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Western New York school district delays classes after wave of teacher resignations and leaves of absence

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A school district outside Buffalo, New York, has delayed the start of online-only learning programs for grades 5-12 because of mass staff resignations and leaves of absence, the superintendent announced on Friday. I...

Trump largely silent on historically devastating Western fires

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President Donald Trump has yet to offer any public statement of support amid historic wildfires spreading in the Pacific northwest and northern California -- even though he vowed federal intervention in those states...

An early preview of winter for the western half of the US

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More than 100 places from the Pacific Ocean to the Great Lakes region could set record cold temperatures during the next few days as Old Man Winter arrives early. At the same time, parts of the Rocky Mountains coul...

Western Sahara independence leader declares the end of a 29-year-old ceasefire with Morocco

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The leader of the Western Sahara's independence movement has vowed to end a 29-year-old ceasefire with Morocco, citing recent Moroccan border operations as a provocation. Brahim Ghali, leader of the independentist P...

Concerns over leaving US bases in Afghanistan on China’s ‘western flank’

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"We are hopeful that the Afghan security forces will play a major role in stopping the Taliban," Austin said, but admitted, "This will be a challenge for them."  It was the first time the two appeared together at a p...

First tropical system of 2021 in Western Hemisphere could form by next week

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THE 2021 HURRICANE SEASON NAMES AND DATES: WHAT COULD BE NEXT FOR EAST COAST? Accuweather reported on Thursday that an area of low pressure was being monitored a few hundred miles south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec and...

Severe storms, tornadoes threaten southern US as western states in critical fire danger

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On the heels of weeks of deadly storm systems, the National Weather Service (NWS) said Saturday that a strengthening "low pressure and frontal" system is expected to move across the Central Plains toward the Ohio Val...

Mandatory wildfire evacuations are ordered for parts of western Los Angeles County

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Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the area near Topanga Canyon due to the Palisades Fire, a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday night. The area affected, at Topanga State Park i...

NYC unveils highest infinity pool in Western Hemisphere

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Brooklyn’s tallest residential tower, Brooklyn Point, just unveiled the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere — beating out Singapore’s 492-foot-high pool for the title. Designed by world-renowned architect...

Western drought worsens and winds pick up, fueling wildfire concerns for millions

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Wildfires remain a growing concern with over 4 million people under red flag warnings, as drought conditions across the western US continue to worsen. 'Zombie fires' are already smoldering in the Arctic. They co...

Nuggets overcome injuries to reach Western Conference semis

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Third-seeded Denver bested the Portland Trail Blazers in six games to survive the first round and advance to the Western Conference semifinals. They'll play the Phoenix Suns, who eliminated the defending champion Los...

Western governors to meet with Biden about wildfires amid historic heat wave

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday will meet with governors from Western states about the threat of wildfires and announce new wildfire response initiatives amid a record-breaking heat wave in the region, a senior adm...

Wildfire threats force western cities to ban Fourth of July fireworks

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America – shuttered by the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 – has been returning to a new "normal," and residents are eager to celebrate the end of lockdowns as cities reopen. RISING SMOKE: AFTER 10.3M ACRES B...

Western farmers fight for fairness, businesses amid drought ‘like Hurricane Katrina’

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Ron Gibson manages 1,500 head of cattle in Northern Utah but may soon lack the resources to sustain his herd. Scorching temperatures and the absence of rain have created a depletion in feed supply for cattle farmers ...

Western states prepare for post-fire flash flooding

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Storms swept through Globe, Ariz., on the evening of July 4. Bonnie Lara and her brother Chris Holyoak say within seconds a flash flood was heading straight toward them.  Globe resident Chris Holyoak captur...

Western states face possible all-time heat records this weekend

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Over 30 million people are under heat alerts across western states as temperatures are forecast to soar well into the triple digits this weekend. Nearly the entire state of California will be impacted by this heat ...

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