Preparing for Hurricane Irma? What to buy to stay safe, whether to leave town and more

Hurricane Irma path in your way? Here's how to prepare without losing your cool.

Florida city votes to rename streets named for Confederate generals

Hollywood, Florida, will rename three streets named for Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, John Bell Hood and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
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Florida judge rules part of “Stand Your Ground” law unconstitutional

Judge Milton Hirsch ruled that a change to the law making it harder to prosecute shooters violated "constitutional separation of powers."
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Mar-a-lago has 13 health violations — and Trump's other restaurants have issues, too

Warm raw meat was among the issues at Trump's Mar-a-Lago.
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Equinox Fitness Club shooting leaves one dead, two injured

Witnesses said the incident appeared to be a workplace dispute gone wrong rather than an attempted mass shooting.

Will Medicare eligibility change under Trump? Here's what we know.

Here's how access to health care for seniors could change in the new administration.

The FBI Thwarted a Plot to Bomb a Florida Synagogue

Authorities have arrested the suspect.
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The Florida House Just Advanced a Law That Would Make Abortion a Felony

What a way to celebrate 43 years of 'Roe v. Wade.'
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8 Ways to Avoid That Awful Hangover on New Year's Day

Here's how you can avoid that hangover bound to come on New Year's Day.
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Judge Rules Same-Sex Couples Can Marry in Miami, Florida

?A Florida judge ruled Monday same-sex marriages could begin in Miami-Dade County.
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Where Is Edward Snowden: Global Manhunts Are Fun and All, But Don't Forget PRISM

The PRISM scandal raises the possibility of sinister government omniscience. In the chase for news on Snowden, let's not forget that.

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Immigration Reform 2013: As the House Reaches a Deal, Is That Even a Good Thing?

It's great that both parties are finally pushing an immigration bill forward, but at what cost will this be done?
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Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike: At Least 4 Strikers Have Been Released

These men are no longer hungry for food, but are starving for freedom. It is the U.S.' job to deliver to these innocent men what is a staple of America's own foundation.
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Google Chromebook Pixel: What to Expect, Brussels Diamond Heist: Bizarre Crime Coincidences, and Everything You Should Check Out Today

A collection of cool stuff from around the web, as featured in this morning's Mic Check.
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Assault Weapons Ban is Just Another Piece of Anti-Gun Propaganda

The demonization of firearms has gone too far. Children are ridiculed and adults feared if they lawfully enjoy firearms or play simple childrens' games.