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Irene bears down on U.S.; Libya fighting continues; Kashmir mass graves found

(Roberto Guzman/AP)

WEATHER: Hurricane Irene bares down on U.S.

A remote North Carolina island has been evacuated in anticipation of the Category 3 hurricane. Above, a resident watches the sea surge along a beach covered by debris after the passing of Hurricane Irene in Nagua on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic.

SPORTS: Legendary coach battles Alzheimer’s disease

Must read of the morning: Pat Summitt, the University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, spoke to The Post’s Sally Jenkins about her battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. The 59 year old packs an emotionally powerful interview punch.

NATIONAL: There were a bunch of earthquakes in the U.S.

Did you feel it?

WORLD: Investigation launched after mass grave in Kashmir found

Long known by locals, the existence of mass graves in Kashmir received an official recognition after the Human Rights Commission released a report on the nearly 2,700 corpses found in graves across the rebellious state. The bodies are the remains of civilians killed in the insurgency in the 1990s.

WORLD: Gaddafi swears to keep fighting

Though Moammar Gaddafi’s compound was captured by rebel fighters, he still retains control over small areas of Libya. Clashes continue in Tripoli and other parts of the country. Follow the events in real time here.


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