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QAnon Kari Lake +1 Over Katie Hobbs In AZ Gov Poll

Marist Polling reports: In Arizona’s gubernatorial contest, 1 point separates Republican Kari Lake (46%) and Democrat Katie Hobbs (45%) among registered voters statewide. Lake (49%) edges Hobbs (46%) among those who say they will definitely vote. Among independents, Hobbs receives 43% to 41% for Lake. 15% of independents are undecided. More than seven in ten Arizona voters with a candidate …

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Ian’s Eyewall Moves Ashore With Winds At 155 MPH

The Miami Herald reports: The “extremely dangerous” eyewall of Category 4 Hurricane Ian begin moving ashore in southwest Florida late Wednesday morning with a powerful wind field that covered almost half the state. Ian could bring catastrophic damage to the southwest Gulf Coast coast while raking much of Florida with hurricane and tropical storm force winds and flooding rains of …

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Up To 18 Foot Storm Surge Now Forecast At Landfall

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: Hurricane Ian was poised to crash into Southwest Florida Wednesday and into the history books as one of the worst storms to hit the area in modern times, bringing massive storm surge, incredible amounts of rain and some of the strongest winds of any hurricane to impact Florida. Ian surged to a near Category 5 hurricane …

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California Incel Charged With Multiple Hate Crimes

Law & Crime reports: A 25-year-old California man who police say posted videos online showing him assaulting women has been arrested on hate crime charges related to the self-described involuntary celibacy that investigators believe motivated the attacks. Johnny Deven Young had been wanted since May after police in Costa Mesa identified him as the man who’d pepper sprayed several women …

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Hurricane Ian Nears Category 5 Strength [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: H​urricane Ian has strengthened into a Category 4 as it draws closer to landfall later today between Sarasota and Fort Myers, packing threats of life-threatening storm surge as well as potentially catastrophic wind damage and flooding rainfall. Bands of heavy rain containing strong wind gusts are lashing parts of the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys …

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Orlando Theme Parks To Close As Storm Shifts Track

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Universal Orlando Resort, including CityWalk, will close on Wednesday and Thursday, with tentative plans to reopen on Friday as conditions permit. Universal Orlando said its hotels are currently at full capacity and will remain operational. Walt Disney World has announced that the theme parks and Disney Springs will be closing. All Disney parks are scheduled to …

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Tomorrow’s Jan. 6 Hearing Postponed Due To Hurricane

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol postponed its hearing scheduled for Wednesday in light of Hurricane Ian heading toward Florida. The panel had originally scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to reveal new information it has uncovered since its last hearing on July 21, but the committee’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie …

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Fetterman +3 Over Oz In New Pennsylvania Senate Poll

Philadelphia’s Fox affiliate reports: A New Insider Advantage/FOX 29 Philadelphia poll shows Democratic nominee John Fetterman leading Dr. Mehmet Oz by a narrow margin in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Race. The poll, which surveyed 550 likely voters, shows just how tight the race is between the top two candidates with just a few weeks left before election day on Nov. 8. …

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Florida Braces For Up To Ten Feet Of Storm Surge

NBC News reports: A storm surge warning is in effect for the Tampa Bay area, which means deadly inundation could hit within the next 48 hours. A surge of up to 10 feet of ocean water and 16 inches of rain was predicted across the Tampa Bay area, with as much as 24 inches in isolated areas. That’s enough water …

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Secret Service Confiscated Cellphones From 24 Agents

NBC News reports: Senior leadership at the Secret Service confiscated the cellphones of 24 agents involved in the agency’s response to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol and handed them over to the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General, according to two sources with knowledge of the action. The agency handed over the phones “shortly after” a July …

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LIVE VIDEO: NASA Attempts To Deflect Small Asteroid

The New York Times reports: NASA officials express optimism that DART is not going to miss. “I’m highly confident that we are going to hit on Monday,” Lindley Johnson, NASA’s planetary defense officer said during a news conference last week, “and it will be a complete success.” NASA has succeeded at intentionally crashing spacecraft into celestial bodies before. For instance, …

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Mandatory Evacuation Orders For Five More FL Counties

Tampa’s NBC affiliate reports: Manatee County officials issued a mandatory evacuation for Zone A residents ahead of Hurricane Ian, according to a release. The evacuation will be effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Those who live in Zone B have been issued a voluntary evacuation. Evacuation orders also went into effect for low-lying areas in Charlotte County as well as the …

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Cops: CA Man Plotted “Las Vegas-Style” Mass Shooting

Via press release from the city of Chico, California: The Chico Police Department recently received information that DALLAS MARSH (37) was making criminal threats to kill specific individuals, specified law enforcement officers, and was preparing to commit a “Las Vegas style” mass shooting with a specified deadline. Detectives with the Chico Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit (VSU) obtained evidence of …

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Mandatory Evacuation Ordered For Second FL County

Tampa’s NBC affiliate reports: Pinellas County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents in zones A, B, and C, including all residents in mobile homes. The mandatory order for Zone A will take effect at 6 p.m. Monday while the order for Zones B and C will take effect at 7 a.m. Tuesday. County officials said residents and visitors who …

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Mandatory Evacuation Ordered For Tampa Area [VIDEO]

Tampa’s CBS affiliate reports: Hillsborough County officials on Monday announced a mandatory evacuation order for all residents living within Zone A in advance of Hurricane Ian. A voluntary evacuation is recommended for residents living in Zone B. These evacuation orders will go into effect at 2 p.m. Monday. In a news conference, officials said they are expecting to see a …

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Jan. 6 Committee Pissed About Advisor’s Coming Book

The Washington Post reports: News that a former adviser to the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is publishing a book billed as a “behind-the-scenes” look at the committee’s work came as a shock to most lawmakers and committee staff when it was announced last week. Denver Riggleman, a former Republican congressman, is set to publish “The Breach” on …

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Ian Reaches Hurricane Strength As Track Shifts East

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Hurricane Ian formed Monday morning as its path continued to shift back more to the east with much of Central Florida within the cone of uncertainty and the first hurricane watches issued on the state’s Gulf Coast. The latest track forecasts Ian to make landfall north of Tampa Bay early Friday as a Category 1 hurricane …

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CBS Forecasts GOP Gaining Ten US House Seats

CBS News reports: The Republicans have a lead. But it keeps shrinking. While they’re still in a very good position to capture a House majority, that majority looks narrower today than it ever has, having ticked down for the second straight month to 223 seats in our model estimate. Republicans were at 226 in August and 230 in July. If …

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Moon Launch Delayed As Florida Braces For Hurricane

NPR reports: The Artemis 1 moon mission has been delayed, not once, not twice, but now three times. The launch was scheduled for Tuesday, but NASA announced on Saturday that it had decided to postpone the mission in response to Tropical Storm Ian, which threatens to hit Florida next week as a hurricane. The Kennedy Space Center is located on …

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Avenatti Ordered To Pay $148K To Stormy Daniels

Reuters reports: Michael Avenatti, the brash celebrity lawyer who rose to fame taking on Donald Trump before a slew of criminal charges destroyed his legal career, was ordered on Friday to pay $148,750 in restitution to his best-known client, porn actress Stormy Daniels. Avenatti, 51, was convicted by a Manhattan federal jury in February of wire fraud and aggravated identity …

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