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U.S. House panel continues heated impeachment debate, with vote later today
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The Democratic-led U.S. House judiciary committee launched a lively, marathon session Thursday ahead of voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step as the deeply partisan panel prepares to send the charges to the full House.


New Jersey shooting at kosher grocery to be investigated as domestic terrorism
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The FBI will now oversee the investigation of this week's attack on a New Jersey kosher grocery store, which officials are treating as an act of domestic terrorism, federal and state law enforcement officials said on Thursday.


Human remains from Chilean military plane found floating in water
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Chile's defence minister said Thursday that human remains have been found from a military aircraft that disappeared on a flight to Antarctica.


Deeply divided Britain faces historic choice on election day
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The December election campaign that no one said they wanted is almost done, and about the only certainty is that Britain is poised for profound change no matter who wins.


New Zealand military begins high-risk retrieval of bodies on volcanic island
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New Zealand military forces have begun an operation to recover the bodies of eight people killed in this week's volcanic eruption on White Island.


Volcano tourism: Bad idea or a worthy risk-taking adventure?
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The White Island volcanic eruption that killed at least eight people on Monday is highlighting the risk to visiting one of nature's most fascinating and dangerous natural wonders.


Myanmar's accusers slam Nobel laureate Suu Kyi for genocide defence
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Lawyers seeking to halt what they allege is an ongoing genocide in Myanmar have slammed Aung San Suu Kyi's defence of her country's armed forces, saying Thursday the fallen pro-democracy icon chose to ignore "unspeakable" acts committed against civilians.


Algeria holds presidential election in face of widespread protests
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Thousands of people took to the streets in central Algiers on Thursday, chanting, "No vote. We want freedom," as authorities held a presidential election that a mass protest movement views as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in power.


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U.S. Military Official Warns Of Dangerous Escalation In Iran-Backed Attacks In Iraq
A rocket attack Thursday at Baghdad's airport appears to be the latest in a string of attacks over the past five weeks that U.S. officials say have escalated both in frequency and potential lethality.
Despite Warning Of 2nd Eruption, Police Will Try To Recover Bodies On White Island
Specialists will embark for the volcano island Friday morning local time, aiming to recover eight bodies. Scientists have warned of a roughly even likelihood of a fresh eruption.
Netanyahu Tries Again As Israel's Political Crisis Forces 3rd Election In A Year
The unprecedented vote comes after two inconclusive elections and months of stalemate that saw Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Benny Gantz, unable to forge a new government.
71 Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Camp In Niger
No group has taken responsibility so far for the attack in the West African country, but the region has been a target of Islamist militants in the past.
Russia Expels 2 German Diplomats In Deepening Quarrel Over Murder Probe
The retaliation, "guided by the reciprocity principle," comes after Germany expelled two Russian diplomats last week. The tussle stems from a killing in Berlin that Germany has linked to the Kremlin.
U.K. Holds A Pivotal General Election, And Voters Bring Their Dogs To The Polls
Boris Johnson's Conservatives are expected to win only enough seats to secure a small majority. So far on election day, the most popular figures at polling stations are (literally) dogs.
Before Sri Lanka's Easter Attacks, Muslims' Warnings About Terrorism Went Unheeded
Mohammad Taslim tried to warn authorities about other Muslims who'd been radicalized. He was shot soon after. Two men he flagged are now under arrest for links to Sri Lanka's Easter terrorist attacks.
Protests After Indian Lawmakers Pass Citizenship Bill
Demonstrations continue in India's northeast over legislation that grants Indian passports to religious minorities from three nearby countries but excludes Muslims.
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Indian military deployed and internet shut down as protests rage against citizenship bill
Troops have been deployed to India's ethnically diverse northeastern states of Assam and Tripura, amid violent protests against the passing of a controversial and far-reaching law that offers a path to Indian citizenship for non-M
All 38 passengers on board missing plane presumed dead, says government minister
All 38 passengers on board the Chilean Air Force plane that went missing Monday on its way to Antarctica are presumed dead, according to Chilean Defense Minister Alberto Espina.
Tour boat turned around to rescue volcano victims
A tour boat left White Island, New Zealand, shortly before a volcano erupted, but decided to turn around and help rescue the survivors. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
Russia's only aircraft carrier is on fire
Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday morning during repair work in Russia's Arctic Sea port of Murmansk, according to Russian state news agencies.
World must reach 'peak meat' by 2030
The world needs to reach "peak meat" within the next 10 years to combat the effects of climate change, scientists have warned.
This giant oil company has gained roughly $300 billion in value since Monday
Saudi Aramco shares zoomed higher on Thursday, turning the massive state oil producer into the world's first $2 trillion company and achieving the valuation long sought by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Europe is sending a robot to clean up space. Why is the junk there in the first place?
A self-destructing robot will be sent into orbit on the world's first space cleanup mission, European scientists announced Monday, a fresh approach to fixing up the galaxy's junk graveyard.
Three ways to travel the world without going broke
Traveling and living abroad sounds exciting, but not if it puts you in piles of debt.
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Easterners threaten to wreck EU 2050 climate neutrality push
Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic were threatening on Thursday to wreck the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, just a day after the bloc's executive trumpeted it as Europe's "man on the moon" moment.
Hungary lists conditions, 'won't sign blank cheque' on EU climate deal
Hungary's government said on Thursday it had some conditions before it could back a new EU climate commitment, including a demand that the bloc recognize that nuclear power will help in the fight against climate change.
Russia expels two German diplomats in dispute over killing
Russia on Thursday expelled two German diplomats in what it called a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and said it hoped a dispute over the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin would not damage
Russia expels two German diplomats in row over killing
Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it would expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response after Berlin last week ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.
Cambodia says responds to EU over human rights concern
Cambodia's government said on Thursday it had responded to the European Union over human rights and political concerns and urged the bloc to consider that nearly one million female workers would be affected if it suspended trade b
Turkey sends Libya maritime accord to U.N. for approval: source
Turkey on Thursday sent its accord with Libya on a maritime boundary between the two countries to the United Nations for approval, a Turkish diplomatic source said, despite objections from Greece that the agreement violates intern
Ukraine extends 'special status' for conflict-hit regions
Ukraine's parliament voted on Thursday to extend regulations giving limited self-rule to separatist-controlled eastern regions, a prerequisite for a deal to settle the five-year conflict there.
Hopes in ashes for grieving Indian family after deadly factory fire
When Mohammed Faisal Khan perished in a fire that killed 43 workers sleeping in a small factory in New Delhi on Sunday his parents back in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar lost their eldest son and the family's sole breadwi
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Trump impeachment: US House judiciary panel to vote
The judiciary committee debates two charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
White Island volcano: NZ to recover bodies despite danger
Authorities plan a "high-speed recovery" operation to White Island on Friday.
I was prepared to die says London Bridge 'hero'
Exclusive interview with John Crilly, an ex-offender who was seen chasing the London Bridge attacker with a fire extinguisher.
General election 2019: Voters head to polls across the UK
Millions of people will cast their vote in the third general election in less than five years.
Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica
Denman Glacier reaches down to more than 3,500m below sea level. Only ocean trenches go deeper.
Greta Thunberg changes Twitter bio after Trump dig
He said the teenage activist - who won Time Person of the Year - had an "anger management problem".
Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi accused of 'silence' in genocide trial
The Gambia says Myanmar's leader has ignored allegations of murder, rape and forced deportation.
Brazilian man arrested for impersonating mum in driving test
Heitor Schiave wore a floral blouse, make up and a wig after his mother failed her test three times.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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U.S. Military Official Warns Of Dangerous Escalation In Iran-Backed Attacks In Iraq
A rocket attack Thursday at Baghdad's airport appears to be the latest in a string of attacks over the past five weeks that U.S. officials say have escalated both in frequency and potential lethality.
Despite Warning Of 2nd Eruption, Police Will Try To Recover Bodies On White Island
Specialists will embark for the volcano island Friday morning local time, aiming to recover eight bodies. Scientists have warned of a roughly even likelihood of a fresh eruption.
Netanyahu Tries Again As Israel's Political Crisis Forces 3rd Election In A Year
The unprecedented vote comes after two inconclusive elections and months of stalemate that saw Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Benny Gantz, unable to forge a new government.
71 Soldiers Killed In Attack On Army Camp In Niger
No group has taken responsibility so far for the attack in the West African country, but the region has been a target of Islamist militants in the past.
Russia Expels 2 German Diplomats In Deepening Quarrel Over Murder Probe
The retaliation, "guided by the reciprocity principle," comes after Germany expelled two Russian diplomats last week. The tussle stems from a killing in Berlin that Germany has linked to the Kremlin.
U.K. Holds A Pivotal General Election, And Voters Bring Their Dogs To The Polls
Boris Johnson's Conservatives are expected to win only enough seats to secure a small majority. So far on election day, the most popular figures at polling stations are (literally) dogs.
Before Sri Lanka's Easter Attacks, Muslims' Warnings About Terrorism Went Unheeded
Mohammad Taslim tried to warn authorities about other Muslims who'd been radicalized. He was shot soon after. Two men he flagged are now under arrest for links to Sri Lanka's Easter terrorist attacks.
Protests After Indian Lawmakers Pass Citizenship Bill
Demonstrations continue in India's northeast over legislation that grants Indian passports to religious minorities from three nearby countries but excludes Muslims.
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Newsletter: Why so many roads still lead to Russia

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Why So Many Roads Still Lead to Russia When the House Judiciary Committee began its historic session last night night to consider two articles of impeachment against President Trump, one issue went largely unspoken: Russia.


Stunt work took her from UCLA gymnast to 'Watchmen' hero

Sadiqua Bynum had a decorated gymnastics career at UCLA. Now she's Regina King's stunt double on HBO's 'Watchmen'


Brexit fight dominates as Britain goes to the polls

The British election hinges on the Brexit divide; a big Conservative win could propel the country out of the European Union.


What's an abuse of power? Impeachment debate shows sharp partisan divide

The panel is expected to approve two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of power, the other for obstruction of Congress — sometime Thursday.


Protests erupt after Mexican hero Emiliano Zapata is depicted nude and in high heels

The grandson of Gen. Emiliano Zapata is suing the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature over a painting in which the Mexican hero is observed riding a horse while wearing only high heels and a pink sombrero.


Israel in uncharted territory as it heads into a third election in less than a year

Israel will hold an unprecedented third election after the Knesset failed to muster the votes needed to nominate any candidate for prime minister.


Justice Department watchdog pushes back at critics of his findings on the Russia probe

In a contentious Senate hearing, Michael Horowitz defends his report rejecting President Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was based on partisan politics.


Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi dismisses claims of genocide at The Hague

Aung San Suu Kyi, the disgraced former human rights figure, said insurgents were to blame for instigating a conflict that's led to mass murders, rapes and the displacement of over 700,000 Rohingya minorities.


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NZ volcano: Mission begins to recover victims' bodies
New Zealand's military and police have begun a high-risk operation to recover the bodies of at least eight people killed on White Island after a volcanic eruption on Monday.

Trump says US 'very close to a BIG DEAL' with China
US stock markets have surged after Donald Trump tweeted his administration was "very close" to securing a trade pact with China.

RAF joins search for missing Chile plane with 38 on board
The RAF is helping search for a missing Chilean air force plane that had 38 people on board, the Ministry of Defence has said.

How Annie's 'suicide' on a Scottish beach led her family to the CIA
With no suicide note and a growing collection of troubling discoveries, the grieving family of Annie Borjesson have long doubted the official verdict on how she died just a day before flying home for Christmas.

'Hey Siri, call 911': Teen's life saved by phone assistant
A teenager whose car was sinking into freezing water was saved when he asked Siri to call 911. 

World's oldest artwork? 44,000-year-old cave painting discovered
A cave painting discovered in Indonesia on the island of Sulawesi could be the oldest known artwork in the world, according to new research.

'Fraught with danger' Ex-MI6 man behind Russia dossier issues warning
Former intelligence officer Christopher Steele has warned about the danger of discussing sources.

Migrant rescues disabled man from house fire in Spain
A Senegalese migrant living in Spain has rescued a disabled man from a burning building.

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Clinton Portis among ex-NFL players accused of health care fraud
The former Washington Redskins running back was the best known of the players named by prosecutors.
Peloton actress on ad's viral infamy: 'Honestly, I think it was just my face'
The ad featuring a wife whose husband gave her the stationary bike as a gift was widely panned as sexist.
In emoluments case, court appears divided over Trump Hotel
"This case is a lemon," one of the judges declared.
Slain 3-year-old Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney had meth in system, prosecutors say
The young girl vanished from a birthday party at a home in Birmingham, Alabama, on Oct. 12, and was later found dead in a landfill.
Toast the holiday season with these lower alcohol drink ideas
It’s easy to overdo it this time of year. If you choose to drink, these tips can help keep your intake under control.
All-black H.S. team's success highlights golf's problem with diversity
Decades after Tiger Woods, black representation in golf is still an issue. That's why many were inspired when Drew Charter School in Atlanta won the Georgia state championship.
Inside the jockeying to prosecute Donald Trump's impeachment
Behind the scenes, House Democrats battle to influence Speaker Nancy Pelosi's picks for the team that will take the case to the Senate.
Dow jumps almost 300 points after Trump says U.S.-China trade deal is 'very close'
News reports said the U.S. may cancel new China tariffs and reduce existing levies on Chinese goods by up to 50 percent on $360 billion worth of imports.
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Vaping outbreak may have peaked, but more cases reported: CDC
The number of reported vaping-related lung illness deaths rose again this week to 52, up by four from last week's total, but federal health researchers believe the outbreak has peaked.

Look: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith get close in 'All the Bright Places' poster
"All the Bright Places," a new movie based on the Jennifer Niven novel, will premiere Feb. 28 on Netflix.

Look: Selena Gomez shares cover art, tracklist for 'Rare'
"Lose You to Love Me" singer Selena Gomez will release her "honest" new album, "Rare," on Jan. 10.

British election: Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn battle for PM; 'Brexit' on the ballot
Voter turnout was high across Britain Thursday for what's being called the "most important general election in a generation."

Twitter unveils new verification badges for political candidates
Social media giant Twitter said Thursday that it will begin a new verification process for political candidates involved in congressional and gubernatorial races next year.

Horse named Touch of Generator entangled in active power line
Firefighters in Washington state said a horse named Touch of Generator lived up to his name when he became entangled in an active power line.

Risk of breast cancer higher among black men than white men, study finds
Black men are more likely than white men to develop hormone receptor positive, or HR+ breast cancer, even though the opposite is the case for women with the disease, a new analysis has revealed.

TransUnion: Credit card delinquencies could reach 10-year high in 2020
Credit card delinquencies past 90 days are expected to reach a 10-year high next year, according to new forecast unveiled by TransUnion Thursday.

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Trump impeachment vote nears as Democrats prepare to deliver articles to House floor

Amid meandering debate and partisan point-scoring the judiciary committee considered amendments to the two counts against Donald Trump

The House judiciary committee bore down on a vote to advance impeachment against Donald Trump on Thursday with a meandering debate, punctuated by moments of partisan repartee – and fleeting mentions of Bill Clinton and Stormy Daniels – over proposed amendments to two articles of impeachment leveled against the president.

The committee was expected to vote on Thursday afternoon to deliver the two articles, charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, to the House floor, where the full chamber could vote on whether to impeach Trump as early as Tuesday.

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New Zealand volcano eruption: police launch White Island recovery operation – live

Dawn body retrieval mission happening despite a higher than 50% chance the Whakaari volcano could erupt again

‘Absolutely heartbroken’: families mourn White Island’s victims

From Eleanor on the dock:

The families are now stepping off the White Island Tours vessel PeeJay and are being welcomed back to land by local Maori, who have brought flowers and balloons to comfort the families who have been up and at sea since 4.30am. People are embracing and crying in group hugs.

As well as the families, tribal elders from Ngati Awa are also disembarking from the boat, as are some of New Zealand’s most senior police officers.

Latest from Eleanor, who’s down at the Whakatane wharf:

A significant police presence has gathered, as well as members of the local community, victim support and the Red Cross. It is expected family who have been out at sea will soon dock in Whakatane, as well as members of Ngati Awa.

The mayor, Judy Turner, is also on the wharf and a large white charter ship is now approaching the dock.

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Activists protest at ‘sidelining of social justice’ at UN climate talks

Campaigners frustrated at how women and indigenous people have struggled to have voices heard

Youth climate activists have called for a global strike on Friday to protest that human rights and social justice have been sidelined at the UN climate talks in Madrid, where governments look set to wrap up two weeks of negotiations without a breakthrough on the pressing issue of greenhouse gas reduction.

Campaigners have been frustrated not only at the slow progress of the talks but also that groups representing women, indigenous people and poor people have struggled to have their voices heard within the conference halls where the official negotiations are taking place, even while 500,000 people took part in a mass protest in the streets outside last Friday.

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Mass boycott and police clashes as Algeria holds disputed election

Low turnout reflects widespread disaffection with election pitting regime loyalists against each other

An opposition call for a mass boycott of presidential elections in Algeria appeared to have succeeded on Thursday, as polls shut after a day marked by mass demonstrations, police clashes and a wave of arrests.

The turnout in the election appeared to be around 20% – a victory for the country’s pro-democracy protest movement, which has derided the vote as a sham.

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Aung San Suu Kyi pleas with court to dismiss genocide claims

Leader says a report from an internal inquiry into Myanmar soldiers was due soon

In a defiant closing address to the UN’s highest tribunal, Aung San Suu Kyi has pleaded with its 17 international judges to dismiss allegations that Myanmar has committed genocide and urged them instead to allow the country’s court martial system to deal with any human rights abuses.

The 74-year-old leader of the Asian country informed the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague that she expected a report by an internal inquiry to recommend more prosecutions of Myanmar soldiers soon.

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Human remains found with wreckage of Chilean plane lost near Antarctica
  • Chilean cargo plane had 38 people onboard
  • ‘Practically impossible that anyone could have survived’

The Chilean air force has found the wreckage of the military transport plane that disappeared en route to Antarctica and recovered human remains from some of the 38 people who were on board.

There were no survivors, Arturo Merino, the head of Chile’s air force, told reporters.

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Court tells Facebook to reactivate Italian neo-fascist party's account

Company ordered to pay CasaPound €800 for each day the account has been closed

A civil court in Rome has ruled that Facebook must immediately reactivate the account of the Italian neo-fascist party CasaPound and pay the group €800 (£675) for each day the account has been closed, according to local media.

Facebook shut the party’s account, which had 240,000 followers, along with its Instagram page in early September. A Facebook spokesperson told the Ansa news agency at the time: “Persons or organisations that spread hatred or attack others on the basis of who they are will not have a place on Facebook and Instagram. The accounts we removed today violate this policy and will no longer be present on Facebook or Instagram.”

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Two shot dead in Indian protests over citizenship bill

Paramilitary forces deployed at demonstrations in north-east over bill excluding Muslims

Two protesters have been shot dead by police in the Indian state of Assam during unrest over legislation that will allow for Hindu but not Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to become citizens of India.

The citizenship amendment bill (CAB), passed by the parliamentary lower house on Monday and by the upper house on Wednesday night, has faced fierce opposition from indigenous people in the north-eastern states of Assam and Tripura.

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New Zealand Military Launches Risky Operation to Recover Bodies of 8 Victims From Volcanic Eruption
Eight military specialists wearing protective gear will try to recover the bodies
These Heroes Went Above and Beyond in 2019
From a 9-year-old who wanted no kid to go hungry to the defenders of Notre Dame
By Speaking Out, the Whistleblower Joins the Long Line of Dissenters That Have Defined America
Americans were gripped when news broke in September that an anonymous intelligence officer had reported concerns to Congress that President Donald Trump seemed to be trying to use the power of his presidency to exchange investigat
Military Plane That Vanished En Route to Antarctica Found, Chilean Officials Say
Officials said they believe that all 38 passengers that boarded the plane are dead
How an Obscure Part of the Paris Climate Agreement Could Cut Twice as Many Carbon Emissions — Or Become a ‘Massive Loophole’ for Polluters 
The science of climate change is, at its heart, fairly simple. When we emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, more heat gets trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere, raising global temperatures and destabilizing the climate. T

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