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Duke Energy Shuts Down Nuclear Plant Ahead of Florence

U.S. regulations require nuclear power plants to shut down if a storm is forecast to strike the plant with sustained winds of greater than 73 miles per hour, because of the potential loss of off-site power. About 485,143 people were without power in North Carolina as Florence made its way inward, according to the North Carolina Department of Safety . The Brunswick Nuclear Plant has two reactors-of the same design as those used at Japan's Fukushima power plant, which exploded after being ...

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Regional Pot Workers Could Face Lifetime Ban From US News Centre News

While some USA states allow pot use, the drug remains federally illegal . Noncitizens seeking entry can be found inadmissible for committing or admitting to either a controlled substances offense a "crime of moral turpitude", regardless of whether they were convicted, according to the act.

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Typhoon wreaks havoc on Philippines, south China

Hundreds of flights were cancelled . Super Typhoon Mangkhut - the biggest storm of the year - smashed through the Philippines on Saturday, claiming its first victims as two women were killed when a rain-drench hillside collapsed on them and another drowned in Taiwan.

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Six strawberry brands 'contaminated', as government offers six figure reward

One man has been taken to hospital after swallowing fragments and a nine-year-old boy reportedly found a needle while eating a strawberry, but did not swallow it. "As the products have yet to be forensically examined, it is unknown if the contamination is related to the original Queensland incident or a copycat".

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Erdogan says Turkey came under 'economic attack'

Since then, he has continued to dismiss calls to raise rates to address Turkey's longtime woes with its currency, the lira . Earlier in the day, it was down about 3 percent. "The crucial thing is to restore the confidence of worldwide investors that their policies are on the right track", global economist Eswar Prasad said earlier this month.

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Will Trump's trade war give us a happy ending?

Mnuchin's offer comes just under a week after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on all $500 billion worth of imports from China. -China trade relations, address long-standing inequities and level the playing field. Some 52.1 percent of companies said Chinese authorities are slowing customs clearances, increasing inspections or imposing other "qualitative measures".


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