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Man dies in shark attack off Australia’s west coast

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"White shark" by Terry Goss. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

A man has died after being bitten by a shark at a beach popular with tourists on Australia’s northwest coast.

The man’s death marks the eighth fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year.

On Sunday, police were called to a Cable Beach in the morning after reports of the attack — when the man was pulled from the water and given medical treatment but later succumbed to his injuries.

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“Police can confirm that tragically the man has died,” Western Australia police said in a statement.

Shark attacks are rare on Cable Beach, a 22-kilometre (13-mile) stretch of pristine white sand next to the town of Broome.

But authorities are generally forced to close the beach once or twice a year when deadly saltwater crocodiles are spotted nearby.

There have been at least 22 shark maulings this year, according to the Taronga Conservation Society Australia government agency.


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‘Insane baby’ Trump mocked after holding a press briefing — and then fleeing after just 60 seconds

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday held a "press briefing" that consisted of him boasting about the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a record-high 30,000 points -- and then running away without taking any questions.

The president's truly brief press briefing utterly baffled observers, many of whom wondered why the president couldn't have simply bragged about the stock market on his Twitter account.

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oh my god that insane baby

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 24, 2020

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Trump abruptly ends news conference after 1 minute as reporters grill him on conceding

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President Donald Trump took one minute out of his day on Tuesday to hold a press conference in which he took credit for gains in the stock market, which came after President-elect Joe Biden's transition was allowed to formally begin.

At his press conference which lasted almost exactly one minute, Trump credited his administration for after the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 for the first time.

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Paul Krugman says Trump’s final days in office are like a Star Wars sequel: ‘The Loser Strikes Back’

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Writing in the New York Times this Tuesday, columnist Paul Krugman says that while we all knew that President Trump would react badly to losing the 2020 election,  his temper tantrum and the "willingness of almost the entire Republican Party to indulge him have surpassed even pessimists’ expectations."

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Krugman writes that Trump administration officials are already trying to sabotage the economy, "setting the stage for a possible financial crisis on Joe Biden’s watch."

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