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Latest News Wires Tropical Storm Isaac expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

The storm that left 24 dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic over the weekend had shifted course from Tampa, where the Republican National Convention had pushed back its start to Tuesday in case Isaac passed closer to the gulfside city.

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Tropical Storm Isaac rolled over the open Gulf of Mexico on Monday, where it was expected to grow into a hurricane before hitting land somewhere between Louisiana and Florida close to the seventh anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina.