The fires that have ravaged California for the past few weeks have pushed the need for unprecedented actions by local government and utilities companies across the state. More than 2 million people will go without electrical power at some point because of the intentional safety policy meant to prevent more wildfires from spreading.
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ISIS Leader Dies
President Donald Trump held a special press conference on Sunday announcing the news that terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of ISIS operations, was killed in a special operations raid over the weekend.
Trump said the U.S. forces “accomplished their mission in grand style in a dangerous and daring nighttime raid." Trump went on to say that "Al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest that killed him and three of his children."
Al-Baghdadi is the highest-ranking terrorist to be killed or captured since the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011.
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Unrest in Chile
Tensions continue in Chile where crowds gathered more than one million strong in the capital of Santiago. The Chilean people are protesting against austerity measures including rising subway fares and cuts to education, healthcare and wages. Demonstrators clashed with the army and riot police. The government and the President, Sebastián Piñera, declared a state of emergency after economic concessions failed to ease the public's anger.
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