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Baked barnacles, scorched cherries: the disastrous impact of heatwaves on plants and animals
More than a billion sea creatures across the Pacific north-west perished in this year’s heatwave. And it’s just a taste of what’s to come

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco

01, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Rudy Giuliani says ‘I committed no crime’ while working for Trump
Former New York mayor, under federal investigation over dealings in Ukraine, makes unprompted assertion to NBC

Martin Pengelly

31, Jul, 2021 @7:44 PM

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Trump tries to defend ‘just say the election was corrupt’ demand
Ex-president attempts to claim he was not trying to subvert democracy when he urged DoJ officials to falsely claim election was not legitimate

Martin Pengelly in New York

31, Jul, 2021 @5:15 PM

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New York sculpture Vessel faces calls for closure after fourth jump death
Boy, 14, died after jumping from 150ft midtown structure, the fourth death in less than two years

Edward Helmore in New York

31, Jul, 2021 @3:26 PM

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One man dead after hundreds of stings from Arizona bee swarm
Two people required hospital treatment after being stung, with a large open hive thought to weigh 100lb found nearby

Martin Pengelly

31, Jul, 2021 @2:37 PM

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Biden’s political appointments for ambassador posts rile career diplomats
Progressives had hoped for fewer Biden allies, more foreign service professionals

Daniel Strauss in Washington

31, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Justice department tells IRS to hand Trump tax returns to Congress – as it happened
IRS must give Trump tax returns to ways and means committee as notes show Trump pressed DoJ officials to call election corrupt

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco (now) and Joan E Greve in Washington and Martin Pengelly in New York (earlier)

31, Jul, 2021 @12:07 AM

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‘Just say the election was corrupt,’ Trump urged DoJ after loss to Biden
Notes obtained by House oversight committee show Trump pressured officials to falsely claim the election was not legitimate

Hugo Lowell in Washington

30, Jul, 2021 @6:49 PM

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Federal workers must be vaccinated or regularly tested | First Thing
With the Delta variant spreading, Joe Biden announced new requirements for federal workers and urged local governments to do more to incentivize people to get vaccinated

Vivian Ho

30, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Obama planning star-studded 60th birthday bash on Martha’s Vineyard
Guest list includes Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney

Rebecca Klein

30, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests
Congress members Joyce Beatty and Hank Johnson were previously arrested for participating in separate demonstrations

Maanvi Singh

30, Jul, 2021 @1:06 AM

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‘You don’t have to die’: Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated and calls for incentives – as it happened
White House confirms his administration is instituting a vaccine mandate for US federal workers – follow all the latest

Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve and Lauren Aratani

30, Jul, 2021 @12:17 AM

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