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At least 4 dead, 200 missing in Colorado flooding; ‘Leave now or be prepared to stay for weeks’

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Mudslides and flooding from rain unseen in modern records has claimed at least four lives and left 200 people missing around Boulder, Colo., according to news reports.

Rescuers are now bluntly telling people that if they do not get to safety now, they can expect to be stranded for weeks as the roads become completely useless from debris, mud and water. The long list of roads rendered impassable includes major highways like Boulder Canyon Drive and Highway 7 — the principle routes in and out of the city.

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The flood area covers an area the size of Colorado, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

Describing the flooding in terms of 100-year probabilities is almost beside the point, wrote Bob Henson of The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, headquartered in Boulder. The 9.08 inches of rain between 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday shattered Boulder’s previous 94-year-old record for wettest calendar day of 4.8 inches, he wrote. Boulder received nearly twice as much rain Thursday “as any other entire September has produced.” The September record is 5.5 inches, 1940. Boulder received almost 15 inches of rain between Monday and Friday — more than has fallen on the city since the start of the year.

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Republicans’ laughable effort to attack Adam Schiff lands with a thud

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Republicans' effort to castigate California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee spearheading the impeachment inquiry, met a quick and sudden defeat on Monday in a vote of 218-185.

Spurred on by President Donald Trump's attacks on the chairman, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy led an effort to censure Schiff on the House floor. On what grounds? It's almost too absurd to make up: lying.

The party of Donald Trump — who lied more times in the hours before the censure vote than Schiff even stands accused of — actually claimed that it's the California lawmaker who should be called out for dishonesty.

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Lindsey Graham leaves open the possibility of voting to impeach President Donald Trump

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left open the possibility that he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump if he saw evidence that the commander-in-chief had engaged in a quid pro quo during an interview with "Axios on HBO" broadcast Sunday night.

After telling Axios’ Jonathan Swan that he would need to see evidence of an actual “crime,” Graham added that “if you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing."

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Connecticut town’s KKK history recalled ahead of controversial upcoming GOP event

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The town of Shelton, Connecticut was brutally whacked for its history of racism ahead of a Connecticut Republican Party event.

"Fun fact. In the 1980s, the Imperial Wizard (the national leader) of the Ku Klux Klan lived in Connecticut," columnist Colin McEnroe noted in The Middletown Press.

The host of WNPR's "The Colin McEnroe Show" explained how James Farrands ran the KKK out of his garage in Shelton.

"This may be an unfair memory to bring up, right when Shelton is having another bad run. In recent weeks, the school system there had to deal with a Snapchat pic of a student in blackface lifting both middle fingers and using a common distasteful racial epithet," McEnroe explained.

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