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Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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