A sustained blast of heat is expected to bake much of the United States with hotter-than-usual temperatures this holiday weekend, and forecasts suggest that the heat and the humidity could linger for several weeks. The extreme weather — the first major heat wave of the season — comes as many states are scrambling to contain the rampant spread of the coronavirus and resources are already strained. And while the pandemic presents some unique challenges this summer, experts say these extreme events will continue to pose public health risks because climate change is making heat waves around the world more frequent and more intense.
- WorldThe National Interest
American Torpedoes Killed More Than 83,000 Japanese Soldiers Before They Even Left Their Troopshipsw
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- U.S.The Daily Beast
The Clintons, the Trumps, Prince Andrew, the Weinsteins, Mick Jagger, the Duchess of York, Naomi Campbell—Ghislaine Maxwell certainly collected a glittering set of powerful pals. The 58-year-old British high-society heiress and alleged "madam" of billionaire pedophile Jeffery Epstein was arrested on Thursday on charges of procuring and trafficking underage girls for Epstein’s abuse, and of molesting them herself. In the coming days and weeks, expect Maxwell’s tony friends to scramble to distance themselves from her, just as they did with Epstein (who killed himself in a New York jail after his arrest last year). But the photographic evidence of all the people who hobnobbed with Maxwell—even after disturbing allegations about her activities with Epstein emerged in the late 2000s—can’t be erased so easily.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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- U.S.The Telegraph
A deadly rabbit virus nicknamed "bunny ebola" is spreading across the southwest US, killing thousands of wild and pet rabbits. Outbreaks of the rare and highly contagious virus have been reported in seven states across America's Sun Belt, including Arizona, California and Texas. The disease, RHDV2, has been referred to as "bunny ebola" by veterinarians because it replicates the severe bleeding and organ failure the ebola virus causes in humans. In many cases the virus is only detected after an animal dies and its nose leaks blood. The US Department of Agriculture confirmed cases of the RHDV2 in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas beginning in April.
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The real estate investor beat out a Trump-backed candidate in North Carolina. But his victory is no "referendum" on the president he supports, Cawthorn said.