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Irma, 9/11, bikini baristas: Top 5 things that happened Monday

Pedestrians walk by a flooded car on a street as Tropical Storm Irma hits Charleston, S.C., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are the top 5 things that happened Monday, all reported on by Sinclair stations across the country.

1. Hurricane Irma leaves trail of destruction

As Hurricane Irma weakened to a tropical storm Monday, millions in Florida were left without power. Georgia is now in the crosshairs; take a look at compelling photos of the devastation here.

At least 4 have died in the U.S. and 27 in the Caribbean since Irma began her destructive march 10 days ago. Nothing illustrates the devastation more vividly than a side-by-side comparison of satellite photos.

Check Sinclair's Georgia-based station WGXA for the latest.

2. America remembers 9/11

Monday was the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, in which almost 3,000 innocent men and women perished.

President Donald Trump marked the event at the Pentagon and White House; celebrities took to social media to voice their remembrances.

Check Sinclair's Washington-based station WJLA for the latest.

3. Chicago teenager discovered dead in hotel freezer

A 19-year-old Chicago woman was discovered dead inside the freezer of a hotel after being last seen at a party early Saturday.

Though an autopsy has been completed, her cause of death has not been confirmed.

Check Sinclair's national coverage for the latest.

4. Maryland, other states file lawsuit against DACA move

Maryland joined three other states Tuesday in suing President Donald Trump over his move to end the Deferred Action against Child Arrivals, or DACA, program, which protects young immigrants from deportation.

The suit holds that the federal government's decision is "fundamentally unfair, violating the Fifth Amendment" by threatening misuse of sensitive information "provided in good faith by DACA grantees."

Check Sinclair's Baltimore-based station WBFF for the latest.

5. Bikini baristas file lawsuit against city

A group of bikini baristas filed a lawsuit against the city of Everett, Washington Monday alleging that two new ordinances banning bare skin at espresso stands violate their constitutional rights.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, claims the dress-code ordinances - which ban bare midriffs, bare shoulders and bare buttocks - violate the baristas' rights to free expression.

Check Sinclair's Seattle-based station KOMO for the latest.


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