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California’s deadly Dixie wildfire destroys businesses and homes

Officials in northern California warn residents of two communities in the path of the raging blaze to evacuate immediately as high winds whipped the flames onwards. A firefighter battles the Dixie Fire as it tears through the Greenville community in Plumas County, Calif., Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (AP) California’s largest wildfire has leveled much of […]

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Cuomo facing impeachment votes from majority of NY Assembly if he doesn’t resign: report

If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t resign following the state attorney general’s report this week that found the governor had sexually harassed 11 women, a majority of state Assembly members are reportedly prepared to start impeachment proceedings. At least 86 Assembly members – more than half the total of 150 – have either publicly […]

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Biden administration proposes $750 million arms sale to Taiwan in a move likely to anger Beijing

The Biden administration has informed Congress of a proposed $750 million weapons sale to Taiwan in a move likely to further inflame tensions with Beijing. The administration gave notice about the intended sale on Wednesday, according to a State Department spokesperson, two congressional sources, and a notification from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The deal […]

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US intervenes to protect state secrets in Saudi Crown Prince’s vendetta against former spy

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – APRIL 28 – Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman gives an interview to the official TV channel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 28, 2021. (Photo by Saudi Royal Council/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) (CNN)The Justice Department has made the extremely rare move of intervening in a court case […]

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Delta variant is ravaging the world but it’s pushing Southeast Asia to breaking point

Hong Kong (CNN)Countries across Asia are grappling with their worst coronavirus outbreaks of the pandemic, spurred by low vaccine rates and the highly-contagious Delta variant. While nations such as China, Japan and South Korea are seeing growing outbreaks, the sharp edge of the Delta wave is being keenly felt in Southeast Asia, with countries seeing […]

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What we still don’t know about Beirut’s port explosion

Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)It’s been a year since one of the world’s largest ever non-nuclear explosions ripped through Lebanon’s capital, killing more than 200 people. On any given day in Beirut’s worst-affected neighborhoods, theories about the explosion still circulate. No two stories of human tragedy are alike, and most interactions between people here end not with […]