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Threat of Russian missiles cause sirens to sound at Ukrainian power plant
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    Two of California’s many wildfires are threatening Sequoia National Park and the massive, iconic trees that grow there. And in Louisiana, Tropical Depression Nicholas could slow down recovery from Hurricane Ida, which just blew through two weeks ago.

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    1. California recall

    A flood watch is currently in place for millions of people across the southwestern US after a weekend of rain and thunderstorms drenched the region. In Las Vegas, at least two people have died in flooding since last week in what has become the wettest monsoon season in a decade. In Texas, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance that will bring thunderstorms and up to 6 inches of rain over the next few days, leading to potential flash flooding. While the rain has brought relief to some drought-stricken areas, experts say climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme flooding and catastrophic disasters. Separately, a new study indicates a disastrous megaflood is coming to California in the next four decades – and experts say it would be unlike anything anyone alive today has ever experienced.

    2. Coronavirus

    FBI photo shows "classified" markings
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    3. Gen. Mark Milley

    5. Haiti

    5. UK deportations

    Outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet (2nd R) looks on during the commemoration of the UN World Humanitarian Day at the United Nations offices in Geneva on August 19, 2022. - Bachelet has faced pressure to release a long-delayed report on the situation in the Xinjiang region, where Beijing stands accused of detaining more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities -- charges it vehemently denies. She has vowed the report will be released before she steps down, at the end of the month.
    Hear from UN human rights official on the Xinjiang report before the release
    14:43 - Source: CNN


    Man vs. Emu

    Williams is reminding the world why she just may be the greatest women’s tennis player of all time in what could be her final act. Tonight, she will step on the court with her sister Venus in doubles play.

    The ‘world’s largest food fight’

    Thousands of people were covered in tomatoes after a massive food fight in the streets of Spain. Watch the video here.

    Microbreaks at work can increase well-being

    This is your reminder to get some fresh air during your workday. A 10-minute walk midday can increase vigor while decreasing fatigue, experts say.

    Dazzling pink diamond could fetch more than $21 million at auction

    At 11.15 carats, this rare gem is described as one of the world’s purest pink diamonds. 

    This care home recruits babies to cheer up elderly residents

    Babies are being asked to visit this care home whenever they want – and they receive baby formula and diapers during their cheerful visits.



    That’s how many people in the Chinese metropolis of Chengdu will be impacted by a sweeping citywide lockdown today due to stringent zero-Covid measures. To slow the spread of the virus, businesses will be shut down and all residents in the capital of Sichuan province in southwest China will be ordered to stay at home from 6 p.m. today, except for mandatory Covid testing. 


    “This is merely an attempt to stop a man that is leading in every poll, against both Republicans and Democrats by wide margins, from running again for the Presidency.”

    – Democrat Mary Peltola, sharing a victory message on Twitter Wednesday after voting results determined she is set to make history as the first Alaska Native in Congress. Despite Peltola’s win against former Gov. Sarah Palin, the two will face off again in November to fill the state’s lone House seat for the next full term.


    heat alerts Thursday
    Heat wave continues to build across the West
    02:22 - Source: CNN

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    Hear the Otherworldly Sounds of Skating on Thin Ice

    This looks like CGI… but it’s actually 2,500 switches turning water on and off to create a stunning motion visual. (Click here to view)