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Surge, wind, rain, floods: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

The eye of the massive storm is forecast to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday along a stretch of coastline already saturated by rising seas

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US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.

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Flight 93 chime tower an ‘everlasting concert by our heroes’

The dedication occurred nearly 17 years after passengers on the hijacked flight from New Jersey to California fought back against a band of terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a rural field.

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Timeline of suspected Russian plot to infiltrate NRA, GOP

As Siberian gun rights activist Maria Butina faces a hearing in Washington, here is a look at the unusual path that led to her arrest.

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Trump administration orders closure of Palestinian office

The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday and threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it pursues investigations against the U.S., Israel, or other allies.

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High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls.

Strange News | Man fined $124 for kicking seagull that ate cheeseburger

New Hampshire Fish and Game Lt. Adam Cheeney says seagulls are protected under federal law.

Strange News | A traffic stop, and a proposal: She said yes in Miami Beach

Spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said Kenneth had come into the station asking for help with his proposal.

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NASA Tracking Hurricane Olivia’s Track toward Hawaii

On this forecast track, tropical storm conditions are expected over parts of Hawaii starting late Tuesday.

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Carolinas brace for extremely dangerous Hurricane Florence

Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.

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Case against officer who killed neighbor to go to grand jury

The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in the neighbor's home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney overseeing the case said Monday.

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Obama tells voters to step up or 'things can get worse'

Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House.

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Sanctions, sex abuse and silence: A primer on the pope saga

Two weeks after Pope Francis' papacy was thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Francis has refused to respond, his accuser has changed his story and a host of new characters have entered the fray.

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Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership.

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Authorities: Dallas officer arrested on manslaughter warrant

The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the investigation is ongoing. It said no additional information is available at this time.

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North Korea uses 70th anniversary to push economy, not nukes

North Korea focused on the economy during the country's 70th anniversary

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US backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access

Prosecutors had earlier accused Maria Butina, a gun rights activist in U.S. custody on charges she worked as a covert agent and tried to establish back-channel lines of communication to the Kremlin, of offering to exchange sex for a position with a special interest organization.

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Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

The storm's sustained winds reached 75 mph, just over the threshold for a hurricane, as it made its way across the Atlantic, about 750 miles southeast of Bermuda.

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Catholic faithful demand change after sex abuse scandals

Some of the efforts are calling for specific reforms, such as laity-led investigations and transparency, while others are still brainstorming solutions.

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US lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms

Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syria's northwest Idlib province.

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Letter confirms Vatican received McCarrick complaint in 2000

A 2006 letter from a top Vatican official confirms that the Holy See received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of now-resigned U.S. cardinal, lending credibility to bombshell accusations of a cover-up at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Echoes of Watergate in Trump tumult

The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them.

Another day at Tesla: Execs depart, Musk invites controversy

Although the details change, the pattern stays the same. This time, the executive departure is David Morton, chief accounting officer at Tesla Inc., who called it quits after just a month on the job.

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Trump urges Justice Department to unmask ‘resistance’ writer

President Donald Trump declared Friday that the Justice Department should investigate and unmask the author of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece purportedly written by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to thwart his most dangerous impulses.

Court upholds Delaware cyberstalking convictions, life terms

A federal court on Friday rejected the appeals of a Delaware man and his sister who were sentenced to life in prison in a landmark cyberstalking case involving the killing of the man's ex-wife.