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Colville Tribes sue U.S. government, seeking damages for failure to manage forests that burned in massive 2015 wildfires

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government on Wednesday, alleging federal agencies failed to fulfill their legally required duties before, during and after the 2015 wildfires that burned more than 240,000 acres and turned parts of the reservation into a “moonscape.”
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Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

The U.S. nursing home industry’s resistance to forcing workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear that too many of them might quit began to crack this week when its biggest player announced its employees must get the shot to keep their jobs.

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Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

A coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and nearby residential areas were being evacuated Wednesday evening as flames from a wildfire reached the plant, a mayor and local reporters said as sirens from the plant could be heard blaring.
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Greek fires force beach rescue, approach Olympics birthplace

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

Greece evacuated people in boats from an island beach Wednesday amid heavy smoke from a nearby wildfire and fire crews fought to keep flames away from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games as the country sweltered under a record heat wave.
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Bill repealing Iraq war powers advances in Senate

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to finally repeal two decades-old measures giving open-ended approval for military action in Iraq, an early round of action in a growing Democratic push to reclaim congressional say over U.S. military strikes and deployments.
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US blocks seafood from Fiji ship accused of enslaving crew

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

A tuna fishing boat based in the Pacific island nation of Fiji that has been accused of essentially enslaving its crew was blocked Wednesday from importing seafood into the United States, part of an increasing effort to keep goods produced with forced labor from entering the country.
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After decades in woods, New Hampshire man forced from cabin

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. He has grown his own food, cut his own firewood, and tended to his cat and chickens. But his off-the-grid existence appears to be at risk.