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Mountain bikers in fatal cougar attack did everything right, authorities say

Surviving cyclist in satisfactory condition, hospital says Official says bikers tried to scare mountain lion and hit it<p>A mountain biker who was killed by a cougar near Seattle and his friend who escaped after the animal attacked him did everything right, authorities have said.<p>The two men were …


My husband recently killed himself and I can’t face being on my own

Allow those around you to help you back on your feet and be kind to yourself until you’re ready to move forward, says Mariella Frostrup<p><b>The dilemma</b> It’s only been a few weeks since my husband took his own life, but now the reality is starting to sink in and I feel completely overwhelmed by fear …

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3 Breakfast Rules to Follow to Lose Weight

Now that the New Year is solidly here, many of us are resolving to eat better, move more, and lose weight. One of the best ways to do this—and make …

Okay, Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns

Young people of America are now expecting to witness gun violence in their schools. It doesn't have to be that way.<p>Hey there, NRA:<p>Listen, I know the moments after a gunman opens fire in a school are hectic for you. You have to get your talking points together, you have to mentally prepare to debate …


The irredeemable irresponsibility of The Federalist

Some day, when the Trump administration is over and the true extent of its corruption has become part of the public record, the right-wing website <i>The</i></i> …

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Las Vegas Shooter Said "Sacrifices Have To Be Made" Before Deadly Attack

Witnesses say Stephen Paddock went on anti-government rant while trying to buy firearm paraphernalia weeks before killing 58 people on the Las Vegas Strip.<p>Just weeks before Stephen Paddock killed 58 people on the Las Vegas Strip, witnesses say he went on an anti-government tirade and said "somebody …

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Vintage Photos of Royalty Around the World

As Britain prepares for its next royal wedding, take a look at these images of royalty from the National Geographic archives.<p>Prince Henry of Wales (more commonly known as Prince Harry) and Megan Markle have rekindled international interest in the lives of royalty as they prepare for their …

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Why legalizing marijuana is stuck in legal limbo


5% of the worlds population lives in the blue areas, and 5% in...

5% of the worlds population lives in the blue areas, and 5% in the red. The remaining 90% live in the white areas.

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California Population Density, 2010.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …


A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment

The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.<p>The Trump administration’s tumultuous first year has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions …

What has landed on Mars.

What has landed on Mars.

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A soldier lost her ear in a car accident. So the doctors grew her a new one -- in her forearm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear.<p>Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical center in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way.<p>Plastic surgeons harvested …

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Loneliness Rivals Obesity, Smoking as Health Risk


New Mexico: fossilized tracks point to ice age hunters who tracked giant sloth

Tracks in White Sands national monument suggest hunters tracked 8ft creature with long arms and sharp claws – but it’s unclear why<p>Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on a remote New Mexico salt flat have determined that the tracks tell the story of a group of ice age hunters …


Cambridge Analytica closing after Facebook data harvesting scandal

Political consultancy, under fire over use of millions of Facebook users’ data, has begun insolvency proceedings<p>Cambridge Analytica, the data firm at the centre of this year’s Facebook privacy row, is closing and starting insolvency proceedings.<p>The company has been plagued by scandal since the …

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Republican Party wing creates 18 fake websites for Democrats

If you support Democratic Rep.<p>Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick forCongress” logo, but that design belies its true agenda.<p>Funded and created by …


Michelle Wolf Does Unto the White House as It Has Done Unto Others

Controversy at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner underscores that Trump’s staff demands decencies and courtesies that it denies to others.<p>“Women attacking conservative women for their looks and their jobs It’s shameful. #WHCA.” Those angry words were tweeted by White House …

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White House mystery: Where is Macron's gifted oak tree?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there last week.<p>The sapling was a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit.<p>News photographers snapped away Monday when Trump …

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America Is Giving Away the $30 Billion Medical Marijuana Industry

Lyle Craker is an unlikely advocate for any political cause, let alone one as touchy as marijuana law, and that’s precisely why Rick Doblin sought …


The 'Dragon Energy' of Kanye West and Donald Trump

The rapper and president are bros now. Here’s why.<p>The scandals are like sediment in the delta of Kanye West. Each new controversy—each paparazzi fight, each “BILL COSBY INNOCENT,” each repackaging of ratty apocalypse couture as expensive fashion, each “multiracial women only” casting call—instead …

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Bill Cosby Shares a Few Words With the Prosecutor in Court

Bill Cosby has not said much about the sexual assault accusations that have dogged him for years, but when he was convicted on Thursday of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand he decided to say a few words in the Norristown, Pa., courtroom. Including a crass one aimed at the prosecutor.<p>The …

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Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?


Two Hungry Jaguars Are No Match for This Plucky Otter

PORTE JOFRE, PANTANAL, BRAZIL<p>The formidable predators came face to face recently in Brazil's Pantanal.<p>On a particularly hot afternoon last October, two jaguar sisters named Medrosa and Jaju went down to the river to drink.<p>But before they had reached the waters of the Corixo Negro, a giant otter …


Principal Meridians and Baselines of the U.S. Public Land Survey...

Principal Meridians and Baselines of the U.S. Public Land Survey System.

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Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt, and More Amazing Discoveries

See dazzling developments spanning the world of science from archaeology to ecology to medicine.<p>No-Melt Ice Cream<p>Scientists have found a solution to sticky ice-cream hands—entirely by accident. After the 2011 tsunami damaged Japanese strawberry fields, the fruit was too unsightly to be sold whole. …


First There Were Microbes. Then Life on Earth Got Big.

How did life go from tiny organisms to large, complex creatures? Scientists see clues in fossils from as far back as 570 million years ago.<p><b>On the southeast</b> coast of Newfoundland, near North America’s farthest eastward reach, lies a promontory of rocky cliffs called Mistaken Point. The place got its …

Countries visited by President Obama during his presidency.

Countries visited by President Obama during his presidency.

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Borders of the Confederacy superimposed on a map of human...

Borders of the Confederacy superimposed on a map of human development in the US.

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