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News Wrap: Tropical Storm Gordon heads toward Gulf Coast

In our news wrap Monday, the Gulf Coast is bracing for Tropical Storm Gordon, which could grow into a hurricane and reach land by Tuesday. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed in eastern Afghanistan and another was wounded. Officials said it appeared to be an insider attack involving Afghan security forces.

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  • John Yang:

    The Gulf Coast is bracing tonight for a storm that could grow into a hurricane and reach land by late Tuesday.

    Tropical Storm Gordon formed over the Florida Keys today and headed toward Mississippi and Louisiana. Rains and winds up to 50 miles an hour closed beaches in Miami today. There were also limited power outages.

    A U.S. soldier was killed today in Eastern Afghanistan and another was wounded. An official said it appeared to be an insider attack involving Afghan security forces. In all, six U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan this year.

    Thousands of people turned out in Chemnitz, Germany, today for a concert against far-right groups. Protesters, including neo-Nazis, have descended on the city since migrants allegedly stabbed a German man last Sunday. Some chased foreigners and gave the Hitler salute. Concert organizers said today they hope to send their own signal.

  • Felix Brummer (through translator):

    I think sometimes it's just important to show that people are not alone, and that we are not being left alone, for which we are very grateful to everyone on stage with us today, but also to everyone who will come to the concert and be in front of the stage today.

  • John Yang:

    German officials announced they will increase surveillance of the far-right Alternative for Germany Party. Activists from the group have joined neo-Nazis in the recent protests.

    Migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya are dying at higher rates this year. The United Nations reports arrivals in Europe are down 82 percent the last 12 months, that more than 1,000 migrants have died at sea, one for every 18 arrivals. That's up from one death for every 42 arrivals in the previous year. Officials say Libya's coast guard is intercepting more boats, so smugglers are using more dangerous routes.

    And in Brazil, a huge fire destroyed the country's 200-year-old national museum in Rio de Janeiro overnight. Firefighters and museum workers struggled to save some of the 20 million artifacts. They included relics from ancient Egypt and Greece and the oldest human skull found in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Sergio Kunland de Azevedo (through translator):

    It's a loss for the world. This can never be recovered for the people, the building. There's no way to get it back. Thankfully, no one died. But the loss can never be recovered.

  • John Yang:

    There was no word on how the fire started. Firefighters' efforts were slowed because two nearby fire hydrants didn't work.

    Still to come on the "NewsHour", two Reuters journalists sentenced to prison terms after reporting on Rohingya massacres; a look into the life and work of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith; and much more.

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