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Flood rescues continue as Colorado braces for more rain

(Reuters) - More heavy rain is expected on Saturday in Colorado where rescue workers are battling to reach residents cut off by the worst floods in decades, which have killed at least four people and left 172 still unaccounted for.

Search and rescue teams have used boats and helicopters to pull stranded residents to safety in areas where flash floods toppled buildings, washed out roads and inundated farmland. The flooding began overnight Wednesday. It was triggered by unusually heavy late-summer storms that soaked Colorado’s biggest urban centers, from Fort Collins …

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Pope pulls ambassador to Dominican Republic amid abuse allegations

Pope Francis is seen during his weekly open-air general audience on September 4, 2013 in St.Peters square at the Vatican.

Prosecutors began a criminal investigation Wednesday into the Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, a day after a local church representative said the pope had recalled the envoy because of child abuse allegations. “We have formally opened an investigation,” Dominican Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito told reporters. “Here we …

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