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Wet and wild: New Jersey teens drive 1,000 miles for Matthew

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As millions of people were being warned to evacuate, two 18-year-old storm chasers packed food and snacks and drove nearly 1,000 miles from New Jersey to Florida just to watch Hurricane Matthew roll past the nation’s oldest city of St. Augustine. “I have an obsession with severe weather, snowstorms, hurricanes tornadoes, anything crazy that most people wouldn’t go towards,” Lucio Bottieri of Jackson, New Jersey, said Friday. “I’ve been obsessed since the 2005 hurricane season when there was storm after…

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Spain’s royals cheered on visit to St. Augustine

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King Felipe VI of Spain toured St. Augustine’s centuries-old Spanish-built castle and other historic sites in his country’s former colony before addressing hundreds of well-wishers from a balcony downtown on Friday. Under cloudy skies, the king and his wife Letizia toured the oldest city in the U.S. to celebrate St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary and attend a meeting of the U.S.-Spain Council. Waving Spanish flags and shouting “Long live Spain” in Spanish, throngs of people including children let out of school…

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