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The National Weather service reported that Hurricane Lane is passing to the south-southeast of the Big Island this morning and is expected to make a turn toward the islands Wednesday into Thursday. Towering waves could exceed 15 feet. A powerful hurricane is moving closer to Hawaii as residents stock up on essentials such as water and ramen. Given the multiple hazards posed by the storm and the island chain's vulnerability, emergency management and local officials have pleaded with ...
  • Brett Kavanaugh Refuses to Say Whether Trump Can Pardon Himself

    Brett Kavanaugh Refuses to Say Whether Trump Can Pardon Himself

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    Republicans argue that those opinions are the most relevant records for determining a nominee's judicial philosophy and fitness to serve on the nation's highest court. Wade decision that ensures access to abortion, Kavanaugh said, "Respect for precedent is important". Specifically, the court in its decision said the agency had the authority to reclassify internet services as a so-called Title II service under the Communications Act.
  • "Handmaids" are protesting at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

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    John Cornyn of Texas spoke out as Democrats demanded an adjournment and two dozen protesters were dragged out of the room in chaotic scenes. And while Republicans objected to the depiction of Kavanaugh as a partisan judge, his resumé points to a history of conservative political advocacy, including a stint in U.S.
  • Democratic Senators Send Fundraising Emails During Kavanaugh Hearing

    Democratic Senators Send Fundraising Emails During Kavanaugh Hearing

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    Female protesters dressed as handmaids from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale lined the corridors outside the hearings, a costume choice they said alluded to Kavanaugh's "anti-abortion, anti-healthcare and anti-women" views . Lewis , and Obama ethics attorney Norman Eisen on Tuesday issued a paper through the Brookings Institute, arguing that Brett Kavanaugh , President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, should back down from any case which involves Trump.
  • Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears

    Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears

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    Tropical Storm and Hurricane warnings have been issued along the northern Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to make landfall Tuesday night. A Tropical Storm Warning also remains in effect for the local area. The biggest impacts will likely be center over areas east of the center of circulation with rain, wind and the potential for spin up tornadoes.
  • Gordon Moving Quickly Across Eastern Gulf Of Mexico

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    Gordon had formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday, hitting South Florida with heavy rains and high winds before moving into the Gulf of Mexico. Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labour Day holiday was 'NOT a beach day, ' with rough surf and potential rip currents. A number of schools across Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and MS will not open Tuesday and others announced they would close early ahead of the storm's arrival.
  • Judge Overturns Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, BC First Nations Celebrate

    Judge Overturns Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, BC First Nations Celebrate

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    First Nations, including the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish on British Columbia's south coast, argued the federal government failed to adequately consult them before the energy board review or the cabinet decision to approve the project. Trudeau approved the expansion, arguing that it was "economically necessary", and it enabled him to overcome opposition to a carbon tax plan that will help Canada cut its greenhouse emissions.
  • Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

    Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

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    Tropical Storm Gordon formed over the Florida Keys early Monday morning and continued its steady march toward the north central Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect for coastal communities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
  • Obama: John McCain was 'a warrior, a statesman, a patriot'

    Obama: John McCain was 'a warrior, a statesman, a patriot'

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    His family did not invite Trump to Saturday's service at the Washington National Cathedral, but key members of his administration were in attendance, including daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner . Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kansas) reflected on his relationship with the late Sen. "To the face of those in authority, John would insist, 'We are better than this".
  • Air leak occurs on Russian spaceship docked to ISS

    Air leak occurs on Russian spaceship docked to ISS

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    Steps were taken to determine where the fluid is leaking. "The US crew gathered in the Russian segment and subsequently compartments were sealed off one by one to understand what happened and where". Pressure on the spacecraft "Soyuz MS-09" began to decline the day before. All station systems are stable and the crew is planning to return to its regular schedule of work august 31.
  • International Space Station has a leak

    International Space Station has a leak

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    He said the fracture was found on the Soyuz ship that brought astronauts to the ISS in June for a six-month mission and is now docked with the space station . NASA said: "Flight controllers will monitor pressure trends overnight". In classic handyman fashion, the crew used Kapton tape to seal-up the tiny hole while a better solution is being contemplated, America's ABC News reports .
  • Tropical waves increase rain chances as early as late weekend

    Tropical waves increase rain chances as early as late weekend

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    The onshore flow continues as high pressure extends across the Atlantic to our north. Wind and seas will increase Monday and Tuesday as a tropical wave forms in the southern Bahamas and crosses south Florida. A system southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is expected to become Florence, the season's sixth named storm. This movement now includes a potential tropical cyclone exiting the Western African coast.
  • Australia's new cabinet sworn in after party dispute

    Australia's new cabinet sworn in after party dispute

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    Scott Morrison was sworn in as the country's 30th leader late Friday after a bitter Liberal Party revolt against moderate Turnbull driven by a hardline conservative faction. Mr Bragg resigned from his job at the Business Council of Australia on Tuesday, telling colleagues he wanted to focus on winning preselection to contest a byelection, expected in October.
  • About 300 endangered sea turtles found dead off Mexican coast

    About 300 endangered sea turtles found dead off Mexican coast

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    It will work with other agencies to tow, move and bury the turtles on the beach, in an area prepared for this goal. Only in Mexico inhabits six of the seven species of sea turtles. The turtles are believed to have been killed after becoming entangled in a 393-foot-long fishing net-a kind that's prohibited in the area , according to officials with Mexico's office for environmental protection .