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Slow-Moving Storms Like Florence Are Dangerous — And Becoming The Norm
kirjutab Maggie Koerth-Baker blogis Features – FiveThirtyEight, esmaspäev 17 september kell 19:42
Hurricane Florence continued to ravage North Carolina on Sunday, prompting weather alerts for every county in the state. The storm moved sluggishly it made landfall at about 6 mph Friday and had slowed to 2 mph on Saturday, dumping massive amounts of rain as it went. The deluge, called a 1,000-year rain event by the state’s governor , swelled rivers and drew comparisons to last years’ Hurricane Harvey. But Florence’s slow forward movement and dangerous torrent of heavy rain aren’t unique to hurricanes. These features are also present in big storms that strike around the country. And what’s more, extreme rainfall events are hitting more often, and big, slow-moving systems are becoming more common.

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Americans Didn’t Believe Anita Hill. How Will They Respond To Kavanaugh’s Accuser?
kirjutab Janie Velencia blogis Features – FiveThirtyEight, esmaspäev 17 september kell 19:01
Soon after Christine Blasey Ford, a Palo Alto University professor, came forward to speak publicly about an allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, senators , including Republicans , urged that the confirmation vote be delayed until the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from Ford.
Significant Digits For Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
kirjutab Oliver Roeder blogis Features – FiveThirtyEight, esmaspäev 17 september kell 14:04
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 100 mobile carriers This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is set to test a system that will let President Trump send a message directly to your cell phone. More than 100 mobile carriers, including “all the major wireless firms,” are participating there is no way to opt out.
Paul Manafort got Ben Shapiro to push his pro-Russia propaganda
kirjutab Frank Dale blogis ThinkProgress, esmaspäev 17 september kell 19:09
Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, reached a plea deal on Friday that includes cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.
Federal court allows same-sex couples to challenge Michigan’s anti-gay adoption law
kirjutab Zack Ford blogis ThinkProgress, esmaspäev 17 september kell 19:07
A federal judge ruled Friday that a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s “license to discriminate” for religiously affiliated adoption agencies can proceed. Two same-sex couples, Kristy and Dana Dumont and Erin and Rebecca Busk-Sutton, are directly suing the state for contracting with religious child-placement agencies it knows will refuse service to same-sex couples.
White House dismisses Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford as a liar
kirjutab Aaron Rupar blogis ThinkProgress, esmaspäev 17 september kell 17:22
After Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly with a story of being assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a high school party in the early 1980s, the White House quickly released a statement dismissing her as a liar. “On Friday, Judge Kavanaugh categorically and unequivocally’ denied this allegation,” says the White House statement, released on Monday morning. “This has not changed.
Capital Journal: Kavanaugh Vote in Question; U.S., China Ramp Up Trade Threats; Fallout From Florence
kirjutab WSJ Staff blogis Washington Wire, esmaspäev 17 september kell 15:51
News and analysis from WSJs Washington bureau
Politics Podcast: What Manafort’s Plea Means For Trump
kirjutab Nate Silver blogis Features – FiveThirtyEight, reede 14 september kell 23:06
FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is recording a live podcast in New York City on Sept. 24. You can come! Get details and tickets here. President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, entered a plea agreement on Friday in which he agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
3 Things That Could Decide The Second Alvarez-Golovkin Fight
kirjutab Josh Planos blogis Features – FiveThirtyEight, reede 14 september kell 22:39
Almost exactly one year after they fought to a controversial draw prompting a near-aneurysm from ESPN’s Teddy Atlas Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin will meet once again in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena in a middleweight world title rematch.
Tommy John Surgeries Are Down In MLB. Will It Last?
kirjutab Travis Sawchik blogis Features – FiveThirtyEight, reede 14 september kell 20:58
For many seasons, it seemed like the number of pitchers forced to have Tommy John surgery each year was going to keep climbing forever. But there’s evidence that something remarkable has happened in the past couple of years: The Tommy John epidemic has slowed. In 2014, 130 pitchers in major and minor league baseball had the surgery, according to a list maintained by FanGraphs analyst Jon Roegele.
At least 4 people killed by Hurricane Florence hours after landfall
kirjutab Frank Dale blogis ThinkProgress, reede 14 september kell 23:48
At least four deaths have been linked to Hurricane Florence just hours after the massive storm made landfall in North Carolina. WTVD and the Associated Press  report the victims include a mother and her infant whose house was damaged by a falling tree. According to the Washington Post , the father of the infant was also home at the time of the incident and taken to the hospital. NBC News captured footage of the rescue operation. .
All this Team Trump praise of Manafort is now extremely awkward
kirjutab Frank Dale blogis ThinkProgress, reede 14 september kell 22:39
Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, reached a plea deal on Friday that includes cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. Though Manafort was Trump’s campaign manager in the summer of 2016, including during the Republican National Convention when Trump officially secured his party’s presidential nomination, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed Friday’s developments “had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign.
Trump’s lawyer gives up the game by revising statement about Manafort’s Mueller deal
kirjutab Aaron Rupar blogis ThinkProgress, reede 14 september kell 22:02
President Trump’s top lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, released a series of statements on Friday that suggested Trump’s team wasn’t quite sure how to react to news that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort reached a cooperation
Capital Journal: GOP Isn’t Buying Trump’s Puerto Rico Argument; Cuomo Prevails in N.Y.; Is ‘USMC’ the New Nafta?
kirjutab WSJ Staff blogis Washington Wire, reede 14 september kell 20:48
News and analysis from WSJs Washington bureau
Capital Journal: U.S., China Give Trade Talks a Chance; Congress Scrambles Ahead of Storm; Lessons From the Financial Crisis
kirjutab WSJ Staff blogis Washington Wire, neljapäev 13 september kell 19:21
News and analysis from WSJs Washington bureau
Politics Podcast: The Battle For The Senate Is Full Of Interesting Races
kirjutab Nate Silver blogis Features – FiveThirtyEight, neljapäev 13 september kell 03:25
  By Nate Silver and Galen Druke and Nate Silver and Galen Druke More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Note: The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is recording a live podcast in New York City on Monday, September 24th.
Republicans Are Favorites In The Senate, But Democrats Have Two Paths To An Upset
kirjutab Nate Silver blogis Features – FiveThirtyEight, kolmapäev 12 september kell 23:48
Many of the individual race forecasts in the FiveThirtyEight Senate model , which launched on Wednesday, look pretty optimistic for Democrats. The model shows Sen. Joe Manchin in a strong position to retain his seat in West Virginia , for instance. It has Democrats as ever-so-slight favorites to win the GOP-held Senate seats in Nevada and Arizona.