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Bird lovers cry foul at scare tactic

Bird lovers cry foul at scare tactic

They told the Bristol Post: 'There is a big problem with bird droppings around here. Photos of the severe-looking plastic prongs, installed to protect cars from pigeon droppings, provoked a storm of outrage when they were shared via Twitter earlier this week, with nature lovers speaking out to condemn the "war on wildlife".


Amtrak train derailment leaves 'a thousand unanswered questions'

Amtrak train derailment leaves 'a thousand unanswered questions'

There were 86 people on board, including 77 passengers and seven Amtrak crew members, as well as a train technician. Two days after the inaugural run of what was to be the fastest train from Portland to Seattle ended in a deadly derailment, there are still more questions than answers.


Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February

Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February

Fidel Castro died in November 2016. Castro had previously announced he would step down February 24. 2018 will be the first year that the island has not had a Castro as president in almost 60 years. Castro had originally said he would leave office after his second term was up on the original election date. The U.S. has maintained an embargo against Cuba in one form or another since the Eisenhower administration.


US Life Expectancy Drops Amid Surge In Opioid Deaths

US Life Expectancy Drops Amid Surge In Opioid Deaths

It is the first time in half a century that there have been two consecutive years of declining life expectancy. Women can now expect to live a full five years longer than men: 81.1 years vs. "We need to get a handle on it". At the state level, West Virginia stands alone as the epicenter of overdose mortality in the USA, with 52 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2016.


Get ready to swipe right: Eminem reveals he uses Tinder and Grindr

Get ready to swipe right: Eminem reveals he uses Tinder and Grindr

Eminem has been vocal about his hatred of President Donald Trump this year, and it reached a new level when the rapper spent his entire BET Hip Hop Awards freestyle going after the Combover. "Then - and I was watching it live - he had that speech where he said Mexico is sending us rapists and criminals". And I thought how could anyone think this is...



Sessions reportedly orders review of Uranium One probe

Canadian company Uranium One controlled about 20% of USA uranium mining in 2010, when it was sold to an arm of Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom, which needed approval from the Obama administration. The Canadian uranium company of Frank Giustra, who has donated more than $100 million to the Clintons profited highly after securing mining rights in Kazakhstan before selling out to Uranium One in 2007.