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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine Herbst. Hurricane Florence is likely to arrive on the southeastern US coast by Thursday, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have all declared states of emergency NPR's, Jenny Beth, right? Has more South Carolina governor. Henry McMaster told reporters, he submitted a request for federal emergency declaration in anticipation of Florence's potential impact. He said, south Carolinians should start planning. Presume that he made you hurricane is going to hit the National Hurricane Center says florins poses to life threatening risks, storm surge on the coast and flooding inland Dr. Rick nab hurricane expert at the Weather Channel urges people to pay attention to the roads later this week, even if they're far from the coast little majority of inland flooding. Fatalities occur in Florence is one of many storms currently traveling over the Atlantic and Pacific. A hurricane Lidia is also heading towards Hawaii, Jenny Beth, right? NPR news and Florence has maximum sustained winds of eighty five miles per hour with stronger gusts and is about seven hundred twenty miles from the coast of Bermuda. The swells from the storm is generating is already being felt on the US east coast, the National Park Service and families of flight ninety three dedicated the tower, avoi- sizes memorial in a ceremony today in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It's a simple of the bravery and sacrifice shown by the people killed when the plane was hijacked on September eleventh to. Thousand one. The tower is a ninety, three foot high concrete and steel structure with a wind chime for each of the forty passengers and crew killed. When the aircraft was crashed into a rural field, Tom Ridge, the former governor of Pennsylvania and the first secretary of homeland security. There will now be an everlasting concert by our heroes under the sky and under the stars were there rains or whether the sun shines the flight ninety three national memorial already includes a memorial plaza dedicated on the tenth anniversary in twenty eleven and a visitor center. Dozens of people have been detained across Russia at protests against the government plan to raise the retirement age to get state pensions. By five years President Putin says the reforms are essential, but his popularity ratings have slid because of them. The BBC's. Sarah Raynsford has more in Moscow assum with Senate biting city day with a street ballet. Just meters us away. Office came out chanting, slogans against President Putin. This was just one of dozens of rallies across the country against the plan to raise the retirement age. Last week flooding. My Putin told Russians, the current system was unsustainable. He called the reform matter of national security and asked for the standing, but the polls on these protests show, he's failed to convince them the BBC Sarah Raynsford. This is NPR. Fifty. One contestants will take the stage tonight in the first ever Miss America pageant without a swimsuit competition. Joe Hernandez from member station WHYY reports, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson who herself wore the crown in nineteen eighty nine took over Miss America. This year. She quickly made some changes, Carlson scrapped, the iconic swimsuit section. She said, Miss America will no longer be called a pageant, but a competition. And she said, judges will no longer focus on how women look. But instead what they have to say when awarding them scholarships critics including some former miss America's accused Carlson of bowing to the forces of political correctness, just as the competition was getting underway. Last week, signs appeared around Atlantic City, insulting Carlson, has the curtain rises on the first revamped, Miss America of the metoo era. Both supporters and critics will be asking, is this a new beginning or the beginning of the end for NPR news. Joe Hernandez at the weekend box office, the horror movie the non took first place bringing in an estimated fifty, three million dollars in ticket sales, the Warner Brothers film as part of the conjuring franchise and marks the fifth consecutive weekend that Warner Brothers movie took the top spot domestically, crazy, rich Asians fell to second place. Bring in an estimated thirteen point, six million dollars falling out of the top spot for the first time in its four week, run in third place, the action film and Jennifer garner revenge movie peppermint with their team point, three million dollars. I'm Janine Herbst engine listening to NPR news from Washington.

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