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Pope Francis: Act now on climate change

Pope Francis’ remarks as prepared for delivery: I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans. As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families. I look forward to these days of encounter and dialogue, in which I hope to listen ...

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Halliburton lays off Williston workers; how many not known


WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Houston-based oil field services company Halliburton has laid off some of its workers in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston, though the company isn’t providing details. Halliburton in April suspended operations at its facility in Minot and transferred many of the jobs there to locations in Williston and Dickinson, citing “changing business needs ...

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Researchers say new dinosaur found in northern Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday. The animal was a variety of hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur that roamed in herds, said Pat Druckenmiller, earth sciences curator at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks. Northern Alaska likely was once covered by forest in a warmer climate. ...

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Clean energy in Georgia comes with some nasty side effects

BUTLER — Solar farms sprout across South Georgia like mushrooms after a storm. Biomass factories down east produce wood pellets to meet Europe’s renewable energy needs. Natural gas pipelines crisscross the state delivering cleaner energy to homes and factories. Huge turbines off the coast might one day harness the wind’s all-natural power. Georgia is finally embracing the renewable energy revolution ...

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Military operations begin at expanded bomber training area

PIERRE, S.D. — The first military flying operations will take to the air Friday at an enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains that was approved this spring after years of consideration. The expansion of the Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming roughly quadruples the training airspace to span nearly 35,000 square miles, making it ...

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