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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics.
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending thousands of residents fleeing.
International aid efforts accelerated in flood-hit Myanmar on Wednesday as the death toll from the deluges rose to 69 and authorities evacuated people from new downstream areas threatened by run-off water. Heavy seasonal downpours have lashed much of South and Southeast Asia recently, rainfall that intensified last week as Cyclone Komen tore across the Bay of Bengal. Tens of thousands of people remain stranded in Myanmar's rugged and mountainous western border regions after flash floods and landslides swept away homes, roads and bridges after weeks of relentless rains.