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The News Roundup — Domestic

This aerial view shows damage to a neighborhood by Hurricane Laura outside of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
This aerial view shows damage to a neighborhood by Hurricane Laura outside of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Texas and Louisiana this week, bringing with it storm surges and winds exceeding 150 mph. Where storms normally weaken as they approach the shore, Laura is one of three storms in recent years that have intensified as they approach land.

“There’s just nowhere that is well-equipped to stand up to these types of storms,” @andydhorowitz says.

— 1A (@1a) August 27, 2020

We talked about the storm, and the legacy of Hurricane Katrina.

Major sports leagues around the country postponed games after athletes decided to strike to call attention to the police shooting of a Black man named Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The WNBA, NBA, MLS and MLB all postponed fixtures.

— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 26, 2020

We round up the latest in domestic news and talk with you about the week's top stories.

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