Weather Underground presents "Hurricane Formation" in the North Atlantic. Forecasts predicted that the 2013 hurricane season would be an active one, b

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Costa Rica recently joined 43 other nations in backing a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW), which acknowledges that non-human animals are sentient beings who can think, suffer, and should be protected under the law from cruelty and mistreatment. President Oscar Arias ratified the declaration with Vice President Alfio Piva and Provincial Mayor Araya Monge also offering their endorsement.

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Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey - The boardwalk has so much to offer tourists such as casinos, beaches, Boardwalk Hall, and even the Atlantic City Korean War Memorial to honor the veterans of that war. The city has other attractions like museums, an aquarium, the Absecon Lighthouse and so much more. (

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Nadine is becoming better organized and could become the next hurricane in the Atlantic Basin. A disturbance over the Central Atlantic Ocean strengthened Tuesday night into Tropical Storm Nadine. Nadine will continue to remain in a environment generally favorable for development the next several days.

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Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne surrounding Florida in 2004; Hurricane Season in Florida lasts from June 1 to November 30, but as the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) notes: "There is nothing magical in these dates, and hurricanes have occurred outside of these six months, but these dates were selected to encompass over 97% of tropical activity."

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This photo taken from video provided by NASA on Friday shows Hurricane Alex seen from the International Space Station. The rare January hurricane in the Atlantic closed in on the Azores on Friday, with authorities in the Portuguese islands warning of waves up to 18 meters high, wind gusts up to 160 kph and torrential rain.

That moment when I entered the school office with a new shirt for Henry, and I saw him sitting there sobbing, it wasn't logic that spoke to me. It was the very core of who I am — the mother, the human being — who said, "No more." Since that moment, I've had to stand my ground with psychologists and educators, and even family. I am no expert on parenting, on autism, or on homeschooling. But I am an expert on Henry. I know him best.

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