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Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar....
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Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures....
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Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats

WENDOVER, Utah (AP) -- A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds that can top 400 mph....
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Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday....
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Stephen Hawking fields questions on artificial intelligence

LONDON (AP) -- Have a question about artificial intelligence and think theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the man to ask?...
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Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) -- Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma....
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Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago....
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Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners....
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Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly hazy with flowing ice

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice....
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Rarely-seen whale washes up on Massachusetts beach

BOSTON (AP) -- Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach....
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Opinion Poll

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Should the Justice Department launch a criminal probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for government business? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
99%
No:
1%
Total Votes: 955

Yesterday's Poll

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Do you think the Pennsylvania taxpayers should be expected to reimburse nonprofit groups for any borrowing costs resulting from delays in payments due to the current budget impasse?

No:
81%
Yes:
19%
Total Votes: 10,181