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He said the materials burning beneath the collapsed span "generated a whole lot of heat". Lauren Stewart is the director of the Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. It is too early to say how long it will take to fix the highway, he said. McMurry on Friday said the blaze started in an area used as a "storage location" for "surplus construction materials", such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping, a material commonly used in construction.
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    November 3, 2016 - During a firefight between NATO-backed Afghan forces and the Taliban in the northern Kunduz province, troops responded to fire from insurgents who had taken up positions in civilian homes, killing 33 civilians and wounding 27, according to the US military, which expressed regret.
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    Ivanka Trump is joining her father's administration as an official employee. "That is the core problem with the proposed arrangement for Ms. Trump: "she is seeking the "status" of assuming what is in fact, if not in name, a "formal White House position" (one that includes a West Wing office, a security clearance, and an issues portfolio)", the letter continues, "but at the same time the arrangement avoids the "'set of legal restrictions' that accompany such positions".
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    On Sunday he posted a tweet that read, "Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him", Ciccariello-Maher tweeted, "I'm trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul". The tweet, which has since been deleted, says , "All I want for Christmas is White Genocide". He later added: "To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed".
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    Consulate in Istanbul made to a top suspected coup-plotter just days after the July 15 coup attempt. The US detention of a senior Turkish state bank executive this week has also raised tensions, with Cavusoglu describing it as "completely political".
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    Authorities on Friday told nearly 20,000 people to evacuate to higher ground as driving rain in hinterland and coastal areas either side of the Queensland state capital, Brisbane, swelled rivers to record heights across the region. The Tweed River valley recorded 500-740 millimetres of rain in the 24 hours to 2am on Friday, while the Wilsons River valley recorded up to 576 millimetres in the 36 hours to 4am Friday.
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    A reef belonging to China is close to an atoll claimed by Vietnam, and not far from a shoal belonging to the Philippines. "The meeting next week with China will be a very hard one", Trump tweeted, in apparent reference to a Xi visit planned for next week in Mar-a-Lago.
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    Il Ceps , il think tank di Bruxelles dell'economista Daniel Gros , ha infatti elaborato uno studio per conto del Parlamento europeo giungendo alla conclusione che, mentre per i 27 stati membri le perdite sono per lo più irrisorie, per il Regno Unito sono davvero importanti, dieci volte maggiori in percentuale sul Pil.
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    Ryan said Trump was "deeply involved" and "really rolled up his sleeves" in last week's effort to pass the Republican health care bill in the House. A lot of things, ' Ryan said of their conversations. On this, at least, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi agree: there is little appetite for bipartisan cooperation on health care in the wake of the failure of the American Health Care Act.