• Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing
Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing

As a result, it is likely that Kavanaugh will be confirmed. Capitol Police on Tuesday removed 61 protesters opposed to Kavanaugh from the room - often forcibly dragging them as they defiantly screamed about reproductive rights and other issues - and charged them with disorderly conduct.

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  • Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing
Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

He condemned the spate of USA school shootings but defended an opinion he wrote questioning whether semi-automatic rifles could be banned. Democratic Sen. Feinstein's questions relating to gun control came a day after Fred Guttenberg, the parent of one of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February, attended the...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon lashes southern US
Tropical Storm Gordon lashes southern US

Parts of the Louisiana and MS coasts were under a hurricane warning early Tuesday after fast-developing Tropical Storm Gordon moved across South Florida on its way to the northern Gulf of Mexico. Gordon formed Monday morning near the Florida Keys. "It was just bad", she said, adding that the sounds were nearly indistinguishable from the storm's...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon Forms over South Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon Forms over South Florida

Strengthening is forecast during the next 36 to 48 hours, and Gordon could be near hurricane strength when it makes landfall along the central Gulf Coast. update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Sea-surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico are warm enough to support a tropical cyclone but may not be high enough for a storm to quickl...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2
Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) later asked, "What are we trying to hide?" Trump, in a June Twitter post , claimed "the absolute right to PARDON myself". "I am not a skeptic of regulation at all", he said. According to Fox News , the hearing was interrupted 63 times before the group recessed for lunch and interruptions prolonged the comme...

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  • Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing
Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing

But with Trump's fellow Republicans holding a slim majority in the Senate, and with no sign of any of them voting against the nomination, it remains highly likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the lifetime job on the High Court despite Democrats histrionics.

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  • Calm before the storm Tuesday; Gordon moves in Wednesday — ALERT DAY
Calm before the storm Tuesday; Gordon moves in Wednesday — ALERT DAY

Once Gordon hits land, it will continue on a northwest trajectory through MS into Arkansas before curving right through Missouri. The National Hurricane Center is giving the wave a 10 percent chance of further development over the next 48 hours and a 70 percent chance of development over the next five days.

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  • Gordon Moving Quickly Across Eastern Gulf Of Mexico
Gordon Moving Quickly Across Eastern Gulf Of Mexico

The storm is expected to move away from the southwestern Florida coast and reach coastal MS and Louisiana by late Tuesday. Trees sway as Storm Gordon descends on Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., September 3, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.

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  • 87 dead elephants found after Botswana's anti-poaching unit disarmed
87 dead elephants found after Botswana's anti-poaching unit disarmed

A total of 87 elephants have been found dead so far. 87 carcasses were recently discovered by the NGO Elephants Without Borders during an aerial survey of the nation, which has always been considered one of the continent's most reliable strongholds against elephant poaching.

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  • Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast
Tropical storm warning in place for the US Gulf Coast

BOOKMARK The Palm Beach Post's storm tracking map here . Maximum sustained winds are at 30mph at the moment and maximum predicted wind speeds of up to 60mph are expected by Wednesday. See the top 15 Hurricane Irma moments here . Tropical-storm-force wind gusts are possible today across portions of south Florida and the Florida Keys.

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  • Do you agree with the Trans Mountain pipeline ruling?
Do you agree with the Trans Mountain pipeline ruling?

The prime minister said Friday the government is still committed to the project. The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal rejects Trans Mountain "flawed" expansion plans, wants indigenous people consulted. "We had a pretty good understanding of what the courts meant when they said that governments need to consult and accommodate but that First Nati...

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  • Astronaut plugs hole found in International Space Station with his thumb
Astronaut plugs hole found in International Space Station with his thumb

NASA officials have declined to say whether the agency has discussed procuring additional Soyuz spots with Russian officials. "The crew is in no danger and is actively working troubleshooting procedures", the space agency said in a tweet.

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  • NASA Astronauts Patch Leak Found On The International Space Station
NASA Astronauts Patch Leak Found On The International Space Station

After the crew awoke today, flight controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Russian Mission Control Center near Moscow alerted them to the problem so the astronauts could begin working to pinpoint the leak's location.

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  • INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law
INTERNATIONAL - California lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law

However, the bill took on considerable changes in the ensuing process, so it needed to be returned to the Senate for another vote after it passed in the State Assembly earlier this week. The California state Assembly passed a widely-heralded net neutrality bill on Thursday, paving the way for a vote in the state Senate and the bill becoming law...

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  • NASA scientists edge a step closer to finding water on Jupiter
NASA scientists edge a step closer to finding water on Jupiter

Group Gordon Bjoraker (Gordon Bjoraker), astrophysics from space flight Center name Goddard NASA conducted observations of the Great red spot on Jupiter. We've also witnessed strong thunder and lightning coming from Jovian clouds, which, as far as we know, only occurs in the presence of moisture. Planetary atmosphere experts expect that t...

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  • Tropical disturbance to drench Florida, and Florence may form in eastern Atlantic
Tropical disturbance to drench Florida, and Florence may form in eastern Atlantic

However, the hurricane center said when the system moves into the northern Gulf of Mexico early next week, conditions could become more favorable. Saturday: Partly cloudy with shower and storms mainly inland, 40-50 percent, 20-30 percent along the beaches to I-95.

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  • Air Leak on the International Space Station as Crew Sleeps
Air Leak on the International Space Station as Crew Sleeps

But the six ISS astronauts aboard the ISS were not warned of the space station losing oxygen until the following morning. At about 7 p.m. on August 29, flight controllers on the ground in Houston and Moscow began seeing signs of a pressure leak in the space station.

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  • Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm
Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

The exact timing of when the best chance of rain will arrive will depend on how quickly this system moves out of the Caribbean and into the Gulf of Mexico. The system is not forecast to affect the US, but if predictions hold true it will be the sixth named storm of the season and the third hurricane, following the short-lived July hurricanes Beryl ...

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  • Air leak fixed on ISS: Russia space agency
Air leak fixed on ISS: Russia space agency

In a statement, NASA explained that flight controllers in both Houston and Moscow noticed signs of the issue yesterday evening. Sensors alerted flight controllers to a small loss of cabin pressure overnight, as the Expedition 56 crew slept.

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  • Hundreds of turtles killed after being trapped in fishing net
Hundreds of turtles killed after being trapped in fishing net

The turtles were found just a few miles southeast of the tourist beach of Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency said it was investigating the matter. Mexico, which is home to six of the world's seven species of sea turtles, has a permanent program to protect the reptiles, including criminal pena...

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