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2020 Hopeful Cory Booker Leads Democrat Senators in Fighting Beach Umbrella Threat

The United States is facing daily threats from illegal immigration, outbreaks from once eliminated diseases, and calls from lawmakers to allow children who survive abortion to die, but four Senators on the East Coast — including presidential hopeful Cory Booker — are worried about the threat posed from beach umbrellas.

HOLLYWOOD, FL - AUGUST 19: A beach umbrella and sandals are seen on the nearly empty beach on August 19, 2009 in Hollywood, Florida. An estimated 20.1 million people visited Florida from April through June, a 9.4 percent decrease over the same period last year, Florida's tourism marketing agency reported. …

Hoverboard Sets California House on Fire

A hoverboard that caught fire inside a Van Nuys home nearly burned the entire house to the ground, but quick-thinking firefighters were able to prevent catastrophe and successfully douse the flames.

Hoverboard (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty)

Hoverboard Bursts into Flames on L.A. Sidewalk

A man riding a hoverboard in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles got quite a shock Wednesday when the board he was riding suddenly “exploded” beneath his feet and burst into flames.

Hoverboard (Stephen Brashear / Associated Press)