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    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

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    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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  • Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:25:22 GMT
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    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

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    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

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Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

(WFLX) - Five more schools in New York City are closed due to the H1N1 Virus. Sunday night, a 55-year-old assistant principal became the first New Yorker to die from the virus and the sixth in the nation.

Hospital officials say other complications could've played a role in his death. The man had been sick for nearly a week before his school canceled classes on Thursday.

As New York sees its first H1N1 flu death, Japan is reporting that more than 100 people are infected with the new strain of H1N1 flu. So far, the virus has infected more than 8,400 people in about 40 countries.

Health officials warn the newest flu strain could eventually infect millions. The strain is a mix of swine, human and avian viruses.

State health officials are stocking up on antiviral medications like Tamiflu. This, after new computer models, point towards even more cases of the H1N1 virus in the months to come.

Last week, Florida health officials ordered 110,000 more cases of medications like Tamiflu. Once the order is filled, the state will have enough to treat one in every six Floridians.

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