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Reuters Top NewsAug 22, 2019
Two men arrested in California and Wisconsin for alleged workplace threats
Two men in California and Wisconsin who had large firearms caches have been arrested in separate incidents for threatening attacks on their workplaces, authorities in the two states said, following a spate of recent mass shooting threats and three deadly attacks since July.

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CNN Most RecentAug 22, 2019
Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say
Environmental organizations and researchers say the wildfires blazing in the Brazilian rainforest were set by cattle ranchers and loggers who want to clear and utilize the land, emboldened by the country's pro-business president.

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Chicago TribuneAug 22, 2019
Man dies while trying to save girl, 11, swept into Lake Michigan at 31st Street Beach, police say
A man died while trying to rescue a little girl after powerful currents swept her off the breakwall and into Lake Michigan at 31st Street Beach on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Emergency crews were called to the beach about 1:50 p.m. and found two victims, Chicago Fire Department spokesman...



NY Post National NewsAug 22, 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil can't afford to fight Amazon fires
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says his country can't afford to fight the massive blazes raging across the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro, who was elected last year, has faced criticism for not doing enough to contain deforestation as the Amazon faces a record number of wildfires — which are up 84% from the same period last year....

CNN Top StoriesAug 22, 2019
Fires are raging in the Amazon forest. Here's how you can help slow all rainforest loss
The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, roughly half the size of the United States, is key to the health of the entire planet. Its trees produce an estimated 20% of the world's oxygen, while putting an enormous amount of water into the atmosphere at a time when cities are drying up. The Amazon is sucking in carbon and greenhouse gases while slowing the rising temperatures. But it's now burning at a record rate -- with images from space showing the smoke covering much of Brazil.
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