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A house is surrounded by flood water in Lumberton, N.C., on Monday. Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Florence Death Toll Rises To 32 As Rivers Continue To Flood In N.C. And S.C.

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Jacob Harrelson and his wife, Beth, install protective plywood on a local business in anticipation of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C., on Wednesday. Phyllis B. Dooney for NPR hide caption

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Florence Making Landfall On Carolina Coast, Bringing Storm Surge, Heavy Rain

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Hurricane Florence will bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and South Carolina on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday. This satellite image was captured around 1:45 p.m. ET Wednesday. NOAA/STAR hide caption

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Are Hurricanes Getting Worse?

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Manure lagoons on hog farms like this one in eastern North Carolina flooded after Hurricane Floyd swept through in 1999, creating environmental and health concerns for nearby rivers. Farmers are worried that the scenario will repeat after Hurricane Florence hits this week. John Althouse/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

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Tropical Storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East Coast next week. Emergency officials have told residents to expect immediate threats of ocean swells, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding. National Hurricane Center and NPR hide caption

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Researchers are using underwater microphones to help better understand the extensive array of animals living in oyster reefs. James Morrison/WUNC hide caption

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Darold Bowden, 43, of Linden, N.C., was arrested on Tuesday in connection with six cold-case rape investigations. Fayetteville Police Department hide caption

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A historical commission decided that Confederate monuments at the state Capitol building in Raleigh, including this one recognizing the North Carolina women of the Confederacy, will not be moved. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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A photo provided by James Castellano, of Monroe, N.C., shows a drink he bought from a boy, background, in Monroe on Saturday. A teenager who held up the North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 was still at large Monday, authorities said. James Castellano/AP hide caption

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson arrives to testify at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill on June 27, 2018. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Why Charlotte Is One Of Ben Carson's Models For HUD's Work Requirements

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This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken on May 26, at 21:30 UTC, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Subtropical Storm Alberto in the the Gulf of Mexico. The slow-moving system made landfall on Monday in the Florida Panhandle. NOAA via AP hide caption

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People inside the North Carolina state Capitol, in Raleigh, look out a window upon the teachers' march Wednesday. Educators, school workers and parents joined the protests to push for greater school funding. Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The video shows a white police officer choking a young tuxedo-clad man who is African-American, pushing him against a storefront and then slamming him to the ground outside a North Carolina Waffle House. Anthony Wall via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Casey Collins, Duke University energy manager, inspects a boiler at the West Campus Steam Plant. Soon, these boilers will run on swine biogas instead of natural gas. James Morrison/WUNC hide caption

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Ilia Henderson (left) is planning to sign up for a health insurance plan on the federal marketplace with help from Charlotte, N.C.-based navigator Julieanne Taylor (right) again this year. Alex Olgin/WFAE hide caption

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Reductions In Federal Funding For Health Law Navigators Cut Unevenly

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An undated photo provided by the Buncombe County Detention Center shows Michael Christopher Estes, who is accused of planting an improvised explosive device at the Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina on Oct. 6. AP hide caption

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The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a relative of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, resigned on Monday as pastor from a North Carolina church. Above, Lee speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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