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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: Russia is an ally ‘when they want to be’

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United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley told CNN’s Jake Tapper that President Donald Trump’s administration still considers Russia an ally.

“I want to get your reaction to new CNN polls out just minutes ago. Look at how Americans view Russia now compared to 2014,” Tapper showed Haley. “Forty-one percent say Russia is friendly. That’s almost double the numbers from three years ago. In 2014, 16 percent said Russia is friendly and now 56 percent of Americans say that. I don’t think it’s a mystery that President Trump has said very very positive things about Russia until about three weeks ago. This must alarm you that your party seems to have a different view of Putin than you do.”

Haley swore it didn’t alarm her at all and that the president has stood an amazing job showing strength on foreign issues.

“We’ve said if we can work with them, we will, especially on terrorism efforts, we can do that, but if they do something wrong we’re going to call them out,” Haley said. “It means we work with them when we can and when we can’t work with them, we say the truth.”

Tapper asked Haley if Russia was a friend or an ally.

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“I think Russia’s an ally when they want to be and they’re not an ally when they don’t want to be,” Haley admitted. “The days they’re an ally I will work with them.”

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New study warns of ‘killer heat’ set to overtake the US

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Without urgent international action to address runaway global heating, there will be almost no communities or regions in the contiguous United States unaffected as the number of lethally hot days each year—including those characterized as "off-the-charts" hot—doubles by mid-century and quadruples by the year 2100.

"Nearly everywhere, people will experience more days of dangerous heat even in the next few decades." —Kristina Dahl, Union of Concerned ScientistsThat is among the key findings of a new report and accompanying peer-reviewed study published in Environmental Research Communications, both by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), released Tuesday.

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Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF

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International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat.

Lagarde said in a statement her resignation was effective Sept. 12, firing the starting gun for the IMF’s search for her successor, which is likely to be another European.

“With greater clarity now on the process for my nomination as ECB President and the time it will take, I have made this decision in the best interest of the Fund,” Lagarde said in a statement.

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Wary US swimmers share waves with deadly sharks off Cape Cod

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At the entrance to Newcomb Hollow Beach, at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, the picture of a great white shark reminds swimmers that the US shores of the Atlantic must be shared with the ocean's most feared predator.

The great whites swim to this region in the northeastern United States to hunt for one of their preferred foods -- seals.

Since the Marine Mammal Protection Act was passed in 1972 the number of seals in Cape Cod has grown to more than 50,000.

In 2005 the great whites were declared a protected species in the state of Massachusetts -- where Cape Cod is located -- and have since become regular visitors to the region.

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