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High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C. Photo:Tom Copeland/AP
Hurricane Florence has claimed her first victims, a mother and her child who were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington, N.C.
The big picture: Florence's potential rainfall would be enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay, the AP reports.
What's next: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which is the opposite of how such storms normally move in this region.
The bottom line: The winds may have eased, but the water has just begun.
Paul Manafort pleaded guilty today to new charges by Robert Mueller, and entered into a "cooperation agreement" with the Justice Department. Read the charges.
Your cord-cutting's budgetary benefit is shrinking, the WSJ's Drew Fitzgerald reports.