October 26, 2021
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Helicopters rescue dozens trapped by California wildfire

by on September 6, 2020 0

Dozens of people were airlifted to safety Saturday night after being trapped by a wildfire near a popular reservoir in northern California, officials said. Military helicopters have so far rescued 63 people from the Mammoth Pool Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) northeast of Fresno, the Fresno Fire Department...

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Marco and Laura both forecast to hit US as hurricanes

by on August 23, 2020 0

Tropical Storm Marco has now strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as warnings have been issued for parts of the Gulf Coast. Marco is currently 325 miles south-southeast of southern Louisiana and the storm has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph while moving north-northwest at 14 mph.© ABC News Marco is currently 395 Miles south-southeast...

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Trump eyes Putin meeting before November election, say sources

by on August 16, 2020 0

President Donald Trump has told aides he’d like to hold an in-person meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin before the November election, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Administration officials have explored various times and locations for another Trump-Putin summit, including potentially next month in New York, these people said. The goal of a summit...

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Eight killed in Colombian coca-growing area

by on August 16, 2020 0

Eight people were killed in a shooting overnight in one of Colombia’s main coca-growing regions, officials said Sunday. The exact motive of the killings in the town of Samaniego in Narino department was not known. President Ivan Duque condemned the slaughter and vowed to catch the killer or killers. In the past two months...

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Asylum seekers on front lines of COVID-19 to have chance at permanent residency

by on August 14, 2020 0

Asylum seekers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis are getting an early chance at permanent residency in Canada, but some advocates say the government’s plan will leave thousands of workers on the sidelines. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced the program Friday in response to public demand that the so-called “Guardian Angels” —...

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America’s wealthiest Black man suggests companies should consider slavery reparations

by on August 13, 2020 0

The nation’s wealthiest Black man called on corporate America to step up and address inequities in society, saying companies that profited from the historic slave trade should consider paying reparations. Robert Smith, who made headlines last year when he shocked the graduating class of the historically Black Morehouse College with news that he was...

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