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US top Western Hemisphere diplomat Kimberly Breier resigns

Kimberly Breier, the top US diplomat for the Western Hemisphere, resigns, she confirmed Thursday. She has left a critical position in the Foreign Ministry at a time of high tensions in the region. In her letter of resignation dated July 24, Breier was deputy Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, but she wanted to spend more time with her …

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Russians in Western Hemisphere this is a Cuban Missile Crisis: Rep. McCaul

The spiraling political crisis in Venezuela has drawn Russia into the Western Hemisphere on a scale since the Cuban Missile Crisis, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said Wednesday on "America's Newsroom." McCaul, the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is on the verge of leaving the country because of reports that the Russian government exhorted him to stay. "The Russians persuaded him to …

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John Bolton on violent clashes in Venezuela: "There's a lot at stake" for "the hemisphere as a whole"

When the riots continued in Venezuela on Wednesday, national security adviser John Bolton said, "This is about the people of Venezuela, but not the entire hemisphere." Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has called for a new round of mass protests on Wednesday after a day of violent insurgency in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro. After being absent most of the day, …

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OSIRIS-REx gets a close-up view of the northern hemisphere of Bennu

By Karl Hille, NASA 15. March 2019 This trio of images taken by the NASA Space Vehicle OSIRIS-REx shows a large shot and two close-up images of a region in the asteroid of Bennu's northern hemisphere. The wide-angle image (left) taken with the spaceship's MapCam camera shows a 180 meter wide area with many rocks, including some large boulders, and …

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Sunfish bigger than a hot tub that was lost in the wrong hemisphere

A fish so mysterious that scientists called it Hoodwinker for decades had deprived it of thousands of miles from its southern hemisphere home in California. And that's not just some fish. This 2.17-meter Hoodwinker Sunfish is larger than a four-person hot tub. The species is also the heaviest bony fish in the world. The researchers were surprised when they found …

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Despite the Challenges, NOAA's GOES-17 Satellite Delivers Breathtaking Images of the Earth's Western Hemisphere [Video]

Despite a cooling system problem that could affect the quality of the images captured by the satellite, the photos were sent in extremely high detail. It Was Close Three months since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched the weather satellites GOES-17 into space, things have not been 100 percent smooth. There are currently problems with the cooling system …

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Almost 80 feet high, the largest ever in the southern hemisphere

Scientists documented what is believed to be the largest wave of the southern hemisphere off the New Zealand coast on Tuesday. The shaft was 23.8 meters (78 feet), which is about the height of an eight-story building. It erased the previous record of 22.3 meters in 2012 in southern Tasmania. The record was set during a powerful storm near Campbell …

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