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Liz Cheney loses Wyoming to Donald Trump-backed candidate

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U.S. Republican representative Liz Cheney has lost her Wyoming seat following a mammoth campaign by a Trump-backed candidate


Cheney has played a major role in the January 6 investigation, being one of only two Republicans serving on the congressional panel.

Just two years ago, Cheney won the primary with 73% of the vote… but she says she couldn’t follow that same path again.

She was up against Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman, and Hageman is well ahead, according to opinion polls.

Harriet Hageman won the primary vote, as her supporters celebrate at a sprawling outdoor rodeo.

Experts say the results show how far right the GOP has swung, and demonstrate how much of a grip Trump has on the party’s grassroots members.

Cheney will be forced out of Congress in January, but she’s not expected to go quietly, In fact, a 20-24 presidential bid may be on the cards.

More broadly, the Republican party is expected to retake the House and there’s a big chance they’ll take the Senate, too.

This would be devastating for current President Joe Biden, as it would effectively bring his legislative agenda to a halt.

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is using her campaign to keep attention on Trump’s actions, in an attempt to persuade Republicans he is a threat to democracy.

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Amazon turns to deforestation in Africa

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Amazon’s founder and CEO is no stranger to making headlines, and his latest venture is sure to turn some heads.

Bezos is looking to help reverse deforestation on 100 million acres of land in Africa by 2030.

The billionaire’s philanthropic organisation, the Bezos Earth Fund, is championing the cause and working with African Union countries to make it happen.

If successful, it would be a major win for the environment and help preserve some of Africa’s most biodiverse and threatened ecosystems.

So why is Bezos focusing on Africa?

Well, the continent is home to some of the world’s most endangered species and its ecosystems are under immense pressure from human activity.

His organisation’s efforts could help to protect these animals and their habitats, while also providing a much-needed boost to the local economy.

It comes as the Earth Fund’s CEO says richer countries are going to have to step up the support for their struggling counterparts…

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Four killed in Himalayas avalanche

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At least four people have been killed and dozens more are missing after an avalanche hit a group of mountaineers high in the Indian Himalayas.

The avalanche victims were part of a group of 34 trainees and seven instructors who were practicing navigation at the time.

The students were from different parts of India, and had come to the Himalayas for a mountaineering course.

So far, eight people have been rescued, while the rest are trapped in a crevasse.

Search efforts have been paused for the night due to intense rain and snowfall.

Local media reports say the number of casualties may rise significantly as further details emerge.

It comes just one week after American professional skier, Hilaree Nelson was also found in the Nepali Himalayas.

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Trump calls on Supreme Court to end raid probe

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Former President Donald Trump filed an emergency appeal at the Supreme Court over the FBI raid on his Mar-A-Lago estate.

Trump wants the court to temporarily block the Justice Department from reviewing classified documents seized at his Florida estate in early August.

The appeal came days after a three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals said investigators could retain the classified documents and review them as part of a criminal investigation.

Despite nominating three associate justices during his time in the White House – Trump’s record at the Supreme Court hasn’t been too successful.

The high court repeatedly refused pro-Trump efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election.

The litigation stems from an Aug. 8 FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, which came as part of a federal investigation into allegations he took classified documents from the White House.

Because the case is filed on the Supreme Court’s emergency docket, the justices could resolve the dispute relatively quickly – potentially within a matter of days.

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