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‘Fix the Damn Roads:’ Governor Whitmer’s dullness extends to a pandemic

Gretchen Whitmer first attracted attention when she ran with an unforgettable campaign slogan for the governor of Michigan: “Fix the Damn Roads”. The back-to-basics approach resulted in Whitmer occupying the seat with an overwhelming majority in 2018, positioning it as a democratic fresh face capable of winning back Midwestern voters who left Hillary Clinton two years earlier. Now the first …

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Lebanon anti-government protesters block roads to press demands

Image caption Protesters had said they would not pay their demands                  Protesters in Lebanon have blocked major roads for the first time in days after politicians failed to quell anti-government demonstrations. Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned last week, but President Michel Aoun has not yet started consulting parliamentary blocs about a successor. Mr Aoun said he was there "some …

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"Sorry, this is an emergency": Climate protesters are blocking roads around the world

LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of climate activists hit the streets in cities on Monday and began two weeks of peaceful civil disobedience calling for immediate action to reduce CO2 emissions and avert an ecological disaster. Protesters of the Extinction Rebellion demonstrate at Trafalgar Square in London, UK, October 7, 2019. REUTERS / Peter Nicholls In London, police arrested 135 activists …

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Heat waves across the country cook shells and buckle roads.

Jackie Sones, a research coordinator at the Bodega Marine Reserve, has been working on a Bodega Bay for 15 years and has never seen such a sight before. "When I approached the field site, I could tell right away hundreds of shells were dead," Sones told CNN on Monday. When she carried out further research, she found that not only …

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Google Maps sends dozens of drivers on muddy dirt roads

It is said that patience is a virtue. About 100 cars got stuck on a muddy gravel road in Colorado on Sunday when Google Maps drove traffic around the accident site near Denver International Airport, where many drivers were traveling Recent rainfall had the unpaved section The E. 64th Ave turned into a sloppy mess, and several cars got stuck, …

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Flooding: Hundreds of underwater roads as dike breaches threaten the communities

The Dardanelle dyke along the Arkansas River collapsed early Friday near Holla Bend and sent water to farmland, which had already been saturated with spills in the dike the day before. Seventy houses near Holla Bend, just down the river from the city of Dardanelle, have been affected by floods in a five-kilometer area, said Jeff Gilkey, Yell County Emergency …

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