After international criticism, Bolsonaro deploys military to fight Amazon fires

Amid ashes, tress smolder in the Amazon basin in Brazil’s Rondonia state on August 24, 2019. | Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images Last week, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the country lacked the resources to fight the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest. Now, he has sent 44,000 troops to battle the flames. The Brazilian military began an operation on Saturday to fight the fires that have both ravaged huge swathes of the Amazon rainforest for two…

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Marvel’s Black Panther 2 will be released in 2022

Marvel announced a release date for Black Panther 2 at Disney’s D23 Expo | Marvel Studios/Twitter It’s the return of the king (of Wakanda). Marvel’s Phase 4 slate of movies now includes Black Panther 2. At Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday, August 24, Marvel officially announced that Black Panther 2 will arrive in theaters on May 6, 2022. Director Ryan Coogler will return to the franchise. The first Black Panther film was a massive hit,…

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Florida man who used “stand your ground” defense found guilty of manslaughter

CBS News Michael Drejka, who killed Markeis McGlockton in a parking lot dispute, could face 30 years in prison. A man in Florida was found guilty of manslaughter Friday for killing an unarmed man during a dispute over a parking spot, in a case that sought to make use of that state’s “stand your ground” law. Michael Drejka, then 47, fatally shot Markeis McGlockton, 28, last summer during an altercation over a handicap parking place…

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Trump “ordered” US companies out of China. Despite claiming otherwise, he can’t do that.

A ship in Tangshan, China being loaded with goods in August 2019. | Yang Shiyao/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Trump says the International Emergency Economic Powers Act allows him to order companies to leave China. But the act doesn’t work that way. In a late-night tweet on Friday, President Donald Trump defended a series of tweets from earlier in the day in which he “ordered” US companies to leave China and to manufacture their products in…

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