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The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, a study suggests.

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    Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia.... More
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    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
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  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
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  • Hospitals Profit From Surgical Errors, Study Finds
    Since insurers pay more for patients with surgical complications, some hospitals could actually lose money by improving care, researchers said Tuesday. More
  • United Nations Says Explosive Devices Kill 138 in Libya
    In a video posted widely in early June, a man sits on the ground with blood on his face and one leg splayed to the side. "Where am I?" he asks in Libyan Arabic, and the man holding the camera tells ...
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  • Suicide attack, roadside bomb kill 6 police in Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide truck bomber targeted a police district headquarters in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, killing three officers, a local official said. Three ...
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  • Rural hospitals in the Mid-South were on life support. COVID-19 could kill them
    Since 2010, at least 16 rural hospitals have closed in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Dozens more are at a high risk of closing in the near future.
    07/7/2020 - 4:12 pm | View Link
  • Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Summer patterns, hot fishing and at least one fish kill
    The heat wave even warms Lake Michigan quicker than usual, but fishing also picks up on inland waters as well as the big lake for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report; and at least one fish ...
    07/7/2020 - 2:54 pm | View Link
  • Summer heat won’t kill the coronavirus, but it can change it, experts say
    Turns out most people must have some level of immunity before weather could play any role in slowing or speeding the pandemic.
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