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A man walks in a flooded street due to heavy rains caused by Hurricane Grace in Tecolutla, Veracruz, Mexico, on Saturday. Photo: Victoria Razo/AFP via Getty Images

Tropical Storm Grace made landfall in Mexico as a Category 3 hurricane on Saturday, but has since weakened, according to the National Hurricane Center.

State of play: Veracruz state authorities said at least eight people have been killed amid the storm. Grace went through a burst of rapid intensification Friday night, going from a Category 1 to a Category 3 hurricane in less than 24 hours.

  • The NHC clarified that the storm's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph.

Details: As of 2 p.m. EST, Grace was located about 35 miles northwest of Mexico City. The storm is moving west at nearly 13 mph, with a generally westward motion expected through early Sunday.

  • The NHC forecasts Grace to further weaken as it moves over the mountains of central and west-central Mexico between Saturday and Sunday. It is expected to become a tropical depression later Saturday and dissipate by early Sunday.
  • A tropical storm warning is in effect from Puerto Veracruz to Barra del Tordo, meaning storm conditions are expected within these areas.

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The winds of one of the most recognizable storms in the solar system — Jupiter's Great Red Spot — are speeding up.

Why it matters: This weather report for another world is possible because the Hubble Space Telescope has been keeping a close eye on the storm for more than 10 years.

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A pillar of Democrats' plans to speed deployment of zero-carbon electricity is likely to be cut from major spending and tax legislation they are struggling to move on a party-line vote, per multiple reports and a Capitol Hill aide.

Driving the news: The New York Times, citing anonymous congressional aides and lobbyists, reports that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) has told the White House he "strongly opposes" the Clean Electricity Performance Program.

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Fatal stabbing of British MP David Amess declared a terrorist incident

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Authorities have declared the death of David Amess a terrorist incident, hours after the Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K. was fatally stabbed while meeting with local constituents in a church in eastern England on Friday.

The big picture: The Metropolitan Police has found "a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism."