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Tropical storm leaves 30 dead, 20 missing in Madagascar

Flooding and landslides caused by the passage of tropical storm Cheneso across Madagascar caused 30 deaths, left 20 people missing and affected tens of thousands across the Indian Ocean island nation, according to a provisional assessment Monday.

A man steers his boat that is used by residents to move around the street flooded with rain water in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Jan. 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of U.S. oil stockpile, draws veto threat

House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation's emergency oil stockpile -- a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill set for a vote Friday would require the government to offset any non-emergency withdrawals from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve with new drilling on public lands and oceans.

Enough rare earth minerals to fuel green energy shift: study

The world has enough rare earth minerals and other critical raw materials to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy to produce electricity and limit global warming, according to a new study that counters concerns about the supply of such minerals.