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Iceberg 4.5 Times the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier

A colossal iceberg four and a half times the size of Manhattan has broken off the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, marking the second time the glacier has calved a giant iceberg in just two years, according to news reports. On Saturday (Sept. 23), Stef Lhermitte, a satellite observation specialist at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, saw a satellite image showing that the glacier had lost an enormous chunk of...

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FBI Chief: Agency Has 1,000 Open Domestic Terrorism Investigations

The FBI has about 1,000 active investigations into potential domestic terrorists, which includes people linked to white nationalism, extremist white supremacy and environmental movements, the agency’s Director Christopher Wray told Congress during his first testimony as the agency’s chief. Speaking to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, Wray said domestic terrorism is a “very serious” issue that the agency spends “a lot of our time focused on,” ABC reports. “We have about 1,000 open domestic-terrorism investigations as we speak,” he said, a figure that is in addition to about the same number of probes into “homegrown violent extremists,” like those inspired by ISIS. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said attacks by white supremacists and anti-government are “almost triple” those carried out by people...

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