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Oregon Wildfires Continue To Consume Land, Firefighters' Attention

Monday, September 14, 2020

There are many fires spread out across the state, and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated. Two of the biggest fires that are threatening areas near Portland are raging unchecked.

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Portland Protesters Return Their Attention To The Local Police Force

Monday, August 10, 2020

Tensions flared in the Oregon city over the weekend after a fire inside police union headquarters led authorities to declare a riot.

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Oh Dear: Photos Show What Humans Have Done To The Planet

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Some scientists say we've entered a new geological epoch — the anthropocene era — defined by the human impact on the global landscape. Three artists traveled to 22 countries to see what we've wrought.

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A Not-So-Thrilling Ride For U.S.-Made Roller Coasters

Friday, June 14, 2019

China is a big customer for U.S.-made roller coasters. But since President Trump's trade war, China has imposed steep tariffs on American rides. Some in the industry fear losing a lucrative market.

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Safety Commission May Ask For A Recall Of Fisher-Price Baby Cot Tied To Infant Deaths

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleeper has been linked to 32 infant deaths. Now the consumer safety agency is considering asking the company to recall the product.

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You Missed A Spot! Patchy Sunscreen Application Leaves Skin Vulnerable To Cancer

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

As the spring sunshine brightens up, researchers caution: Don't skimp on sun protection, especially on the sensitive eyelids.

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The 'Erin Brockovich of Slovakia' Is Elected The Country's First Female President

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Slovakia elected anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova Saturday evening. The environmental activist turned politician has been hailed as the "Erin Brockovich of Slovakia."

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4 Palestinians Killed Along Gaza Border In 'Great March of Return' Protest

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Despite these deaths, the day was calmer than expected, as Israel and Palestine work to negotiate a deal. "This was not something extraordinary," retired Israeli Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser told NPR.

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CHART: Where Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Will Go In The Future

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A new study predicts how far north these insects could live if climate change goes unchecked.

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Vaccination Push Underway To Contain Mumps Outbreak In Philadelphia

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Temple University officials say the vast majority of students who are part of a mumps outbreak had been immunized previously with a vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella.

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What Makes People Heed A Weather Warning — Or Not?

Friday, March 22, 2019

One social scientist says it's how people interpret these warnings that matters and that "we need to get out there and do a better job of understanding their perspective."

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She's A Lawyer ... A Thespian ... And Now A State Department 'Woman Of Courage'

Friday, March 08, 2019

The U.S. Department of State has honored Sri Lanka's Marini de Livera for her innovative combination of drama and legal work to aid women and children.

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Double-Booked Surgeons: Study Raises Safety Questions For High-Risk Patients

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Most patients do fine, research suggests, when the lead surgeon steps away to begin another procedure. But patients who are older or have underlying medical conditions sometimes fare worse.

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More Democrats Press Va. Gov. Ralph Northam To Resign

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Northam has so far resisted widespread calls for him to step down after the revelation of a racist photo on his 1984 medical yearbook page.

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Smithsonian Museums Spring Back To Life After Government Reopens

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Thanks to the end of the government shutdown, the Smithsonian Institution reopens its 19 museums — along with the National Zoo Tuesday morning. Getting it all up and running is no easy task.

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Does The World Need A New Buzzword — 'Syndemic' — To Describe 3 Big Crises?

Monday, January 28, 2019

A new report in 'The Lancet' uses a not-too-familiar term to describe looming global problems that appear to be interconnected.

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Federal Employees Return To Work, But Fears Of Another Shutdown Loom

Monday, January 28, 2019

While the reopening of the government is welcome news for many federal workers, some express trepidation that they'll face the same predicament after Feb. 15.

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Government Shutdown: Federal Workers Return, But Border Fight Lingers

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Federal government workers who have been on furlough or working without pay, are getting ready to return to normal status now that the partial government shutdown is over.

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What's Healthy At The Grocery Store? Shoppers Are Often Confused, Survey Finds

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A survey finds shoppers would like a symbol to help them identify healthy foods at a time when many hear conflicting advice. But creating a symbol that works for all foods is fraught with challenges.

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Temp Agencies Say Furloughed Government Workers Are Too Temporary

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Temp agencies are seeing the resumes of federal employees pile up. But many of these applicants have been rebuffed as furloughed workers are seen as too temporary for even temp jobs.

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