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Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and swamping coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida.

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Tropical Storm Nicholas slowed to a crawl over the Houston area Tuesday after making landfall earlier as a hurricane, knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses and dumping more than a foot of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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President Joe Biden on Monday pointed to wildfires burning through the West to argue for his $3.5 trillion spending plan, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no longer ignore.

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Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system's top sustained winds reached 60 mph. If the winds hit 74 mph, the storm would become a Category 1 hurricane. It was moving north at 12 mph on a track to pass near the South Texas coast later in the day, then move onshore in the evening.

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