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national lead

September 12th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.

(CNN) - Big storms are hitting Earth, but you don't need a raincoat or umbrella.

These storms are coming from the sun. It's raining down a huge amount of solar radiation. We're safe, but power grids, radios and satellites may be affected.

Experts say the combined energy from two recent solar events has arrived, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong geomagnetic storm watch for Saturday.

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September 12th, 2014
05:33 PM ET

Sen. Gillibrand: If NFL commissioner Goodell lied, he has to be fired

(CNN) – A new report by ESPN, says that way back in June, Baltimore Ravens star Rice had already admitted to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he had punched his then-fiancée inside an Atlantic City elevator, knocking her out cold, as seen in a video obtained by TMZ.

Goodell waited until this week to suspend Rice, telling CBS News the delay was because before the second video inside the elevator surfaced, the violence was "ambiguous."

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, is one of 16 female senators that just wrote a letter to the NFL demanding a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.

"Roger should lead the reform. And if he's lied, which is the most recent debate, about when he knew things, I think he has to be fired, he has to step down," Gillibrand said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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