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Scientists say landfills release more planet-warming methane than previously thought
A study builds on research that shows landfills are the third-largest source of methane emissions globally, after oil and gas systems and agriculture.
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Zoo visitors unexpectedly witness the birth of a baby giraffe
Zoo visitors in Milwaukee witnessed the birth of a baby giraffe
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NY governor pledges $10 million to fight domestic terrorism after Buffalo shooting
Each county's plan must include input from law enforcement, mental health and school professionals.
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Fear turns to shock among Albuquerque Muslims as police say the shooter is a Muslim
Businesses were closed and people skipped prayer services after the shooting deaths of four Muslim men, three of them in the past two weeks. Now, the fear has given way to confusion over a motive.
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The story of Steve Jobs and Issey Miyake's friendship (and a nixed Apple uniform)
Before Jobs adopted his classic black turtleneck, he approached Japanese designer Issey Miyake to see if he could create a uniform for Apple employees. But company employees were not fans.
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Trial in lawsuit over Kobe Bryant crash photos begins
Vanessa Bryant's invasion of privacy lawsuit says a deputy showed photos of her husband's remains to bar patrons and a firefighter showed them to off-duty colleagues.
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Suspect denies involvement in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque
The 51-year-old Afghan immigrant denied any connection to the deaths that shook the city and its small Muslim community. Bullet casings found at crime scenes were linked to a gun found at his home.
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Proposals would ease standards, raise retirement age to address pilot shortage
Airlines blame a shortage of pilots for widespread cancellations and reduced service. Would allowing pilots to keep flying past age 65 and reducing the 1,500-hour flight training requirement help?
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After a career of cracking cold cases, investigator Paul Holes opens up
Holes spent more than 20 years investigating crimes in California and played a critical role in identifying Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. as the so-called Golden State Killer. His new book is Unmasked.
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Polio vaccine boosters are offered to London children as the virus spreads
Children were made eligible for booster doses after health authorities reported finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple areas of London but found no cases of the paralytic disease in people.
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A Nebraska woman is charged with helping her daughter have an abortion
Police say that in Facebook messages they've obtained, Jessica Burgess tells her 17-year-old daughter that she has abortion pills to end her 24-week pregnancy. They're both charged with felonies.
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This Montana couple built their dream home, only to have it burn down in minutes
After 18 months of building, the Holetts were nearly set to move into their dream home in Dayton, Mont. It took their life savings to build the cabin. It took one wildfire to burn it down in minutes.
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Most Americans support using the popular vote to decide U.S. presidents, data shows
There have been five presidents who won the electoral vote but not the popular vote, including George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
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A Florida license plate has reopened the debate over the 'Don't tread on me' flag
Gov. Ron DeSantis says a plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars." Others say the flag symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.
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The U.S. lost track of why it was in Afghanistan, former commander says
Recently retired General Frank McKenzie reflects on the withdrawal from Afghanistan, who bears responsibility for the way it unfolded, and how the U.S. "lost track" of why it was in the country.
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Le bon temps continue to roll on Cajun radio in Southern Louisiana
Eight radio stations in Southern Louisiana still broadcast partially in French as they try to keep alive a dying language in the area. French has been spoken there since the mid-1700s.
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Their mentor was attacked. Now young OB-GYNs may leave Indiana
Dr. Caitlin Bernard was publicly vilified for providing abortion care to a 10-year-old rape victim. And that's got some medical residents who were open to practicing in Indiana thinking again.
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Some Native Americans say this Pilgrim site is failing as a bi-cultural museum
Members of Massachusetts's Wampanoag community say the people running the Patuxet living history site have done little to ingratiate themselves with tribes.
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A stranded whale is removed from the Seine River and will be moved to saltwater
A veterinary team was planning to transport the 4-meter-long (13-foot-long) whale to a coastal spot in the northeastern French port town of Ouistreham for "a period of care."
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A Brazil court reopens the case of a rainforest park larger than New York City
The court's decision reopened a lawsuit that invalidates a protected area in Brazil's Amazon.
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With Trump's backing, Michels wins the Wisconsin GOP primary for governor
Republican Tim Michels, a construction executive endorsed by former President Donald Trump, will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in what could be a tight race for Wisconsin governor in November.
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Mystery at Mar-a-Lago: What were FBI agents looking for and what are the consequences?
A federal search warrant like the kind carried out at the home of former President Donald Trump would require detailed evidence and sign-off at the highest levels of the DOJ, legal experts said.
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Voters cast their ballots in Kenyan presidential election with low turnout
The presidential election in Kenya drew low voter turnout on Tuesday pitting opposition leader Raila Odinga against Deputy President William Ruto, among other candidates.
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With supplies low, FDA authorizes plan to stretch limited monkeypox vaccine doses
The Biden administration is trying to extend the limited supply of monkeypox vaccines by changing how the shot is given.
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Albuquerque police detain a suspect in the killings of four Muslim men
Albuquerque police say they have detained the "primary suspect" in the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico's largest city.
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Backers turn up at Mar-a-Lago to show support for Donald Trump after FBI raid
Undeterred by the Mar-a-Lago raid, supporters rally for Trump. People were showing up to show support for the former president and criticize the FBI raid.
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It's primary day in Vermont. Why do voters there choose a governor every 2 years?
Vermont's Republican governor, Phil Scott, is on the ballot today, just like he was in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Why is that and will it ever change?
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How the Republican Party came to embrace conspiracy theories and denialism
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank examines how the GOP got to where it is today, with some elected leaders and candidates still endorsing the lie that Trump won. His book is The Destructionists.
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A vision of 7 suns led a self-taught Ivoirian artist to draw the everyday and the holy
The Museum of Modern Art shows the colorful works of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, a prolific artist from the Ivory Coast who documented his Bété culture — and even created a pictograph language.
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A vaccine for Lyme disease is in its final clinical trial
There isn't currently a Lyme disease vaccine on the U.S. market. Researchers are hoping to change that.
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