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Lyndon B. Johnson

Nation and world news briefs

Hurricane Joaquin, still a Category 4, continues moving northtmpplchld MIAMI _ Hurricane Joaquin continued moving slowly toward the northwest on Friday as it battered the central Bahamas with 130 mph winds.tmpplchld At 8 a.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center said Joaquin was starting an expected change of course that appeared increasingly likely to steer the dangerous Category 4 storm away from the Carolinas and the heavily populated New Jersey-New York area, which had been devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The latest track threatens Bermuda but would keep the massive storm well offshore of the East Coast as it slowly weakens to a Category 1 then tropical storm by midweek.tmpplchld But...