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White House Bans Four Journalists From Covering Trump-Kim Dinner

The White House abruptly banned four U.S. journalists from covering President Trump’s dinner here Wednesday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after some of them shouted questions at the leaders during their earlier meetings. Reporters from the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, the Los Angeles Times and Reuters were excluded from covering the dinner because of what White House press secretary ...

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7 Best Hatchets for Camping, Backpacking, and Survival

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Few tools are as essential to the outdoorsman as a well-made hatchet. It’s a must-have for hikers, campers, preppers, and post-apocalypse survivalists. From ultra-packable, backcountry half-hatchets to full-sized, multipurpose axe-like tools, here are seven of the best for upping your outdoor game. SOG Survival Hawk Limited ...

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Trump’s Next Environmental Target: Lightbulbs

The Trump administration has been on a spree of environmental rollbacks, including air and auto emissions. Its next target: lightbulbs. All those specialty bulbs consumers flock to for nostalgic or decorative appeal — think Edison, globe, candelabra — were to face new efficiency standards in January 2020 under an Obama administration rule that would likely make the incandescent bulb an ...

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El Niño Is Here: What You Need To Know

The return of the recurring climate pattern was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Thursday morning. Forecasters expect this to be a weak El Niño; however, its impacts will still be felt across the United States, particularly in the southern half of the country where wetter conditions are expected during the coming months, as AccuWeather meteorologists recently ...

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Why Your Enterprise Needs To Be Intelligent

When I was a kid, I used to watch cartoons as I got dressed for school. My favorite was The Jetsons: the flying cars, the robot maid, food served hot at the touch of a button. The only thing I could never figure out was why – despite all the seemingly futuristic advances – George still went to work every day and ...

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Could Losing Weight Lower My Risk of Cancer?

According to the latest data released by the American Cancer Society, cancer deaths have declined by more than one-quarter (27 percent) over a 25-year span, from 1991 to 2016. But countering that trend, obesity-related cancer is increasing. Previous research indicates that, as noted in the ACS’ Cancer Facts & Figures 2019 report: “An estimated 5% of cancers in men and ...

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How Love Affects Heart Health

When Barney Clark became the first person in the world to receive a permanent artificial heart in 1982, his wife asked the doctors, “Will he still be able to love me?” For centuries, people have thought of the heart as the command center of love, and the notion endures even as research shows most everything related to affection, attraction and ...

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Is Social Security Costing You?

Out of the roughly 60 million Americans who currently receive Social Security, a huge proportion rely on the program for the majority of their income. The decision about when to claim Social Security is one of the biggest you’ll ever make, and the choice will have implications affecting the rest of your financial life. One of the hardest-fought debates about ...

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How to Build a Fire Pit with Your Own Two Hands

It’s time to rekindle that fire — a fire that has echoed through the souls of man for years. The drive to take an idea, make a plan, gather materials, and build something where there was nothing before. It’s time to return to confidence, determination, self-belief. One of man’s greatest accomplishments was to harness fire, so why not start by building a fire pit? The ...

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