Sylvia Thatcher

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Las Vegas massacre: It could have been even worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas. The crime instantly entered the record books as the worst mass shooting in modern American history.<p>The thing is -- it could have been worse.<p>I know that …

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Trump's abrupt shifts on NAFTA blindside allies Canada, Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and most of his government were miles away from Mexico City on Wednesday, sitting on a grandstand under the hot midday sun, watching an aviation demonstration at a military base, when the news started to filter through.<p>In cellphone messages and traded remarks, …

Great news: Some bed bugs are really good at climbing

Regular traps can’t hold them<p><i>Cimex lectularius</i>, better known as the common bed bug, is weird. It can inherit mitochondrial DNA from both its mother AND its father (most animals inherit only get that sort of DNA from mom), it might be splitting off into an entirely new species, and, perhaps most …

‘This was the worst call by far’: Trump badgered, bragged and abruptly ended phone call with Australian leader

It should have been one of the most congenial calls for the new commander in chief — a conversation with the leader of Australia, one of America’s staunchest allies, at the end of a triumphant week.<p>Instead, President Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refu­gee agreement …

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