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Could Europe’s Cyprus halloumi dispute derail CETA? Maybe, but solution likely – National

Halloumi might be known to many as a salty cheese good for throwing on the grill but this week, it’s the centre of a political dispute that threatens to derail Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union. Cypriot lawmakers last week voted against ratifying the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), most […]

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Evacuations ordered and Highway 39 closed as fire spreads in Angeles National Forest

Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders and closed Highway 39 as the Dam fire spread rapidly in the Angeles National Forest on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the initially 1-acre fire in the 9500 block of North San Gabriel Canyon Road about 1:20 p.m., according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and […]

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Unleashing A Cooped-Up Public On National Parks For A 3-Day Weekend During A Pandemic

In a normal year, more than 4 million people flock to Yellowstone National Park, half of them during the summer months. They fill visitor centers, gift shops and lodges, which are staffed by thousands of workers who come from all over the world and live within the park. And they pack boardwalks to gaze at […]

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Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening – National

Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could be left with the impression […]

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What we’re learning about National Security from COVID-19

As of this writing, Johns Hopkins, is reporting more than 432,438 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US, and nearly 1.5m confirmed cases worldwide.  While the battle to save lives is expected to continue until a vaccine is developed (which experts say could still be 12-18 months out), national security experts are focusing on what […]

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Flyers’ winning streak hits 6 with win over Rangers – National

Carter Hart made 23 saves and the surging Philadelphia Flyers extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Matt Niskanen, Sean Couturier and Travis Konecny each scored power-play goals. Michael Raffl scored short-handed and Derek Grant also tallied for the Flyers, who swept […]

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National Archives Apologizes And Removes Edited Women’s March Photo

The National Archives has officially apologized for displaying an altered photo taken during the 2017 Women’s March that was blurred to censor signs critical of President Donald Trump. In a statement, federal museum officials admitted they had made a mistake and added that they had removed the photo from the display and would replace it […]

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Scuffles, Tear Gas and Doused Lights: Venezuela’s National Assembly Opens for Business

CARACAS — Venezuela’s National Assembly erupted into chaos on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers took their seats to begin the new year’s session, but only after forcing their way through a phalanx of government soldiers. National Guardsmen in body armor initially prevented Juan Guaidó, the leader of the country’s opposition, from entering the building along with […]

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