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The outer reaches of Hurricane Florence began lashing coastal North Carolina with heavy winds and flooded roads on Thursday ahead of an expected landfall that will bring walls of water and lingering downpours. SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination.
  • Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day

    Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day

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    His conservative record includes a dissenting opinion a year ago that would have denied immediate access to an abortion for an immigrant teenager in federal custody. Kavanaugh, in his statement Tuesday, gave a shout-out to Garland, "our superb chief judge". Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa gaveled in the first day of hearings on Tuesday morning.
  • The Curious Contradictions of Trump's Coal Fixation

    The Curious Contradictions of Trump's Coal Fixation

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    Still, the ACE rule will help coal miners, coal companies, people who work for companies that supply the industry, and states like West Virginia that count on energy for tax revenue. The Clean Power Plan has been on hold since the Supreme Court stayed the regulation pending legal challenges. Many Democratic congressional candidates say they will not support Pelosi as House leader; Larry Sabato shares insight.
  • How To See The Glorious Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

    How To See The Glorious Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

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    Sky enthusiasts can also head to Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado which is hosting a Night Sky Festival during this time . The Perseids are dust and debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, AccuWeather explains . The Perseid meteor shower will peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. While a falling meteorite can be seen any night of the year, it's this weekend when the sky puts on a show as the Earth passes through the stream of the comet.
  • NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral

    NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral

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    Watch live in the player above. Saturday marks the day we finally send a spacecraft to the sun. The answer lies in the same fact that keeps Earth from plunging into the Sun: Our planet is traveling very fast - about 67,000 miles per hour - nearly entirely sideways relative to the Sun.
  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from USA soil

    Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from USA soil

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    SpaceX is first to conduct its test flight of spacecraft in a bid to meet NASA's requirement to transport USA astronauts to the International Space Station . Boeing's Ferguson was pilot on STS-116 on board Space Shuttle Atlantis as well as commander of STS-126 on Space Shuttle Endeavour and the final flight of the space shuttle program , STS-135 on board Atlantis.
  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

    Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

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    The last closest approach was in 2003, when Mars was 34.6 million miles (55.7 million kilometers) from Earth "and the closest it had been in almost 60,000 years", said NASA . We are talking about a distance of 57.6 million kilometers. Close Approach is the point in Mars' orbit at which it comes closest to Earth. A celestial phenomenon of this sort is expected to occur again in the year 2287.
  • World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century

    World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century

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    The term " blood moon " was popularised by Christian pastor John Hagee in 2013 following the release of the book Four Blood Moons , which highlighted a lunar sequence of four total eclipses that occurred in 2014/15. Dr Brown said: "As the entire eclipse will occur when the moon is fairly close to the horizon, the main thing to ensure is that you have a clear sightline to the south east".
  • Over the Earth shall ascend

    Over the Earth shall ascend "blood" Moon

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    A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. And the sunlight that does manage to pass through Earth's atmosphere and reach the moon makes the moon look red - because most of the blue light has been filtered out by Earth's atmosphere, NASA said.
  • Beryl becomes first hurricane of season

    Beryl becomes first hurricane of season

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    Beryl is a very compact hurricane. As of noon on Friday, Beryl was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. In its 11 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Beryl was located about 210 miles east of Martinique and 235 miles east-southeast of Dominica.
  • Trump Accepts Scott Pruitt Resignation After EPA Chief Reaches Peak Swampiness

    Trump Accepts Scott Pruitt Resignation After EPA Chief Reaches Peak Swampiness

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    ObamaCare navigators antsy about funding Huawei: FCC proposal would hurt poor, rural communities Trump gave the giant Chinese cellphone maker a stay of execution MORE (R-Fla.) for president. Sen. He faced more than a dozen federal probes over such controversies, according to The Hill . Pruitt, 50, and his office, which he led since 2017, had come under fire for extravagant spending habits, including on first-class travel, pay raises to top aides and a $43,000 soundproof booth.
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day

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    This global outlook, developed in cooperation with the Indian government, presents case studies from more than 60 countries. A study published in December 2014 by USA and United Kingdom researchers suggested there are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic weighing almost 269,000 tonnes now swirling in the world's oceans.
  • SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

    SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

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    The goal of the launch is for the SES-12 spacecraft to reach geostationary orbit. The window to launch the rocket opens at 12:29 a.m. Monday and last for four hours. SES-12 is capable of broadcasting and providing broadband data services focused on the high-growth Asia-Pacific region. SpaceX will not launch a pair of space tourists around the moon this year as previously announced but sometime in mid-2018 or later .
  • Alberto approaching Cuba as it begins to make turn north

    Alberto approaching Cuba as it begins to make turn north

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    As of 7 a.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was moving northward toward the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and was centered about 120 miles east-northeast of Cozumel, Mexico. In 2016, Hurricane Alex became a tropical storm in the waters south of the Azores. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and this year, it looks like it might also bring an early start to the 2018 hurricane season.