White House Requests More Disaster Aid but Also Seeks Cuts as Deficits Rise

The White House’s latest disaster relief request pushed the total from this year’s hurricanes and wildfires close to $100 billion, but it came with suggested cuts.

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In Puerto Rico, Loved Ones Send Video Messages: ‘We Are Alive’

In Utuado, one of the hardest hit towns in Puerto Rico, locals sent video messages to relatives abroad. The community has been without phone or internet connections since Hurricane Maria hit the island.

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Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Puerto Rico Loses Power and Sets a Curfew

The storm, now a Category 2 system, battered the island with a one-two punch of high winds and driving rain on Wednesday, and sent thousands of people scrambling to shelters.

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Harrowing Storms May Move Climate Debate, if Not G.O.P. Leaders

Political leaders say the politics of climate change has been steadily shifting, as extreme weather makes the impact of carbon pollution more vivid.

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After a Dozen Hurricanes and 40 Years, Familiar Dangers With Higher Stakes

Some things have changed about hurricanes — technology, forecasting, preparedness. Some have not — danger, power, human indecision in dealing with the storm.

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