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The Senate is scheduled to vote on President Trump's fate on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET after about two weeks of his impeachment trial.

The House of Representatives impeached the president in December, charging him with abusing his power and obstructing Congress for efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Trump's political rivals.

Isaias Leaves the Sunshine State Mostly Unscathed

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Isaias may have spared the Sunshine State earlier this week, but the peak of hurricane season has only just begun, as nearly 80 percent of all tropical storms occur in August, September and October.

Updated at 12:15 a.m. ET Wednesday

Isaias, now a post-tropical cyclone, is still bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall and the threat of tornadoes as it moves into southeastern Canada after passing through southern and central New England.

As of 11 p.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 45 miles south-southeast of Montreal, and clocking maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

Updated at 5:10 a.m. ET Tuesday

The National Hurricane Center says Isaias came ashore near Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., on Monday just after 11 p.m. ET with sustained winds of 85 mph, but it lost some of its steam within hours, weakening into a tropical storm.

The system was expected to swirl up the Mid-Atlantic coast and into the northeastern United States on Tuesday night.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

After skirting the east coast of Florida throughout the weekend, Tropical Storm Isaias is poised to exit the state on a path to the Carolinas as a hurricane once again.

National Hurricane Center map predicting the track of Tropical Storm Isaias.
National Hurricane Center

Isaias continues a slow churn off of Florida’s east coast Sunday as a tropical storm, with wind gusts nearing hurricane strength.

As some Florida warnings from the National Hurricane Center are being discontinued, other portions of the eastern U.S. seaboard are preparing for Isaias.

Capsule with parachutes lands in the ocean
SpaceX

NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will return to Earth Sunday after a two-month stay on the International Space Station. The capsule will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola.

Behnken and Hurley’s capsule named Endeavour undocked from the station Saturday evening. The two spent some time adjusting the orbit of the capsule for reentry and even got some sleep overnight. To wake them, NASA played an audio message from the astronauts’ sons.

Moment That Love, Life Was Lost After Tragic Crash: 'She Did Not Make It, OK?'

Aug 2, 2020
Contributed Photo

In the cold antiseptic environment of a hospital room, the police officer delivered the tragic news: “Um, there’s only one way to tell you this. She did not make it. OK?"

National Hurricane Center map predicting the track of Tropical Storm Isaias.
National Hurricane Center

Isaias weakened to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but is forecast to re-strengthen to a hurricane overnight as it approaches Florida's east coast.

man speaks at podium between two flags while soldier and sign language interpreter stand to his left
WFSU

Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a press conference regarding Tropical Storm Isaias at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.

You can see the video below.

radar image of Hurricane Isaías
News Service of Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis advised residents on Florida’s east coast to remain alert as the “ragged eye” of Hurricane Isaías continues to churn towards the Atlantic shore on Saturday.

NOAA

Hurricane Isaias is now expected to move directly toward Florida's East Coast Saturday night, producing hurricane force winds and a life-threatening storm surge along portions of the Treasure and Space Coasts.

Gov. Ron DeSantis at the podium
WFSU

Ahead of a hurricane, Florida recommended new limits on the numbers of people who might seek refuge in county emergency shelters and closed some virus-testing sites – even as the state set a record for the number of deaths for the fourth consecutive day.

mugshot of teenage boy in jail
Hillsborough County Sheriff

A Tampa teenager, an Orlando resident and a British man have been identified by authorities as the hackers who earlier this month took over Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin.

map of hurricane track
National Hurricane Center

Portions of Florida's east coast are under a hurricane warning as Isaias has swelled into a hurricane that could further strengthen while threatening to brush the state this weekend.

Updated at 10:56 p.m. ET

Hurricane Isaias will drench Florida's Atlantic coast this weekend after passing over the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said, warning of a dangerous storm surge, flooding and high winds.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order Friday declaring "a state of emergency in every coastal county of Florida's east coast, from Miami-Dade to Nassau counties," he said.

A carving depicting the images of Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, is engraved on the side of Stone Mountain.
Emil Moffatt/WABE

A walk along the trails at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia can be peaceful. The sweeping views from the top of the mountain can be breathtaking, and a visit to a new dinosaur exhibit there can be educational.

Updated 5:32 p.m. ET

Former President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy Thursday at the funeral of civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis in Atlanta.

In his remarks, Obama issued a call to action for Americans to turn out to vote in the November election and linked Lewis' legacy to the modern-day civil rights movement sparked by the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd.

tropical storm map
National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Isaías is forecast to become a hurricane by the time it approaches the Atlantic Coast of Florida Saturday. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from Ocean Reef to Sebastian Inlet, or roughly from Miami to Fort Pierce.

Patrick  Sprehe speaks during meeting
Noah Taborda/KCUR

Nearly 100 years after J.C. (Jesse Clyde) Nichols built Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza -- an outdoor shopping center modeled after Spanish architecture -- his name has been stripped from one of its streets and an iconic fountain.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

Tropical Storm Isaias is pounding Puerto Rico with heavy rain and strong winds as it continues on an as-yet uncertain path toward Florida, even with the forecast path continuing to shift east.

Four Big Tech CEOs spent Wednesday being grilled — virtually — by House lawmakers, creating a first-ever spectacle that was by turns revealing and, inevitably, awkward.

National Hurricane Center map
National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Isaias formed late Wednesday, and as it continues to move west across the Caribbean, Florida remains within the “cone of uncertainty.”

Updated at 6:35 p.m. ET

Are Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple "emperors of the online economy" that stifle competition and hurt consumers? Not surprisingly, the tech giants' chief executives told Congress: absolutely not. The concern that too much power is concentrated in too few companies is unfounded, they said Wednesday.

Protesters gather by the Confederate monument on county courthouse grounds
Photos By Liam Niemeyer/Ohio Valley Resource

The sun was setting on the courthouse square in the rural college town of Murray, Kentucky, after another sweltering July day. The town bills itself as the “friendliest small town in America,” but recent controversy around the removal of a Confederate monument have complicated that image.

gov. ron desantis during news conference
WFSU

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he might extend the statewide moratorium on housing evictions that is set to expire on Saturday.

Forecast track for Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A disturbance in the Atlantic is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm on a possible path toward Florida by this weekend.

Chinese seed packets that came in the mail
Maryland Department Of Agriculture/Twitter

Florida’s agriculture secretary is raising concerns about packages of seeds bearing Chinese characters and the name China Post that people are receiving unsolicited in the mail.

On the face of it, $600 is a pretty unremarkable number.

The federal government has been paying this additional amount each week to every person who qualifies for unemployment benefits during the pandemic.

LIAM JAMES DOYLE/NPR

Lawmakers honor Rep. John Lewis before he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol. Lewis, a civil rights icon, served in Congress for more than three decades.

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