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Aerial photos of Hurricane Irma destruction

The islands of St. Martin and Barbuda were especially hard hit in the storm and officials there are continuing to assess the damage. Irma delivered massive destruction to St. Martin, and at least eight people were killed and 21 more injured on the small island, according to French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb. One person was also killed in Barbuda on Wednesday.

Five people killed by fired warehouse worker, Florida sheriff says

The unidentified assailant arrived at the company that makes accessories for recreational vehicles and campers at about 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT) armed with a handgun and a knife, Demings said. Almost a year ago, on June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. “Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

Fight breaks out between lawmakers on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives

A scuffle broke out between lawmakers on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives when Republican state Rep. Matt Rinaldi said he called ICE to deal with demonstrators protesting the state’s “sanctuary cities” ban. According to the Associated Press, Rinaldi told some Hispanic Democratic representatives, “This is B.S. That’s why I called ICE,” leading to the fight.