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Cotton boll weevil eradication program closes in on success for its ‘last frontier’

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 7, 2022

Through the diligence of public-private partnerships, the cotton boll weevil population has been whittled down and eradicated everywhere in the United States except on the "last frontier" of the Rio Grande Valley in the southern tip of Texas. And this year, the number of weevils trapped there is the lowest it has ever been. Officials are guardedly optimistic.

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First Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 6, 2022

A lieutenant of former longtime Proud Boys chairman Henry "Enrique" Tarrio became the group's first member to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Thursday, deepening the government's case against an organization accused of mobilizing violence to prevent the inauguration of Joe Biden.
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As his troops retreat, Russian defense chief comes under fire at home

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 6, 2022

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu faced intensifying political pressure Thursday over a series of disorderly military retreats, as Russian state television anchors openly attacked the military command for Ukraine's success in regaining territory in areas President Vladimir Putin claims to have annexed.
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2 indicted after imported jaguar cub was left on doorstep of Southern California animal rescue

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 6, 2022

LOS ANGELES — A jaguar cub was illegally bought, sold, transported and ultimately abandoned outside an animal sanctuary in Southern California, resulting in federal charges for a Riverside County man and a Texas woman, prosecutors said. Abdul Rahman, 34, of Murrieta and Trisha Denise Meyer, 40, of Houston were indicted Wednesday in federal court on charges of interstate transportation of an ...
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Nord Stream leaks caused by detonations in sign of sabotage

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 6, 2022

Detonations caused the recent ruptures of Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipelines, with the evidence pointing to a deliberate act, according to Swedish investigators. The completed preliminary investigation has “strengthened the suspicions of serious sabotage,” the Swedish Security Service said in a statement on Thursday. Swedish investigators didn’t give any indication of how the detonations ...

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