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A beached fin whale in Oregon offers a rare glimpse of a giant

A nearly 50-foot-long adolescent male fin whale washed up on Sunset Beach in Warrenton, Oregon, last week, entangled in rope and no longer alive. He has quickly become a local attraction, drawing people to the beach for a rare and educational glimpse of one of Earth’s giants.

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‘A giant litter box’: Our favorite 1-star reviews for national parks

A Yelp reviewer from Woodland Hills, Calif., has nothing nice to say about Yosemite. Unlike landscape photographer Ansel Adams and free solo climber Alex Honnold, Kevin K. was not inspired by the California national park when he visited in 2015. As he wrote in his one-star review, he found it “disappointingly pointless” and “heartbreakingly awful.” His advice to the National Park Service: Shut it down, and fire the “owners.”
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Ukraine disputes Russia claim on bridgehead seizure

Ukraine said its military continues to defend a narrow strip of land in Russian-occupied territory along the southern bend of the Dnipro River, after Russia’s defense minister told President Vladimir Putin it had been seized by his forces.
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Flooding, mudslides hit California as storm blasts coast, mountains

It’s Day 3 of an atmospheric river’s influence in California, and moderate to heavy rains continue to plague the state. Rainfall totals are approaching double digits in the mountains north of Santa Barbara, and another day of sporadic downpours and isolated thunderstorms could exacerbate conditions further.