“Sweep” in the news

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Washington Post
· Isaias charging into the Carolinas before sweeping up East Coast with heavy rains and high winds  
The storm will then sweep into the Mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday, likely as a tropical storm, with storm surge flooding a threat in the Norfolk and Hampton Roads area, and a windswept soaking of three to six inches of rain on tap for the Washington, D.C., metro region.
Chiang Rai Times
· Flooding from Heavy Rains Forces People from their Home in Chiang Rai  
Theerachot Homjom picked his dog up and saved him from being swept away by torrents of muddy water.
The Guardian
· Ayodhya prepares for Modi to lay foundation stone of Hindu temple at disputed site  
Roads have been swept and hung with saffron flags and bunting.
Sports Illustrated
· Maple Leafs look to ignite offense vs. Blue Jackets  
He also engineered a sweep in the first round last season of the Lightning, who were a heavy favorite after compiling the best regular-season record.
Bloomberg
· Isaias Set to Hit Carolinas as Hurricane and Sweep New York  
“We don’t think we’re going to see severe impacts from this storm, but out of an over-abundance of caution, we’ll put in several pieces in place,” said Deanne Criswell, New York City’s commissioner of Emergency Management.Isaias will sweep through the Mid-Atlantic after striking the Carolinas, spinning over New York late Tuesday and then drifting off to northern New England and Quebec, where it will almost certainly fall apart by Thursday.
Washington Post
· Murad, Amal Clooney accuse leaders and UN of failing Yazidis  
When the Islamic Sate group swept into northern Iraq in 2014, the militants massacred thousands of Yazidi men and enslaved an estimated 7,000 women and girls.
Express.co.uk
· Royal wedding 2020: Which royals will get married next?  
Royal wedding fever sweeps Britain everytime a member of the Royal Family walks down the aisle.
Sports Illustrated
· Svechnikov's hat trick leads Hurricanes past Rangers 4-1  
Now he has a franchise first and the Carolina Hurricanes are a win away from a sweep.
Washington Post
· VanVleet scores career-best 36, Raptors top Heat 107-103  
Miami beat Toronto twice this season, but the Raptors avoided the season sweep behind VanVleet, who poured in deep 3s and repeatedly found his way to the foul line in the third quarter with strong drives.