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Scientists Warn that Current Efforts Are Not Enough to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists Warn that Current Efforts Are Not Enough to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Experts have recently warned that the existing plans in place to save the Great Barrier Reef are no longer capable of protecting the site from damage. Thus, it has been suggested that conservation efforts be shifted to something along the lines of a backup plan with the intention of maintaining the reef’s “ecological function” rather...

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Navy Parachutist Dies During Jersey City Demonstration

Navy Parachutist Dies During Jersey City Demonstration

A Navy parachutist died after recently partaking in an aerial demonstration for Fleet Week this past Sunday. During the demonstration, his parachute failed to open properly and he plunged into the Hudson River in front of hundreds of people, who were observing from Liberty State Park. The man who died, whose identity was not immediately...

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Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Jumped 54% in 15 Years, According to CDC

Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Jumped 54% in 15 Years, According to CDC

The rate of deaths linked to Alzheimer’s disease escalated by 54.5 percent over the course of 15 years, according to a new report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (also called the CDC). This is an alarmingly high increase for a disease which medicine cannot cure, and sometimes cannot even manage...

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Fewer than 6 Hours of Sleep Could Double Risk for People with Metabolic Syndrome

Fewer than 6 Hours of Sleep Could Double Risk for People with Metabolic Syndrome

A recently done study by the American Heart Association has led researchers to conclude that sleeping for less than six hours per night could more than double the risk of people with metabolic syndrome—which is a condition that affects greater than a third of the adult population of the US. Metabolic syndrome encompasses risk factors...

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New York City Beaches To Have Free Sunscreen This Summer

New York City Beaches To Have Free Sunscreen This Summer

Despite the widely recognized stereotype that a large portion of New York residents spend the majority of their year confined to their tiny windowless offices and constricted apartments, most tend to emerge in the summer months to soak up the sun and enjoy the warm temperatures. As a result of such, a popular destination to...

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Chicago Only Major US City to Decrease in Population from 2015 to 2016

Chicago Only Major US City to Decrease in Population from 2015 to 2016

Chicago was the only city of the country’s 20 biggest to lose populace in 2016. According to data recently divulged by the US Census Bureau, Chicago also lost roughly double the number of residents as it had the prior year. This is the city’s third consecutive year of experiencing a significant decrease in population size....

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OPEC Poised for “Safe Bet” of Oil Cuts Extension by Nine Months

OPEC Poised for “Safe Bet” of Oil Cuts Extension by Nine Months

OPEC and its allies were prepared to prolong their production cuts for an additional nine months following the failure of last year’s agreement to clear a world supply excess or produce a sustainable price recovery. Keeping an unwavering level of production through March 2018 “is a very safe and almost certain option to do the...

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Latest Trump Budget Cuts Children’s Health Insurance Program

Latest Trump Budget Cuts Children’s Health Insurance Program

Trump’s most recently divulged budget intends to cut Children’s Health Insurance Program by at 20% over the span of the next two fiscal years and drastically cut Medicaid, which covers millions of other children. This proposed change means that millions of poor and working-class families are at risk of losing their health coverage if this...

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Pope and Trump Meet at the Vatican

Pope and Trump Meet at the Vatican

Pope Francis welcomed Trump to the home of Roman Catholicism this Wednesday as he conveyed a characteristically diplomatic message despite the pope’s clear accentuation of the stark contrast between his role as a global moral model and Trump’s nationalist intentions. The two met in the pope’s personal study for roughly half an hour, only accompanied...

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