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It’s going to be a hot Labor Day weekend, with record-breaking highs in the West

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Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but it won't feel like it in the West, where hundreds of heat records are likely to be broken. "Some of these records stand no chance. The heat out West this summer, it...

UN and EU slam Israel after West Bank demolition leaves 73 Palestinians homeless

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Jerusalem The United Nations and the European Union have criticized the demolition by the Israeli military of a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, ho...

Fire at West Virginia chemical plant prompts 2-mile radius shelter-in-place order and school closures

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A fire at a chemical plant in Belle, West Virginia, prompted a 2-mile radius shelter-in-place order, a county official told CNN. The fire has left at least two people hurt, Kanawha County Commission President Kent ...

‘West Wing’ actor Richard Schiff and wife Sheila Kelley test positive for coronavirus

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Richard Schiff and his wife Sheila Kelley have both tested positive for Covid-19, the actor revealed on Twitter. "On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives," S...

Virgin Hyperloop selects West Virginia as the future home of its new high-tech certification center

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Virgin Hyperloop is investing $ 500 million to build what could one day be the future of high-speed transportation. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice held a news conference on Friday along with Virgin Airlines founder...

‘The West Wing’ reunion shows us a world very, very far away

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Jeff Yang is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, a featured writer for Quartz and other publications, and the co-host of the podcast "They Call Us Bruce." He co-wrote Jackie Chan's best-selling autobiography, "I A...

West Virginia University becomes the latest school to backtrack on in-person classes after a spike in Covid-19 cases

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After a week and a half of in-person classes, West Virginia University announced Monday it was moving undergraduate classes online after seeing a spike in Covid-19 cases and the occurrence of several parties this we...

The fires raging out West are unprecedented. They’re also a mere preview of what climate change has in store

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Entire towns have been burned to the ground. Thousands have been forced to flee their homes. And apocalyptic scenes played out in San Francisco, as the city was blanketed in smoke so thick it blocked out the sun. ...

Task force warns of ‘unrelenting, broad community spread’ in the Midwest and West

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The White House coronavirus task force's weekly state reports released to states on Tuesday and obtained by CNN show maps of critically, startlingly high numbers of new cases in the center of the United States, with...

Kim Kardashian West sheds some tears in David Letterman’s ‘My Next Guest’ trailer

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Kim Kardashian West is brought to tears in the new season of "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction." In a trailer for Season 3 of David Letterman's Netflex series, Kardashian gets visibly emotional while speaking wit...

‘The West Wing’ enlists big names for its When We All Vote reunion special

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"The West Wing" enlisted a lot of big names to augment its reunion special on behalf of When We All Vote, but nothing really matched the kick of seeing the old band back together again, as Bradley Whitford put it du...

West Point faces worst cheating scandal in decades

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The US Military Academy at West Point is dealing with the fallout from a major cheating incident involving 73 cadets, the largest cheating episode at the elite school since 1976. Seventy-two of the cadets accused of...

An early winter storm will blast through the West this weekend

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Much needed rain is finally coming to fire-ravaged western states, but it will come at a cost, with very strong winds leading the big weather system that will bring rain and snow. Parts of California, Nevada, Arizon...

Kanye West responds to Issa Rae’s ‘SNL’ joke: ‘I’m praying for her’

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Kanye West is speaking out after being mentioned in Issa Rae's "Saturday Night Live" skit. The "Insecure" actress played a lawyer for the NAACP appearing on Kenan Thompson's made-up morning talk show, "Your Voice C...

US and West need to stand solid behind Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia’s only democracy

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Kadyr Toktogulov is a former Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the US and Canada, who also worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press and Dow Jones Newswires. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of ...

Derided in the West, spam is so beloved in Asia that one company has invented a meat-free version of it

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Hong Kong In a brightly lit restaurant in downtown Hong Kong, the meaty smell of fried spam fills the air. As other staff prepare for the lunchtime rush, a cook is putting the finishing touches to a bowl of instant ...

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