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Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Florida

Hurricane Michael swiftly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed…
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Tropical storm Michael has become a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico

Tropical storm Michael has become a hurricane as the storm gets ready to move into the Gulf of Mexico.  Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say Michael will move over very warm waters…
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Arrest made in envelopes being sent to government officials laced with ricin

A Utah Navy veteran confessed to sending four envelopes containing the substance from which ricin is derived to President Donald Trump and members of his administration, authorities said in court documents.  William Clyde Allen III,…
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More than 6.5 million pounds of beef products recalled due to possible salmonella

More than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged by JBS Tolleson, a Tolleson, AZ,…
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FEMA conducting a nationwide Emergency alert test on smartphones this afternoon

Millions of cell phones will beep, chirp and vibrate at exactly 1:18 p.m(CST). Wednesday.  Don't panic.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency is conducting a nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), similar to the ones conducted on radio and…
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Truck drives into crowd of protesters in Flint, Mich.

A truck plowed into a crowd of protesters outside of a Flint, Michigan restaurant. The rally was set up to protest in favor of the right to form unions.  It happened Tuesday just after 7…
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It has been 1 year since the Las Vegas shooting that left 58 dead

A somber sunrise remembrance ceremony started Monday in Las Vegas with survivors , families of victims, first-responders and elected officials remembering the lives lost when one year ago when a gunman opened fire on a…
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A decision after the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing will be made this morning

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexual assault when they were teenagers adjourned after more than eight hours last night.  California psychology professor Christine…
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Bill Cosby to serve sentence at Philly-area prison

Pennsylvania corrections officials say Bill Cosby will serve his sentence at a new state prison in the Philadelphia suburbs.  The Department of Corrections provided details of Cosby's incarceration Wednesday, one day after the 81-year-old comedian…
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Ben & Jerry's creating "take back Congress" flavors

The founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream in Bernie Sanders' home state are putting their ice cream expertise to work to support seven congressional candidates they call progressive.  Vermont's Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield…
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