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Flooding worries in Oklahoma...Storm kicking up surf along Carolinas.

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 9, 2015 at 11:01 a.m.



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SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Emergency officials are closely watching an Oklahoma lake that's at risk of breaching its dam and flooding about 25 homes. Officials in Shawnee, about 40 miles east of Oklahoma City, are monitoring the levels of Granada Lake after the area received nearly 3 inches of rain since yesterday morning. High water has closed roads elsewhere in the state, including part of Interstate 44 in Tulsa.

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ana (AH'-nah) could bring heavy rain and isolated flooding to parts of the coastal Carolinas this weekend. But the biggest threat from the unusually early tropical storm is expected to be dangerous surf. The storm is centered about 100 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina, with top sustained winds of 60 mph.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has told graduates at a Christian college in Virginia that the Obama administration has used "coercive federal power" to limit religious freedom. The former Florida governor told the 34,000 people gathered at Liberty University's football stadium that Christianity is now "spoken of as some sort of backward and oppressive force."

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address at Tuskegee University today. The first lady will speak before about 500 graduates at the historically black university in Alabama. Obama will become the second first lady to visit the private school. Eleanor Roosevelt was the first in 1941.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds that many people in the United States doubt the Supreme Court can rule fairly in the latest litigation jeopardizing President Barack Obama's health care law. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds only 1 person in 10 is highly confident that the justices will rely on objective interpretations of the law rather than their personal opinions. Forty-eight percent say they are not confident of the court's impartiality.

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