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Plus, breaking records is a Brees

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Michael Zeroes in on the Gulf Coast 

National Hurricane Center map shows rainfall potential over the next five days (Image: NHC)

Now a Category 1 hurricane hitting Cuba, Michael is forecast to be dangerous, major storm when it hits the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday.

CNN reports, “The forecast indicates Michael may be a Category 3 hurricane — with winds from 111 to 129 mph — when it strikes.”

Floridians are rushing to prepare for the storm’s landfall after Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties and activated 1,250 National Guardsmen for hurricane duty. Michael has undergone a period of “rapid intensifications” in the last 24 hours and is expected to do so again in the next 24.

Track Hurricane Michael at the National Hurricane Center here.


T. Swift Rocks the Vote 

Vote.org reported yesterday that over 65,000 people have registered to vote in the 24 hours since Taylor Swift’s Instagram post supporting Democratic candidates in Tennessee.

“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” she wrote. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.”

President Trump responded by saying “I like Taylor’s music about 25% less now.” No  response from Kayne. Yet.


Bernie Sanders got a D.C. College Student out of a Dangerous Situation 

Bernie Sanders was taking a break near Capitol Hill last week, and as the 77-year-old elderly statesman took a walk, he actually saved a young female law school student’s life from a potential car accident on the streets of D.C.

Amy Currotto, 26-year old musician and law student at the University of District of Columbia, was walking in the same area.

“As I passed him, I had at the time somewhat recognized him and turned towards him while crossing,” Currotto said in an email to CMN. “He alerted me that there was traffic oncoming and I asked him whether he was Bernie Sanders. He said ‘yes, but I need you to get off the road ma’am.’ I did and we took a selfie together. He was very kind.”

Duane Paul Murphy has the full story. 


Today in a Tweet: Breaking Records 

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time passing yards leader last night. The former record holder, Peyton Manning, had a pretty great response


Last But Not Least: Sorority Sister’s Journey Through MasterChef Season Nine Ends 

CMN’s Courtney Good is sorority sisters with Samantha Daily at the University of Kentucky, who just finished a magical run on MasterChef.

Daily didn’t win, but as Good writes in her story for CMN, “when Sam was eliminated, she went up to hug the judges goodbye and set her apron at her station. Then, Chef Ramsay shocked us all. Since Sam’s dream was to attend culinary school, Ramsay offered to pay for her tuition.”

Read the full story here. 


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