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Examining 5 Strategies for Rescuing Trapped Workers in the Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse
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Examining 5 Strategies for Rescuing Trapped Workers in the Uttarakhand Tunnel Collapse

Collapse of the Uttarkashi Tunnel: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Unveils Five Evacuation Plans for 41 Trapped Workers in the Silkyara Tunnel. Uttarkashi Tunnel Collapse: Unveiling Five Evacuation Strategies for Trapped Workers In the aftermath of the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse, a six-inch pipe breakthrough has offered a glimmer of hope for the 41 workers trapped in the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand. Despite the challenges posed by falling debris and mechanical breakdowns, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has devised five distinct evacuation plans. Here's an in-depth look at these strategies: Vertical Drilling (1.2 metre-wide hole): A 1.2 metre-wide hole will be vertically drilled from above the tunnel, covering a distance of 90 meters to reach the ...
Colorado 14th Amendment ruling is no victory for Donald Trump
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Colorado 14th Amendment ruling is no victory for Donald Trump

The latest opinion denying a challenge to Donald Trump’s eligibility to run for president has occasioned a lot of teeth-gnashing about how the court, in the words of Colorado’s secretary of state, gave Trump a “get-out-of-jail-free card for insurrection.” The frustration is understandable but shortsighted.In fact, the opinion by Colorado District Judge Sarah B. Wallace is a giant step toward disqualifying Trump from the ballot on constitutional grounds.The Colorado challenge is one of several brought under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which disqualifies officials who “have engaged in insurrection” against the United States from holding federal office. The provision gives rise to the argument that Trump is not qualified to run for president because of his role in the events of Jan. 6...
Outrage against Univision grows after Trump interview
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Outrage against Univision grows after Trump interview

Univision has found itself at the center of a growing controversy after a recent interview with former President Trump that critics have blasted as too friendly. The interview that aired Nov. 9 was noticeably warm, and Trump received little pushback as he gave false or misleading statements on border security and immigration policies he instituted as president. Backlash from certain corners of the Latino community was swift, including calls for more balanced reporting and an outright boycott of the television network ahead of the 2024 election. Latinos are considered a crucial voting bloc — and largely up for grabs — in next year’s election, likely to be a rematch between Trump and President Biden. Although Latino voters have historically favored Democrats, the Republican Party in recen...
Column: Xi, Biden took easy steps. Big problems will be harder
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Column: Xi, Biden took easy steps. Big problems will be harder

WASHINGTON —  In a world beset by wars in Gaza and Ukraine, it’s good news when two superpowers step back from frictions that increased the danger of another war in Asia.That’s what happened last week when President Biden met with China’s Xi Jinping at a country estate in the ridges west of Silicon Valley.The two presidents met after a year of frosty noncommunication, touched off by China’s suspected espionage balloon that wandered across U.S. airspace last winter, by aggressive Chinese military actions in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea, and by U.S. restrictions on advanced technology.The presidents agreed to bury a few of their differences for the simple reason that neither needs another crisis right now.Beijing’s stock has been falling literally and figuratively. Its econo...
Fan at Taylor Swift concert dies amid Rio De Janeiro heat wave
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Fan at Taylor Swift concert dies amid Rio De Janeiro heat wave

A fan died at Taylor Swift’s Rio de Janeiro concert Friday night, during a record-breaking heat wave. Ana Clara Benevides, a 23-year old psychology student, fainted in the front row of the concert and was given 40 minutes of CPR on-site before being taken to the hospital, where she died, her friend Thiago Fernandes told the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.According to Folha, the heat index at the Estàdio Nilton Santos reached 140 degrees, causing a thousand fans to faint, per an unofficial firefighter count. Videos from the concert showed Swift stopping the show twice to get more water bottles into the crowd, and she herself threw bottles from the stage to distressed fans. Taylor Swift helps fans chant “Water” in order to get security & staff to bring water to fans who were s...
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Cassie settle her lawsuit alleging abuse
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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Cassie settle her lawsuit alleging abuse

Sean “Diddy” Combs and R&B singer Cassie reached a settlement Friday in an incendiary lawsuit she filed the day before accusing the music mogul and entrepreneur of rape and a “cycle of abuse” during their decade-plus relationship.No details of the settlement were released, though Combs’ attorney previously accused Cassie of seeking an eight-figure payout in recent months. Combs had denied the allegations through his attorney.Cassie dated the famed hip-hop producer for about 11 years before they split in 2018. She filed her sex trafficking and sexual assault lawsuit against him in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York just days before the expiration of a “look-back window” that allowed adults who alleged they were sexually abused to sue despite the statute of ...
Florida Democrats’ lesson for California: Don’t take Latino support for granted
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Florida Democrats’ lesson for California: Don’t take Latino support for granted

HIALEAH, Fla. —  Alejandro Rodriguez, a Nicaraguan supporter of former President Trump, wanted to make clear that he opposes open borders.“The way I see it, if I have my door open, anybody can come in and out. Same thing with the borders,” Rodriguez said as he sold hats reading “Latina for Trump” outside a political rally in this 96% Latino south Florida city last week.Rodriguez, who is not a U.S. citizen, cannot vote in next year’s election. As a Nicaraguan, Alejandro Rodriguez can’t vote in the U.S. But like many Latinos in Florida, he supports former President Trump and closed borders. (Faith E. Pinho / Los Angeles Times) But his support for the front-runner in polls for the Republican presidential nomination highlights a challenge for President Biden and other...
California is home to fewer unauthorized immigrants, report says
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California is home to fewer unauthorized immigrants, report says

WASHINGTON —  The California population of immigrants lacking lawful status decreased by 150,000 between 2017 and 2021, but the state continues to have the highest number — 1.9 million — of unauthorized residents among the states.According to a report published Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, only two states saw an increase in such residents during the same period: Florida, which increased by 80,000 people, and Washington, which increased by 60,000. Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois follow California as states with the largest unauthorized immigrant populations. Such immigrants have become less geographically concentrated, however, with those six states being home to 56% of that population in the U.S., down from 80% in 1990. The Pew Research Center...
Biden and Xi, in California, promise to work to avoid conflict
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Biden and Xi, in California, promise to work to avoid conflict

WOODSIDE, Calif. —  Breaking a yearlong silence between them, President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met Wednesday in Silicon Valley and vowed to reduce tensions in the world’s most important bilateral relationship.Among other things, they agreed to resume military communications and impede the flow of deadly fentanyl from China.“For two large countries like China and the United States, turning their back on each other is not an option,” Xi told Biden at the beginning of their talks on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. “It is unrealistic for one side to remodel the other, and conflict and confrontation has unbearable consequences for both sides.”Biden told Xi it was “paramount” the two leaders, who have known each other for decades, understand eac...
California importa médicos de México para trabajadores agrícolas
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California importa médicos de México para trabajadores agrícolas

SALINAS, Calif. —  Neri Ortiz se llevó las manos al regazo mientras relataba con seriedad su último episodio de salud a la doctora Eva Perusquia.Recientemente, en el trabajo, donde Ortiz empaqueta verduras por la noche, le sobrevino una oleada de náuseas y lágrimas. Consiguió reponerse lo suficiente como para continuar su turno, le dijo a la doctora. Pero hacía años que no experimentaba un desbalance tan abrumador.Perusquia la escuchó atentamente. Ortiz, de 42 años, era su paciente desde el año pasado, cuando buscó un médico hispanohablante en la Clínica de Salud del Valle de Salinas. Perusquia fue la primera doctora que le explicó su hipotiroidismo y la necesidad de tomar un medicamento para regularlo. Ortiz sabía que la doctora entendería cómo se sentía.Perusquia dijo que los desbala...