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1. EYE OF IRMA PASSES OVER NORTHEAST CARIBBEAN
The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history churns along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend.
2. EVEN INTREPID KEYS RESIDENTS READY TO EVACUATE AHEAD OF IRMA
With the Category 5 storm’s potentially catastrophic wind and rain set to crash through Florida’s low-lying island chain this weekend, not many seem willing to risk it this time.
3. AP ANALYSIS: TRUMP WAFFLES ON IMMIGRATION
The president passes off responsibility for the fate of 800,000 young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to a Congress that has shown little ability to tackle politically fraught issues.
4. HOUSTON’S BUSINESSES INCHING BACK TO WORK AS WATERS RECEDE
The city’s airports and shipping lanes reopened to limited traffic last week. More workers have followed after a long Labor Day weekend of cleanup and regrouping.
5. WHAT RUSSIAN LEADER IS SAYING ABOUT NORTH KOREA
After meeting with South Korea’s president, Putin says he views sanctions on Seoul’s volatile neighbor as “useless and ineffective.”
6. WHERE POPE FRANCIS IS HEADING
The Argentine pontiff heads to Colombia to try to help heal the wounds of Latin America’s longest-running conflict.
7. A HARROWING TALE OF A ROHINGYA MUSLIM FAMILY TORN APART
Kefayet Ullah, a refugee already safely in Bangladesh, returned to Myanmar to retrieve the bodies of his slain brother and sister-in-law so he could bury them in peace.
8. OREGON BLAZE SPARKS ERUPTION COMPARISONS
Residents say the raining fire ash from growing wildfires remind them of what they had to do in 1980 during the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens.
9. ‘THERE SHE IS ...’
Contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will start facing off in Atlantic City, hoping to become the next Miss America.
10. RED SOX WIN OWN VERSION OF BOSTON MARATHON
Boston beats Toronto 3-2 in the 19th inning on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez, the second-longest game in the 105-year history of Fenway Park.