North Carolina Officials Declare State of Emergency in Cape Hatteras

Officials declared a state of emergency Saturday evening because of a massive power outage that has forced tens of thousands to leave their homes and summer vacation spots and put a strain on local businesses.

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North Carolina Officials Declare State of Emergency in Cape Hatteras

Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

Speaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead a major ground assault on a strategic town held by the extremist group outside its self-declared capital, Raqqa, the Pentagon said, marking the first time U.S. forces have provided airlift for local forces on a combat operation in Syria.

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