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Disney Skyliner reopens with modified hours after stranding passengers last week

Disney Skyliner reopens with modified hours after stranding passengers last weekDisney's Skyliner is back in action after the new aerial cable car system stranded passengers for hours the night of Oct. 5.



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U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border

U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on borderWASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria’s army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey, both major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The developments illustrate Washington’s waning influence over events in Syria and the failure of the U.S. policy of keeping Assad from reasserting state authority over areas lost during the more than eight-year conflict with rebels trying to end his rule.



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The California power outages show how dire the wildfire crisis has gotten — 9 of the state's 10 biggest fires came in the last 16 years

The California power outages show how dire the wildfire crisis has gotten — 9 of the state's 10 biggest fires came in the last 16 yearsCalifornia utility company PG&E; preemptively shut down power lines that could have sparked wildfires this week. It could be a new normal.



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Francis Currey, one of the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipients, dies at 94

Francis Currey, one of the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipients, dies at 94Francis Currey, one of three living World War II Medal of Honor recipients, died on Tuesday, NEWS10 reports. He was 94.Currey, from Selkirk, New York, joined the U.S. Army at 17, and was a technical sergeant. He was in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, and because he wasn't given proper winter gear, was suffering from frostbite. On Dec. 21, 1944, German tanks approached Currey and his company while they were guarding a bridge crossing. A rifleman, Currey exposed himself to enemy fire as he shot and killed several Germans. During the intense fighting, he also used anti-tank grenades and a bazooka against the Germans, and was able to rescue five Americans who were taking fire inside a building.Currey received the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and Medal of Honor, the highest decoration of valor. In 1998, his likeness was used to create the Medal of Honor G.I. Joe.



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A new study reveals how the last woolly mammoths died out 4,000 years ago. That's after the Egyptians had built the pyramids.

A new study reveals how the last woolly mammoths died out 4,000 years ago. That's after the Egyptians had built the pyramids.The last of the woolly mammoths died on an Arctic island 4,000 years ago, meaning these animals went extinct much later than scientists once thought.



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Iran's Zarif says Saudi, UAE want to "fight Iran to the last American"

Iran's Zarif says Saudi, UAE want to "fight Iran to the last American"Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that U.S.-allied Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates seem to wish to “fight Iran to the last American”. Zarif has in the past said that a so-called “B-team” including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince could goad the U.S. president into a conflict with Tehran.



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In last words, Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him

In last words, Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate himIn his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to Turkey's Sabah newspaper. Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkey's government, published new details of a recording of Khashoggi's conversation with members of a Saudi hit squad sent to kill him. The paper says the recording of Khashoggi's grisly Oct. 2, 2018 killing and reported dismemberment at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul was obtained by Turkey's intelligence agency.



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White House says it has killed ‘1,000 Taliban’ in last 10 days, hours after Trump called off talks

White House says it has killed ‘1,000 Taliban’ in last 10 days, hours after Trump called off talksMike Pompeo told multiple news anchors that American forces had killed “over 1,000 Taliban” in the last ten days, days after the president abruptly announced a failed would-be meeting with leaders of the group at Camp David.“We have been fighting and talking in a way that America often doesn’t do,” the secretary of state said on ABC’s This Week, after claiming the thousand killed. “It’s what’s driven us to be able to have the success at the negotiating table.”



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In a Major Milestone, the James Webb Space Telescope Is Whole at Last

In a Major Milestone, the James Webb Space Telescope Is Whole at LastEngineers have successfully connected the two halves of NASA's troubled Hubble successor.



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Eggs from last northern white rhinos fertilized, scientists say

Eggs from last northern white rhinos fertilized, scientists saySeven eggs from the world’s last two remaining northern white rhinos have been successfully fertilized artificially, reviving hopes of saving the endangered animals, scientists said on Monday. The world’s last male northern white rhinoceros, a 45-year-old named Sudan, died last year in Kenya, leaving only the two surviving female members of the species. Najin and Fatu are Sudan’s daughter and grand-daughter and the three animals lived together at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, about 250km (155 miles) north of Nairobi, where Sudan died.



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