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FILE - This May 30, 1997, file photo, shows the varied terrain of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument near Boulder, Utah.  The U.S. government’s final management plan for lands in and around the Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized doesn’t include many new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there, but it does include a few more safeguards than were in a proposal issued last year. The Bureau of Land Management’s plan for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southwestern Utah codifies that the lands cut out of the monument will be open to mineral extraction such as oil, gas and coal as expected, according to a plan summary the agency provided to The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
APNewsBreak: US government issues final Utah monument planThe U.S. government's final management plan for lands in and around a Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized is light on new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there
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In this Aug. 20, 2019 drone photo released by the Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso, brush fires burn in Guaranta do Norte municipality, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year. (Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso via AP)
Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiantAmid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation
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Grounds crew members roll a tarp over the infield during a rain delay during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Orioles set mark for HRs allowed in late-night loss to RaysThe Baltimore Orioles set the major league record for home runs allowed in a season, giving up drives to Austin Meadows and Willy Adames in a rain-delayed, 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay that ended shortly before 1 a.m
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Screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates are seen at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asian stocks mostly higher ahead of US Fed chairman's speechAsian stock mostly higher after Wall Street declines ahead of closely watched speech by US Federal Reserve chairman
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A supporter holds a poster outside of the British Consulate in Hong Kong during a rally in support of an employee of the consulate who was detained while returning from a trip to China, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. China said Wednesday a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the city of Shenzhen for violating a law on public order. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Canada halts Hong Kong consulate staff travel after UK caseThe Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong says it has suspended local staff from travelling outside the city including to mainland China
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers warms up for the team's NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
Raiders edge Packers on 80-yard field in WinnipegDaniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers on a field that was shortened to 80 yards over concerns about player safety
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, image from video, New Zealand House Speaker Trevor Mallard, center rear, cradles lawmaker Tamati Coffey's baby, Tutanekai Smith-Coffey, in his arms while presiding over a debate in parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Mallard said Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, he’s been trying to make parliament a more baby-friendly place since taking on the role nearly two years by adding baby chairs, family rooms and soon, a slide. He’s also increased the flexibility around family leave for lawmakers. (Parliament TV via AP)
New Zealand parliament speaker soothes baby as debate ragesNew Zealand's parliament speaker was in action this week as a baby whisperer, rocking, feeding and burping a colleague's infant as a legislative debate raged
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Members of the grounds crew roll out the tarp during a rain delay in the sixth inning of a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for 5th win in rowNoah Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 in a rain-shortened game for their fifth straight win
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Abe said South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence is damaging mutual trust, and he vowed to work closely with the U.S. for regional peace. Abe also accused Seoul of not keeping past promises. The military agreement started in 2016. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan leader says SKorea canceling intel deal damages trustJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence is damaging mutual trust
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