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House Cats in Los Angeles Are in Serious Danger

The Humane Society of the United States warns that, while coyotes typically feed on such small mammals as rabbits and mice, they also sometimes make a meal of cats or ...
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Poverty Can Change Our Genes, Study Says

Researchers have discovered that poverty can affect our genetic makeup. According to a Northwestern University study just published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, there is evidence that lower ...
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CBD With Your Burger? The FDA Says “Maybe”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced plans to reconsider current regulations prohibiting the use of CBD -- short for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicant component of cannabis -- ...
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A Third of All Locations Designated as the Darkest Places on Earth Are in the US

Middle-of-Nowhere, Nevada, has just been admitted to one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. The Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area has just been named the ninth location in ...
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This Is the Single Most Dangerous City in America

New York City used to be a perilous place. In the 1970s and ‘80s, there were between 1,444 and 2,246 murders in the city every year, and between 2,875 and ...
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This Mediterranean Enclave Just Outlawed Helium Balloons

Every year on September 10, residents of Gibraltar gather in Casements Square to celebrate their national holiday. Part of the festivities used to be the simultaneous release of some 30,000 ...
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These Are the Most Contaminated Foods on the Market

You may want to reconsider eating those fiber-rich strawberries. And maybe think twice before adding two of the always so popular vegetables to make a smoothie “green.” Yes, we are ...
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The 5 Cities with the Best High School Graduation Rates Are All in One State

Almost 85% of public high school students in the United States now graduate with a regular diploma within four years of starting ninth grade -- a record high -- according ...
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Free Sushi Dinner? All You Have to Do Is Post It on Instagram

Free food for something you already do anyway? Yes, please! Long gone are the days when you just spammed your friends’ Instagram feeds with photos of your boring juice and ...
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In New Pew Study, 11 Countries Report Negative Views of United States

Pew Research has released a new study of how people in other countries view the United States. The figures are shockingly low in some nations and moderately high in others. ...
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Is Tropical Storm Nate or Hurricane Nate the Next Big U.S. Weather Threat?

It was just on Monday that the National Hurricane Center's (NHC) constantly updated image map showed little to no real activity in the tropics. Within a period of roughly 48 hours ...
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Fears in Caribbean Grow as Maria Becomes a Category 5 Hurricane

Hurricane Maria, called "potentially catastrophic" by the National Hurricane Center, has been raised to Category 5 as it heads for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. On Tuesday, Maria was ...
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North Korea Thumbs Nose at World, Launches Another Missile Over Japan

North Korea is not backing down. Flouting international condemnation, the isolated rogue nation fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Friday. The launch is the second ...
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FBI Firearm Background Checks Down Sharply From a 2016 Pace

The pace of FBI firearm background checks so far this year is down drastically, by about 9%, from 2016. Through June 30, the FBI has performed 1.2 million fewer firearm ...
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Will Mayweather-McGregor Be the Highest Valued Fight of All-Time?

Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Connor McGregor, both highly esteemed fighters in their own right, have been dancing around and toward each other over the past year, working to what is ...
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