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For instance, when Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, it was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, only to tragically stall and dump enough rain to break at least 28 flood records.
Laura has now been downgraded to Category 2 storm, but it’s still barreling over Louisiana with winds of 110 mph.
The hurricane knocked out power for more than 800,000 people in Louisiana and eastern Texas before it was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday afternoon.
Nearly 40% of students ended up receiving exam scores downgraded from their teachers’ predictions, threatening to cost them their university spots.
In practice, this means Facebook’s algorithms will no longer recommend users join QAnon groups, and will downgrade the prominence of QAnon in its news feed.
The company was actually placed on review for a downgrade back in 2018 but that never crystalized until now.
Moody’s indicated that if the company’s debt continued to swell, it might downgrade its credit rating further.
In the general ferment, commercial honesty had been on the downgrade.
TEN TUDOR STATESMENARTHUR D. INNES
I do not want to downgrade any police department, but this is what happens through no fault of theirs.
WARREN COMMISSION (5 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. V (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
From Houston we turned onto Elm, which was a rather sharp turn with a downgrade, sir.
WARREN COMMISSION (2 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. II (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

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