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A drone view shows a flooded area following heavy rainfall in Rock Valley, Iowa, U.S. June 22, 2024, in this still image obtained from a social media video.

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Hard Numbers: Massive US floods, Dagestan attacks, Bad booze, Deadly Hajj, Toodaloo to Taylor Swift

1,000,000: Over a million people in the Upper Midwest were under flood warnings on Sunday after several days of heavy rain forced thousands to evacuate in parts of Iowa and South Dakota. Iowan officials said the inundation has already exceeded the 1993 flood that killed 50 people, and the worst of the flooding is expected Monday and Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Plenary Session at the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019.

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Trump wins big in Iowa, worrying Canadians

Anyone expecting a two-way race in Iowa was disappointed this week. Former President Donald Trump netted the biggest caucus win in history on Monday and looks set to cruise to the Republican nomination. This means Eurasia Group’s No. 1 Top Risk of 2024 – which says the “two major parties’ likely presidential candidates are uniquely unfit for office” – is evolving before our very eyes. After all, Trump is facing dozens of felony charges, while Biden would be four years short of 90 at the end of another term.

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