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News of the day from across the nation, Sept. 19

1 Nursing home death toll: A ninth patient from a Hollywood, Fla., nursing home that overheated during power outages following Hurricane Irma died Tuesday, according to police. The death of Carlos Canal occurred nearly a week after the nursing home became the focus of a criminal investigation when the air conditioning failed and eight other patients died. Police did not immediately release a cause of death, but Canal’s daughter told the Miami Herald he died of pneumonia with a 105-degree fever. Power went out for millions across Florida after Irma strafed the state with wind and rain. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills was evacuated and shut down last Wednesday, and authorities are investigation what happened.

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