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Trump boasts of rally crowd size during shooting hospital visit

Trump boasts of rally crowd size during shooting hospital visitPresident Donald Trump had an unusual idea for raising the morale of medical staff recovering from last weekend’s mass shooting in Texas: boast to them about the size of his campaign rally in the city. Footage of Trump bragging at the University Medical Center in El Paso on Wednesday surfaced Thursday, adding to the controversy surrounding what was meant to have been a politically healing trip. It also came amid a backlash against the Equinox gyms empire after its billionaire owner Stephen Ross organized a fund raiser for Trump’s reelection in which supporters will pay as much as $ 250,000 to attend on Friday.



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Russia declares state of emergency as wildfires rage across area size of Belgium

Russia declares state of emergency as wildfires rage across area size of BelgiumRussia on Monday declared a state of emergency in two regions of Siberia as wildfires rage across 12,000 square miles of countryside. Terrified residents in the Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk regions called on the state to act as flames engulfed an area the size of Belgium.  There are few inhabited zones in the path of the inferno but smoke has blanketed major cities in Siberia and the Far East, making it hard to breathe and posing health risks for the population.  Over 720,000 people have signed a petition on Change.Org calling for a state of emergency to be declared across the whole of Siberia in order to draw more forces and state funding to battle the wildfires that have erupted in the past month.  Residents of the affected areas have been posting photos of burning forests and smog-covered cities and villages.  Local authorities have however cited at 2015 decree by the Ministry of Natural Resources that allows them not to extinguish wildfires if they do not pose a direct threat to settlements.  Fire-fighting can also be avoided if the cost of the operation is higher than the estimated damage. The governor of Krasnoyarsk, Alexander Uss, defended the government’s reluctance to put out the fires by comparing them to winter blizzards. He said that it can be “pointless and sometimes even harmful” to try and extinguish flames in unpopulated areas. More than 11 million hectares have already been affected by wildfires this season, Greenpeace Russia said in a statement on Friday, adding that blazes continue to spread around hundreds of thousands of hectares every day.  The environmental group warned that it was no longer a regional problem and more measures should be taken. It is not immediately clear if a state of emergency in some of the affected areas will help contain the wildfires. European scientists earlier raised concerns over unprecedented fires that started sooner than usual in the Arctic this summer season releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The fires have been caused by record high temperatures combined with lightning and strong winds.



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A Glacier the Size of Florida Is Becoming Unstable. It Has Dire Implications for Global Sea Levels

A Glacier the Size of Florida Is Becoming Unstable. It Has Dire Implications for Global Sea LevelsThwaites glacier in Antarctica might be past the point of no return. Scientists predict its ice sheet may break off, increasing sea levels.



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Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption sizeJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Scientists say Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size.



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Evacuations remain for Malibu, two found dead as Woolsey Fire doubles in size in Southern California

Evacuations remain for Malibu, two found dead as Woolsey Fire doubles in size in Southern CaliforniaTwo people were found dead, and more than 200,000 residents remain under mandatory evacuation as the Woolsey Fire rages in Southern California.



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India Now Boasts The World's Tallest Statue, And It's Twice Lady Liberty's Size

India Now Boasts The World's Tallest Statue, And It's Twice Lady Liberty's SizeIndia is now home to the world's tallest statue.



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New Tallest Statue in the World Is Twice the Size of the Statue of Liberty

New Tallest Statue in the World Is Twice the Size of the Statue of LibertyThe world's tallest statue was unveiled Wednesday in India.



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Hurricane Florence growing in size and strength as it heads toward Carolinas, max winds now 140 mph

Hurricane Florence growing in size and strength as it heads toward Carolinas, max winds now 140 mphFlorence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.



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Wildfire that closed key California highway explodes in size

Wildfire that closed key California highway explodes in sizeSHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A roaring wildfire that shut down a stretch of a major interstate near the California-Oregon border exploded in size as crews on Saturday scrambled to prevent flames from reaching rural communities.



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Wildfire near Redding nearly triples in size, triggers evacuations

Wildfire near Redding nearly triples in size, triggers evacuationsInterstate 5 remains closed in Shasta County because of a fast-moving wildfire. The Delta Fire is burning about ten miles north of Redding. So far, the fire has grown to 23 square miles and has zero percent containment.



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