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1. LEBANON TENDS TO ITS WOUNDS Lebanese army bulldozers are plowing through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut’s port, which was demolished by a massive explosion as France’s president arrives amid pledges of international aid.
2. CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT TEAR GAS Law enforcement officials say the gases deployed during racial injustice protests are effective tools for crowd control and are safe, but there are few studies on the health effects.
3. CHILDREN FLEEING DANGER EXPELLED Citing the coronavirus, more than 2,000 unaccompanied children have been expelled from the U.S. since March under an emergency declaration by the Trump administration.
4. NORTH KOREA ESCALATES VIRUS RESPONSE Pyongyang is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials say.
5. KAREN BASS’ CUBA BAGGAGE Past remarks eulogizing Fidel Castro could derail the California congresswoman’s chances as a potential running mate for Joe Biden because of a crucial voting bloc in Florida.
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Tidal Flooding Closes Streets in Charleston.
The Charleston Police Department announced that the roads were closed. The streets were later reopened, but the police department cautioned that flooding could continue during high tides on Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday morning.
The National Weather Service forecasted high tides, at and above, eight feet into the weekend and through Monday morning. City officials said the 8.7-foot tide forecast for Sunday morning is potentially the third highest non-tropical high tide since 1934.
The tidal flooding could make streets impassable, damage cars and strand motorists, city officials warned
“Through the weekend and into Monday, we urge motorists to plan their travel away from areas that flood and avoid placing themselves and their cars in a precarious situation,” city Emergency Director Shannon Scaff said.
The city opened parking garages so residents could park for free to keep their cars out of flood waters.
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