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The Baltimore Sun
Efforts to stabilize erosion authorities feared could lead to a failure of America’s tallest dam reached a point where they were no longer requiring evacuation of the Oroville, California, area, an order that affected almost 200,000 people. Still, work to lower the level of the reservoir above continued with urgency as a series of rainstorms approached.
An address by civil rights activist H. Rap Brown in the Eastern Shore city of Cambridge on June 24, 1967, led to clashes with police. Brown was shot in the face with buckshot, and rioters burned down 17 buildings, including a school and businesses, in the black side of the city.
Photos and text by Barbara Haddock Taylor
Balloon enthusiasts prepare to take flight during the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival at the former Clark US Air Force base in the Philippines province of Pampanga, north of Manila on February 9, 2017.
Some 29 balloon enthusiasts from around the globe are participating in the event which runs February 9 to 12.