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RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricane Florence churned Tuesday toward the Eastern Seaboard as a storm of "staggering" size, forcing a million people to evacuate the coast.

In Brief:

—McCONNELL, from Louisville: Mitch McConnell will speak to reporters Tuesday in Louisville on topics such as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the hemp provision in the farm bill.

—GRANDMOTHER SLASHED, from Leitchfield: Authorities in Kentucky say a teen slashed his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbed her before calling 911 to report her injuries.

—WILDCATS-CAR FLIPPED, from Lexington: A man's car fell victim to celebrating University of Kentucky fans and has been replaced by a local dealership.

—RED RIVER GORGE-ARCHAEOLOGY, from Winchester: The Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky is hosting a 30th annual Living Archaeology Weekend in September.

—STUDENT PHILANTHROPY, from Lexington: The University of Kentucky has opened a center for student philanthropy.


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