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Tropical Storm Karen Weakens on the Way to U.S. Gulf Coast

Storm disrupts offshore oil platforms

Tropical Storm Karen weakened in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday after disrupting U.S. energy output on its way to drenching the coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Centersaid.

Karen's top winds dropped to 50 mph, down from 65 mph a day earlier, and hurricane center forecasters in Miami said the hurricane watch would likely be downgraded to a tropical storm watch later in the day.

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