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Jul 31, 2015
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Fires ravaging California

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Firefighters work to dig a fire line on the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

 

Roughly 8,300 acres of land has succumbed to a rampant wildfire in northern California. Reuters photographers have gotten close to the blaze, providing a collection of stunning photography that you can view here.

Jul 31, 2015
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Fires ravaging California

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Firefighters work to dig a fire line on the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

 

Roughly 8,300 acres of land has succumbed to a rampant wildfire in northern California. Reuters photographers have gotten close to the blaze, providing a collection of stunning photography that you can view here.

Jul 30, 2015
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Gliding through the sewage to Olympic glory

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A garbage-collecting boat in seen at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Talk about sailing through a controversy! (Sorry.)

Olympic sailors say they’re not worried about the quality of the water at next year’s Rio games, even though some reports say the water where their events will occur has the pollution equivalent of raw sewage. Problem solved! Even better? Think of the super-hero potential for a radioactive, Olympic-strength sailing crew.

Jul 30, 2015
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Gliding through the sewage to Olympic glory

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A garbage-collecting boat in seen at the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Talk about sailing through a controversy! (Sorry.)

Olympic sailors say they’re not worried about the quality of the water at next year’s Rio games, even though some reports say the water where their events will occur has the pollution equivalent of raw sewage. Problem solved! Even better? Think of the super-hero potential for a radioactive, Olympic-strength sailing crew.

Jul 29, 2015
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Colonial skeletons

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Your move, Colonial Williamsburg.

Scientists have discovered the remains of four leaders of the first successful English settlement in the New World, over four centuries after they perished. The skeletons, uncovered roughly 80 miles south of Washington, D.C. in the Jamestown settlement, belonged to a group of men who helped guide the nascent colony during its leanest years in the early 1600s.

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When romantic gestures end in arrest 

You’ve seen it in romantic comedies before, but don’t try it in real life: A Texas man was arrested on criminal trespassing charges after bypassing airport security and boarding a plane for which he did not have a ticket, in an apparent effort to stop his girlfriend from leaving him for another man.

Jul 29, 2015
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Colonial skeletons

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Screengrab/REUTERS

 

Your move, Colonial Williamsburg.

Scientists have discovered the remains of four leaders of the first successful English settlement in the New World, over four centuries after they perished. The skeletons, uncovered roughly 80 miles south of Washington, D.C. in the Jamestown settlement, belonged to a group of men who helped guide the nascent colony during its leanest years in the early 1600s.

Read on for more news you may have missed:

 

When romantic gestures end in arrest 

You’ve seen it in romantic comedies before, but don’t try it in real life: A Texas man was arrested on criminal trespassing charges after bypassing airport security and boarding a plane for which he did not have a ticket, in an apparent effort to stop his girlfriend from leaving him for another man.

Jul 27, 2015
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A look back inside the White House

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Vice President Dick Cheney watches television reports in Washington in the hours following the September 11, 2001 attacks. REUTERS/U.S. National Archives

It’s a rare look inside the White House on one of the most pivotal days in American history: a newly uncovered collection of photos from the West Wing on 9/11.

Jul 27, 2015
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A look back inside the White House

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Vice President Dick Cheney watches television reports in Washington in the hours following the September 11, 2001 attacks. REUTERS/U.S. National Archives

It’s a rare look inside the White House on one of the most pivotal days in American history: a newly uncovered collection of photos from the West Wing on 9/11.

Jul 23, 2015
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Up in smoke?

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French riot police secure the street near the French Senate as demonstrating tobacconists stage a protest march in Paris, France, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/John Schults

French tobacco dealers aren’t blowing off a strict new regulation.

France’s lawmakers have ruled that cigarette makers must package their wares in plain boxes, in an effort to discourage smoking. The tobacconists, in response, are staging protests and in some cases even disabling traffic speed cameras to get their point across. So the next time you’re late for work, speeding through the streets of France and you don’t get a ticket, thank your local, law-breaking cigarette seller.

Jul 23, 2015
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Up in smoke?

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French riot police secure the street near the French Senate as demonstrating tobacconists stage a protest march in Paris, France, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/John Schults

French tobacco dealers aren’t blowing off a strict new regulation.

France’s lawmakers have ruled that cigarette makers must package their wares in plain boxes, in an effort to discourage smoking. The tobacconists, in response, are staging protests and in some cases even disabling traffic speed cameras to get their point across. So the next time you’re late for work, speeding through the streets of France and you don’t get a ticket, thank your local, law-breaking cigarette seller.