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White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost BillionsIn a report issued Tuesday, the White House warned that the cost of inaction when it comes to climate change outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In Gaza

Kerry Presents Proposal For Seven-Day Truce In GazaSecretary of State John Kerry has handed over a seven-day truce proposal to Israel and Hamas, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington StateFires are still raging in Washington state, where officials hope rain might help them contain the large fires — but there's also a chance that heavy rainfall could trigger flooding and mudslides.

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move ‘Sad Bear’ To Better Life In Canada

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move ‘Sad Bear’ To Better Life In CanadaSocial media has dubbed Arturo, a polar bear living in an Argentinian zoo, the "world's saddest animal," and more than 400,000 people have signed an online petition asking that he be moved to a "better life" in Canada.

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To BorderTexas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, according to reports from The Monitor and The Houston Chronicle.

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report SaysNew data released by the Department of Labor suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.

Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of HomesResidents of 860 homes have been told they should evacuate as a wildfire burns out of control in central Washington state.

CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu Scares

CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu ScaresCiting an anthrax scare and other safety concerns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily shut down two of its laboratories.

Desmond Tutu Backs Britain’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill

Desmond Tutu Backs Britain’s ‘Assisted Dying’ BillRetired Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu, who describes as "disgraceful" the way former South African President Nelson Mandela was treated in his last, enfeebled days, has thrown his support behind a British assisted-dying bill.

U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As RefugeesPeople who enter the U.S. and nearby countries illegally from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras should not be forced to return home and should be treated as refugees, a U.N. agency says.
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