Things you should know today: 9/12/17


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After Irma, Florida’s mass exodus contemplates return trip

Bill Barrow
Pam Szymanski of Fort Myers, Fla. and her 8-year-old son Charlie Dutill watch weather radar on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, as the remnants of Irma move toward metro Atlanta, where their family evacuated to a downtown hotel. Szymanski said her Florida home suffered some wind damage, but she doesn’t know how much and isn’t sure when she will be able to return. (AP Photo/Bill Barrow)

Hurricane Irma evacuees made up the one of the biggest evacuation efforts in U.S history–6.5 million residents were urged to leave their homes in anticipation of the storm. Now, concerns arise as they plan for the journey home.

Senate GOP looking for budget deal to open way to tax redo

Carolyn Kaster
In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at the White House in Washington. Congressional Republicans are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three decades. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

President Trump has made reworking the tax system a high priority. Now Republicans are working to come up with a budget for the 2018 fiscal year in order to begin the tax overhaul, the first in three decades.


With LA bid sealed, US cities look at possible Winter Games

FILE – This Feb. 8, 2002 file photo shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women’s short program for the Winter Olympic Games at the Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. There’s an outside shot the United States won’t have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics. It’s a longshot, but there’s talk in Salt Lake City, and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games, which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file)

The winter Olympics may return to the United States in 2026. This would mean back-to-back games in the same country which hasn’t occurred since World War II.

Electric cars dominate the buzz at Frankfurt auto show

Martin Meissner
BMW i vision dynamics is presented at a BMW event during the first media day of the International Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, which runs through Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Electric cars are becoming more popular with a variety of carmakers to limit air pollution. The newest models were shown in Frankfurt, including motorbikes.


Hurricane Irma Leaves a Surprise

Hurricane Irma may have caused a lot of destruction, but one family will come home to a free trampoline!

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