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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, May 11, 2022



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)
On This Day
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OUTLOOK

Broad and dry high pressure will remain over the Southeast through mid week. Deeper moisture and precipitation chances return by the end of the work week as a low pressure system moves onshore along the Southeastern Coast. A cold front will then approach from the northwest over the weekend and move through the area early next week.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Wednesday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east 3 to 6 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.

Highlands Plateau

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

Clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds in the early evening increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 70. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1am. Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. WInds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

A chance of rain and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.

Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Clear, with lows around 50. Calm winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs near 80. WInds out of the northeast 3 to 8 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.

Nantahala Area

Today

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Light and variable winds.

Thursday

Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the east 3 to 5 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of rain before 11am, then a chance of showers between 11am and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s.







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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.






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Almanac

24 Hour Smoke Forecast











Air quality is in the upper range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the middle range of yellow .

Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor



Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (9.0 out of 12) today with Birch, Maple, and Hickory being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (8.2 out of 12).




Record Weather Events for May 11th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 88°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2011
Lowest Temperature 29°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1954
Greatest Rainfall 2.02 inches in Highlands in 1943
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)


Record weather events for March in Macon County

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of May Data available from 1873 to 2018 Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992

All-time record weather events for Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on Jul 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Jan 21, 1985
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on Jul 29, 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Mar 13, 1993




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)


Tuesday, May 10th

Macon County Board of Commissioners - May 2022 Regular Meeting
6pm on the Third Floor (Enter through the rear of the Courthouse)


Friday, May 13th

Annual Law Enforcement Memorial
Friday May 13th, 2022 12:00PM
Franklin, NC. Town Square
Please join us in honoring these fallen heroes.

Wednesday, May 18th

Vaya Health Class - Bipolar Disorder and Extreme Mood Variation – Is There Stability?
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room

Please register for this in-person VAYA Health class at https://www.vayahealth.com/calendar/ or call the library 828-524-3600.

Whether you are the caregiver of someone with bipolar disorder or an individual living with the inability to maintain a consistent mood, feeling 'stable' is often an infrequent reality. This class examines features and symptoms of the different types of the disorder. It also addresses causes, risk factors, and, most importantly, treatment. Specific focus is placed on the impact for the geriatric population.

This is a free event facilitated by the Vaya Health GERO team. CEU’s are provided through NC Department of Health and Human Services. If you're not able to attend this event, or you'd like to see what else they have to offer, feel free to visit https://www.vayahealth.com/calendar/ to sign up for free webinars offered by Vaya Health.


Friday, May 20th

Questions about Mental Health? with NAMI Appalachian South
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room

NAMI Appalachian South (National Alliance on Mental Illness) representatives will be showing films and answering questions about mental health and local resources.

Please visit our Mental Wellness display of books, films, and information about local mental health resources.





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Local and State News

• Macon County Board of Commissioners - Regular Meeting May 2022 [Macon Media]

• Franklin Town Council - Special Called Meeting Monday, May 9, 2022 [Macon Media]

• North Carolina law gives those arrested a second chance — but there’s a catch [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Strong early voter turnout continues with North Carolina primary Election Day a week away [WTVD-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Another North Carolina beach house falls along the coast [WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC)]

• 4 mountain hospitals receive 'A' safety grades from national watchdog group [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• 72-year-old man found dead in Little River in Great Smoky Mountains National Park [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Theme selected for Cherokee Indian Fair [Cherokee One Feather]

• Crews battle 500-acre wildfire in North Carolina preserve [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Macon County Board of Commissioners - April 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Interactive map: average date of last spring freeze across the United States [Climate.gov]


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Special Section: Russo-Ukrainian War Updates
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(Longer videos are in the Russo-Ukraine Videos section)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 10 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF]




UKraine and Russia Mark Victory Day

'Zelensky releases video on day of remembrance: 'We hear "never again" differently' | The Newsroom Explains



Russia’s Putin blames West for war in Ukraine in Victory Day speech | BBC News



Transcript of the Victory Day address by the President of Russia (sourced from the [Kremlin]

):


President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Fellow Russian citizens,

Dear veterans,

Comrade soldiers and seamen, sergeants and sergeant majors, midshipmen and warrant officers,

Comrade officers, generals and admirals,

I congratulate you on the Day of Great Victory!

The defence of our Motherland when its destiny was at stake has always been sacred. It was the feeling of true patriotism that Minin and Pozharsky’s militia stood up for the Fatherland, soldiers went on the offensive at the Borodino Field and fought the enemy outside Moscow and Leningrad, Kiev and Minsk, Stalingrad and Kursk, Sevastopol and Kharkov.

Today, as in the past, you are fighting for our people in Donbass, for the security of our Motherland, for Russia.

May 9, 1945 has been enshrined in world history forever as a triumph of the united Soviet people, its cohesion and spiritual power, an unparalleled feat on the front lines and on the home front.

Victory Day is intimately dear to all of us. There is no family in Russia that was not burnt by the Great Patriotic War. Its memory never fades. On this day, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the heroes march in an endless flow of the Immortal Regiment. They carry photos of their family members, the fallen soldiers who remained young forever, and the veterans who are already gone.

We take pride in the unconquered courageous generation of the victors, we are proud of being their successors, and it is our duty to preserve the memory of those who defeated Nazism and entrusted us with being vigilant and doing everything to thwart the horror of another global war.

Therefore, despite all controversies in international relations, Russia has always advocated the establishment of an equal and indivisible security system which is critically needed for the entire international community.

Last December we proposed signing a treaty on security guarantees. Russia urged the West to hold an honest dialogue in search for meaningful and compromising solutions, and to take account of each other’s interests. All in vain. NATO countries did not want to heed us, which means they had totally different plans. And we saw it.

Another punitive operation in Donbass, an invasion of our historic lands, including Crimea, was openly in the making. Kiev declared that it could attain nuclear weapons. The NATO bloc launched an active military build-up on the territories adjacent to us.

Thus, an absolutely unacceptable threat to us was steadily being created right on our borders. There was every indication that a clash with neo-Nazis and Banderites backed by the United States and their minions was unavoidable.

Let me repeat, we saw the military infrastructure being built up, hundreds of foreign advisors starting work, and regular supplies of cutting-edge weaponry being delivered from NATO countries. The threat grew every day.

Russia launched a pre-emptive strike at the aggression. It was a forced, timely and the only correct decision. A decision by a sovereign, strong and independent country.

The United States began claiming their exceptionalism, particularly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, thus denigrating not just the entire world but also their satellites, who have to pretend not to see anything, and to obediently put up with it.

But we are a different country. Russia has a different character. We will never give up our love for our Motherland, our faith and traditional values, our ancestors’ customs and respect for all peoples and cultures.

Meanwhile, the West seems to be set to cancel these millennia-old values. Such moral degradation underlies the cynical falsifications of World War II history, escalating Russophobia, praising traitors, mocking their victims’ memory and crossing out the courage of those who won the Victory through suffering.

We are aware that US veterans who wanted to come to the parade in Moscow were actually forbidden to do so. But I want them to know: We are proud of your deeds and your contribution to our common Victory.

We honour all soldiers of the allied armies – the Americans, the English, the French, Resistance fighters, brave soldiers and partisans in China – all those who defeated Nazism and militarism.

Comrades,

Donbass militia alongside with the Russian Army are fighting on their land today, where princes Svyatoslav and Vladimir Monomakh’s retainers, solders under the command of Rumyantsev and Potemkin, Suvorov and Brusilov crushed their enemies, where Great Patriotic War heroes Nikolai Vatutin, Sidor Kovpak and Lyudmila Pavlichenko stood to the end.

I am addressing our Armed Forces and Donbass militia. You are fighting for our Motherland, its future, so that nobody forgets the lessons of World War II, so that there is no place in the world for torturers, death squads and Nazis.

Today, we bow our heads to the sacred memory of all those who lost their lives in the Great Patriotic War, the memories of the sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends.

We bow our heads to the memory of the Odessa martyrs who were burned alive in the House of Trade Unions in May 2014, to the memory of the old people, women and children of Donbass who were killed in atrocious and barbaric shelling by neo-Nazis. We bow our heads to our fighting comrades who died a brave death in the righteous battle – for Russia.

I declare a minute of silence.

(A minute of silence.)

The loss of each officer and soldier is painful for all of us and an irretrievable loss for the families and friends. The government, regional authorities, enterprises and public organisations will do everything to wrap such families in care and help them. Special support will be given to the children of the killed and wounded comrades-in-arms. The Presidential Executive Order to this effect was signed today.

I wish a speedy recovery to the wounded soldiers and officers, and I thank doctors, paramedics, nurses and staff of military hospitals for their selfless work. Our deepest gratitude goes to you for saving each life, oftentimes sparing no thought for yourselves under shelling on the frontlines.

Comrades,

Soldiers and officers from many regions of our enormous Motherland, including those who arrived straight from Donbass, from the combat area, are standing now shoulder-to-shoulder here, on Red Square.

We remember how Russia’s enemies tried to use international terrorist gangs against us, how they tried to seed inter-ethnic and religious strife so as to weaken us from within and divide us. They failed completely.

Today, our warriors of different ethnicities are fighting together, shielding each other from bullets and shrapnel like brothers.

This is where the power of Russia lies, a great invincible power of our united multi-ethnic nation.

You are defending today what your fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought for. The wellbeing and security of their Motherland was their top priority in life. Loyalty to our Fatherland is the main value and a reliable foundation of Russia’s independence for us, their successors, too.

Those who crushed Nazism during the Great Patriotic War showed us an example of heroism for all ages. This is the generation of victors, and we will always look up to them.

Glory to our heroic Armed Forces!

For Russia! For Victory!

Hooray!

Russia's Victory Day Parade for 2022 (Parade Begins at 41:27 in video)
JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (May 1st)





• The above tweet thread in [Threadreader]

• Russia downed satellite internet in Ukraine: Western officials [Al Jazeera]

• What weapons Germany is sending to Ukraine [DW News]

• Russia pounds vital port of Odesa, targeting supply lines [France 24]

• U.S. Spy Chief Sees Putin Preparing for Long Fight in Ukraine, as Russia Strikes Odessa [Wall Street Journal]

• How Much of Ukraine Does Russia Hold? [New York Times via Yahoo! News]

• House approves $40B in Ukraine aid, beefing up Biden request [Courthouse News Service]


News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

• Multiple Russian governors resign [Russia Today]

• Russia can destroy NATO within 30 minutes – Dmitry Rogozin [Pravda ]

• UN Security Council to discuss humanitarian situation in Ukraine on May 12 — source [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective




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National and World News Roundup

• ‘Buy the Dip’ Believers Are Tested by Market’s Downward Slide [Wall Street Journal]

• Fed Confronts Why It May Have Acted Too Slowly on Inflation [New York Times]

• New details offer glimpse at how Vicky White, Casey White evaded capture for more than week [NBC News]

• Biden sees bigger role for US farms due to Ukraine war [ABC News]

• Family of 6-year-old who ran marathon visited by child protective services, parents speak out [WABC-TV (New York City, NY)]

• New audio tapes have leaked of Sen. Lindsey Graham saying that Trump 'went too far' and 'plays the TV game,' while calling Biden the 'best person to have' post-January 6 [Yahoo! News]

• Inside the Republican campaign to take down Madison Cawthorn [Washington Post]

Roe v Wade Opinion Leak (Read the Draft Opinion for Yourself)

Read the leaked your at Google Drive or below:



Eye on the Fourth Estate
[Definition]

Gravitas: Taiwan "surrounded" by Chinese warships & warplanes | WION



Global National: May 10, 2022 | Ukraine civilian deaths could be much higher than official toll: UN



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 10th, 2022


PBS NewsHour Full Episode May 10th, 2022




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.





COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County: [November 18, 2021]



• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

Globally, as of 7:07pm CEST, 10 May 2022, there have been 515,748,861 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,255,835 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 8 May 2022, a total of 11,593,897,033 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 7:07pm CEST, 10 May 2022, there have been 81,021,753 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 990,260 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 6 May 2022, a total of 570,102,931 vaccine doses have been administered.

• 1 million deaths: Remembering the lives lost to COVID-19 in America [AXIOS]

• What One Million COVID Dead Mean for the U.S.’s Future [Scientific American]

• BA.2 omicron differs immunologically from both BA.1 omicron and pre-omicron variants [MedRxiv (PDF)]

• Covid vaccines safe for pregnant women and cut stillbirth risk, says review [The Guardia]

• With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in Baltimore, the city’s health commissioner advises people to resume masking up indoors [The Baltimore Sun]

• Just 8% of Manhattan office workers are back full time, survey shows. [New York Times]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Tech giants lost more than $1 trillion in value in the last three trading days [CNBC]

• Biden admin announces expansion of free high-speed internet to eligible US households [The Hill]

• Apple discontinues iPod, 20 years after it was released [Sky News]

• Instead of mining the earth, just mine our e-waste, researchers call [ZME Science]

• GPU prices could soon drop below MSRP triggering a ‘surge’ of gamers building PCs [TechRadar]

• Prominent Apple staffers write letters to management, resign over office return [ARS Technica]

• A world-first one-way superconductor could make computers 400 times faster [Interesting Engineering]

• "Catalytic condenser" lets cheap metals act like rare, expensive ones [New Atlas]

• Carvana Lays Off Thousands of Workers, Buys Car Auction Company for $2.2 Billion on the Same Day [Jalopnik]

• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Lamplight TV]


Podcasts and Long Form Videos
Anything from educational, entertainment, history, current events and technology

Level1 News May 11 2022: The Sweet Space Serenades of Spaghettification



The iPod Obituary- DTNS 4272 | Daily Tech Shows



Cordkillers 407 - Good Ol' Doug-Kenobi (w/ Anthony Lemos)



Chris Mason: Space Travel, Colonization, and Long-Term Survival in Space | Lex Fridman Podcast #283



Dr. Christopher Mason | The Next 500 Years | Talks at Google



MEMS: The Second Silicon Revolution? | Asianometry



What Samsung’s Return to U.S. Chip Manufacturing Means For the Economy | WSJ



Is Suborbital flight coming?



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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Watch live: Putin's speech at Russia's Victory Day celebrations | DW News



WION Live Broadcast: Putin's highly-anticipated Victory Day speech | Direct From London | WION



The Russian Psyche w/ Konstantin Kisin | John Anderson Conversations



Canadian fighting in Ukraine describes the 'hell' he witnessed | CBC News



Sign of solidarity: German foreign minister Baerbock visits Ukraine | DW News



Defiance and anger: rural Ukraine unites against Russia’s aggression | BBC News



Confronting A Geopolitical Strategist On Putin's Big Plan (Released April 7, 2022) | The Jordan Harbinger Show Ep. 640







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On This Day

May 11 is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 234 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)





330 – Constantinople is consecrated.
868 – A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it the oldest known dated printed book.
912 – Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1502 – Christopher Columbus leaves on his fourth and last voyage (till Nov.7,1504).
1745 – War of the Austrian Succession: French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch–Hanoverian army.
1792 – Robert Gray commands the first expedition to sail into the Columbia River.
1812 – Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the British House of Commons.
1813 – William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth discover a route across the Blue Mountains, opening up inland Australia to settlement.
1833 – The Lady of the Lake strikes an iceberg off Newfoundland and sinks with the loss of up to 265 passengers and crew.
1846 – President James K. Polk asked for a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican–American War.
1857 – Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
1858 – Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd state of the United States.
1880 – Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California.
1889 – An attack upon a U.S. Army paymaster and escort results in the theft of over $28,000 and the award of two Medals of Honor.
1894 – Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike.
1910 – An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
1943 – World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
1945 – World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill is hit by two kamikazes.
1960 – Adolf Eichmann is captured by the Mossad in Argentina.
1963 – Racist bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, disrupt nonviolence in the Birmingham campaign and precipitate a crisis involving federal troops.
1970 – The 1970 Lubbock tornado kills 26 and causes $250 million in damage.
1973 – Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg's charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times are dismissed.
1985 – Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in the Bradford City stadium fire.
1987 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.
1996 – After the aircraft's departure from Miami, a fire started by improperly handled chemical oxygen generators in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Airlines Flight 592 causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 on board.
1997 – Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.
1998 – India conducts three underground atomic tests in Pokhran.
2000 – Second Chechen War: Chechen separatists ambush Russian paramilitary forces in the Republic of Ingushetia.
2010 – David Cameron takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom as the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats form the country's first coalition government since the Second World War.
2011 – An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hits Lorca, Spain.
2013 – Fifty-two people are killed in a bombing in Reyhanlı, Turkey.
2014 – Fifteen people are killed and 46 injured in Kinshasa in a stampede caused by tear gas being thrown into soccer stands by police officers.
2016 – One hundred and ten people are killed in an ISIL bombing in Baghdad.





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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins


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