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California Drought Takes Lessons From Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — California’s longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world’s driest inhabited continent. 1,571 more words

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Tornado On U.S.-Mexico Border Kills At Least 13

SETH ROBBINS, Associated Press
MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother’s arms. 991 more words

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The Memorial Day Message That Is Missing

This weekend, social media is filled with messages asking us to remember the Americans who have died defending our country and our freedom. Memorial Day, first established in 1866 to honor Union soldiers of the Civil War, is now a day set aside to remember… 967 more words

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Shelter Brings Veterans And Puppies Together For Memorial Day

A shelter in Florida has come up with a special plan to honor veterans this Memorial Day — for the rest of the summer, Manatee County Animal Services will waive the adoption fee for any former or current service members who want to take home a puppy or dog. 43 more words

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Nepal Marks One Month Since Earthquake With Prayers For Peaceful Recovery

Nepal on Monday marked one month since the nation’s worst disaster in modern history with solemn tributes to thousands of earthquake victims and prayers for the country’s recovery. 451 more words

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How Fast Can A Poop-Powered Bus Go?

Is this bus company full of sh*t, or is this poop-powered vehicle the fastest bus around?

A vehicle that runs on cow manure has set a “land speed record” for buses, the BBC reported Wednesday. 363 more words

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Heat Wave In India Kills Over 500 People

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. 346 more words

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