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    The relentless drought plaguing the US could steal Christmas.  Tree farms across the US have been forced to close before Christmas due to a drought that has killed tens of thousands of trees The abnormally low rainfall has killed tens of thousands, if not more, of evergreen conifers this year and the trees left will cost, on average, nearly $100 - a 20 percent markup from last year. From New England to Texas, tree-cutting farms across the nation have been forced to close in the past few weeks due to this summer's drought that impacted growth and stressed mature trees until their needles turned brown. One farm in Kansas, Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm, has not closed its doors, but owner Kip Scott told KWCH-DT that he planted thousands of trees earlier this year but lost 75 percent to the drought. The price increase is not just due to a lack of supply, as inflation has forced growers to pay 50 percent more for supplies like fertilizers. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Most of England...
    Steroid injections used to treat arthritis in the knee may actually make the condition worse, two studies suggest. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Chicago Medical School gathered data from hundreds of osteoarthritis patients to gauge how their condition would react to the shots. Between both studies, 94 patients who received corticosteroids — anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat a variety of medical conditions — saw their condition deteriorate. Those who received hyaluronic acid injections, a naturally produced substance that lubricates the joints, saw the progress of their condition slow. Previous research suggests corticosteroids may damage cartilage in a joint and make it more susceptible to wearing down, leaving patients needing hip or knee replacements. More than 32.5million adults in the US have knee arthritis, with approximately 80 per cent of adults over 55 years old having evidence of the condition. More than one in ten of these patients opt to get corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections to relieve their pain. The above shows the knee joint of a patient with arthritis (left), with the arrows indicating where...
    New York City's Mayor has said that migrants arriving in his city from Texas could be housed on cruise ships as he considers taking legal action against Governor Abbott amid the country's spiraling migrant issue.  Eric Adams revealed that his team could lodge a lawsuit against the Lone Star State's Governor as immigrants in their thousands continue to be shipped across the country - in many cases, without prior warning.  Republican governors have now upped the escalating immigration war again in Democrat-run areas by threatening to fly illegal migrants to President Biden’s home state of Delaware.  Busses and planes full of illegal immigrants have so far arrived in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and Massachusetts from the southern borders.   During a series of scathing interviews, Adams said that the dire humanitarian crisis being faced was to some extent caused by 'the governors in the southern states.'  At least six busses of asylum seekers arrived in New York from Texas on Sunday - while shelters in the city reached 'breaking point.' In total, over 11,000 migrants have arrived in the city since...
    Donald Trump has plans to purge the so-called 'deep state' beyond what any president has done before if he runs for and wins the presidency in 2024 and as many as 50,000 government workers could find themselves on the chopping block.  The former president, if elected again, would move in with a plan being drawn up now to 'drain the swamp' and cut tens of thousands of civil servants from what are typically apolitical roles, according to an Axios report.  He would clean house of mid-level staffers at the Pentagon, Justice Department, State Department and beyond and bring in thoroughly vetted candidates who were found to be more closely aligned with his 'America First' agenda.   After interviews with over a dozen Trump-world insiders the outlet's investigation found that Trump is planning to use an executive order called 'Schedule F,' which he issued in October 2020 and Biden later rescinded.  The order would reclassify tens of thousands of civil servants who were deemed to have some influence over policy as 'Schedule F' employees, which would strip them of their employment protections. ...
    A French man who owns two galleries on Palm Beach's exclusive Worth Avenue has been charged with selling fake paintings from some of the most renowned artists to unsuspecting buyers. Daniel Elie Bouaziz, who owns the Danieli Fine Art Gallery and Galerie Daniel, is accused of selling fake Banksy, Jean-Michael Basquiat and Ray Lichtenstein paintings for hundreds of thousands of dollars - despite buying the replicas for just hundreds. Each painting included forged signatures and documents falsely stating the pieces' ownership histories and documenting its authenticity, federal prosecutors claim, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He then allegedly used the profits to buy luxury items including a Lamborghini, a Rolex watch and Cartier jewelry. Bouaziz, 68, is now facing charges of mail and wire fraud, laundering of monetary instruments and monetary laundering. He faces up to 20 years in prison, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, but has pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to the New York Post. Bouaziz is due back in court on June 15. He is now out on bond, after paying...
    Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers will soon descend on the Donbas region as part of efforts to outnumber Ukrainian troops in the east by five to one - but military chiefs insist it still won't be enough to win the war. The Kremlin's offensive, which it hopes will result in a decisive face-saving battle, is expected to begin by the end of the week, according to some western sources. Moscow is building up troops and equipment in a number of locations along the border, satellite images and reports suggest. Forces will look to reinforce efforts around Izyum, south-east of Kharkiv, before pushing further south to seize the city of Slovyansk, the Times reports via a US think tank. The plan would then be to advance to the south-east to encircle a Ukrainian contingent. General Sir Richard Barrons, a former British military chief, told the paper: '[The Russians] will try to put more ground forces in the face of the Ukrainians at once to get the force ratios right, knowing the Ukrainians in the east are in very well-prepared positions.'  However,...
    (CNN)Known locally as "The G," the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a sporting Australian shrine. It's a place where legends are created, hearts broken, and stories that inspire entire nations are born. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of fans gathered at the MCG to mark another historic moment, this time to say goodbye to "Spin King" Shane Warne -- one of the greatest Australian players ever to take the field -- at the state memorial service for the cricket great.The 52-year-old's sudden death from a suspected heart attack in Thailand earlier this month sent shockwaves around the world, prompting tributes from family, friends, and household names like Hugh Jackman, Ed Sheeran, and Mick Jagger. Obituary: Shane Warne was crickets great showman and entertainerWarne is survived by his three children, daughters Brooke and Summer, and son Jackson, all of whom gave heartfelt speeches Wednesday, amid a sea of blonde wigs and signs paying homage to the cricketer.Standing on stage at the MCG, Shane's father Keith spoke first on behalf of the family, describing his son's passing on March 4 as "the...
    STIMULUS checks worth up to $3,000 have been sent out to thousands of students across America – just weeks before Christmas. Nearly $40billion worth of pandemic relief was allocated to students and institutions under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as part of Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. 1Stimulus checks worth up to $3,000 have been sent out to tens of thousands of students across AmericaCredit: Getty Colleges have been sending out stimulus checks to their students to help them cover expenses. George Washington University received $9.1million during the first round of stimulus funding last May, and approximately $14million in the second and third rounds. Students who had enrolled at the university on or after March 13 2020 were eligible to apply for the funding. University officials say that nearly 10,000 applicants have been sent the aid, The Hatchet reports. Freshman Lexi Plaisted told the outlet she was “surprised” by the grant. She said: “I honestly did not think I would get anything because I’m sure other people have been affected much more than I have, but I thought that...
    HAVING earned himself the moniker Mr Christmas, there is no doubt that Benjamin Bradley knows his stuff when it comes to decking the halls and trimming the trees. The interior designer, 54, who lives in New York with his partner, made a name for himself with his hit Netflix show Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas. Benjamin Bradley 5 Benjamin Bradley earned the name Mr Christmas thanks to his fantastical decorating skills Benjamin Bradley 5 The interior designer is paid thousands to decorate people’s homes Benjamin Bradley 5 But he says you don’t need to spend a fortune to make your home look festive The show saw Benjamin transforming average family homes into winter wonderlands that were the envy of all the neighbours And for Benjamin Christmas falls not but once a year, but is constantly on his brain as he cooks up the latest inspiration for his festive masterpieces. Confessing to owning ‘tens of thousands’ of decorations himself, and with no less than five trees in his own home he has been passionate about the festive...
    Thousands in Southern California are without power on Thanksgiving for the second year running as the region's largest utility cut off service amid risks of strong winds causing wildfires.  Edison International of Southern California halted power service to 63,835 homes and businesses across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The shutoff began around 10:36 a.m. local time Thursday, Thanksgiving. Edison is shutting down power to avoid having live wires spark blazes and possible wildfires as a wind storm hit the area.  When all is said and done, more than 200,000 accounts could lose service between the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.    Wildfires sparked by live power lines, like this one pictured from 2019, are the reasons for the shutdowns Edison crews (pictured in a stock image) will have to check the power lines after the winds before power can be restored Voluntarily switching off power lines ahead of strong winds has become somewhat of a new normal in the region after a series of deadly wildfires was sparked by their equipment. Last year on Thanksgiving, over...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees could be released into the U.S. without a decision about their immigration status, CBS News reported on Thursday. The refugees came to the U.S. on humanitarian parole instead of with visas, and many of them don’t have a way to obtain lawful permanent residence, according to CBS News. Since August, over 55,000 Afghan refugees were evacuated to the U.S., and around 40% of them qualify for special immigrant visas, according to the Department of Homeland Security. “We evacuated them here. We did that. It’s not very equitable to force people to stay in this limbo state,” Church World Service Policy Director Meredith Owen said, CBS News reported. Church World Service is one of the organizations working with Afghan refugees in the U.S. resettlement programs. Around 5,400 Afghans arrived in the U.S. with special immigrant visas between July and September with their spouses and children, according to U.S. Department of State data. If the refugees don’t qualify for special immigrant visas, they must apply for asylum in order...
    Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees could be released into the U.S. without a decision about their immigration status, CBS News reported on Thursday. The refugees came to the U.S. on humanitarian parole instead of with visas, and many of them don’t have a way to obtain lawful permanent residence, according to CBS News. Since August, over 55,000 Afghan refugees were evacuated to the U.S., and around 40% of them qualify for special immigrant visas, according to the Department of Homeland Security. “We evacuated them here. We did that. It’s not very equitable to force people to stay in this limbo state,” Church World Service Policy Director Meredith Owen said, CBS News reported. Church World Service is one of the organizations working with Afghan refugees in the U.S. resettlement programs. Refugees walk through the departure terminal to a bus at Dulles International Airport after being evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on August 31, 2021 in Dulles, Virginia. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Around 5,400 Afghans arrived in the U.S. with special immigrant visas between July and...
    The unofficial Burning Man festival kicked off this weekend in style with neon raves and huge fantastical floats and art cars at Nevada's Black Rock Desert - even after organizers cancelled the official event over COVID-19 fears. Tens of thousands reportedly showed up this weekend complete with techno-hippie garb in the spirit of the event. In-person visitors took to social media to document their experiences from their wacky outfits to music concerts complete with laser beams and other vibrant effects.   The last official ticketed Burning Man, which took place in 2019, drew nearly 80,000 festival-goers, known as 'burners' to the desert.  Some renegades decided to take matters into their own hands after the event got canceled in April by setting up the 'Plan B' event - and Renegade Man was born.  A lit-up 'burning man' radiating red colored lights out onto the crowd  A tall representation of the Burning Man sits against the back drop of the orange sky in The Black Rock Desert  Laser beams and lighting effects amped up in-person festival visitors  Mad Max...
    (CNN)Utility crews are working to restore power to more than 56,000 customers throughout the Northeast after Tropical Storm Henri tore through the region Sunday, causing more than 100,000 customers to lose power at its peak.Henri brought storm surge that flooded streets and powerful winds that tore down trees and power lines, complicating restoration efforts.As of early Monday morning, more than 44,000 customers were without power in Rhode Island while Connecticut had nearly 10,000 customers in the dark, according to Poweroutage.us.The storm was downgraded to a tropical depression after making landfall as a tropical storm along the coast of Rhode Island, near Westerly, Sunday morning. Photos: Tropical Storm Henri makes landfall Waves pound a seawall in Montauk, New York, on Sunday, August 22.Hide Caption 1 of 18 Photos: Tropical Storm Henri makes landfall Members of the New Market Volunteer Fire Company perform a secondary search during an evacuation effort following a flash flood in Helmetta, New Jersey, during Tropical Storm Henri on August 22.Hide Caption 2 of 18 Photos: Tropical Storm Henri makes landfall Andrea Fuchs, her daughter Sozey and...
    The temblor flattened churches, homes, hospitals, and various other buildings, and was followed by at least another six aftershocks of 5.0-magnitude or greater in the proceeding hours. So far, at least 1,297 people have been declared dead as a result of the earthquake and an estimated 5,700 more have suffered injuries, Reuters reported. Also, 13,694 homes were destroyed and another 13,785 were damaged, according to Haiti's Civil Protection Agency. The U.S. Geological Survey grimly predicted that the death toll could rise to tens of thousands in the coming days and weeks. The quake was stronger than the one that reportedly killed a quarter of a million Haitians in 2010, though it hit further away from major population centers. Videos on social media show Haitians pulling shocked survivors from the rubble of flattened buildings and homes. But it is feared that countless many remain trapped inside. Earthquake in Haiti kills hundreds www.youtube.com What else?For many, the natural disaster is a horrifying reminder of the earthquake that devastated the impoverished country 11 years ago. Anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 are...
    (CNN)Finally, it is now an appropriate time for me to speak out on the Trump administration's months long efforts to secretly gain access to tens of thousands of my 2017 work and personal emails and my work and personal phone records. Barbara StarrOn Monday, senior personnel from CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post are scheduled to meet with Attorney General Merrick Garland to seek a full explanation for why a total of eight reporters from the three news organizations were the subject of secret efforts to gain their records. Speaking for myself, I don't know what the government was looking for when it snuck into my life. I am not the subject of an investigation and there is no suggestion of wrongdoing. But as a CNN journalist, myself and my newsroom clearly were being used as a tool by the Trump Justice Department. All of CNN is in this together. We have each other's back, always.Read More President Biden has said the seizing of reporters' records will be stopped under his administration. But with all respect to...
    (CNN)In a remote part of Myanmar's far west, where narrow roads zigzag through treacherous mountain passes and villages nestle on precipitous slopes and ridges, lives a centuries-old community of hunters. Traditionally, the Chin people used their intimate knowledge of this hilly, jungle terrain and homemade hunting rifles, called Tumi, to kill wild boar, goat and deer for food. But lately their skills have been deployed to hunt a far more vicious prey: the Myanmar military.When security forces started shooting unarmed peaceful protesters in the streets and arresting people by the thousands after a February military coup, Chin villagers picked up their guns to protect their towns and villages from similar attacks. Forming people's defense forces, these local militia groups made up of mainly young men have become a deadly thorn in the side of the military, known as the Tatmadaw, as it struggles to assert control over the whole country.Read MoreA member of the Chinland Defense Force (CDF), who wanted to remain anonymous for security reasons, said its fighters are "ordinary citizens" including "farmers, university students, hunters and some high...
    VLADIMIR Putin today signalled the start of a pull back of troops from the Ukraine border.  But defence minister Sergei Shoigu vowed action an “immediate reaction” if Russia faced a threat from NATO. 5Russia has ordered troops to return to their bases after a build up at the border with UkraineCredit: AP 5Troops have been carrying out military drills amid tensions with Ukraine but will return to baseCredit: AP 5Vladimir Putin has stood down troops after fears tensions with Ukraine could escalate into a full-blown warCredit: AP The announcement came as Putin's close ally Shoigu was in annexed Crimea where huge air and naval drills have been underway on the Black Sea.  But the announcement said that from tomorrow “troops of the Southern and Western Military Districts, the Airborne Forces will begin to return from the southern borders of the Russian Federation to the points of permanent deployment”. They were due back at bases by May 1. The order comes after Putin massed more than 150,000 troops on the border with Ukraine in the region's largest ever military build-up, according...
    (CNN)Covid-19 numbers may be on the decline in the United States after a year of collective grief. But with tens of thousands of deaths expected over the next few months, experts are warning Americans not to drop their guard just yet."I think we are going to get fooled," Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said Thursday. "I think what's going to happen is you're going to see that as we enter the summer months, numbers are going to go down, people will think great, we're good."He added: "And then, if we don't get to what I think is going to be at least 80% population immunity from natural infection or immunization, when the winter comes, you're going to see a surge again."Over the last seven days, the US has averaged 56,240 new cases per day -- the lowest it has been since mid-October -- and 1,437 deaths per day, which is the lowest the country has seen since November 19. But if policies stay in place as they are now, about...
    A scientific study published by the medical journal ‘The Lancet’ reviews the effects of Donald Trump’s passage through the White House and the consequences of the health policies established by the former president during his four years in office, before he Joe biden picked up the witness on January 20. The report assesses the impact of Donald Trump’s social and health policies and ensures that the arrival of the former president to the White House brought with it the anger of low-income white workers, due to their support for those policies that benefited people with high incomes. The management of the coronavirus pandemic on the part of Donald Trump has been another of the keys to be analyzed in this report. The United States is the country with the most deaths from covid-19 and the study affirms that the reasons are the cuts in Health and not having bet on science. “Disdain for science and cuts to global health programs and public health agencies have impeded the response to the covid-19 pandemic, causing tens of thousands of preventable deaths...
    "We are not lacking the infrastructure. We are lacking the vaccine." Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said in a letter to the Biden Administration, a copy of which was seen by Cleveland.com. Getty/David Greedy Thousands of first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been canceled due to state shortages of supply. According to the CDC, 16 million doses have been administered in the US as of Wednesday. President Biden is already facing pressure to fix the country's unsuccessful inoculation efforts. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Multiple states have reported they are running out of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, resulting in the cancellation of tens of thousands of scheduled first-dose appointments, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Barely a month after vaccines first became available in the US, states are facing frustrating supply shortages for seemingly no discernible reason, at the same time that the federal government is directing them to ramp up their vaccine rollouts, the AP reported.  The reason for the widespread shortage of state supplies remains unclear as less than half of the...
    A damning report has found tens of thousands of unmarried Irish mothers and their babies suffered emotional abuse at refuge homes throughout the 20th century. The Commission on Mother and Baby Homes said the blame 'rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families,' in its inquiry published today. Nine thousand children died at the homes between 1922 and 1998, during which time 56,000 unmarried mothers and 57,000 children passed through the system. The women were forced to scrub floors on their hands and knees as the Catholic nuns called them 'fallen,' 'sinner', 'dirt' and 'spawn of Satan.'  But the Commission found that the homes had 'provided refuge' for the women when their families 'provided no refuge at all.' A woman and her daughter pay their respects at the Tuam graveyard today, where the bodies of 796 babies were uncovered at the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers and their children The notorious Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary, which was mother and baby home operated by the Sisters of the...
    President-Elect Joe Biden delivers remarks before the holiday at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on December 22, 2020.Alex Edelman | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Americans to remain "vigilant" over the holidays, adding that Pfizer's and Moderna's coronavirus vaccines likely won't stop the deaths of "tens of thousands" people due to the pandemic in the months to come. The United States is currently averaging close to 3,000 Covid-19 deaths per day, Biden said during his remarks in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday afternoon. The vaccines, which are currently in short supply in the U.S., "won't be able to stop that," he added. "Taking the vaccine from a vial into the arm of millions of Americans is one of the biggest operational challenges the United States has ever faced," he said, adding it's going to take "many more months" to vaccinate some 320 million Americans. "In the meantime, the pandemic rages on. Experts think it could get worse before it gets better." U.S. health officials have repeatedly said they hope to vaccinate at least 20 million Americans...
    It could take four years to recover all of the U.S. jobs lost during the pandemic, Moody's chief economist has warned. Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics' chief economist, said in a note on Sunday that it was 'expected to take until early 2024 — nearly four years after the pandemic struck — for the economy to regain the 22 million jobs lost in March and April 2020,' according to Business Insider. Since March, nearly 69 million people have filed for unemployment. More than 6 million were receiving ongoing unemployment insurance for the week ending November 14, and the total number of U.S. jobs remains about 10 million lower than it was prior to the pandemic. Zandi predicts that jobs recovery will lag far behind GDP growth, after small businesses were wiped out by the thousands and hyper-efficient mega-corporations such as Amazon expanded to fill the vacuum. Mark Zandi (above), Moody's Analytics' chief economist, said in a note on Sunday that it was 'expected to take until early 2024 — nearly four years after the pandemic struck — for the economy to...
    (CNN)Oyeb Bari was woken by the sounds of guns and live ammunition on the night of November 9. The 55-year-old mother of six wasn't immediately sure what was happening, but had heard about the unrest in her region.It wasn't long before "abusive" men started to bang on doors, and Oyeb realized her family was in danger. They left their home onto the streets of Mai-Kadra, a market town in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia. There she said she saw men, women and children being slaughtered by the aggressors with sharp weapons like machetes and knives. Oyeb fled with four of her children on foot through forest pathways until they reached the Sudanese border, a few miles away. From there, they were transported by car to the Hamdayet refugee transit center, where they will stay until humanitarian organizations relocate them to a camp.Her husband and two of her children are missing, she told CNN at Hamdayet. Read More"I thank the Sudanese people for giving us this home, but we are still hungry," she said. "We took nothing with us, we...
    The North Texas Food Bank gave out 600,000 pounds of food -- including 7,000 turkeys -- on Saturday to 25,000 people, according to reports. “I see blessings come to us because we are all struggling, and I appreciate North Texas helping us out,” said Samantha Woods, a Dallas resident. “It really is amazing, and I thank God that I was able to get in the line this morning.” The epidemic has created a situation of much pain -- almost 3.8 million people have filed for unemployment relief since the spring. (Spectra/Fair Park First) The event helped out many local residents in dire need.  “I haven’t been working since December, can’t find a job. They cut off our unemployment. It’s a big deal. It’s a real big deal,” Dallas resident Cynthia Culter said. The event helped out many local residents in dire need. (Spectra/Fair Park First) The epidemic has created a situation of much pain -- almost 3.8 million people have filed for unemployment relief since the spring. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE  Texas surpassed 20,000 confirmed...
    Elite Dangerous is a comically large video game, with more than 400 billion star systems in all. It’s so big that players have only ever seen .042% of it with their own eyes. With Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, the game’s first paid expansion in more than five years, developers are adding even more to discover. The upgrade will allow players to traverse billions of worlds on foot for the first time, leaving the comfort of the game’s traditional vehicles behind entirely. But that’s not all. The team at Frontier Developments is also adding entire new systems of gameplay. They will focus on first-person combat, solitary exploration, and even stealth in built-up areas. Supplementing that experience will be new social spaces — tens of thousands of them — plus entirely new settlements to discover. News Brig spoke with lead designer Gareth Hughes to learn more about Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. To hear him tell it, a game long derided as being a mile wide and an inch deep is about to get a whole lot deeper. Here’s everything we know about Odyssey, and...
    Motorcyclists ride down Lazelle Street during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 8, 2020. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Tens of thousands of people descended upon Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks for its Bikefest this weekend, the Associated Press reported, despite concerns of COVID-19 spread.  A similar event in Sturgis, South Dakota, was linked to COVID-19 cases in at least eight states last month. Lake Ozark Mayor Gerry Murawski told the Kansas City Star last week that he didn't expect motorcyclists to wear masks because "that's just the way they are." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descended upon Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks for its Bikefest this weekend, approximately three weeks after a similar rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, was linked to COVID-19 cases in at least eight states. The five-day festival started on Wednesday, as Missouri continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, Missouri reported 1,387 new cases, and, according to the Associated Press, hospitalizations are rising. Missouri has no statewide mask requirement,...
    (CNN)Fires continue to rage at high levels through the Amazon in Brazil for the second consecutive year, raising concerns among scientists that the rainforest's destruction could eventually reach a point of no return. Since Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took office, governmental measures to curb illegal fires have shown little impact, as flames and deforestation erase vast swathes of the world's biggest rainforest. NASA satellite photo shows smoke from fires in the Brazilian Amazon on August 1Most fires in the Amazon are set by land-grabbers and wildcat ranchers, seeking to transform parts of the rainforest into their own lucrative agricultural enterprises. And this August was a particularly bad time for such fires: Preliminary data collected by the National Spatial Research Institute (INPE) show 29,307 fires in the Brazilian Amazon last month. However, due to a technical issue with the NASA satellite tracking fires, experts say that figure could be even higher. The final tally of fires recorded in August is expected to rise 2% above the August 2019 total, says Albert Setzer, INPE's senior scientist -- which would make this August...
    Footage of students not social distancing inside corridors and gyms has emerged as tens of thousands of students returned to school for the first time this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. Students across the country resumed in-person classes on Monday for the first time since March with schools reopening in parts of Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. One image of a crowded corridor at a school believed to be in Paulding County, Georgia, sparked concern given the lack of social distancing among students.  Only a handful of students in that photo could be seen wearing masks.    There is no statewide mandate in Georgia requiring people to wear masks.  The Georgia Department of Education's guidelines for reopening states that while masks are not compulsory, they are strongly recommended where social distancing isn't possible.  The guidelines use 'hallway transitions' as a specific example of when social distancing might be difficult to monitor.  Students across the country resumed in-person classes on Monday for the first time since March. This image of a crowded corridor at a school believed to be in Paulding County,...
    Cucuta (CNN)Venezuela's collapsing economy drove them away. Now the coronavirus is sending them back home.Since at least 2016, nearly 5 million Venezuelans have left their country, according to the UN Refugee Agency, fleeing disastrous poverty and crumbling social and health services. But as the coronavirus pandemic shutters economies across Latin America, many Venezuelans are now being forced to return home -- if their government will let them.Entering Venezuela in the time of coronavirus is no easy task. Embattled President Nicolas Maduro has described returning migrants as "biological weapons," referring to the possibility that they could be carrying the virus. His government has limited the number of Venezuelans allowed entry into their own country to approximately 1,000 per week. According to Venezuelan authorities, at least 56,000 Venezuelans returned between March and mid-June. Colombian authorities keeping track of border crossings believe that at least 60,000 Venezuelan migrants have crossed back into the country through the Colombian city of Cucuta alone since March. They expect tens of thousands more to try to return in the coming weeks.Why they returnRead MoreCucuta, where three bridges...
    CANCER referrals in England have plunged by nearly 50 per cent, delays for treatment have reached record highs, and experts have warned of 35,000 extra cancer deaths due to Covid. Today, after losing their daughter Kelly Smith to cancer during lockdown, Mandy and Craig Russell have launched a petition calling on the Government to take action and flatten the cancer curve. 7One of my best cancer pals, Kelly Smith died at the age of 31 of bowel cancer, after her chemo was stopped during lockdown Sun columnist and mum-of-two Deborah James, 38, was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer three years ago, and is terrified at the growing cancer crisis we face. Kelly was one of her best cancer pals, and today she is calling on Sun readers to act... ENOUGH is enough. I know coronavirus is the priority, I get it. But it’s time to take off the blinkers and start to see what’s really happening - right under our Covid-infected noses. We stayed at home, protected the NHS and saved lives. We flattened the curve, but in doing...
    A woman who created a 30-page Google Doc about lesbianism while questioning her own sexuality has amassed tens of thousands of online fans who credit her 'Am I a Lesbian' guide with helping them to navigate their own preferences. Angeli Luz, 21, anonymously published a link to the public document for 'questioning lesbians' in a Tumblr post using the handle @cyberlesbian in January 2018. The 30-page text explores how societal conditioning can lead lesbians to have conflicting feelings and attraction toward men.  'I realized I loved women when I was a teenager, but I never quite knew if my attraction for men was real or a social construct I took in as a facet of my identity,' Luz told Vice. Guide: Angeli Luz, 21, anonymously published a link to her 'Am I a Lesbian' Google Doc in a Tumblr post in January 2018 using the handle @cyberlesbian Reflection: The 30-page text begins with a section explaining compulsory heterosexuality, the idea that heterosexuality is ingrained from birth by a patriarchal and heteronormative society 'I started researching compulsory heterosexuality and found that...
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