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Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina around 7:15 a.m. on Friday morning. The storm's eye crossed the coast near Wrightsville Beach.

What's next: Florence is expected to move further inland across southeastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina today and Saturday. Heavy rain, inland flooding and storm surge flooding will continue through the weekend. Axios' Andrew Freedman reported that there "are no historical analogs for Florence. Its forecast track is unprecedented, and its array and magnitude of threats are as well."

The latest:

  • More than 430,000 North and South Carolina residents had lost power by Friday morning, per CNN.
  • More than 100 people in New Bern, North Carolina, were in need of rescue after Florence hit, the Washington Post reports.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 30,918,269 — Total deaths: 959,059— Total recoveries: 21,152,312Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30p.m. ET: 6,799,044 — Total deaths: 199,474 — Total recoveries: 2,590,671 — Total tests: 95,108,559Map.
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Arrest over letter to Trump containing poison ricin

President Trump returning to the White House from Minnesota on Sept. 18. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A suspect was arrested for allegedly "sending a suspicious letter" after law enforcement agents intercepted an envelope addressed to President Trump containing the poison ricin, the FBI confirmed in an emailed statement to Axios Sunday.

Details: The suspect, a woman, was arrested while trying to enter New York from Canada, law enforcement forces said.

Trump campaign goes all in on Pennsylvania

Trump poster in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

The president's campaign is placing more importance on Pennsylvania amid growing concern that his chances of clinching Wisconsin are slipping, Trump campaign sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: Pennsylvania, which has 20 electoral votes, twice Wisconsin's number, actually has been trending higher in recent public and internal polling, a welcome development for the campaign.