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Deal ends ‘whiskey war’ over a tiny island near Greenland

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Yellowstone Park flooding is reminder of long-term climate change impacts, experts say

Swollen rivers raged through Yellowstone National Park last week, ripping out roads, bridges and buildings in the oldest national park (created in 1872). Thousands of visitors were evacuated, some via Montana National Guard helicopters, and the ...

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Musicians continue to tour into their old age


After almost 1,000 concerts with The Beatles, more than 140 shows with Wings and 870 solo concerts, Paul McCartney’s 17th solo tour ended just days before his 80th birthday on June 18. McCartney’s latest tour took across the U.S. — performing for fa...

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This week's word in the news: MUCKRAKER

DEFINITION:

A person who searches for and tries to expose real or alleged corruption, scandal, or other wrongdoing, especially in politics.

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While the political action committee – American muckrakers – spread a video in which Cawthorn was identifiable, its claims against Boebert, of Silt, are much more tenuous.
The Denver Post -- 06/20/2022

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