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Landslides, flooding in Kenya kill at least 56

A Turkana woman stops at a gate of her house that is submerged by flooded water after heavy rain in Lodwar, northwestern Kenya on October 18, 2019. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
A Turkana woman stops at a gate of her house that is submerged by flooded water after heavy rain in Lodwar, northwestern Kenya, Oct. 18. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

Landslides and flooding triggered by unusually heavy rain in northwestern Kenya have killed at least 56 people, Reuters reports. Flooding and mudslides have destroyed bridges and wiped out roads, stranding multiple villages.

The big picture: The fatalities bring the total to 94 dead from floods in Kenya over the past month and a half, according to AP and Reuters. Overall, Kenya is experiencing an unusually heavy rainy season. More than 1 million people in East Africa have experienced above-average rainfall.

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Buttigieg campaign apologizes for using stock photo of Kenyan woman

Pete Buttigieg
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Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign on Monday apologized and removed from its website a stock photo of a Kenyan woman that it used to promote the mayor's "Douglass Plan" to fight racial inequality in America, the Washington Post reports.

What they're saying: Sean Savett, communications director for the Buttigieg campaign, said a contractor running the website chose the photo not knowing it had been captured in Kenya.