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Trump: Opioid Crisis Is a National Emergency

August 11, 2017 |

President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, though the official paperwork declaring it so is still to come. “We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis,” he promised after the declaration Thursday, which came…
Newser

Zion National Park May Need to Require Reservations

July 21, 2017 |

It would be a first for a US national park: requiring reservations to explore it. But it’s an option that Utah’s Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors, the AP reports. Zion, which welcomed 4.3 million people last year, is weighing online reservations for…
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Lawmakers hurt when Maduro supporters storm National Assembly

July 6, 2017 |

Clashes erupted Wednesday outside Venezuela’s National Assembly in Caracas between supporters of embattled President Nicolas Maduro and opposition lawmakers.
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All-Time Low Birth Rate Has Some Fearing ‘National Emergency’

June 30, 2017 |

Some experts worry the US is heading for disaster due to a baby shortage, the Washington Post reports. According to 2016 data released Friday by the CDC, the number of women giving birth in the US is down 1% from 2015 and at a historic low. The birth rate is…
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Father and Son Hikers Die in Stifling National Park

June 22, 2017 |

The heat wave scorching the western US likely played a role in the death of a father and son from Texas. Robert Stuart Pluta, 57, and son Bobby, 21, set off on a hiking trip in Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico Thursday. The first of the men’s bodies…
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Girl, 12, Wins National Spelling Bee With ‘Marocain’

June 2, 2017 |

For Ananya Vinay, the road to victory ran through heiligenschein, Tchefuncte, zeaxanthin, and cecidomyia. The 12-year-old from Fresno, Calif. won the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night when she correctly spelled “marocain,” a French-derived word for a dress fabric, after runner-up Rohan Rajeev stumbled on “marram,” a Scandinavian…
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Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, dies

May 28, 2017 |

Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died, his daughter announced on social media.
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Frat Members Blamed for Trees Felled in National Forest

May 22, 2017 |

Fraternity members from the California State University’s Chico campus are facing federal criminal charges after they allegedly cut down dozens of trees in Lassen National Forest during a camping trip as part of a pledge-initiation ritual, CBS San Francisco reports. Per the Los Angeles Times , at least 32 trees were…
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TMZ

Richard Simmons’ National Enquirer Lawsuit Isn’t Anti-LGBT, Say Trans Models (VIDEO)

May 10, 2017 |

Richard Simmons isn’t anti-LGBT by suing “National Enquirer” over a story claiming he’s been transitioning to a woman … at least not according to transgender model Carmen Carrera. ‘Enquirer’ claims Simmons isn’t pro-LGBT because his suit claims…

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National Security Chief Tells South Korea U.S. Will Pay for Defense System

April 30, 2017 |

The comments by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared to undo President Trump’s remark earlier that South Korea should pay for the Thaad system.
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