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Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

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More than 2 feet of rain had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on, with forecasters saying there could be an additional 1½ feet by the end of the weekend. Read More

North Carolina residents overwhelmed by flooding

An ominous tweet appeared on a historic North Carolina community’s Twitter feed about 2 a.m. Friday. Read More
 
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Mom of alleged MS-13 victim recognized by Trump is killed by car at daughter’s memorial site

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A grieving New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union in his campaign against deadly MS-13 gang violence was struck by an SUV and killed at her slain daughter’s memorial site today after a heated confrontation with the driver. Read More

Texas board votes to eliminate Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from history curriculum

As part of an effort to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in Texas, the state Board of Education voted today to change what students in every grade are required to learn in the classroom. They voted to remove several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller. Read More
 

San Francisco removes 19th-century statue that some call racist

A San Francisco board has decided to remove the 19th-century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. Read More

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Deadly gas blasts destroy homes in Massachusetts

A series of gas explosions an official described as “Armageddon” killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston today, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas. Read More

Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in California

A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he killed a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute rampage, authorities said. Read More

GM recalls 1.2M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. Read More

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to help the homeless

Amazon is designating 47,000 square feet of space at its new corporate office for a permanent Mary’s Place shelter. Read More
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‘Catastrophic’ freshwater flooding expected over Carolinas

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Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say that “catastrophic” freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the East Coast. Read More

Oregon wildlife officials to hunt for killer cougar

Oregon wildlife officials with guns and dogs will hunt for a cougar believed to have killed a woman while she was hiking in rugged terrain near the state’s highest peak, a wildlife official said today. Read More

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