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Smoke billows behind rows of burnt out cars at the site of a series of explosions in Tianjin, northern China.

CHINA BLAST

Explosive mystery: What caused the massive blasts that killed dozens and decimated a northern Chinese city? No one knows yet, partly because everyone is just coming to grips with the utter destruction the explosions caused. Buildings turned into hollowed out shells. Rows of incinerated cars. Windows broken miles away. And dozens of firefighters are still missing. The blasts ripped through warehouses that stored hazardous chemical materials. Firefighting efforts were suspended because authorities still aren’t sure what “dangerous goods” are stored at the warehouse at the heart of the explosions.

JIMMY CARTER

‘I have cancer’: The former president not only announced his cancer diagnosis, he also said it had spread. Carter, 90, had a “small mass” removed from his liver earlier this month and was told he should make a full recovery. But yesterday, Carter said the cancer was in other parts of his body. Carter’s family has a history of pancreatic cancer. More information on his condition will be released after he gets treatment at Atlanta’s Emory University. Social media was quick to offer up well wishes

CAMPAIGN 2016

Poll toppers: A day after agreeing to turn over her private email server and falling behind Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton got some good news yesterday: she’s still running strong in Iowa. The first CNN/ORC poll of Democrats in Iowa shows Clinton with a 50% to 31% lead over Sanders. On the GOP side of things, Donald Trump still has a big lead in the state, despite all the Megyn Kelly “blood” comment drama. The poll says Trump tops the 17-person field with 22% support among Iowa Republicans.

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source: CNN.com

5 Things To Know For Your New Day — Thursday, August 13 was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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