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Floridians are preparing for a potential Category 4 storm as Hurricane Dorian gains strength, Joe Biden defends his story of a devastating war story, and NASA's boss rekindles the emotional debate over Pluto's status.
19659002] Here's what we're watching today.
Farmers hit hard by EPA's new ethanol regulations romp
President Donald Trump won the Midwest in 2016, not least thanks to farmers.
But many are now angry with his government after the Environmental Protection Agency has cleared 31
The move further pushed the corn market, which was already hampered by Trump's trade war with Trump China.
"Hopefully, he'll take care of us and do everything right: just stick to the laws for the ethanol industry that Congress introduced," said Duane Aistrope, a farmer for corn and soybeans in Randolph. Iowa.
Florida is preparing for a potential chaos with Hurricane Dorian.
Florida has made aggressive preparations to prepare for Hurricane Dorian, who could step up to a Category 4 storm when he lands.
Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties on Thursday. Predictors predict that the storm could hit Florida early next week.
"With increasing strength, this storm can seriously damage homes, businesses and buildings, so all Floridians should stay alert," said DeSantis. 19659002] Floridians did not waste time preparing.
Jen Legil, 33, and her mother Vicky Legil, 53, were already on their second trip to the supermarket on Thursday talking to NBC News.
"We're buying protein bars and anything else that can not stay cool," said Legil, who is eight months pregnant.
Follow Dorian's path with our interactive map.
Video: Florida Hurricane arrives on high alert as Hurricane approaches Dorian
] Hong Kong activists arrested, protest march banned
The Hong Kong police arrested and released three prominent activists on Friday to tighten up the crackdown on protest organizers Official protest organizers affirmed to NBC News that they are withdrawing from the demonstrations originally scheduled for Saturday after police had refused a rally permit for clashes as officials attempted demonstrations in Chinese Hong Kong liaison office.
" I do not know what the problem is ": Biden defends his story of a devastating war history.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday defended the "pivotal point" of a war history he described last week on the campaign as "absolutely accurate" after a report revealed a series of false details.
According to the Washington Post, Biden seemed to have "shaken up" elements of at least three actual events in a story of bravery, compassion and regret that never took place. "
" I pointed out how brave these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors Iors, we lost those fallen angels, "he later told Jonathan Capehart of the Post. "I do not know what the problem is, what did I say wrong?"
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Jeffrey Epstein's prosecutors received a day in court for a judge. Every victim deserves the same, writes Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in a speech.
Science + Tech = MACH
Is Pluto a planet? NASA boss resumes emotional debate.
Can you actually learn to be happier? A professor from Yale thinks the answer is yes.
Quote of the Day
"I will do everything I can to show the nation that today's Alabama is far crying from the Alabama of the 1960s."  – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized for having worn Blackface during a sketch during her studies in the 1960s.
An inspiring thing: "What you're born with is what you're born with.
Twenty-one-year-old Zion Clark is like many young wrestlers: slim, chiseled, and full of grain.
But he did not set this apart.
Clark was born with a rare birth defect and has no legs.
But that did not stop him from realizing his dream on the mat.
"You will have your exams, you will have problems," says Clark, who has won 33 games in his senior year. "But the bottom line will be worth it if you stick to it."
A Fun Thing
A growing number of Americans over 50 are playing video games to stay socially connected in a world that is so socially networked and cognitively sharp, continuing to expand into the digital realm.
"I do not have too much social life. I usually get stuck at home and I do not know, "88-year-old Audrey Buchanan told NBC News. "It feels like company."
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