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Marine heat waves threaten underwater wildlife

Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916. “Just like we have heat waves on land, we also have heat waves in the ocean,” said …

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Jurors to begin deliberations tomorrow in Manafort trial

Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday as closing arguments ended at the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. Jurors will begin deliberations Thursday. In his defence, Manafort’s attorneys told jurors …

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Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA director Brennan

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as …

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Monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India

Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday. The international airport at Kochi, a major port city, suspended flight operations until Saturday after …

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Prosecution rests case in Paul Manafort trial

Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans …

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Defendants arrested at New Mexico compound to be released

A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities’ suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. Judge Sarah Backus set a …

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