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  • 14 hours ago
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    Trump Budget Axes Alaska’s Sea Grant Program

    The proposed U.S. federal budget would cancel a program that provides support to coastal Alaskan communities with everything from monitoring shoreline erosion to maintaining healthy ecosystems.

  • 10 days ago
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    Born exposed to drugs, what chance did he have? One mom risked finding out

    The boy was only two days old when his mother slipped out of the hospital. Hours later, he shuddered and convulsed, his body going into withdrawal from the opioids he had grown used to in her womb.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Macron condemns 'massive' hacking attack as documents leaked

    The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a "massive hacking attack" after a trove of documents was released online. The campaign said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse people. It said that it was clear the hackers wanted to undermine Mr Macron ahead of Sunday's second round vote.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Judge won't hear gay adoptions because it's not in a child's 'best interest'

    A family court judge who sits in Barren and Metcalfe counties has announced he will no longer hear adoption cases involving “homosexual parties” because he believes allowing a gay person to adopt could never be in the child's best interest. Judge W. Mitchell Nance, who begins court each day by requiring everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, said in an order this week that he would recuse himself from all adoptions involving gay people.

  • 1 month ago
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    Coca-Cola in crisis as company cuts more than a thousand jobs

    Coca-Cola has announced plans to cut about 20 per cent of it corporate workforce, as the company battles a drop in sales due to falling demand for its sugary drinks. The US firm said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it increases its cost-cutting target by $800m and is now expecting to save $3.8bn by 2019. This represents about a 22 per cent reduction of its 5,500 corporate staff or a 1 per cent reduction in its total workforce of 100,300 employees, according to figures by FactS...

  • 1 month ago
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    Bill Nye criticizes CNN on air for inviting climate change skeptic

    Bill Nye on Saturday accused CNN of doing a "disservice" to viewers by bringing a climate change skeptic onto the network for a panel discussion. "I will say, much as I love CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change," Nye said during an appearance on CNN's "New Day." Nye was participating in a panel discussion on the network with May Boeve, the executive directo...

  • 1 month ago
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    Country music is the most drug-ridden of any genre, including rap

    A mother or father traveling through American life with their children planted in the backseat of their car will often times change the tunes on the radio from rap and hip-hop to so-called "safer" genres, like jazz or country music. Many parents figure exposing their offspring to certain types of music will also introduce them to controversial topics, including the appropriation, or "coolness," of drug use.

  • 1 month ago
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    Undercover 420 operations underway in Wyoming, Minnesota

    After winning 4/20 with a viral post last year, the Wyoming, Minnesota Police Department is back at it this year on the stoner holiday. Wyoming PD posted a photo of its “undercover 4/20 operations” which include an officer with a net, waiting behind the pothead bait of Doritos, Cheetos, Mountain Dew, White Castle and a few video games.

  • 1 month ago
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    Steelers owner and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Rooney dies at 84

    The NFL lost a legend Thursday. The Steelers announced that owner, icon and Hall of Famer Dan Rooney died. He was 84. Rooney, the father of the Rooney Rule, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. His impact went beyond the Rooney Rule, which made it a requirement for teams to interview at least one minority candidate for vacant head coaching positions. He was one of the most influential figures in the entire league and, of course, with the Steelers.

  • 1 month ago
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    Netflix blocks Fedora users

    Netflix should finally support their HTML5 player in Firefox 52 on Linux. This version has already landed in Fedora and been there for a couple of weeks and we’ve already received complaints from users who are confused. Both Netflix and Mozilla claim it should work, but it doesn’t for them.

  • 1 month ago
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    Esther the Wonder Pig to Get Reality Show

    The famed pig and her 43 rescued animal friends may soon become reality TV stars thanks to series Estherville. Esther the Wonder Pig may soon have her own reality series entitled Estherville. In 2013, Esther was misrepresented as a micro pig to her adoptive dads Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter and has since grown to a hefty 650-pounds. In caring for Esther, Jenkins and Walter realized that eating animals no longer aligned with their morals and shared Esther’s story in order to promote veganism.

  • 1 month ago
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    Netflix adds offline streaming to its Windows 10 app

    Netflix has offered users the option to download videos to watch later in its Android and iOS apps since late last year. And today that feature is finally making the jump to desktop with the addition of offline videos to the Windows 10 PC app, as reported by Windows Central. Like the mobile apps, the Windows 10 PC app does have a few limitations when it comes to downloading content. Offline downloads are only available for a seemingly random swath of Netflix’s catalog (unsurprisingly, most of ...

  • 1 month ago
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    Dramatic footage shows explosion at Paris carnival that left at least 18 injured

    A huge explosion rocked a popular French carnival, injuring at least 18 people. Onlookers were hit by chunks of burning wood and other debris after the fireball erupted from the guy-style figure known as Mr Carnival which was made of straw and wood.

  • 1 month ago
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    Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy

    Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election. The head of the main opposition party said an activist had been shot dead. The country's 1992 constitution, introduced after 35 years of dictatorship, limits the president to a single five-year term.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event distant

    Germany slaps contentious toll on autobahns

    The German parliament has finally passed a much-contested toll on highways - a key demand of the government's conservative wing. But opposition from border states and neighboring countries could still block it.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event distant

    Cities are Looking to Implement Electric Vehicles for Public Services

    Despite Trump’s Administration signaling its efforts to keep fossils fuels relevant, cities are taking matters into their own hands by looking into the use of electric vehicles for public services. Many cities already use hybrid solutions for public transportation, but are now negotiating with the auto industry to provide them with vehicles that can be used for other services such as police, fire, medical, waste, and much more.