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    Quito, Jul 13 (EFE) .- A storm of snow and rain surprised this Monday in an Andean area of ​​Ecuador, near the municipality of Píllaro, where a road cut and damage to homes have been reported. The mayor of Píllaro, Francisco Yanchatipán, told Efe that the storm unleashed throughout this day, especially in the Poaló area, a town that serves as the entrance to the Llanganates National Park, in the center of the Ecuadorian Andes. This reserve area, located between...
    The West Building of the National Gallery of Art in D.C. will partially reopen Monday. “Since our temporary closure in March, we’ve been preparing for the day when we could safely welcome visitors back into the Gallery. After months of thoughtful planning, we’re delighted that that day has arrived,” Kaywin Feldman, director of the National Gallery of Art, said in a statement. Art lovers will need free, timed passes to see the art on the ground floor. The reduced daily...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota National Guard says a “handful” of their soldiers have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are part of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, which is stationed at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California in preparation for a 2021 deployment to the Middle East. READ MORE: Neighbors Help Take Care Of Deployed National Guard Soldiers’ Homes During Unrest Guard officials say all of its soldiers were screened, tested and isolated before heading...
    Both major political parties in the US are warning staffers against using the social media app, TikTok. According to a report from CNN, the Democratic National Committee warned staffers as well as committee and state parties against using the app over privacy concerns and connections to the Chinese government. We continue to advise campaign staff to refrain from using TikTok on personal devices. If you are using TikTok for campaign work, we recommend using a separate phone and account, said...
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of New Zealand’s opposition National Party quit Tuesday morning just over two months from a general election and 53 days after he took charge of the right-of-center party that is seeing its support stagnate. The statement Todd Muller released at 7:30 a.m. said he was stepping down “effective immediately” and reportedly shocked his fellow lawmakers. They announced deputy Nikki Kaye would be the acting leader, while a full meeting of the party caucus...
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – A 55-year-old man from Estes Park spent the night in Rocky Mountain National Park after taking a 75-foot “tumbling fall” below the summit of McHenry Peak on Sunday. (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park) Park rangers say the man was on the west face at an elevation of 12,900 feet and was traveling from the summit to Stone Man Pass when he fell. Park rangers reached him early Monday morning and provided advanced medical...
    A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has died from bubonic plague in Mongolia after eating marmot meat with two friends. The fatality comes as Russia and China were warned that they are vulnerable to the spread of the Black Death. 6Two cases of Bubonic plague have been confirmed in the province of KhovdCredit: National Center for Zoonotic Diseases 6The teenager and his friends had eaten marmot meatCredit: MongolTV The unnamed teenager had a high fever after eating marmot meat with two friends. He died three...
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – The Rocky Mountain National Park might be expanded under two bills proposed by Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse. The bills were heard on Monday in the Natural Resources Committee. Rocky Mountain National Park (credit: CBS) Former NASA astronaut Vance D. Brand would be able to donate 40 acres to Rocky Mountain National Park under the Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act. “The Rocky Mountain Ownership Correction Act would resolve a longstanding issue regarding...
    Exceeding expectations by 280%, the people of Hong Kong came out in droves to participate in the territorys pro-democracy primaries. Around 600,000 people voted, with 592,000 participating online and 21,000 voting in person over the weekend. Organizers only expected around 170,000 people to vote. The primaries aimed to determine which pro-democracy candidates would be the strongest to put forward for Septembers Hong Kong Legislative Council election. Typically, the majority of those on the council are pro-China. The pro-democracy...
    MADERA (CBS SF) — The search for a California woman who has been missing for two weeks after embarking on a solo camping trip in the Sierra south of Yosemite intensified on Monday, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Sandra Johnsen Hughes. (Madera County Sheriff’s Office) The family of Sandra Johnsen Hughes say their last communication with the 54-year-old was June 26. Last week, Madera County deputies found Hughes’ silver Saab crashed near her campsite in Johnson Meadows in...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is requesting an extension of the state National Guards to continue their work on missions related to the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to the Trump administration Monday, the Democratic governor requested an extension of federal authority and funding for the National Guard emergency response operations through December 31, citing the rising cases of coronavirus in the state. In the letter, Inslee notes that currently more than 1,000 guard members are...
    President Donald Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma did not lead to the subsequent spike in COVID-19 cases many were predicting, according to one study. Although several thousand Trump supporters attended the rally at the indoor Bank of Oklahoma arena in Tulsa last month, attendance was well short of filling the 19,000 seat facility. Most of the attendees, however, were packed together and many did not appear to wearing masks, leading many to predict a spike in COVID-19 cases...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The National Center for Police Defense, a nonprofit committed to helping law enforcement officers within the legal process, announced on Monday their intentions to support two former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd’s death. Floyd was killed May 25 in south Minneapolis, after a 911 call about a counterfeit $20 bill ended with Floyd’s death at the hands of four police officers, who have been fired from the MPD and all face criminal charges. In a widely-seen...
    An independent panel of national legal experts will review the conviction of an African American teenager who was sentenced to life in prison nearly two decades ago for the murder of a little girl, struck by a stray bullet while studying in her south Minneapolis home, Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and the New York-based Innocence Project announced Monday. Myon Burrell’s case captured headlines, first at the time of his 2002 arrest, and again this year after Sen. Amy...
    Washington (CNN)Craig Robinson, a longtime collegiate basketball coach and the brother of Michelle Obama, will lead the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the organization announced Monday. A decorated coach. An accomplished administrator. A principled leader. An advocate for the game.Announcing Craig Robinson as the next Executive Director of the NABC!— NABC (@NABC1927) July 13, 2020 Robinson will replace Jim Haney, who has held the position for 29 years.Im extremely honored and excited for this tremendous and vital opportunity, Robinson said....
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression said on Monday he was extremely concerned about the future of Hong Kong following the adoption of a new national security law. I am extremely concerned about the future of Hong Kong particularly with the adoption of the national security law, David Kaye told a Geneva briefing, adding that it will be important to see whether authorities use their discretion in interpreting the new law to impose...
    Polish president Andrzej Duda has seen off a challenge from the globalist Mayor of Warsaw in a tight presidential race. President Duda, the ad hoc candidate for the traditionalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, has won 51.2 per cent of the vote with more than 99 per cent of ballots counted, defeating Rafal Trzaskowski, the globalist, europhile candidate for the Civic Platform (PO) party — described somewhat dubiously as “centre-right” or “liberal-conservative” by much of the mainstream media. Nevertheless, that the race...
    Editors of the National Review, a conservative magazine, condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s sentence in an article published Sunday. Trump commuted Stone’s sentence Friday, mere days before he was supposed to begin a 40-month prison sentence. Stone was convicted on Nov. 15 on numerous counts relating to the special counsel’s investigation. National Review editors ripped Trump’s decision, calling it “indefensible” and trashing Stone, a longtime GOP operative, as “a fatuous figure and ridiculous braggart.” “But Trump’s...
    MADERA COUNTY (CBS13) — A search and rescue team is looking for a 54-year-old woman who mysteriously vanished on a solo camping trip at the Sierra National Forest. The family of Sandra Johnsen Hughes say they haven’t heard from her since late June. Deputies discovered her car last week near a campground. It appeared to have struck a tree. Hughes was apparently spotted by hikers on the Fourth of July weekend. They reported seeing her walking barefoot with a...
    It has become commonly accepted among anti-gun extremists to ignore the mountains of evidence that exposes the abject failure of gun control to prevent violent criminals from acting like violent criminals.  They reject the fact that criminals already violate myriad laws at the local, state, and federal level in furtherance of their illicit activities, and insist that the only way to prevent criminals from committing crimes with firearms is to add more laws. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has learned that...
    It is always a good time to eat french fries, but National French Fry Day just gives us another reason to try out some new and exciting french fry recipes! Try out making these recipes as a side dish of for a meal if you’re feeling up to it! We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check...
    Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., says that Dr. Anthony Fauci — director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — doesnt have all the facts right about the coronavirus pandemic and doesnt have the whole of the countrys national interest in mind. What are the details? Giroir, U.S. assistant secretary for health, made the remarks during a Sunday interview with NBC News Chuck Todd. Fauci, who serves on the White Houses coronavirus task force, has been very...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 54-year-old man has died while hiking in western North Carolinas Pisgah National Forest. The Asheville Citizen Times reports that Robert James Frye, died July 5. The Transylvania County Sheriffs Office said that Frye was hiking with a friend on the border of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests and a few miles below the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sheriff David Mahoney said it appeared that Frye “had some medical issues and died of natural causes.” Frye...
    Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence was “indefensible” — according to the editors of the National Review. In a piece published Sunday afternoon, the editors for the conservative outlet denounced the commutation. “The timing, late on Friday, suggests internal embarrassment over the move, and we wish there were more,” the editors wrote. The National Review – a conservative thought beacon since its inception in the mid-1950s — has not always seen eye-to-eye with the Trump...
    Here’s what we know about whether it’s safe or practical to send millions of American kids and teenagers back to school for the fall term, which in some districts begins in just over a month: Nothing. Parents, teachers, school administrators and elected officials are — I mean, pick your cliché: We’re lost. (I’m a public school parent in New York City, so I’ll go with the first-person plural.) We’re wandering in the desert without a map as darkness falls, or...