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'Tribe' of good Samaritans with electrical power offer food, showers and chargers after tornado blacks out Ottawa
Twitter/@ErinBlaskie (OTTAWA, Canada) -- In the wake of a powerful tornado that wreaked havoc in the Canadian capital of Ottawa and surrounding areas, an army of Good Samaritans came to the rescue of their neighbors by offering up their homes, their time and their resources -- and they're using social media to invite those in need and to connect with each other.The tornado tore through parts of Ontario and Quebec, ripping apart houses, snapping trees, injuring dozens of people and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. Many were forced to go hungry, as restaurants and stores shut down while others...
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UN General Assembly to convene this week
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- President Trump joins dozens of world leaders in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, a jam-packed series of diplomatic meetings and speeches.It's no longer Trump's first time at the U.N., so the questions of what kind of impact he'll have on this world stage have evaporated. But they've been replaced by what could be a dramatic week of jockeying in a world disrupted by Trump, with both American allies and adversaries scrambling to reshape relationships and fend for themselves.It's also a world largely more peaceful, but torn apart in different regions by...
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Bolivia eyes lithium in picturesque salt flats as country's big moneymaker
Victor Oquendo/ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Near the crest of the Andes mountain range in Bolivia lies the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The stunning location is a growing international tourist destination and was recently used as the setting for an epic battle scene in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” What can at times look like a snow-covered wonderland is actually several dried-up, prehistoric lakes that formed salty pentagon patterns on the surface. But beneath the crust is lithium, the precious metal element, that could potentially provide a better economic future for Bolivia. “Nightline” traveled...
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