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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

Zimbabwe wildlife boss put on leave over missing rhino horns

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s wildlife management authority said it has sent its director-general on leave to allow for investigations into more than 220 kilograms (485 pounds) of missing rhino horns. Spokeswoman Caroline Washaya-Moyo said Tuesday that director-general Edson Chidziya will ...

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Baby with Zika-related microcephaly is born in Florida

MIAMI – A baby with Zika-related microcephaly was born in Florida, Florida Department of Health officials confirmed Tuesday. The baby is the first child to be born in Florida with the defect, which causes abnormally small heads and incomplete brain ...

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Iran’s Guard clashes with Kurds, 14 dead

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said the Revolutionary Guard has killed 11 Kurdish insurgents and lost three of its own in two days of fighting. Fars, which is close to the Guard, said Tuesday that the battle ...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Pro-coal demonstrators face off against anti-coal opponents in front of Oakland’s city hall before a special council meeting on the shipping and storage of coal Monday. (Aric Crabb / Associated Press)

Oakland City Council bans coal shipments

Arguing health risks, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban coal shipments Monday night, killing a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal. Backers maintained the proposal would bring badly needed jobs to an impoverished area.

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California’s vast groundwater supply remains elusive for now

SAN JOSE, Calif. – There’s a vast amount of untapped water in California, but whether it can make any difference for the drought-stricken state remains unclear. A new Stanford study indicates California’s groundwater supply is three times greater than previous estimates and could represent a potential “water windfall,” its authors say.

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40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

BLUE HILL, Maine – In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: a decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson ...

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Weekend Wild Card — 8.27-28.16

High school and college football are here, so we can no longer pretend. Summer is going, going, almost gone. Yet, the weather remains nice. And the tourists are about to ...

Trump rally at Everett arena

Donald Trump will hold a rally at the Xfinity Arena in Everett at 7 p.m. Tuesday, his campaign said today. The rally went up on the official campaign schedule, which ...

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