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Waves batter the shoreline in Buxton on North Carolina's Hatteras Island during high tide on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The Eastern Seaboard appeared to dodge the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, which is veering out to sea. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)Relentless rains and floodwaters brought much of South Carolina to a standstill.

2015-10-05 03:28:17 -0600

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during the Values Voter Summit in Washington. Using Twitter to get a message out is now a must-do for presidential candidates, but looking at the accounts they follow can be instructive, too. Their follow list can reflect not only their personality and interests, but sometimes their strategy. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too.

2015-10-05 01:40:38 -0600

Hillary Clinton calls McCarthy's Benghazi committee comments 'deeply distressing'Hillary Clinton says House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s suggestion that the select committee investigating Benghazi was summoned to derail her 2016 presidential bid is “deeply distressing” because it dishonors the four Americans who died in the terror attacks.

2015-10-04 12:10:12 -0600