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Volunteers are new face of disaster recovery in United States

[ad_1] By Laura Sanicola and Ernest Scheyder STARKS, La. (Reuters) – Travis Maher, a 46-year-old Texas firefighter, knew the drill on Monday when he was told to prepare for possible waterborne rescues and assess damages to homes caused by Hurricane Laura. In 20 years as a volunteer with disaster recovery ...

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NHL investigating Dale Tallon for alleged racist comments

[ad_1] The NHL is investigating whether former Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon made racially insensitive comments during the team’s two-week stay in the playoff hub city of Toronto. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Friday. In an email, Daly did not provide ...

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UN refugee agency urges Greece to probe alleged pushbacks

[ad_1] BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency called Friday for an investigation into reports that people seeking shelter in Greece were returned to Turkey in possible violation of international law. The Geneva-based agency told The Associated Press that it was aware of “a number of credible reports of people ...

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White Sox acquire OF Jarrod Dyson in trade with Pirates

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox acquired speedy outfielder Jarrod Dyson in a trade with Pittsburgh on Friday and reinstated Nick Madrigal from the 10-day injured list. Dyson is batting just .157 (8 for 57) this season, but he swiped 30 bags last year. He won the World ...

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Early signs point to devastating California fire season

[ad_1] By Andrew Hay (Reuters) – California may experience its worst year for wildfires in decades, climate experts say, pointing out that it has already battled two of the three largest blazes in its recorded history during an intense heatwave this month – even before the peak season begins. Record ...

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