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The Bahamas: Country in North America
The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago, in the West Indies. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola Island, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the U.S. state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes The Bahamas' territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.

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Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.'s wild 2019 weather

From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly..
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Juwan Howard has Michigan looking elite after run to title in Bahamas. Here's how he did it.

Under new Michigan coach Juwan Howard, the Wolverines have the profile of an elite team on both ends of the court.
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Donations surge for college player's GoFundMe after hitting game-winning layup against Duke

The funds are going toward Nathan Bain's family in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian destroyed nearly everything they owned
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Possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role in Trump administration uncovered by CBS News

A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible "pay-to-play" scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Trump's nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Jim Axelrod..
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CBS News uncovers possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role

A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible pay-to-play scheme involving President Trump's nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas. The nomination of billionaire Doug Manchester was stalled in..
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Hurricane Dorian now Category 5 storm

Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane and is now threatening the Bahamas. CBS News climate and weather contributor Jeff Berardelli joins us from New York.
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Nature: Sharks

We leave you this Sunday Morning off the Bahamas... where sharks patrol the waters! Videographer: Mauricio Handler (Originally broadcast April 9, 2017.)
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Hurricane-ravaged Bahamas brace for another storm

Tropical Storm Humberto is threatening Grand Bahama Island just weeks after the island nation was pummeled by Hurricane Dorian. The potential danger is creating new worries for the more than 2,000..
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"Miracle" dog found after Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas

A dog who survived Hurricane Dorian is being called a "miracle" in the Bahamas. The people who rescued the dog have named him Miracle because he survived underneath rubble for about a month. WPEC-TV's..
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Dog rescued after nearly a month in Hurricane Dorian rubble

This dog was trapped underneath an air conditioner when Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas. Almost a month later, he was found – alive.
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'Please come and visit:' Unscathed Bahamas islands need visitors to aid hurricane recovery

The most important thing the world can do to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian is pay the island nation a visit.
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Bahamas nation struggles to right itself a month after Category 5 Dorian brutalized islands

The hurricane tore into the islands of the northern Bahamas with 185-mph sustained winds leaving at least 56 dead and hundreds still missing.  
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Bahamas PM gives thanks at UN for storm response

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Alexander expressed gratitude on Friday for the support his country received from the international community nearly three weeks after one of the strongest Atlantic..
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Tropical Storm Karen Could Loop Toward the Bahamas and Florida

Forecasters said the storm may circle back over its own track and head west toward the Bahamas, which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
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Storm reprieve: Tropical Storm Humberto steers clear of beleaguered Bahamas

Residents and rescue workers breathe sigh of relief; Florida coast also appears to be in the clear from impacts of Tropical Storm Humberto.
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Bahamas tourist industry hopes for quick comeback from 'Category Hell' storm

As rescuers search for bodies amid mountains of debris and the stench of death on the Bahamas island of Abaco, life on most of the archipelago's 700 isles is little changed.
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Tropical Storm Humberto brings new worries for Bahamians hoping to rebuild after Hurricane Dorian

Relief efforts in the devastated Bahamas have stopped and airports have closed due to tropical storm Humberto. More than 2,000 people are living in shelters after their homes have been destroyed. At..
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Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, U.N. chief views devastation from Dorian

Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds before crawling northwest on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane..
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Reeling from Dorian, Bahamas faces another storm

Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed some small airports in the Bahamas on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto threatened to lash the archipelago's northwest region that was already..
USATODAY.com - Published

Bahamas brace for another storm just weeks after Dorian

Tropical Storm Humberto is threatening Grand Bahama Island, creating new worries for more than 2,000 people living in shelters
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Tropical Storm Humberto expected to become a hurricane after leaving Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto, churning westward in the Atlantic Saturday, was approaching northwest Bahamas but was not expected to strengthen into a hurricane until moving back out to sea Sunday..
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Eye Opener: Felicity Huffman sentenced in college admissions scandal

The first parent in the college bribery scandal is sentenced to prison time. Also, less than two weeks after a deadly Category 5 hurricane hit the Bahamas a new threat moves in. All that and all that..
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Bahamas issues tropical storm warning

The Bahamas government has issued a tropical storm warning for its northwestern islands
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Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aid

A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general..
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Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing

People in the northern Bahamas are using a variety of ways to search for family and friends, amid alarming reports that 1,300 people remain listed as missing nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian..
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Bahamas relief operation frustrated by approach of new storm

A storm system threatening the Bahamas with more heavy downpours and strong winds on Friday hampered the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane in the nation's history and a..
Reuters - Published

As Bahamians search for missing and try to rebuild, a potential tropical storm approaches

The Bahamas, still digging out from the ravages of Hurricane Dorian, could be hit by a tropical storm that could bring damaging winds and heavy rain.
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Northern Bahamas brace for new storm, hampering Dorian relief

The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the..
Reuters - Published

Dorian forces Bahamas to find new schools for 10,000 displaced students

Bahamaian education officials are scrambling to find classroom space for up to 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian after the Category 5 storm ravaged two of the archipelago’s northern..
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Tropical storm nears northern Bahamas, complicating Dorian relief

The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the..
Reuters - Published

Bahamians say they've received "nothing at all" from their government as new storm looms

Parts of the Bahamas are under tropical storm warnings Friday morning, as a new system takes shape over the southern parts of the island chain. By Saturday, it will pass Grand Bahama, which was..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Sparks fly at the third Democratic debate

The top ten Democrats faced off in their third debate. Also, in the Bahamas, a new tropical storm warning is in effect after Hurricane Dorian devastated the area. All that and all that matters in..
CBS News - Published

New storm hits hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, could become tropical storm

A new storm brought rain and wind to the hurricane ravaged Bahamas early Friday, with the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) warning it could turn into a tropical storm.
Reuters - Published

Tropical storm warning issued for Bahamas, 1,300 still missing

A tropical cyclone was forecast to move across the northwestern Bahamas in the coming days, potentially bringing more rain and wind to islands already reeling from Hurricane Dorian, the U.S. National..
Reuters - Published

Tropical storm warnings issued in the Bahamas as system cranks up

Some models show the system that could become Tropical Storm Humberto intensifying into a hurricane off the Southeast coast by early next week.
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Latest images of Bahamas damage from Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on Monday, downing trees and destroying houses.
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Tropical Storm Humberto likely to form by this weekend near Bahamas, could head toward Florida

Some models show the system that could become Tropical Storm Humberto intensifying into a hurricane off the Southeast coast by early next week.  
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Bahamas' count of missing people post-Dorian drops to 1,300: official

The Bahamian government now believes there are 1,300 people missing after Hurricane Dorian plowed into the islands, a sharp decline from the 2,500 listed on the missing registry a day earlier, a..
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15,000 people in the Bahamas are still without food or shelter after Hurricane Dorian

More than a week after Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, thousands of people still missing. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods start a fund
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Oil spill clean-up at Equinor's Bahamas terminal underway after Dorian damage

Norway's Equinor has begun cleaning up an onshore oil spill at its South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, which was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, and said on Thursday it will step up the operation..
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Equinor starts cleaning oil spill at Bahamas terminal

Equinor has begun cleaning up an oil spill at its South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, which was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, the Norwegian energy firm said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019

A new report puts 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas are tallied. But there was also good news. 
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"Many deaths and many still missing," says Bahamas PM

Prime Minister said Dorian impacted the northwest Bahamas' islands for approximately 60 hours, with "the southern eyewall planted over Grand Bahama for about 30 hours"
CBS News - Published

Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; prime minister warns death toll to rise 'significantly'

Some 2,500 people are still listed as missing in the Bahamas more than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Caribbean island chain, although that number may include evacuees who fled to shelters,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. denies protective status to Bahamas hurricane evacuees

The United States will not give temporary protected immigration status to people from the Bahamas who evacuated after the archipelago was battered by a Category 5 hurricane, the White House said on..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration isn't granting temporary protection for Bahamians

Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the Bahamas, leaving thousands homeless
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Dorian's toll: Bahamas officials say 2,500 missing in storm's wake

Around 2,500 people are feared missing in the Bahamas in the wake of devastating Hurricane Dorian, a number that may include people who fled to shelters around the Caribbean island chain, authorities..
Reuters - Published

Want to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian? Visit its popular islands

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is urging people to help the group of islands recover as a whole by continuing to visit the other islands.
USATODAY.com - Published

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