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Environmentalists worry that Florence will leave behind a toxic mess in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence has made much of North Carolina impassable, so environmental groups are taking to the skies to survey the damage. They are trying to determine if flooding has caused runoff from hog farms, coal ash basins and other sources of pollution.

Rising waters still frustrate rescue efforts and residents, FEMA chief says after tour of North Carolina

The storm has killed 32 people, 25 in North Carolina, including a 1-year-old boy whose body was found Monday after he was swept away by floodwaters near Charlotte.

GOP rejects calls to delay hearing until FBI reviews sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh

Senate plans to hear testimony Monday from only Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor. Democrats want to hear from a possible witness and others told about the alleged incident.

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1968: How a tumultuous year still shapes our world

East L.A., 1968: ‘Walkout!’ The day high school students helped ignite the Chicano power movement

In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better facilities and college prep courses. The walkouts spread to include 22,000 students across L.A. and ignited a generation of Chicano activism.

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