• Florida survey spots record number of manatees
  • What do North Korean citizens think of US President Donald Trump?
  • Police: Parolee who killed California officer linked to other shooting
  • Analysis: What Vitaly Churkin’s death means for the United Nations
  • Donald Trump: MPs debate president’s state visit to UK – BBC News

Florida survey spots record number of manatees

(CNN)There’s some good news out of Florida: For the third straight year, spotters counted more than 6,000 manatees navigating Florida’s waters. An aerial survey ending earlier this month had a preliminary total of 6,620 creatures, compared to 6,250 in 2016 and 6,063 the year before. That’s a far cry from the estimated 1,267 manatees seen in 1991. The manatees, of course, have to be seen to be counted and their…

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What do North Korean citizens think of US President Donald Trump?

Pyongyang North Korea (CNN)US President Donald Trump talks about North Korea a lot, but what do average North Koreans think of him? CNN went to a park in a residential neighborhood of Pyongyang, where locals were playing volleyball and basketball, and cheering enthusiastically on the sidelines. We had asked our government minders to talk with ordinary Pyongyang residents. We would point to a person and they would try to persuade…

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Police: Parolee who killed California officer linked to other shooting

(CNN)A veteran California officer was killed Monday morning when a recently paroled gang member involved in an auto accident opened fire, authorities said. The fallen officer was identified as Keith W. Boyer, a 27-year veteran of the Whittier Police Department. A second Whittier officer who responded to the accident was wounded, according to Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. CNN affiliate KABC identified that officer as…

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Analysis: What Vitaly Churkin’s death means for the United Nations

(CNN)The United Nations is used to receiving news of tragedy. Diplomats will calmly call meetings in response to reports of death and destruction from far away. But breaking news of Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin’s death ripped through the UN system like a thunderbolt. The deputy UN spokesperson gasped when he heard the news during the daily briefing. Churkin’s death came at a time when the world is focused on…

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Donald Trump: MPs debate president’s state visit to UK – BBC News

What is a state visit? The politics behind the pomp Controversial state visits The debate at Westminster Hall on Monday evening will be opened by petitions committee member MP Paul Flynn, with a response by Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan for the government. The petitions were titled Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom (1.85 million signatures) and Donald Trump should make a State Visit…

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Areas of oil and gas off Scotland ‘may have been missed’ – BBC News

But after studying new seismic data, geologists say past drilling has essentially been concentrated in the wrong areas. ‘Volcanic intrusions’ Geologist Dr Nick Schofield said: “The Rockall Basin is one of the most challenging environments on earth when it comes to hydrocarbon explorations, but our analysis has revealed that one of the barriers to success may have been a misunderstanding of the subsurface geology. “By analysing seismic data, and using…

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Holyrood committee to review ‘hedge rage’ legislation – BBC News

It came into force in 2014, defining a “high edge” as a row of two or more evergreen or semi-evergreen trees or shrubs which rises to more than two metres above ground level and forms a barrier to light. The law allows people to apply to their local authority for a “high hedge notice” if their neighbours’ hedge “adversely affects the enjoyment” of their home to an unreasonable extent. Councils…

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Single malt Scotch whisky exports top 1bn for first time – BBC News

British exports of gin, meanwhile, rose by 13% last year, as it enjoyed a boom in variety and interest, rising to 474m worth. The return to growth for Scotch whisky has been driven by the success of single malts appealing to luxury and prestige markets. New features These have to be made at one distillery, from malted barley, and matured for at least three years in traditional casks. They are…

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Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel – BBC News

Image copyright BBC/Dan Beecham Image caption A walrus mother and pup appear in the series, resting on an iceberg in the Arctic The BBC said the crew caught unusual examples of marine behaviour on camera, such as a coral grouper and reef octopus with sophisticated hunting techniques, a giant trevally fish that catches birds in flight, and a dive with a sperm whale mother and her calf. It said the…

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Crowds flock to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con

(CNN)Dressed all in black with her face exposed, Fatima Mohammed Hussein has come to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con event dressed as Bat Girl. “The minute I stepped in, I couldn’t believe this is happening here,” she told CNN. “It’s a big move for Saudi to have something like that.” Hussein was one of the many Saudis who dressed up and flocked to the coastal city of Jeddah to celebrate…

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How climate activist Ma Jun went from China’s enemy to ally

Beijing (CNN)Ma Jun, perhaps China’s best-known environmentalist, thinks US President Donald Trump needs to visit China. Trump is promising to reduce energy regulations, eliminate the carbon reducing Climate Action Plan, and has called climate change a hoax. The Trump White House has also removed mentions of Climate Change on its website and issued a gag order to federal agencies — prompting some national parks twitter accounts to “go rogue.” China-U.S….

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Young Couple Wins Free Reception, But Boyfriend Is Put In Hospice Care Days Before Wedding

There’s nothing worse than finding out the news of a loved one beingterminally ill, and that you onlyhave a short period of time with them left. But it’s all about making the best of a bad situation and believing that anything is possible with a little bit of hope. On February 14, 2017, Like our Page Share on Facebook Share on Facebook More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInsta…

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Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

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Prison officers in 31 jails set for pay rises of up to 5,000 – BBC News

The pay increase applies to “band 3” staff, who make up the majority of front-line officers. Falling numbers Prisons in London and the south-east, including Wormwood Scrubs, Pentonville, Belmarsh and Whitemoor, were chosen as they find it harder to recruit. Click to see content: prison_staff_fall The Ministry of Justice said “thousands” of employees would benefit. The 12m package is an attempt to boost falling prison officer numbers. On Thursday, it…

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Business rates: Sainsbury’s boss urges ‘fundamental reform’ – BBC News

There is a similar debate taking place in Scotland and Wales where rates are also being reassessed after April. Reality Check: Are there more winners than losers on business rates? Mr Coupe, the boss of the UK’s second-largest supermarket chain, urged the government to undertake a wide-ranging review of the way businesses are taxed, highlighting changes in retailing culture. Mr Coupe said: “The way it currently stands, there is an…

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Constituents Flood Another GOP Lawmaker’s Town Halls To Confront Him

One event was supposed to take place in a senior center in North Harmony, New York, but it moved outside because so many people showed up. Reed held three other town halls in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, according to The Associated Press. Attendees loudly booed Reed when he said he did not support public funds for Planned Parenthood. You, an elected official, [are] giving misinformation, she said. Right now,…

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Donald Trump Appears To Make Up Sweden Terror Attack

PresidentDonald Trumpfalsely suggested at a Florida rally Saturday that Sweden had suffered a terror attack the previous night. You look at whats happening in Germany, you look at whats happening last night in Sweden, Trump told a large crowd of supporters in a hangar at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden, he added. They took in large numbers. Theyre having problems like they never thought possible….

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13-Year-Old ‘Spider Boy’ Breaks World Contortion Record

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy has twisted his way into the record books. Last week, Mohammed Alsheikh of Gaza broke the world record for most full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute,according to Guinness World Records. around his seemingly elastic body 38 times during his record attempt in Amman, Jordan. via GIPHY Alsheikh smashed the , set earlier this month by circus performer fastest time to travel 20…

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Outdoor Gear Show Folds Its Tents Over Utah’s Attacks On Public Lands

The state of Utah just let a very big fish off its hook. The decision was announced Thursday after officials ofOutdoor Retailer, the Outdoor Industry Association, Patagonia, The North Face and REI participated in what clearly proved to be a fruitless teleconference with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. In its own announcement, theOutdoor Industry Association, one of several sponsors of the biannual event in Salt Lake, said it is clear the…

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Here’s Another Staggering Cost Of Trump’s Border Wall

Much has been made of the monetary cost of PresidentDonald Trumps proposed border wall. Trump himself has cited wildly differingestimates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently said that the wall would cost $12 billion to $15 billion. Some experts have cited numbers far higher. The political blowback could be significant. Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto has already canceled a meeting with Trump over the wall, calling it a sign…

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Jewish reporter still hopeful about Trump after clash over the rise of anti-Semitism

(CNN)A Jewish reporter who was called a liar and told to sit down by President Donald Trump after he asked about the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States says he is still hopeful. “The Trump campaign and transition and now administration have been extremely forthcoming in reaching out to the orthodox Jewish community,” Jake Turx, a reporter with Ami Magazine told CNN’s John Berman on “Anderson Cooper 360.” “I…

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EPA criticizes EPA in news release hailing Pruitt’s confirmation

Washington (CNN)The Environmental Protection Agency welcomed its new leader with an unusual news release Friday that occasionally took aim at itself. Scott Pruitt, who has questioned human connectivity to climate change, was confirmed by the Senate Friday in a partisan vote. Pruitt himself has sued the agency repeatedly as Oklahoma attorney general for what he saw as regulatory overreach. Pruitt is not alone in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet as an…

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones cast in Disney’s live-action “Lion King”

(CNN)Donald Glover is going to be the mane event in Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” And he’ll be joined by an actor whose voice is as legendary as they come. Glover has been cast as Simba in the studio’s new take on the 1994 animated classic. James Earl Jones has also come aboard the project. He will play Mufasa, reprising the role he previously voiced.

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Police conduct cross-country search for young mother’s remains

(CNN)A purple suitcase may be a crucial clue as law enforcement officers conduct a multistate search for a young woman’s remains, police in Boulder, Colorado, said Friday. Investigators believe Adam Densmore killed Ashley Mead, the mother of his 13-month-old daughter, in Boulder and drove a circuitous route to Oklahoma in a 2001 Volvo station wagon with the child and Mead’s body inside, Boulder police public information officer Shannon Cordingly said….

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Defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby dismissed

(CNN)A federal judge in Massachusetts dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by Katherine McKee, an actress who claimed he raped her in 1974, according to court documents. McKee’s sexual assault allegation first appeared in a New York Daily News article in 2014. After the article was published, Cosby wrote a letter to the paper denying the claim. His lawyer asked the paper to retract the article, according to Cosby…

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