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European scientists, officials warn against US climate plan

BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists, officials and environmental campaigners in Europe said Tuesday that the United States would be damaging its own interests if it rolls back the previous administration's efforts to curb climate change....
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Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers....
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California, NY vow to fill climate-change void left by Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The governors of California and New York said Tuesday that they will push ahead with their aggressive climate change policies despite President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry....
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Thai jungle seen as breeding ground for Indochinese tigers

BANGKOK (AP) -- Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be less than 300....
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Study predicts significant Southern California beach erosion

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than half of Southern California's beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100 as the sea level rises, according to a study released Monday....
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Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

SEATTLE (AP) -- Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste....
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Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules....
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Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale

SEATTLE (AP) -- When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, some good, and some bad such as salmonella....
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SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?...
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Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources....
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Opinion Poll

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Given the budget deficit should the state increase funding to market Pennsylvania tourism? <More Info>

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51%
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Total Votes: 135

Yesterday's Poll

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If Democrats decide to filibuster Judge Gorsuch nomination should Republicans deploy the nuclear option allowing his confirmation with a simple majority?

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94%
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6%
Total Votes: 42,586