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Among the crew of 33 were several Jacksonville residents. Family members gathered at the Seafarer's International Union hall said they were trying to remain optimistic as they awaited word of any developments.
"This is torture," said Mary Shevory, mother of crew member Mariette Wright. "I'm just praying to God they find the ship and bring my daughter and everyone on it home."

Faces of the El Faro crew

There were 28 United States citizens and five people from Poland on the container ship that sailed from Jacksonville a week ago and went down in the Caribbean during Hurricane Joaquin. Here are some of their photos and what we've learned about them.

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By the numbers: Americans who work from home

Here's a look at the numbers behind Americans who telecommute.

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World Beard and Moustache Championships

See some of the styles showcased this year at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leongang, Austria.

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Jacksonville Zoo wins landscape awards for tiger exhibit

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens received two accolades for its Land of the Tiger exhibit at the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association awards ceremony.

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25. Venice, Florida

Pros: Warm climate, above average air quality, cost of living at national average, median home price of $196,000, low crime. Con: Low walkability.

25 best places to retire

Here are the 25 best U.S. cities in which to retire, according to data compiled by Forbes.

Timeline of El Faro's last voyage

The cargo ship left JaxPort's Blount Island Tuesday bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here's an account of its final days.

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Historic flooding swamps South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina, endured its rainiest day in history Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. At least 11 people have died in weather-related incidents in South Carolina: seven people drowned and four died in traffic accidents, according to the state department of public safety.

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On this day: October 6

"The Jazz Singer" heralds the arrival of "talkies," the Cubs get cursed by a goat, Anwar Sadat is assassinated, and Elizabeth Taylor gets married for an eighth and final time, all on this day.

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