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Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 14, 2018. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts that two to four major hurricanes will form in the Atlantic during the 2019 hurricane season, which begins June 1. Getty Images hide caption

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The 2019 Hurricane Season Will Be 'Near Normal.' But Normal Can Still Be Devastating

NOAA forecasts that two to four major hurricanes will form this year in the Atlantic. But even an average year can cause record-breaking damage, as storms get bigger and wetter.

The 2019 Hurricane Season Will Be 'Near Normal.' But Normal Can Still Be Devastating

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A Sapp Bros. gas station in Percival, Iowa, stands in floodwaters from the Missouri River on May 10. Lawmakers have reached a deal on disaster aid that they say President Trump will sign. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Senate Reaches $19 Billion Deal For Disaster Aid Without Border Wall Funding

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said President Trump would sign the legislation even without border funding. The bipartisan deal follows months of negotiations.

Nigel Farage (left, with megaphone), leader of the new Brexit Party, which went into Thursday's European elections ahead in the opinion polls, addresses crowds in Clacton-on-Sea, England, last month. Farage routinely excoriates the European Union in his stump speeches. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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U.K. Votes For European Parliament, Even As Many Long For The Day Outside The EU

As many pro-Brexit voters express nostalgia for an earlier time in the country's history, the governing Conservative Party could face a humiliating defeat in European elections.

U.K. Votes For European Parliament, Even As Many Long For The Day Outside The EU

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Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about one-fifth of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. To clear that up, the agency is urging the food industry to adopt "Best If Used By" wording on food packaging. zoranm/Getty Images hide caption

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To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges 'Best If Used By' Date Labels

Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about 20% of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The new wording aims to clear that up.

The family of the woman who was raped and then gave birth last December has filed new documents alleging she may have been impregnated before. They are seeking $45 million in damages. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Disabled Woman Who Gave Birth At Care Facility May Have Been Impregnated Before

New documents filed on Wednesday allege that the woman was sexually assaulted multiple times. An exam after the birth of the child in December indicated she may have been pregnant before.

Lizzo performs onstage at Coachella on April 21 in Indio, Calif. The flute-playing singer and rapper celebrates self-acceptance on her latest album, Cuz I Love You. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Lizzo On Feminism, Self-Love And Bringing 'Hallelujah Moments' To Stage

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The flute-playing pop star celebrates self-acceptance on her latest album, Cuz I Love You. "About 10 years ago, I made the decision that I just wanted to be happy with my body," she says.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pictured earlier this month in France, told reporters on Thursday, the tech giant is making great strides in fighting hate speech and crime online. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In Last Six Months

Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.

Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei starred as Archie and Edith Bunker in ABC's re-creation of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, a live event staged in front of a studio audience and broadcast in TV's prime time. Eric McCandless/ABC hide caption

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'All In The Family' And 'The Jeffersons' Revival Delivers Nostalgia — For What?

ABC's two-hour live special re-created classic episodes of celebrated sitcoms with famous actors — and original creator Norman Lear. TV critic Eric Deggans found it both triumphant and bittersweet.

Union members gather in front of a Paris courthouse on May 6, as several former senior employees of the then-named company France Télécom go on trial for alleged "moral harassment," a decade after a series of suicides occurred at the firm between 2008 and 2009. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Decade Ago, Suicides Rocked A French Telecom Firm. Now Its Execs Stand Trial

Prosecutors accuse former executives and managers at France Télécom of "moral harassment" or complicity during a major restructuring.

A Decade Ago, Suicides Rocked A French Telecom Firm. Now Its Execs Stand Trial

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Linda Taylor, 40, walks with her attorney T. Lee Boyd as they leave the Chicago Civic Center on March 8, 1977, during a recess in her trial. Dubbed the "Welfare Queen," Taylor was charged with bilking the State of Illinois out of $30,000 in bogus welfare payments from 1969 to 1974. Charles Knoblock/AP hide caption

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'The Queen' Reveals The Story Of The Woman Who Became A Symbol Of Welfare Fraud

Linda Taylor rose to infamy during the 1970s, when prize-winning reporter George Bliss brought her criminal activity to light — and then-candidate Ronald Reagan turned her into the Welfare Queen.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is adorned with a garland of flowers by members of his political party at their headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday, following a victory in the country's national elections. Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Modi Wins In Landslide Election, A Victory For Hindu Nationalists

It was a resounding victory not just for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but for his political party. Critics accused the party of using fear tactics amid rising Hindu nationalism.

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