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The World Cup, Meghan Markle and 'Black Panther' topped Google's 2018 global search trends

The top U.S. searches included Hurricane Florence, Mega Millions lottery results and 'Election Results.'

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Sports, Deaths Among 2018's Top Google Searches

Sports, disaster and death were among the top searches on Google last year. Each December, the technology company releases it's top trending searches of the year. Topics that drew the interest of Americans included the World Cup, Hurricane Florence and three people who died in 2018 — rapper Mac Miller, designer Kate Spade and TV host and author ...

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Google's top trending searches in 2018: World Cup, Hurricane Florence, Mac Miller, Kate Spade

World Cup and Hurricane Florence take the top spots overall, but other favorite searches might surprise you (like, "how to get the old Snapple ...

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Puerto Rico Overhauls Tax Laws to Help Workers, Businesses

Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill Monday to overhaul the U.S. territory's tax laws in a bid to attract foreign investment and help workers and ...

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Puerto Rico to hire crews, fix 106K streetlights post-Maria

Puerto Rico’s power company says it plans to hire private firms to repair some 106,000 streetlights across the U.S. territory that remain in the dark ...

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If Democrats want seek truth they must investigate ExxonMobil | Julian Brave NoiseCat

Our era is defined by interlocking crises of truth, democracy and ecology – and ExxonMobil is a major actor at that intersectionNow that Democrats ...

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Rich, Poor Struggle to Shoulder Losses From Devastating Storms

The devastation caused by powerful storms is a growing threat to both poor and rich nations, propelling Caribbean islands to the top of a global index of countries most severely affected by weather disasters last year, researchers said ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda on bringing "Hamilton" to Puerto Rico

The revolutionary musical "Hamilton" is on the road to the island ravaged by Hurricane Maria. David Begnaud interviews the acclaimed show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, about his efforts to aid the recovery of Puerto Rico.

Encore: Lin-Manuel Miranda brings "Hamilton" to Puerto Rico

To raise funds for the arts on the island ravaged by Hurricane Maria, the creator of the revolutionary Broadway musical is reprising his starring role in a touring production

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Led by Florence and Michael, destructive Atlantic hurricane season wraps up

This bruising hurricane season brought above-average activity for the third straight year.

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Headlined by Florence and Michael, a second straight destructive Atlantic hurricane season wraps up

The bruising hurricane season, with above-average activity for the third straight year, is over.

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Monsters Florence and Michael powered the deadly, destructive Atlantic hurricane season that ends Friday

After six long months and 15 storms, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to its merciful end on Friday. The six-month season began June 1.        

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Florida: seafood industry struggles to recover after Hurricane Michael

Food production industries including oysters and Beluga caviar will not be fully operational for months, if not yearsIt has been six weeks since Hurricane Michael blew through north-western Florida and tore apart the Ward family’s waterfront oyster processing house and dock. The deadly storm’s 155mph winds also ripped roofs and sidings from Mark ...

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Puerto Rico approves laws for insurance holders post-Maria

The governor of Puerto Rico has signed several laws to help protect insurance policy holders as thousands of claims remain unresolved more than a year after Hurricane Maria

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As a warming world wreaks havoc, Trump wages war on climate science | John Podesta

The US administration’s politicization of science has led to big budget cuts for data and analysis. Others must fill the gapThe evidence of climate change is all around us, from melting Alaskan permafrost to wildfires in Sweden, from the brutal ...

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The US government knows climate change is ravaging the planet

Hurricane Katrina claimed nearly 2,000 lives when it struck the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005, submerging New Orleans in ...

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$3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs

FEMA is spending more than $1 billion on emergency repairs to homes in Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria, but much of it is going to contractors ...

Start your Monday smart: Cyber Monday & Giving Tuesday, Charlottesville trial, G20

Cyber Monday & Giving Tuesday. Brexit leaders meet. Charlottesville trial opens. A G20 confrontation? Hurricane seasons end. Mexico gets a new President. Here's what the next six days will bring.

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Brad Pitt Denies Responsibility for Hurricane Katrina Victims' Deteriorating Homes

Brad Pitt is seeking to be dismissed from a class-action lawsuit that was filed against him and his Make It Right Foundation, the nonprofit he founded after Hurricane Katrina to help in the...

Puerto Rico asks Congress for "critical" hurricane recovery funds

Gov. Ricardo Rossello released a letter Tuesday asking the U.S. government to cover all costs linked to debris removal and emergency protective measures, among other requests

Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

Michael Jordan returns to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, meets with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation

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Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

Michael Jordan returns to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina, meets with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million ...

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Puerto Rico seeks more funds, help from Congress post-Maria

Puerto Rico’s governor is imploring U.S. Congress to increase federal funding and approve several measures to help the island recover from Hurricane ...

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Scientists work to save Puerto Rican parrots after Hurricane Maria

The endangered bird’s population was cut in half after the storm hit the U.S. territory.

Scientists' mission post-Maria: Saving endangered Puerto Rican parrots

More than half the population of the endangered bird species disappeared when Hurricane Maria destroyed their habitat and food sources.

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As Facebook Faces Fire, Heat Turns Up on No. 2 Sandberg

For the past decade, Sheryl Sandberg has been the poised, reliable second-in-command to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, helping steer Facebook's rapid growth around the world, while also cultivating her brand in ways that hint at aspirations well beyond the social network. But with growing criticism over the company's practices, or lack of ...

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Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico

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