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Rescue crew helps entangled whale in Southern California


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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Wife of man killed in Arizona police shooting speaks out


A graphic video of a controversial police shooting in 2016 was released last week. The officer was fired for violating police procedures but acquitted of charges that he murdered 26-year-old Daniel Shaver. On Tuesday, Shaver’s widow spoke out in her first interview since the verdict. “I’ve been fighting for two …

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High-tech healers give kids a helping hand


ROCKFORD, Mich. — Christmas came early for Harmony Taylor, who got what she wanted most: the hand she’d been missing since birth. The 3D replacement is the gift of another 8-year-old, who is also missing his hand. “How did it feel when you gave it to her?” CBS News asked. …

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


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


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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Report: Warnings issued after daredevil plunges to death


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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1 killed, 21 injured in blast at natural gas facility


BERLIN — An explosion Tuesday at a major natural gas facility near Austria’s border with Slovakia left one person dead and 21 injured, and caused some gas flow disruptions to other countries, authorities said. One person was seriously injured and 20 others slightly hurt in the morning blast at the …

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Leaders ramp up climate fight, with "momentum" from Trump


PARIS — More than 50 world leaders are joining bankers, energy magnates and others Tuesday in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming — despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accord. Sean Penn, Arnold …

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