• Canada probing U.S. immigration patrols near northern border

    Canada probing U.S. immigration patrols near northern border

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    Chris Mills, a former lightkeeper in the Canadian coast guard, said he never saw a Border Patrol boat or a US military vessel pass by when he worked at the Machias Seal Island Lighthouse in 1991 and 1992. However, both Canada and the United States claim sovereign jurisdiction over the island and the surrounding waters at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy.
  • Tropical Depression Two forms over central Atlantic

    Tropical Depression Two forms over central Atlantic

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    At this hour, TD2 has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and moving to the W at 16 mph. Some strengthening is possible, and the depression could become Tropical Storm Beryl later Thursday or on Friday. While this storm system is expected to dissipate by the time it reaches the northern Lesser Antilles, there is a good potential for widespread shower activity and locally gusty winds across the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola on Monday.
  • Resurrecting the near-extinct white rhinoceros

    Resurrecting the near-extinct white rhinoceros

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    Hildebrandt said that the induction of sperm and eggs from northern white rhino's blood or skin cells could take a decade. The northern white rhino isn't the only rhino that's in trouble, after all: Of the five living rhino species, three are listed as critically endangered because of poaching and habitat loss.
  • US Secretary of State Returns to North Korea for Nuclear Talks

    US Secretary of State Returns to North Korea for Nuclear Talks

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    Recent revelations suggesting that North Korea is pressing forward with its nuclear missile program increase pressure on the Trump administration to wrest concrete concessions and denuclearization timelines from the communist state. "We have developed a program". The claim, made by White House National Security Adviser John R. Bolton during a round of TV interviews Sunday, comes as the Trump administration is quietly accelerating negotiations with North Korea in what analysts describe as ...
  • Kentucky Native Confronts EPA Chief In DC Restaurant

    Kentucky Native Confronts EPA Chief In DC Restaurant

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    Pruitt was confronted inside a restaurant at D.C. when Kirstin Mink, a teacher, walked up to and heckled him, asking if he would resign from his post . He's literally sacrificing our air and water, the well-being of coastal communities, all kinds of unique natural resources, for short-term personal gains.
  • Astronomers capture first images of a planet’s birth

    Astronomers capture first images of a planet’s birth

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    It has a surface temperature of around 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (1,000 degrees Celsius) and takes 120 years to orbit its host star. Zooming toward the orange dwarf star PDS 70. They also deduced that it has a cloudy atmosphere. "This is especially important because people have been wondering [for a long time], how these planets actually form and how the dust and the material in this disc forms [into] a planet, and now we can directly observe this".
  • Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse Is Near, but You'll Have to Travel

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    A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through Earth's shadow, at which point it takes on a reddish tint, which is why the eclipse is colloquially called a " blood moon ". Not only was it an eclipse, but it became a Super Blue Blood Moon because it synced up with a supermoon, which is a moon that appears extra big and bright, and a blue moon, which is the second full moon during a calendar month.
  • Extreme heat continues this week in Almaguin, North Bay

    Extreme heat continues this week in Almaguin, North Bay

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    Daytime temperatures will again be near 30 degrees, with humidex values in the mid 30s. A new heat warning system is now in place to warn Nova Scotians when hot and humid weather has the potential to be harmful. There are many warning signs for heat illness, including swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
  • SpaceX sends AI robot to space station

    SpaceX sends AI robot to space station

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    The International Space Station ( ISS ) has already brought astronauts from many different countries together, but they will soon be joined by an entirely new type of crew member - a floating, ball-shaped robot with an AI inside. The pilot study with Cimon is a technology demonstration project, and an observational study, that aims to obtain the first insights into the effects on crew support by AI, in terms of efficiency and acceptance during long-term missions in space.
  • World's first images of a newborn planet reveal birth of alien world

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    This is the first clear image of a planet caught in the act of formation around the dwarf star PDS 70. One of the newest landmarks in the observable universe has finally been captured, according to the European Southern Observatory . It has a surface temperature of around 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (1,000 degrees Celsius) and takes 120 years to orbit its host star. "This detection.tells us that in a time of only few million years (the star's age is five to six million years), planets can grow ...
  • Justice Kennedy retiring, giving Trump major high court pick

    Justice Kennedy retiring, giving Trump major high court pick

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    In addition, it's possible that an ongoing Texas case questioning the viability of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may also make it to the court eventually, but the effect of Kennedy's retirement on that case is not clear, Jost said . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate "will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall". A 50-50 tie would be broken by Vice President Mike Pence.
  • Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9

    Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9

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    Virtually raised in the law (His father, Rex Lee, was President Ronald Reagan's solicitor general, and his brother, Tom Lee, is a justice of the Utah Supreme Court ), Brigham Young graduate Lee clerked for Samuel Alito when the justice was an appellate judge.
  • Century's longest total lunar eclipse to occur on July 27

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    The upcoming blood moon is not only of interest to astronomers and star-gazers, however. Think of it as a "full Saturn", in the same way the moon is full when the sun lights up the entire disc. If skies are clear Wednesday night, go outside and look up. "It's incredibly bright and incredibly red", Griffin said. The one thing that sets this eclipse apart will be the duration of totality.
  • Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

    Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

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    Officials say 230,000 gallons spilled. Tank cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed about a mile south of Doon, Iowa, Friday, June 22, 2018. Olson says Rock Valley's water towers also will be drained as a precaution. It's not yet clear how many tankers are leaking or how much oil has escaped. Williams said officials hoped to reach the cars by sometime Saturday afternoon.
  • Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says United Nations

    Outdoor air pollution killed 4.2mn people in 2016, says United Nations

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    Unlike other parts of the country where a Clean Air Zone is a mandatory requirement, the council is proactively looking to introduce the new zone. "The adverse health consequences on children of outdoor air pollution are now well-established and are influencing policies to reduce exposure", explained Professor Stephen Holgate, Co-Chair of the Indoor Air Quality Working Group.