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Hurricane Sally strengthens to category 2 as it approaches landfall, causing potentially lethal flooding

The slow storm is expected to land between Gulfport, Mississippi and Pensacola, Florida late Wednesday morning if it maintains its current 2 mph northward. Winds of 100 mph were recorded from an Air Force Reserve aircraft and Mobile, Alabama, Doppler radar. More than 150,000 people are already without electricity along the Gulf coast, and thousands were evacuated before the storm. …

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Boston University professor killed to death in elevator accident

A Boston University professor was crushed to death by an elevator in her apartment building when she suddenly fell, trapping her between floors. “What my wife said she saw were the lady’s arms hanging from her package,” Eric Carmichael, resident of the building, told local FOX-TV affiliate of the Monday night horror that killed the lecturer. French Carrie O’Connor, 38 …

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The California fires of 2020 are the worst ever. Yet.

Fire season in California looks different these days. Temperatures are warmer. Fires are bigger and more destructive. Air quality is the worst in decades. In recent weeks, dozens of wildfires have been burning across the state, threatening to burn rural and suburban communities and envelop cities in a misty haze. Although fire season is a perennial challenge in California, the …

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Trump’s Mental Health Officer Dr. McCance-Katz accuses the media of exaggerated dangers of Covid-19

“I just wish the media were honest about Covid coverage,” McCance-Katz, Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Michael Caputo, said on the HHS “Learning Curve” podcast on Friday. “For children this is not a life-threatening disease.” McCance-Katz, who was appointed to SAMHSA by Trump in 2017, acknowledged that children get severe symptoms from the virus “in rare cases,” but …

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New Mexico mystery: why do so many birds fall dead?

ALBUQUERQUE – Massive numbers of migratory birds die in New Mexico as scientists scramble to determine what’s triggering one of the largest Southwestern bird deaths in recent memory. After people began to find the birds that have died in the last few days in places ranging from hiking trails to suburban driveways and golf courses, the mystery of what is …

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A new front in the Biden-Trump battle for the suburbs: fires

LOS ANGELES – The outbreak of wildfires across the West has opened a new battlefield in the critical competition for suburban voters between President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr., with growing evidence that Climate change is a major concern for many Americans, especially women, who see nighttime images of destruction and thick blankets of acrid air. Mr. Trump sought …

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Sarah McBride is set to become the highest-ranking transgender official in the nation

On Tuesday, the Delaware Democrats nominated Sarah McBride, a transgender rights activist, for a seat in the state Senate, putting forward her bid to become the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender elected official. Ms. McBride, 30, has defeated a symbolic primary challenger and is expected to win the November general election: Wilmington’s seat is Democrat safe and was left by Harris …

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Los Angeles authorities standoff with suspicion of car theft amid reports of connection to an ambush

Los Angeles area authorities worked on Tuesday to arrest a suspected armed car robber in a standoff amid suspicions that could be linked to the killing of two deputies over the weekend, according to media reports. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told several media outlets that the suspicion is unrelated to the ambush of two transit agents in Compton …

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