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Deadly Tropical Storm Eta targets Florida, would be state’s first landfall of historic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Eta pounded Cuba with strong winds, heavy rains and storm surge Sunday as forecasters warned the deadly storm would strengthen en route to the Florida Keys.

Gov. Ron DeSantis warned Floridians to stash seven days of supplies. National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said in a Facebook Live post Sunday that Eta could regain hurricane status before the storm arrives overnight.

“You’re going to be dealing with Eta all week,” Graham said. “It’s going to take a lot to get this thing out of here.”

Some school districts – including Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Broward County Public Schools and Monroe County School District – announced their campuses will be closed Monday due to Eta. Online instruction was canceled Monday for Miami-Dade and Monroe county schools.

Last week, Eta stormed through Central America as a Category 4 hurricane, triggering deadly mudslides that destroyed entire villages. The center of Eta

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  • November 9, 2020

White House targets Fauci as COVID-19 surges

Good morning, NBC News readers.

The White House is trying to undercut Dr. Anthony Fauci as he speaks out about the surge of coronavirus infections, more backlash over President Donald Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence and a well-known actress loses her battle with breast cancer.

Here’s what we’re watching this Monday morning.

As coronavirus pandemic surges, White House seeks to discredit Fauci

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to swell nationwide, the White House has another target: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert.

President Trump is actively working to marginalize the renowned immunologist and his dire warnings about the shortcomings of the U.S. coronavirus response.

In a remarkable broadside by the Trump administration against one of its own, a White House official said Sunday that “several White House officials are concerned about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things.” The official gave NBC

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