Almost 600 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years

Almost 600 Plants Have Gone Extinct In Last 250 Years: Report

Almost 600 plant species have been wiped from the planet in the past 250 years, more than twice the number of bird, mammal and amphibian species that have met the same fate, according to a new study.

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Hirings hit record high, 1.6 million more jobs than unemployed

Hiring By US Businesses Hits A Record High

The total number of workers hired rose to a new high in April while the amount of unemployed workers still vastly outnumbered the available jobs.

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The Risks Are Rising That the Dollar Could Lose its Special Global Standing

The Risks Are Rising That The Dollar Could Lose Its Special Global Standing

There are a number of factors suggesting that, over time, the US dollar may be at risk of surrendering its lead, if not its role, as the world's preeminent reserve currency.

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US Measles Cases Surpass 1,000 This Year

US Measles Cases Surpass 1,000 This Year

The number of cases of measles in the United States this year has surpassed 1,000, the Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

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More than 2,000 Ebola cases recorded in DR Congo

More Than 2,000 Ebola Cases Recorded In DR Congo

The number of Ebola cases in Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to over 2,000, according to new government figures that show the growth of the epidemic is gaining pace.

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Trump says US will impose 5% tariff on all Mexican imports from June 10

Trump Says US Will Impose 5% Tariff On All Mexican Imports From June 10

More duties will be added if Mexico does not take action "reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens" crossing into the U.S., the White House said Thursday.

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US Measles Cases Reach Highest Number in Nearly Three Decades, CDC Says

US Measles Cases Reach Highest Number In Nearly Three Decades, CDC Says

There have been 971 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, the CDC said. That means 2019, which is not quite half over, now has the greatest number of cases in a single year in nearly three decades.

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The opioid crisis comes to the classroom as soaring numbers of children born in drug withdrawal reach school age

The Opioid Crisis Comes To The Classroom As Soaring Numbers Of Children Born In Drug Withdrawal Reach School Age

From Washington to West Virginia, the number of children born in withdrawal from opioids and other drugs has skyrocketed, and those babies -- now elementary-school students -- present challenges that teachers say they have never encountered at such a scale.

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Betsy DeVos is the eighth Trump official to use personal email for official White House business

Betsy DeVos Is The Eighth Trump Official To Use Personal Email For Official White House Business

The education secretary is the latest member of the Trump administration to get caught for using her personal email to conduct official business.

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Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live | US news

Don McGahn Expected To Be Held In Contempt Over Refusal To Testify - Live

The former White House counsel had been subpoenaed to appear before the House judiciary committee but Trump blocked his testimony

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Experts call out Trump's EPA for redefining environmental standards to allow for more air pollution—

Experts Call Out Trump's EPA For Redefining Environmental Standards To Allow For More Air Pollution

Trump is adopting a new plan for assessing health risks of air pollution that will increase the number of deaths.

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Chinese television suddenly switches scheduling to anti-American films amid US-China trade war

'Wanna Fight? Let's Do It': China Abruptly Switches Programming To Air Anti-US Movies Amid Trade War

As the US's trade war with China escalates, Beijing decides to air a number of anti-American films across Chinese television in a suspected battle for hearts and minds.

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Koalas declared 'functionally extinct' across Australia

Koalas Declared 'functionally Extinct' Across Australia

Activists say that the fluffy grey marsupial should be given the same respect enjoyed by the bald eagle in the US.

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More than 800 cases of measles in US, with NY outbreak continuing to lead

More Than 800 Cases Of Measles In US, With NY Outbreak Continuing To Lead

The number of measles cases in the US is now at 839 for the year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly measles update. Of the 75 new cases, 66 were reported in New York.

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'Makes me angry': Big telcos' $10 service fees concern wireless customers and the CRTC | CBC News

'Makes Me Angry': Big Telcos' $10 Service Fees Concern Wireless Customers And The CRTC

Canada's telecom regulator has joined angry customers in questioning the growing number of fees that wireless providers charge when people call customer service to make changes to their account.

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An unusually high number of whales have washed ashore in San Francisco

An Unusually High Number Of Whales Have Washed Ashore In San Francisco O Earth.com

Usually, around five to ten gray whales wash ashore in San Francisco throughout the year, but this year has seen an alarming and frequent number of dead whales.

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Trump retweets far-right, 9/11 conspiracy theorist recently banned from Facebook

Trump Retweets Far-right, 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist Recently Banned From Facebook

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was ...

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Measles outbreak: CDC finds 704 cases nationwide, most in 25 years

Measles Outbreak: CDC Finds 704 Cases Nationwide, Most In 25 Years

CDC stresses immunization as new measles cases in the U.S. climbs to the highest number in a year since 1994.

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Thanks To Trump The Number Of Corporations Paying Zero Taxes Has Doubled

Thanks To Trump The Number Of Corporations Paying ZERO Taxes Has Doubled - The Ring Of Fire Network

In the first full filing year since the passage of the Republicans' tax scam, the number of corporations that ended up not paying a single penny in taxes doubled. This isn't a side effect of the legislation - this was the intent. Republicans wanted businesses to pay as little as possible, and it doesn't get ...

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Police investigated for misconduct in Vermont can now be viewed within public database.

USA TODAY Publishes Records Of Police Officers Investigated For Misconduct


Maleeha Syed Burlington Free Press

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