Turkey's lira weakens 5 percent, Trump says won't take pastor's detention 'sitting down'

Turkey's lira weakens 5 percent, Trump says won't take pastor's detention 'sitting down'The case of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian missionary from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for two decades, has become a flashpoint of tension between Washington and Ankara and has accelerated a currency crisis that has richocheted through global financial markets. The lira has lost nearly 40 percent of its value against the dollar this year, sparking a sell-off in emerging market currencies and weighing on global stocks. The crisis has been precipitated by investor alarm about President Tayyip Erdogan’s influence over monetary policy.


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Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent since 2011

The amount of water used per well for fracking surged by up to 770 percent between 2011 and 2016 in all major US shale gas- and oil-producing regions, a new study finds. The volume of flowback and produced water that new wells generated during their first year of operation also increased by up to 1,440 percent. If this rapid intensification continues, fracking’s water footprint could grow by up to 50-fold by the year 2030.
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Nearly 1 year after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of customers have power in Puerto Rico: Officials

  1. Nearly 1 year after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of customers have power in Puerto Rico: Officials  ABC News
  2. After FEMA’s soul searching on Puerto Rico, no more excuses  USA TODAY
  3. Puerto Rican Storm Victim Gets Her Power Back, Nearly a Year After Hurricane Maria  New York Times
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Holy Fire containment rises to 52 percent; 22714 acres burned in Lake Elsinore-Corona area

  1. Holy Fire containment rises to 52 percent; 22714 acres burned in Lake Elsinore-Corona area  KABC-TV
  2. Cooler temperatures aid battle against California wildfires, but smoke continues to choke Central Valley  Los Angeles Times
  3. California’s Holy Fire erupts in dramatic time-lapse video, cooler weather aids firefighters  Fox News
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Holy Fire explodes to 19107 acres in Lake Elsinore area; 10 percent contained

  1. Holy Fire explodes to 19107 acres in Lake Elsinore area; 10 percent contained  KABC-TV
  2. ‘It feels like a war zone’: Lake Elsinore residents fight to save homes as Holy fire rages  Los Angeles Times
  3. Smoke Plumes Tower Over California  NASA/JPL Edu News (press release) (blog)
  4. Where There’s Fire, Trump Blows Smoke  New York Times
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Holy Fire continues to rage near Trabuco Canyon, burns 4129 acres with 5 percent containment

  1. Holy Fire continues to rage near Trabuco Canyon, burns 4129 acres with 5 percent containment  KABC-TV
  2. Man suspected of setting Holy fire is arrested while 18 wildfires continue to burn across California  Los Angeles Times
  3. Suspect arrested in connection with Holy fire in Cleveland National Forest  The San Diego Union-Tribune
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It's '100 Percent' On Trump Administration To Locate Separated Parents, Judge Says

  1. It’s ‘100 Percent’ On Trump Administration To Locate Separated Parents, Judge Says  HuffPost
  2. Judge rejects government call for ACLU to bear reunification responsibility  ABC News
  3. 8.1.18 Family separation letter to DOJ DHS HHS.pdf – Senator James Lankford  Senator James Lankford
  4. Government, Immigration Advocates Continue Court Clash Over Family Reunification  NPR
  5. Judge slams Trump admin for suggesting ACLU, others should find deported parents  CNN
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