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Hurricane Arthur Disrupts July 4th Celebrations Along East Coast

Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season on Thursday as it moved up the U.S. East Coast just in time to disrupt the July 4th holiday. The storm-sparked evacuations, led to the closing of beaches and tourist sites, and disrupted Independence Day celebrations along parts of the U.S. East Coast. Arthur was about 190 miles (305 km) south-southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the U.S. National...

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