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Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Space Station's view of Hurricane Florence looks eerily apocalyptic

Describing Hurricane Florence as "a no-kidding nightmare" is certainly appropriate, with Gerst warning Americans on the East Coast to prepare for the storm's arrival. Hurricane Florence is now bear...

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CLOSINGS: Several schools close ahead of Hurricane Florence

Shepard Smith and Flaherty said reports showed storm surge from the system is likely to be felt dozens of miles inland, including along the Neuse River Basin - which stretches inward from New Bern tow...

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10M in crosshairs of Hurricane ‘Florence’

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Centre said the storm would weaken after making landfall but also linger, dumping heavy rains for days. "Little change in strength is expected before the cent...

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Trump urges precautions ahead of 'very bad' Hurricane Florence

Trump urges precautions ahead of 'very bad' Hurricane Florence

Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered mandatory evacuations for all coastal SC counties starting at noon on Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence's projected landfall. The large and powerful hurricane pro...

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Amazon HQ2 speculation swirls as Jeff Bezos heads to DC

Amazon HQ2 speculation swirls as Jeff Bezos heads to DC

Bezos tweeted a statement Thursday that the fund will issue annual leadership awards to organizations "doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the im...

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Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

She is now one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as she heads towards landfall in the U.S. states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. ...

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Hurricane Florence Rocks Wooden Pier in Nags Head

Hurricane Florence's heavy rains and tropical storm-force winds reached North Carolina's Outer Banks on Thursday morning, leading the way for a storm packing 105-mph winds. Storm surge, the rise in...

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'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days

A high-definition video camera outside the space station captured stark and sobering views of Hurricane Florence , a Category 4 storm. At 11pm local time on Tuesday (4am BST Wednesday) the "monste...

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Hurricane Florence Poised to Hit, Sit on US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Poised to Hit, Sit on US East Coast

Maryland's largest natural gas and electric company, BGE, said it was also preparing for the storm . It urged residents to heed evacuation orders. In the latest update from the NOAA , Florence is ...

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NOAA flight director warns Florence is NOT weakening

NOAA flight director warns Florence is NOT weakening

More than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate the coastlines of the Carolinas and Virginia. This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) satellite image taken on Septem...

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California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy

California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy

He also signed a bill, SB100, making the state's electricity completely emissions-free by 2045. "California is committed to doing whatever is necessary to meet the existential threat of climate c...

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Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'

Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'

While most people, including President Donald Trump , grew concerned over its massive size - some people couldn't help themselves from commenting underneath the comical graphic. But despite the pot...

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Hurricane Florence: Residents told to 'heed the warnings'

Past history suggests this might prove disastrous. According to the National Hurricane Center , the eye of the hurricane will likely not blow ashore until Friday afternoon local time, after which...

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Trump says government is 'absolutely, totally prepared' for Hurricane Florence

Trump says government is 'absolutely, totally prepared' for Hurricane Florence

The path, intensity and timing of the storm is likely to keep changing through the day Wednesday, but the latest 5 a.m. update shows Florence will no longer be close to Category 5 - with winds o...

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Kavanaugh Protesters Pepper Sen. Collins With 'Vulgar' Threats

Kavanaugh Protesters Pepper Sen. Collins With 'Vulgar' Threats

The funding campaign is organized by the Maine People's Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership . One example of a threat is a "caller [who] told a 25-year-old female staff member at ...

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The Hurricane Florence forecast has gone from bad to worse

The storm is moving to west northwest at 15 miles per hour. It will then slow considerably while strengthening off the US coast, and produce extremely unsafe conditions in its path. "It's surreal to...

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South Carolina Shuts Down and Evacuates as Hurricane Florence Expands

South Carolina Shuts Down and Evacuates as Hurricane Florence Expands

The category 4 hurricane is expected to make landfall in the USA late Thursday night, bringing heavy winds and up to 30 inches of rain. Florence is so wide that a life-threatening storm surge wa...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket with Telstar Communications Satellite

The Telstar 18 Vantage, created to provide enhanced coverage to customers in the Asia Pacific region, will replace and expand on the capabilities of Telesat's Telstar 18 satellite. SpaceX's upgrade...

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Florence intensifies; landfall across North Carolina becomes more likely

Florence intensifies; landfall across North Carolina becomes more likely

Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday night. Oosterwyk was gathering important papers including tax documents from her store on Monday, and said she planne...

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Florence Becomes A Hurricane, Takes Aim At US Southeast

Florence Becomes A Hurricane, Takes Aim At US Southeast

With an eye on Hurricane Florence, governors in Virginia, North Carolina and SC have declared states of emergency, warning residents to prepare for a risky storm. Florence became a hurricane Sunday ...

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Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

At the moment, Florence , Hurricane Isaac , and Hurricane Helene are all swirling in different parts of the ocean at the peak of hurricane season . Winds are now 105 miles per hour. Helene will ...

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Ford invoking notwithstanding clause to override judge decision on Bill 5

Ford invoking notwithstanding clause to override judge decision on Bill 5

In late July, when he was asked why Ottawa - a city with one-third the population of Toronto - should have just two fewer councillors, Ford said comparing the two cities was illogical. The law "cannot...

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Monster storm prompts evacuation orders in three U.S. states

Monster storm prompts evacuation orders in three U.S. states

Hurricane Florence has now intensified to category 4, with 130 miles per hour winds. The hurricane center said the storm is expected to strengthen and speed up as it approaches the Carolina coast ...

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Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

Lane was downgraded on Friday to a Category 1, the lowest ranking on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, as it churned through the Pacific south of Oahu, the National Weather Service said . As Lane m...

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Another hurricane heading toward Hawaii

Another hurricane heading toward Hawaii

It is still too early to know what effects this hurricane will have on Hawai'i Island. Even as a tropical storm, Lane cost the city about $1 million in overtime, Caldwell said. School closures may b...

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Russian Federation probes sabotage on space station

Russian Federation probes sabotage on space station

A small leak detected last week in a Soyuz transport capsule temporarily docked to the International Space Station may have been caused by a human before the spacecraft launched, according to Russ...

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Florence expected to become 'major hurricane' by Monday

Florence expected to become 'major hurricane' by Monday

The storm was centered about 810 miles (1305 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 5 mph (7 kph). "Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 miles per hour with higher gusts". Virginia ...

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Tropical storm could cause life-threatening surf along East Coast

Tropical storm could cause life-threatening surf along East Coast

He said: "Florence has taken quite a hit overnight, It was a Category 4 storm Wednesday night and has dropped down to Category 2 this morning". These swells will likely increase during next week and...

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Meet the First Known Omnivorous Shark

Meet the First Known Omnivorous Shark

But Samantha Leigh , a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, and lead author of the paper, and her colleagues wondered whether there was more to it. For one shark subspecies, ...

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Could Cory Booker actually be ousted from the Senate?

Could Cory Booker actually be ousted from the Senate?

During a marathon session on Wednesday, Kavanaugh avoided answering questions about the scope of presidential power including whether a president can pardon himself. Wade case on abortion access is s...

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