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Planes are parked at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Tuesday. The airport, which had been closed since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, opened with limited service on Wednesday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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With Rain Lessening In Houston, Airports And Ports Begin Opening

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U.S. Mulls More Sanctions On Venezuela

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Charities are canceling plans for fundraising events at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club. The cancellations come in the wake of his controversial comments about the events in Charlottesville, Va. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sessions Continues To Criticize Sanctuary Cities During His Visit To Miami

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Overdoses from heroin and other opioids have led six states to declare public health emergencies. Marianne Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

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A recent study in Delray Beach identified at least six sober homes on this street alone. Greg Allen /NPR hide caption

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Beach Town Tries To Reverse Runaway Growth Of 'Sober Homes'

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Some medical professionals say declaring a national emergency could make Naloxone, a drug that treats opioid overdoses, more readily available. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Should The Opioid Crisis Be Declared A National Emergency?

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A new Florida state law allows parents, and any residents, to challenge the use of textbooks and instructional materials they find objectionable via an independent hearing. Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova/Getty Images hide caption

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New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

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The Trump helicopter is seen at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., in April. The president's club is requesting foreign worker visas to staff up during peak season. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelans Who Fled To Florida Participate In Opposition's Symbolic Vote

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American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy

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Florida Swaps Out Septic Tanks For Sewers To Fight Coastal Pollution

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Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

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