Hurricane Dorian is a dangerous Category 5 hurricane — devastating the Bahamas and heading toward Florida.

NOAA/NESDIS/STAR The latest forecast has Dorian turning north before hitting Florida. But uncertainties remain. Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Abacos Islands in the Bahamas as an incredibly powerful Category 5 hurricane, with howling winds in excess of 185 mph and with gusts up to 220 mph. The storm brought with it a surge — aka coastal flooding — of 18-to-23 feet above normal tide. Dorian is estimated to be the second most powerful hurricane ever…

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Gun laws were loosened in Texas the day after the state’s second mass shooting in a month

A Texas man demonstrates with his AR-15 at a 2018 Second Amendment rally in Dallas, Texas. | Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service/Getty Images The new laws offer new rights and protections to Texas gun owners. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defended new gun laws that ease restrictions on gun owners in that state Sunday, hours after the laws went into effect and hours after a gunman shot at least 21 people, killing seven, in and…

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The Dark Crystal prequel’s genocidal puppets are terrifyingly effective

Skeksis throw a party in Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance | Kevin Baker / Netflix The Skeksis are Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’s most fascinating element. One of the best and most terrifying things about the Skeksis, the giant vulture-like creatures who rule, and ruin, the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, is how pedestrian they are. The Skeksis take over and form a monstrous regime, even though there are just, like, 18 of…

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Trump says a mysterious “big package” of bipartisan legislation is on the way to stop mass shootings

Trump speaks to reporters at the White House following a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images It isn’t clear what the legislation is, or if it actually exists. After back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in early August, President Donald Trump said he would consider “meaningful background checks.” He changed his mind shortly after, and following another mass shooting in Texas that killed at least seven and injured…

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