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Florida’s migrant farm workers struggle after hurricane damaged homes, crops.

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Hurricanes keep coming, and our heads are stuck in the sand.

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Iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips Middle East.

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Mitch Landrieu pushes back on 'global warming' as cause for flooding.

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More than 40 sites released hazardous pollutants because of Hurricane Harvey.

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Rendering plant overwhelmed by dead cows, causing crisis for farmers.

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