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Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands

This Nov. 8, 2015 aerial photo shows a small section of the atoll that has slipped beneath the water line only showing a small pile of rocks at low tide on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Climate change poses an existential threat to places like the Marshall Islands, which protrude only 6 feet (2 meters) above sea level in most places. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Keimbar would love to stay on this tiny string of atolls in the vast Pacific Ocean, which he considers a precious gift from his ancestors. But he fears hotter weather and rising seas may soon force everyone to go, and that many will choose an unlikely place 6,000 miles (nearly …

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Tiny Marshall Islands face threats from global warming

This aerial Nov. 5, 2015, photo shows a boat that wrecked the back of Foreign Minister Tony Du Brum's house on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Climate change poses an existential threat to places like the Marshall Islands, which protrude only 6 feet (2 meters) above sea level in most places. King tides, when the alignment of the Earth, moon and sun combine to produce the most extreme tidal effects, and storm surges cause floods that contaminate fresh water, kill crops, and erode land. As a result, some Marshallese think an exodus as inevitable, while others are planning to stay and fight. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (AP) – ATOLLS AT RISK Consisting of 29 atolls and five free-standing islands spread over vast distances in the Pacific Ocean, the Marshall Islands is home to 70,000 residents living on a total land area similar to that of Washington D.C. The highest point anywhere in the …

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Russian agency: S-400 missiles already deployed in Syria

FILE - In this Tuesday May 7, 2013 file photo, Russian S-400 air defense missile systems make their way through Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow,  Russia. In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday Nov. 24, 2015 it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency is reporting that Russia has already deployed long-range air defense missiles at its base in Syria. Moscow announced the move on Wednesday, saying the missiles would help destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes there following the downing of a …

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Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa addresses supporters following the announcement of the results of Portugal's general elections, in Lisbon. There are many similarities in the economies of Greece and Portugal, but Costa intends to scale back on many austerity measures, saying his goal is to put more money in Portuguese pockets to fire up the economy. (AP Photo/Steven Governo, File)

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye. Sound familiar? It’s not Greece, but another eurozone country: Portugal. A nation that just months ago was hailed …

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Russia holding up Turkish goods at border as relations sour

FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov.  16, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for the media before their talks during the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey.  Putin ordered the deployment of long-range air defense missiles to a Russian military base in Syria and Russia‘s military said it would destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

MOSCOW (AP) – Customs officials along the Russian border are scrutinizing Turkish goods due to “various reasons” including a possible terrorist threat, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Relations between the two countries soured after Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian warplane on a bombing mission …

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Yahoo’s CEO is running out of time to turn things around

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Mayer’s nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet’s best-known companies for the past decade. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Marissa Mayer’s nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet’s best-known companies for the past decade. Like her predecessors as Yahoo CEO, Mayer has been unable to snap the company out …

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Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

In this Nov. 26, 2013 photo, Jon Hernandez chooses from several games of online poker from his home in Roselle Park, N.J., the day after New Jersey began offering Internet gambling statewide. In its first two years, the industry has been growing in two of the three states that offer it nationwide, but a wave of hoped-for expansion has not occurred as many states watch the progress of the nascent industry and weigh its costs. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Internet gambling is slowly growing – but not expanding – after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Online gambling revenue is increasing in at least two of the three states that currently offer it – New Jersey and Delaware. The third, …

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