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Weakened Barry Still Poses Flood, Tornado Risks

Weakened Barry Still Poses Flood, Tornado Risks

NEW ORLEANS, LA (AP) — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon but continued to pose a threat. Much…

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New Orleans’ Levees Face a Hard Test as Storm Bears Down

New Orleans’ Levees Face a Hard Test as Storm Bears Down

New Orleans, LA (AP) Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River’s levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orleans with torrential rains that will test the city’s flood defenses this weekend, the height of the city’s river levees was the U.S.…

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‘It Will Not be Easy’: Dems Prepare for Their Mueller Moment

‘It Will Not be Easy’: Dems Prepare for Their Mueller Moment

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they’ll make the most of the short time they’ll have for questioning. Robert Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack. The stern, reticent former FBI director…

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Virginia is Now Election Battleground in Fight Over Gun Laws

Virginia is Now Election Battleground in Fight Over Gun Laws

RICHMOND, VA (AP) — Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia, now a key election battleground in the issue after Republicans on Tuesday adjourned a special legislative session called by the governor to consider gun-control measures in the wake…

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Long Lost WWII-Era Soviet Songs Brought to Life in Israel

Long Lost WWII-Era Soviet Songs Brought to Life in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — In a musty basement hall of an unassuming building nestled among modern high-rises in the heart of Tel Aviv, a few hundred spectators are kindly requested to turn off their cellphones. What makes the typical scene surreal is that they are asked to do so in Yiddish — the playful,…

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