The helicopters, and their crews, are the same ones called into duty for fighting wildfires. The raging wildland blazes sweeping across western states will be the No. 1 priority and Mount Peak construction will wait in line. The dedicated band that makes up the Mount Peak Historical Fire Lookout Association looks forward to the day when peak visitors can share a vantage point from decades ago. Their hope is that the replica tower will be in place by late August and, after some tidying up, be open for public use in September. The replica tower will welcome anyone who successfully navigates

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2. Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues to push for more crypto regulation This past week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., doubled down on her calls for more crypto regulation. On July 26, Warren sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pressing the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to coordinate a "cohesive regulatory strategy" surrounding cryptocurrency. "I urge FSOC to act with urgency and use its statutory authority to address cryptocurrencies' risks and ensure the safety and stability of our financial system." Warren also spoke during the Senate Banking Committee hearing on Tuesday titled "Crypt

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The U.S. won in 3 minutes, 08.97 seconds, the third-fastest relay in history. Italy took the silver in 3:10.11, with the bronze going to Australia in 3:10.22. Australia’s Ariarne Titmus has defeated American Katie Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics. Titmus won one of the most anticipated races of the games, capturing the gold medal with the second-fastest time in history. Titmus, who trailed by nearly a full body-length at the halfway mark of the eight-lap race, turned on the speed to touch in 3 minutes, 56.69 seconds. Defending Olympic champion and world-record holder

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