Top 5 On the Go: Thursday August 13

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1. El Niño could be the most powerful ever recorded
Following the release of a new report, climatologists on Thursday said this year's El Niño could bring "extreme rainfall" to drought-stricken California.

2. Scores killed, hundreds injured in China port blast
Two huge explosions tore through a Chinese port city, killing at least 50 people and injuring 700 others, state media and officials said Thursday.

3. ISIS may have gotten a hold of chemical weapons
A report on Thursday said the U.S. believes ISIS militants used chemical weapons in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq earlier this week -- it's the first indication that the extremist group has obtained banned chemical weapons.

4. Chinese pollution linked to alarming number of deaths
A new study released on Thursday found that China's air pollution is killing about 4,000 people a day and accounts for 1 in 6 premature deaths in the country.

5. Clinton email scandal spreads to aides
Hillary Clinton's email scandal deepened Thursday after a judge ordered two of her former aides to preserve their records and not delete emails from Clinton's time as secretary of state.

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