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First Word: August 26, 2011

08/26/11 03:41PM

We're closely monitoring Irene's track, and we'll bring you all the latest updates at 8pm ET tonight. What headlines are you clicking on this afternoon?Hurricane Irene could affect millions of people in AmericaNYC orders evacuations in low-lying areas ahead of IreneAirlines begin canceling flights as Irene nearsPresident Obama... read more

East Coast braces for Hurricane Irene

East Coast braces for Hurricane Irene

08/25/11 08:00PM

The Last Word guest host Chris Hayes talks to The Weather Channel’s Adam Berg on the Jersey Shore and NBC’s Mark Potter standing by in Nags Head, North Carolina, for the latest on the storm’s path. watch

Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

08/25/11 08:00PM

John Timoney, the former chief of police in Miami, a city that's not stranger to hurricanes, joins The Last Word to discuss the threat of Irene and how East Coast residents can get ready. watch

Protesting a pipeline

Protesting a pipeline

08/25/11 08:00PM

Something very dangerous -- and preventable -- is happening across the border in Canada involving a manmade method to get more fossil fuel. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes talks to environmentalist and author Bill McKibben for details. watch

Analyzing the Verizon strike

Analyzing the Verizon strike

08/25/11 08:00PM

Verizon workers are back on the job, because the strike looked like it might threaten the company's bottom line. Joe Burns, author of "Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America” joins The Last Word to discuss the... watch

Fear and loathing in Tallahassee

Fear and loathing in Tallahassee

08/25/11 08:00PM

Florida Governor Rick Scott believes people on welfare are more likely to use drugs. So he's testing them, but he's not getting the answer he wants. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has the report. watch

New York's last big hurricane in '85

08/25/11 07:58PM

The entire East Coast is bracing for an earthquake Hurricane Irene, currently scheduled to pound American shores as early as Saturday.If it stays on its current path, Irene could tear through Norfolk, Virginia, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York City, Boston and Portland, Maine – impacting more than 55 million people. Governors in North... read more

Remembering Lawrence's mother

08/25/11 05:55PM

 As most of you know by now, Lawrence has been taking some time off after the death of his mother, Frances. She passed away in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren nearly two weeks ago. She was 93.The Boston Globe wrote up a nice piece about her role as the matriarch of the O'Donnell family and interviewed our very own Last... read more

The most powerful gay man in America?

The most powerful gay man in America?

08/25/11 04:11PM

Earlier this month, Apple surpassed ExxonMobil as the nation's most valuable company. Seriously, Apple has more cash on hand than the U.S. government. Apple could even operate as its own country, as Rick Perry can relate, I'm sure.The news of Steve Jobs' resignation at Apple must be unsettling for the anti-gay wing of the... read more

First Word: August 25, 2011

08/25/11 03:44PM

The East Coast braces for its second natural disaster in less than a week. We're tracking Irene, along with these other stories. Tell us what you're clicking on today.Tips on how to brace for Hurricane IreneTim Cook tells employees 'Apple is not going to change'Photos reveal Gadhafi's diplo-crush on RiceDick Cheney says... read more

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