulf Coast since Saturday, AT&T will use a fleet of drones to get a better look at damage throughout Southeast Texas.

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Donald Trump order undermines rebuilding better for future floods

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Two weeks before Harvey’s floodwaters engulfed much of Houston, President Donald Trump quietly rolled back an order by his predecessor that would have made it easier for storm-ravaged communities to use federal emergency aid to rebuild bridges, roads and other structures so they can better withstand future disasters.

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University of Tampa boots prof who blames Harvey on GOP

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The University of Tampa has fired a visiting assistant professor who suggested in a tweet that Hurricane Harvey’s destruction is “instant karma” for Texas because it voted Republican.

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Donald Trump’s turn to face tricky politics of natural disasters

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George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy.

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Tropicana Field new temporary home for Houston Astros

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The Houston Astros are going to be spending a long time away from home. The Astros will play their next two series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday.

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