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Former leaders convicted of genocide in Cambodia

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Severe California wildfires show impact of drought and hotter, drier summers there

California faces a massive, costly recovery from its worst wildfires in state history. Wind-driven blazes this month in hilly, populated areas north of San Francisco and near Los Angeles killed more than 60 people, a toll that’s expected to rise as s...

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Eating meat is bad for the environment, report finds

A British advisory board wants to fight climate change by reducing the number of cattle and sheep in the U.K. by 20-50 percent. Cattle and sheep are a huge source of agricultural emissions in the U.K., according to a report by the government's Commit...

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This week's word in the news: SHUTDOWN


A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory or government department.

"If I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security - when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in," the president said.
The Chicago Tribune -- 11/19/2018

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A second look at Second Amendment?

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Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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