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All five living former presidents — Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — are fundraising for Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The One America Appeal was launched after Hurricane Harvey to give aide to the Gulf Coast. It expanded to help Irma relief efforts, and now donations can be sent to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hurricane Maria, now a Category 1 storm with 80-mph winds, is forecast to brush North Carolina’s Outer Banks today. Mandatory evacuations were ordered yesterday for visitors for some areas. The storm’s hurricane-force winds are not expected to hit land, but up to four feet of storm surge flooding could swamp a lot of areas. Several inches of drenching rain may cause quite a bit of flooding.
The Dallas Cowboys took a knee for about 15 seconds before the national anthem then stood up and locked as it started, before last night’s game against the Cardinals.