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Friday July 7th, 2023 day edition

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The next month, they received a hard drive from the Trump Organization containing the CCTV output they’d subpoenaed, which included footage from motion-activated cameras in the area near the storage room where Mr Trump claimed to be keeping any and all White House records in his possession.

One camera, which bore the internal designation of “South Tunnel Liquor,” had in its field of view the gold-coloured door to the storage room and the tunnel which connected that area to the rest of the property.

The FBI agent who drafted the affidavit wrote that “the current location of the boxes removed from the storage room but not returned to it” was “unknown” at the time.

The missing boxes led prosecutors to suspect that Mr Trump was concealing yet more classified documents, considering that his attorneys only turned over 38 such papers, while a tranche of 15 boxes retrieved from the property by the National Archives and Records Administration in early 2022 yielded roughly 200 separate documents with classification markings. »

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon drops 34% in first half 2023

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But that's an area more than three times the size of New York City, underscoring the challenge Lula faces to eliminate deforestation entirely.

"It's very positive, but we continue to have very high levels of deforestation," said Daniel Silva, an analyst at nonprofit WWF-Brasil.

An aerial view shows a deforested area during an operation to combat deforestation near Uruara, Para State, Brazil January 21, 2023. »

U.S. Is Destroying the Last of Its Once-Vast Chemical Weapons Arsenal

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In went artillery shells filled with deadly mustard agent that the Army had been storing for more than 70 years.

The bright yellow robots pierced, drained and washed each shell, then baked it at 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

And when they are gone, all of the world’s publicly declared chemical weapons will have been eliminated. »

Mexican mayor weds a reptile -- and couldn't be happier!

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As onlookers clapped and danced, a mayor of a small southern Mexico town entered into holy matrimony with a female reptile in a traditional rite to bring good fortune to his people.

Victor Hugo Sosa, mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, a town of Indigenous Chontal people in the Tehuantepec isthmus of Mexico, took as his betrothed a reptile named Alicia Adriana, re-enacting an ancestral ritual.

The reptile is a caiman, an alligator-like marsh dweller endemic to Mexico and Central America. »