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A GOP official at a town hall tried to argue Obamacare has death panels. It did not go well.

During the heated town halls of 2009, it was relatively common for angry constituents to speak out against the (nonexistent) “death panels” in the Affordable Care Act.<p>That kind of rhetoric, however, might not fly in 2017.<p>At a Florida town hall on Saturday, a Republican official was quickly shouted …

Scientists are building a sanctuary where SeaWorld's orcas could retire

A team of scientists have started building an orca sanctuary, where SeaWorld's killer whales could retire.<p>This will be the first permanent sanctuary for dolphins and killer whales.<p>After it was announced that the park was ending its orca breeding program, people asked whether the existing killer …

The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

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With sweat and tears, pilgrims scale Mecca's 'mountain of light'

It was in a cave in this rugged, rocky peak overlooking the holy city of Mecca that Muslims believe the Koran was first revealed to Mohammed when he was 40 years old.<p>The annual hajj pilgrimage begins on Tuesday, and more than a million faithful have already flocked to Saudi Arabia in preparation …

Ring Review: Knocking is dumb (Video Doorbell)

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Tropical Storm Arthur churns up East Coast, sets sights on Carolinas

Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight.<p>The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Arthur's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 90 mph with additional weakening expected.<p>As of 7 a.m. …