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Death toll from Florence rises, officials urge caution as storm continues

Death toll from Florence rises, officials urge caution as storm continues

More and more inland counties are issuing mandatory evacuations to get people to safety quickly'. Florence flattened trees, buckled buildings and crumpled roads. The flooding is coming from rivers, rather than the ocean, thanks to the feet of rain that have fallen since Thursday night. The mayor of New Bern, a city badly affected by flooding, told NBC he had imposed a curfew. Read More

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‘Storm of lifetime’: Hurricane Florence barrels toward Carolinas as residents flee

But astonishing winds aren't the biggest danger. If some of the computer projections hold, "it's going to come roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say, 'I'm not sure I really want to do this, and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland, '" said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground forecasting service. Read More

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As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said its trajectory continues to show that the centre of Hurricane Florence will most likely strike the southern coast of North Carolina by late Thursday or early Friday . "He was thinking of coming here until this morning, and now he asked me if I wanted to come up there", he said. More than a million people are under mandatory evacuation orders , and coastal residents frantically boarded up homes and businesses and hit the road as the storm ... Read More

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Tropical Storm Gordon has formed. The Mississippi Coast is in its path.

I literally had to grab his hand and help him. A storm surge watch is in effect from just east of Morgan City to Shell Beach. "It's been a good summer, and hopefully this won't do too much damage". John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday and said 200 National Guard troops will be deployed to southeastern Louisiana. But tropical storm conditions - winds of at least 39 miles per hour - could hit the Gulf Coast as early as Tuesday afternoon. Read More

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Russian Federation to end U.S. space station rides in April, pressuring NASA

Russian Federation to end U.S. space station rides in April, pressuring NASA

Roscosmos' Soyuz commander Sergey Prokopyev repaired the leak using epoxy placed on a gauze wipe. The small air leak detected on Wednesday afternoon on board the International Space Station (ISS) has been safely repaired, NASA announced yesterday, noting that the astronaut crew inhabiting the orbiting laboratory was never in any danger of depressurization or of running out of air. Read More

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How PIO physicist laid foundation for NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun

How PIO physicist laid foundation for NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun

Scientists hope this close encounter will give them a better understanding of solar wind and geomagnetic storms that risk wreaking chaos on Earth by knocking out the power grid. "It's a whole new phase, and it's going to be fascinating throughout". "Wow, here we go". "Three, two, one, zero, and liftoff!" "All I can say is "Wow, here we go, we're in for some learning over the next several years", he said when asked how he felt. Read More

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Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Stephen Colbert blasts Trump's Supreme Court nominee

But their lines of attack have expanded. Kavanaugh said he has worked as a school tutor for struggling kids. Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton. She said despite the "Antifa-like resistance" to the nomination, Kavanaugh could have been nominated by any Republican president. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Tuesday that Democratic hopefuls for 2020 feel the need to be "the most insane ... Read More

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London HC: Mallya assets can be seized in Britain

London HC: Mallya assets can be seized in Britain

Judge Andrew Henshaw refused on Tuesday to overturn a worldwide order freezing Vijay Mallya's assets and upheld an Indian court's ruling that a consortium of 13 Indian banks were entitled to recover funds from him. The freeze order really drove the king into worse times as he was allowed by the court only a weekly allowance of £5,000. He has been accepted as a wilful defaulter. Read More

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NASA has launched a new space telescope to hunt for exoplanets

NASA has launched a new space telescope to hunt for exoplanets

Kepler , which now runs out of fuel and stops operating by the end of 2018, has already found more than 5,000 candidate exoplanets, of which about half have been confirmed by other telescopes. "Kepler was a statistical survey that looked at a small patch of sky for [four] years and taught us that Earths are everywhere", Elisa Quintana , an astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Center, said on a Reddit comment. Read More

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Taylor Swift drops two new songs on Spotify Singles

Taylor Swift drops two new songs on Spotify Singles

Swift released her cover song Friday - the 13th, we must point out - and it was immediately slammed for multiple reasons. " Taylor Swift is the absolute cherry on top of a very soulful and happy sundae". The other notable adjustment Swift made to the song is a key lyric change. The song is the fifth track on the recently released album - it also just had its vertical video released - and is a different take on the full length video that previously debuted for the song. Read More

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