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Wednesday July 5th, 2023 morning edition

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was briefly evacuated Sunday evening while President Joe Biden was at Camp David after the Secret Service discovered suspicious powder in a common area of the West Wing, and a preliminary test showed the substance was cocaine, two law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Secret Service agents were doing routine rounds on Sunday when they found the white powder in an area accessible to tour groups, not in any particular West Wing office, the officials said.

The officials were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The complex was evacuated at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday as fire and emergency crews were brought in to do a rapid test, which preliminarily identified cocaine.

The White House was soon reopened and the powder was sent for further testing.

Biden and his family left for Camp David on Friday and returned to the White House on Tuesday.

“The item was sent for further evaluation and an investigation into the cause and manner of how it entered the White House is pending,” the Secret Service said. »

“Fascists Go Home!”: Philadelphians Reject Far Right “Moms for Liberty”

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Local protesters, including librarians, nonprofit workers and trans activists turned out every day to spread a message of joy and liberation.

Over 50 local and national organizations signed on to counter the harmful messaging coming from inside the conference.

As the attendees came and went in chartered buses, activists danced, kissed each other and expressed joy and resistance. »

Climate activists block golf course holes with seedlings and cement to protest water use

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Climate activists have targeted 10 golf courses around Spain, plugging up holes to protest the amount of water used to maintain these courses as the country is gripped by a severe drought.

Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Spain, along with activists from other climate groups, accessed golf courses in locations in six provinces, including Madrid, Valencia, Ibiza and Navarra.

Golf in Spain uses more water than the cities of Barcelona and Madrid combined, XR said in a video posted on Twitter on Sunday. »

Russia rigs ZNPP reactor buildings with explosives – AFU

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Russia rigs ZNPP reactor buildings with explosives – AFU 4 July, 10:03 PM ZNPP in September, 2012 (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko).

The message suggests that Russia is preparing to stage a provocation or a false flag operation at the facility in near future.

The General Staff also noted that Russian media and Telegram channels are actively spreading disinformation about an “imminent” Ukrainian attack on ZNPP. »

No Longer Endangered: The Bald Eagle is an Icon of the ESA

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There’s no more iconic emblem of the impact of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) than the bald eagle.

When the ESA was enacted in 1973, bald eagle population numbers across the country showed that the species was close to disappearing.

Part of the work DWR did for bald eagles before and after the species’ ESA listing was extensive population surveys. »