Your Thursday Evening News Briefing: Hurricane Florence, Trump, Brett Kavanaugh

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Great evening. Here’s the latest.

1. Rains by Hurricane Florence lashed the Carolina coast, with the storm growing in size as well as packing sustained winds of up to 100 miles an hour.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm was likely to maintain its intensity until the eye made landfall early Friday. The storm is actually forecast to crawl inland, drenching a wide area with extremely heavy rains, up to 40 inches in some parts.

The Times is actually providing unlimited access to coverage of the storm for all readers. Keep up with the latest here, as well as look at the full range of coverage here.

The brand-new data comes at a time when the nation’s changing demography has become a flash point in American politics, spurred in part by President Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric. yet many assertions about a surge in Latin American immigrants did not hold up.

“We think of immigrants as being low-skilled workers by Latin America, yet for recent arrivals in which’s much less the case,” the study’s lead demographer said.