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Rescue crew helps entangled whale in Southern California

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A gray whale off of the Newport Harbor in Southern California was found entangled in a pink small-mesh gillnet of unknown origin, according to a statement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Responders from the Orange County Large Whale Entanglement Response Team and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center …

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Facebook responds viral criticism by saying "we have grown"

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Several former Facebook executives have criticized the giant they helped create. Now Facebook is responding to one of them, saying the company has changed since the executive worked there.  Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook vice president and current CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, told a Stanford Graduate School …

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The healthiest and least healthy states in the U.S.

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Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation that looks at the healthy and not-so-healthy habits of people across the United States. The 2017 annual report looks at 35 different factors affecting people’s health including rates of smoking, obesity, physical …

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Ancient man-sized penguin discovered

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Alan Tennyson is curator of vertebrates at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa  The emperor penguin is an impressive bird – but it would have been relatively small in comparison with some of the giant penguins that lived in the distant past. In a paper published today we reveal …

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Boston restaurant sued over lewd behavior allegations

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BOSTON — Five women said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that female kitchen workers at the McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant in downtown Boston were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments from male supervisors and co-workers. They allege their complaints to the company were routinely ignored.  The lawsuit highlights the …

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Report: Warnings issued after daredevil plunges to death

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A well-known daredevil climber’s death has spurred warnings by Chinese state media against the perils of live streaming, Reuters news agency reports. Wu Yongning, 26, died in November after falling from a 62-story building in the city of Changsha. A China Daily editorial said Tuesday that the climber’s death was a …

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