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Running Out Of Cots, North Carolina Shelters Strained As Florence Hits

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:31

Some 20,000 people had entered shelters by the time the hurricane made landfall. A local official said spirits were high, even though there weren't enough cots for every evacuee.

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Baby Alpaca In The Kitchen: Waiting For Florence On The Farm

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:20

As Hurricane Florence hits North Carolina, Amanda McKee's only concern is for her animals at 1870 Farm outside of Chapel Hill.

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At 102, Man Kaur Is Still Running — And Winning Gold Medals

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:01

She just earned two golds in the World Masters Athletics Championship in Spain. And she didn't even start running until she was 93!

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Paul Manafort To Plead Guilty In Agreement To Avert A Second Federal Trial

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:19

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman won't go on trial in Washington, D.C., this month after all following his decision to admit guilt on some of the charges he was facing.

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Here Are The 2018 National Book Award Longlists, Featuring A Fresh Category

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 10:16

Fifty nominated books now remain in contention for prizes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people's literature — and, in a fresh twist to the annual slate, translated literature.

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More Than 100 Await Rescue In New Bern, N.C.

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:03

There are five swift water rescue teams working the area, assisted by the Cajun Navy volunteer rescue group.

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Could A Ban On Fishing In International Waters Become A Reality?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 08:02

As the United Nations meets to discuss high-seas biodiversity, scientists and activists say that while a fishing ban could profoundly help protect sea life, it may also be impossible to enforce.

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Hurricane Florence To Test FEMA, Trump Administration

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 07:57

The president and emergency management officials say they're ready for the storm and its aftermath, but the effort has gotten off to a bumpy start.

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Hurricane Florence Is Making Landfall In N.C. As Category 1 Storm Grinds Ashore

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 07:06

Florence arrived at the Carolina coast as a Category 1 storm – its 90 mph sustained winds far below the fearsome 150 mph that it packed just days ago.

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Senators Demand Answers From CFPB Head After Student Loan Watchdog's Resignation

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 06:01

In a stern letter to the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, Senate Democrats demanded evidence that he is safeguarding student borrowers.

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Update: A Young Man's Experiment With A 'Living Drug' For Leukemia

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 05:14

After trying one treatment after another for his leukemia, 20-year old Aaron Reid enrolled in a study to test an experimental therapy using modified cells from his own body.

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Big Questions In Russia Case May Be Answered If FISA Documents Are Unredacted

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 05:00

A heavily redacted copy of the surveillance form has answered some key questions. A clean version, if released, might answer many more — but the Justice Department fears the possible loss of secrets.

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'Botham Chose Everyone': Funeral For Slain Dallas Man Draws Hundreds

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 22:05

Botham Jean, who was killed by a white police officer earlier this month, was remembered Thursday for his dedication to service, his deep faith, and for having a ready smile and an open heart.

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New York Governor Cuomo Beats Back Primary Challenge From Actress Cynthia Nixon

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:41

The primary battle between incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo and actress Cynthia Nixon had become a nasty feud, emblematic of the divergent and often warring forces within the Democratic Party.

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Fires And Explosions Reported In Massachusetts Towns

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:30

Dozens of houses have exploded into flames, and a hospital says it is treating victims. People are being told to evacuate, which has led to gridlock and traffic jams.

Paul Manafort Close To Plea Deal To Avoid Second Federal Trial

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 19:53

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appears close to reaching a plea deal. The agreement would avert a second trial for Manafort, this time in Washington, D.C., scheduled to begin next week.

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On The Anniversary of Sept. 11, FDNY Deploys To Hurricane Florence

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 19:42

A special task force of NYPD and New York Fire Department members are assisting in efforts to save people caught up in the wind and waters of Hurricane Florence. They left New York on Sept. 11.

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Multiple Explosions And Fires Reported Across 3 Mass. Towns, At Least 3 Injured

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:49

Massachusetts State Police have confirmed at least 70 houses damaged, possibly by gas leaks, around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, on Thursday evening.

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Multiple Explosions And House Fires Reported Across Three Massachusetts Towns

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:49

Massachusetts State Police have confirmed 39 houses damaged, possibly by gas leaks, around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, on Thursday evening.

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'Vampire Facial' Becomes Actual Horror As N.M. Spa Clients Face HIV Testing

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:40

After a client of an Albuquerque spa developed an infection, health officials conducted an inspection and urged others who received needle treatments to get tested for blood-borne diseases.

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