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Florida Nursing Home Under Investigation After At Least 8 Die

Police officers talk to an employee at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.  Several patients at the sweltering nursing home died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, authorities said Wednesday. The nursing home lost power during Hurricane Irma. (Marta Lavandier/AP)
Police officers talk to an employee at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Several patients at the sweltering nursing home died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, authorities said Wednesday. The nursing home lost power during Hurricane Irma. (Marta Lavandier/AP)

Long-term care facilities across Florida are being evaluated as police investigate the deaths of eight elderly people who died in a nursing home after Hurricane Irma. The storm has knocked out power at a time of sweltering heat.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Associated Press reporter Terry Spencer (@terryspen) for the latest.

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