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Tropical Storm Carlos Batters Mexico's Southwest Coast

Officials ordered schools closed Monday and readied shelters along Mexico's southwestern coast as Tropical Storm Carlos battered beaches with high waves and strong wind as it swirled just offshore. Carlos was downgraded Sunday from a hurricane, but forecasters said it likely would regain minimal hurricane force while gradually edging toward land over the next 48 hours. The storm was centered about 70 miles [115 kilometers] south-southwest of the port city of Lazaro Cardenas early...

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