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MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rafael strengthened into a hurricane over the Atlantic on Monday on a track that may take it near Bermuda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

Rafael, the ninth hurricane of the Atlantic season, was centered about 560 miles south of Bermuda and packing top sustained winds of 75 mph.

It was moving north at 10 mph and expected to pass east of Bermuda on Tuesday, the Miami-based hurricane center said.

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