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‘A MIKE TYSON PUNCH’
FLORENCE LARGER, CLEAR MESSAGE TO ‘CATASTROPHIC’ SLIGHTLY WEAKER RESIDENTS: LEAVE FLOODS FORECAST
BY JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. • Hurricane
Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia’s governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and South Carolina in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes.
Enhanced satellite image, provided by NOAA, shows Florence off the East Coast on Wednesday.
Motorists drive down I-40 westbound as the eastbound road is empty near Suttontown, N.C., on Wednesday.
Sandbags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday as the hurricane approaches.
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GREITENS’ PORTRAIT MAY YET HANG IN THE CAPITOL’S HALLS
U.S. Senate candidates reveal their tax returns
BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch
JEFFERSON CITY • U.S. Sen. Claire
ernor of the Louisiana Territory after leading their famous expedition to the Pacific Ocean — have their likenesses affixed to the Capitol’s walls. A painting of former Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, who in the 1960s worked to outlaw racial discrimination, hangs near portraits of more recent governors such as Christopher “Kit” Bond, John Ashcroft and Jay Nixon. The image of former Gov. Eric Greitens is not among them.
McCaskill and her Republican rival, Attorney General Josh Hawley, released their tax returns Wednesday. McCaskill, a Democrat, reported an adjusted gross income of $266,096 in 2017, according to a copy of her federal tax return. Hawley, who filed jointly with his wife, Erin, reported an adjusted gross income of $295,925. He reported earning $130,749, while his wife reported $165,587. The release of the reports came a day after the Post-Dispatch reported that the candidates had been silent on whether they would make their returns public. According to McCaskill’s return, she reported her $174,000 salary as a member of the Senate. She also received $85,521 from pensions and annuities and received a refund of $9,337. The bulk of Hawley’s income came from his attorney general salary of $116,000. In comments Tuesday in Columbia, McCaskill addressed the issue of not previously signaling her taxes would be released.
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Students pass a wall of past Missouri governors at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City in April. While not every past governor has a portrait, the question of former Gov. Eric Greitens’ likeness is unresolved. BY JACK SUNTRUP St. Louis Post-Dispatch
JEFFERSON CITY • In the Missouri Capitol, paintings of the state’s former governors hang in a Missouri State Museum exhibit on the ground ﬂoor. Children shuffle past them, looking up at the men who have led the state. (Yes, they’ve all been men.) Visitors snap photographs as legislators and lobbyists breeze past the portraits. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark — who served separate stints as gov-
‘I am a little bit envious. Because until you get your portrait done, the only people who are drawing your picture are cartoonists.’ Then-Gov. Eric Greitens
During a ceremony in January to dedicate former Gov. Jay Nixon’s portrait
Garden serves homeless vets at Jefferson Barracks
FDA calls vaping an ‘epidemic,’ weighs flavor ban
BY BLYTHE BERNHARD St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Tending to a garden is part of the recovery process for a group of homeless veterans at the Jefferson Barracks VA health care campus. About 100 veterans each year will plant and harvest vegetables while learning about healthy eating through the Boots in the Dirt program. The garden is about “celebrating what we have accomplished and remembering what we have yet to do in our life,” said Erin McInerney-Ernst, program manager for the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans in the St. Louis VA Health Care System. “It’s supposed to evolve and grow like our folks in recovery.” The Domiciliary Care program is a sixmonth residential treatment program for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction or other setbacks that have left them homeless. The first half of the program focuses on recovery, and See GARDEN • Page A4
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BY LAURIE MCGINLEY Washington Post
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has dramatically escalated his efforts to stop an “epidemic” of teenage vaping, announcing Wednesday a massive enforcement action against retailers for allegedly selling e-cigarettes to minors and warning manufacturers of a potential ban of ﬂavored e-cigarette liquids. Officials said the move against more than 1,300 retailers was the largest coordinated enforcement action in the agency’s history. The threatened ban, if carried out, would upend the fastgrowing industry. The latest data, not yet published, show a 75 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students this year compared to 2017. The FDA
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Gary Pulcher (right), an Army veteran who served from 1972-74, and volunteer Andrew Moss level off supports for a trellis on a raised garden bed Tuesday outside the domiciliary services building at Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center.
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Allen to miss most of training camp
Chappelle-Nadal’s campaign ﬁned
Cardinals’ rally comes up short
Small drop for city’s poverty rate
McDonald’s workers set to strike
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