Safety & Security

What’s Happening To America’s Birds?

Slowly, steadily and almost imperceptibly, North America’s bird population is dwindling. The sparrows and finches that visit backyard feeders number fewer each year. The flutelike song of the western meadowlark — the official bird of six U.S. states — is growing more rare. The continent has lost nearly 3 billion birds representing hundreds of species over the past five decades, ...

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America’s Ticking Time Bomb Is Getting Worse

OBESITY levels have reached nearly 40 per cent in parts of the United States, a shocking new map reveals. The map shows that in nine states – Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and West Virginia – adult obesity is at or above 35 per cent. But in West Virginia and Mississippi that figure hits 39.5 per ...

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The REAL Threat Of Climate Change

I’m a conservative Republican and I believe climate change is real. It’s time for my fellow Republicans in Congress to stop treating this environmental threat as something abstract and political and recognize that it’s already affecting their constituents in their daily lives. If we don’t change our party’s position soon, our voters will punish us. It is well past time ...

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How AI Will Change Our Wars

The world’s major powers are in the middle of an artificial intelligence (AI) arms race. Over the next several years, China expects to deploy a fleet of unmanned submarines in contested waters like the South China Sea. Russia has tested its robotic tank on the battlefield in Syria and is reportedly working on developing autonomous nuclear submarines. For its part, ...

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Why America’s Families Are Struggling Financially

The finances of Americans may not be as good as they look from the outside. Despite optimistic metrics like a nine-year-long bullish, if volatile, stock market, higher than expected job and wage growth, and consumer confidence levels nearing record highs, millions of Americans continue to struggle, a study released last week from financial consultancy nonprofit the Center for Financial Services ...

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Hurricane Dorian Caused ‘Generational Devastation’

The scope of the calamity Hurricane Dorian brought to the Bahamas is becoming clear, as rescue workers reach devastated sections of the island chain. The official death toll now stands at 20, but that number is expected to rise sharply in the coming days. Dorian is now a Category 2, lashing the southeastern coastline of the United States. It remains ...

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Why China Won’t Retaliate…

China indicated that it wouldn’t immediately retaliate against the latest U.S. tariff increase announced by President Donald Trump last week, emphasizing the need to discuss ways to deescalate the trade war between the world’s two largest economies. “China has ample means for retaliation, but thinks the question that should be discussed now is about removing the new tariffs to prevent ...

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What To Know About Kidney Pain

The kidneys help filter the blood, including by filtering out harmful substances such as alcohol. Moderate drinking should not cause kidney pain, but binge drinking or frequent drinking may cause kidney problems. Kidney pain usually appears in the back, on either side of the spine, just under the ribs. A person who experiences this type of pain, especially if it ...

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The trade war with China just hit a turning point…

As the conflict started to hit new heights, according to Fox News, with President Donald Trump’s declaration of new tariffs on Friday and a Sunday statement that he was considering declaring a national emergency that could freeze business relationships between American companies and China, the Chinese government signaled Monday it might have had enough. In a statement, China said it ...

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Vaping Kills Too?!

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that it identified 193 cases of severe lung illnesses, which are potentially linked to vaping. Further, the patient in one of those cases — involving patients aged 17 to 38 and recorded between June 28th and August 20th this year — died in Illinois after being hospitalized. While one of ...

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