Mexico City Earthquake, GOP Health Care Plan, Texas’ Pursuit of the Hyperloop: Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.⛅ Weather: Partly cloudy, breezy, and hot. High: 96 degrees.More than 200 people are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and scattering rubble on streets less than two weeks after another temblor left 90 dead in the country's south.The official Twitter feed of agency head Luis Felipe Puente said early Wednesday that 117 people were confirmed dead in Mexico City, and 55 died in Morelos state, which is just south of the capital. It said 39 are dead in Puebla state, where the quake was centered. Twelve people died in Mexico State, which surrounds the capital, and three in Guerrero state. The count does not include one death reported by officials in Oaxaca state. count does not include one death reported by officials in Oaxaca state.This is a developing story. For the latest updates, visit Zealand: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded southwest of New Zealand on Wednesday local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.Maria: 'You have to evacuate. Otherwise, you're going to die,' Puerto Rico warns some as Hurricane Maria nears.Harvey: When Hurricane Harvey hit a few weeks ago, Child Protective Services employees, like so many other Texans, went to work.  Continue reading...

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