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Northern India chokes on toxic smog day after Diwali festival

Reuters
By Sudarshan Varadhan, Neha Arora CHENNAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of millions of Indians in north India woke up on Sunday to toxic air following Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate. The capital New Delhi was blanketed with a thick......

Northern Ireland parties reach deal to extend COVID-19 restrictions

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A closed pub is seen in Belfast following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government on Thursday agreed to extend COVID-19 restrictions for between one and two weeks, falling short of stricter......

Time Running Short, Trump and Biden Return to Northern Battlegrounds

New York Times
DES MOINES — President Trump stunned the political universe in 2016 with a sweep of critical Northern swing states, winning Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by less than one percentage point and forcing Democrats into four years of soul-searching about what went wrong in their historic geographic base. Four years later,......

Tribes Reintroduce Swift Fox to Northern Montana’s Fort Belknap Reservation

Smithsonian
Swift foxes have been absent from the shortgrass prairie of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in northern Montana for more than half a century. But last month, that changed when the Assiniboine (Nakoda) and Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Tribes of Fort Belknap reintroduced 27 swift foxes to the reservation, restoring a......

Strong winds and hot temperatures hamper firefighting efforts in Northern California

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Firefighters in Northern California continue battling two major wildfires that have charred thousands of acres, and on Thursday, extreme winds and hot temperatures were making the firefight even more difficult. The Zogg Fire has killed at least four people......

Two Enormous California Fires Rage Unchecked in State’s Northern Counties

@BreaknNews
Wildfires continued to rage across California on Tuesday, forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes in several counties and threatening restaurants and wineries in the state’s northern wine country. As two massive blazes consumed large expanses of the state throughout the morning, California was rapidly advancing toward......

How Northern Publishers Cashed In on Fundraising for Confederate Monuments

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | July 7, 2020, 9 a.m. At the age of 78, a frail Jefferson Davis journeyed back to Montgomery, Alabama, where he had first been sworn in as president of the Confederacy a quarter-century earlier. There, greeted by an “ovation…said never to have been equaled or eclipsed in that......

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