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More than 400000 cast ballots in early voting in Georgia Senate runoff - The Washington Post

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ATLANTA — In the first and only weekend of early voting in the Georgia Senate runoff, tens of thousands of voters cast ballots in the election pitting Democratic Sen. Raphael G. Warnock against Republican challenger Herschel Walker — the last Senate contest of the 2022 midterms.

On Saturday, 70,050 Georgians turned out to vote, utilizing an extra day of early voting resulting from a lawsuit filed by Warnock, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the state Democratic Party. Republicans tried to block the effort in court but were unsuccessful.

Among those who voted Saturday were

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Houston boil water: Plant power outages prompted order but Mayor Sylvester Turner hopeful notice can be lifted by Tuesday 3 am - KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A boil water notice has been issued for the City of Houston's main water system after a water treatment plant experienced a power outage Sunday morning. City officials say it's going to be several more hours before the problem gets resolved.

At a 10:30 a.m. press conference on Monday, Mayor Sylvester Turner said it may take until Tuesday morning at the latest for the notice to be lifted.

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., the water pressure dropped below the city's required minimum of 20 PSI due to a power outage at the East Water Purification Plant,

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Small plane crashes into power lines in Maryland, leaving 2 dangling and thousands without power - CBS News

A small plane crashed into  power lines [1]  in Maryland, leaving two people dangling about 100 feet in the air, officials said. The crash knocked out power to thousands of people in the area.

A single-engine Mooney M20J crashed into wires near Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Maryland, around 5:40 p.m. local time Sunday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane appeared to be intact as it was caught in a web of power lines about 100 feet in the air. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer and the FAA said there were two people aboard

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Houston residents ordered to boil tap water after system failure - The Washington Post

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HOUSTON — The country’s fourth-largest city ordered millions of residents Sunday night to boil their tap water, citing a morning power outage at a city water purification plant.

The city’s school system also announced late Sunday that it would be closed Monday, at a minimum, as officials “closely monitor the situation.” The district’s 276 schools serve nearly 200,000 students. Other smaller school districts in the area also announced closures.

The 10:30 a.m. outage caused water pressure at the plant to drop below required levels. That caused water pressure problems for some residents that were resolved

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'A significant severe-weather event will be likely' this week, meteorologists say - CNN

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A new robust storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest Sunday is expected to spawn severe storms in the South this week.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe-weather event” [1] across parts of the lower Mississippi River Valley Tuesday.

“This storm system will have the potential to produce severe thunderstorms capable of tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, and also large hail,” Bill Bunting, chief of forecast operations at the Storm Prediction Center, told CNN Weather. “The details regarding areas most at risk from tornadoes will become clearer as Tuesday approaches

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