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Joaquin strengthens into Hurricane, turns towards North Carolina, VA and DC

The U.S. National Hurricane center announced Wednesday that tropical storm Joaquin had strengthened into a hurricane during the early morning hours. The National Weather Service says that there may be additional strengthening as the storm heads Northwest towards the mid-Atlantic states.   North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, D.C., New York and New Jersey are currently in the storm’s projected path. Most ...

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Why Do Weather Forecasters Need Hollow Points?

Why would the National Weather Service need 46,000 rounds of hollow point bullets? Hollow point bullets have, as anyone who knows anything about guns, one purpose: to hurt what they hit, usually people. Hollow point bullets are designed to expand when they enter the body, causing as much damage as possible to internal organs and tissue. They have, since 1899, ...

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