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Leslie strengthens into hurricane

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A tropical storm has strengthened into Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Wednesday.

The slow-moving storm could affect Bermuda this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The Category 1 hurricane was churning Wednesday afternoon about 465 miles (750 kilometers) south-southeast of the British territory and moving north at 2 mph (4 kph), the hurricane center said.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).

Credit: CNN.