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Hurricane Iota forecast to become a dangerous Category 4 storm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Iota continued to expand and strengthen over the Caribbean Sea, and is forecast to be at Category 4 strength within 48 hours or so, ahead of its landfall in northeastern Central America, the National Hurricane Center said.Iota had increased in intensity from a tropical storm to a hurricane at Category 1 strength, with 90 mph winds, by Sunday morning.Iota is forecast to be a Category 3 hurricane by early Monday, and a Category 4 hurricane by early Tuesday, with winds at 130 mph as it approaches the coast of northern Nicaragua and northeastern Honduras, forecast...

In compelling debut 'Winter Counts,' Native American culture meets vigilante justice

“Winter Counts” by David Heska Wanbli Weiden; Ecco (336 pages, $27.99)———South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation provides an evocative background for this compelling debut about Virgil Wounded Horse, who metes out vigilante justice as an enforcer, taking up the mantle from the tribal police’s limited powers and the federal government that only investigates murders on the reservation.While Virgil has many of the traits common too often employed in thrillers — he’s cynical, anti-social and has battled the bottle — David Heska Wanbli Weiden elevates “Winter Counts” with a provocative look at cu...

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