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There is an 85% chance of 2020 being an "above-normal" hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday. Here, a NOAA GOES-East satellite image shows last year's Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Sept. 6. Hurricane Isaias made landfall in North Carolina earlier this week.

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"We've never forecast up to 25 storms," says a NOAA expert. The expected spate of storms in 2020 could force meteorologists to resort to using the Greek alphabet to name storms later this year.

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Tens of thousands of migrants, including asylum-seekers and unaccompanied children, have been turned away at the border since March. Now the administration wants to restrict asylum permanently.

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New York's attorney general announced civil action to dissolve the National Rifle Association after an investigation found millions of dollars in alleged fraud by CEO Wayne LaPierre and others.

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he would not stand in the way of a future Justice Department pursuing criminal charges against President Trump after he leaves office.

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Zoning for single-family homes has been tied to racial inequity and climate change, but in California, efforts to pass new laws keep falling short.

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As Congress debates whether to renew supplemental unemployment benefits for people thrown out of work by the pandemic, new research shows those benefits offer a critical boost for the U.S. economy.

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The coronavirus pandemic has made some past polling locations, like grocery stores and nursing homes, less appealing this year. So state officials are searching elsewhere.

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A new national poll of teachers from NPR/Ipsos finds broad trepidation about returning to the classroom, with 77% of those surveyed worried about risking their own health.

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