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Hurricane Ike continued to batter Cuba with near 80 mph winds Monday night and was expected to gain strength as it barreled toward the Texas-Louisiana border, the National Hurricane Center said.

After leaving Cuba, Ike could make landfall along the middle Texas coast later this week, forecasters said. But Ike could make landfall anywhere from northern Mexico to southern Louisiana.

"It would be difficult to get people to move again for Ike after so many evacuated for Gustav," New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said Monday. "People are so weary and so financially tapped." Read full article »

CNN's Karl Penhaul, Morgan Neil and April Williams contributed to this report.

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