As Hurricane Sandy swirled toward the Eastern Seaboard after killing at least 40 people in the Caribbean, Massachusetts braced for a fearsome storm with the potential to pummel the region with torrential rain and high winds. The late-season hurricane, which Friday moved slowly north after rumbling over Cuba, was projected to make landfall early Tuesday near the border of Delaware and New Jersey, bringing the threat of widespread flooding and power outages to much of the Northeast.
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