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Trump to shrink national monuments next week

Trump to shrink national monuments next week

Cutting the national monuments by those percentages would be the most significant reductions by any president to designations made under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which gives the president authority to protect imperiled sites on federal lands and in federal waters.


Argentina abandons submarine crew rescue attempt

Argentina abandons submarine crew rescue attempt

The search for the vessel itself will continue. Relatives of the missing Argentine submariners had comforted each other for days at the base in Mar del Plata, but they have since gone home. In its final communication, the submarine reported it had overcome a mechanical breakdown that resulted from a short circuit due to the entry of water via the vessel's snorkel.


Pope Francis urges Myanmar youth to defend human rights

Pope Francis urges Myanmar youth to defend human rights

But Roman Catholic leaders in Myanmar urged the pope not to explicitly mention the Rohingya - a contested and politicized term in the country - for fear of provoking a crackdown on Christians. Basar, 74. They had fled a military crackdown that followed attacks mounted on police and army posts in Rakhine by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgents on August 25.


USGS: Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Reported Near Dover

USGS: Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Reported Near Dover

There have not been reports of any damage locally as of this time. Readers may recall the 2011 natural disaster that had an epicenter 38 miles northwest of Richmond. That quake caused significant damage to the Washington Monument and forced its closure for over a year. Although it was centered near Dover, WJZ has received many reports of people feeling the ground shake throughout Maryland, including in Baltimore, Jessup and Pasadena.