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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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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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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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1 killed, 21 injured in blast at natural gas facility

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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

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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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Charles Jenkins, U.S. Army deserter to N. Korea, dies

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TOKYO — Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado, northern Japan, on Monday and rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead, …

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Live results: Alabama Senate race and exit polls

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Watch here for live Alabama Senate special election results and exit polls Republican Roy Moore, the embattled former chief justice on the state’s supreme court, and Democrat Doug Jones, a widely respected former U.S. attorney, are running for Jeff Sessions’ old Senate seat today in a special election that’s being …

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