Australia relaxes kangaroo protections as New South Wales battles drought

(CNN)Australia relaxed rules about shooting kangaroos in New South Wales (NSW) Wednesday as the state was declared “100% in drought” after months of little or no rain. “Many farmers are taking livestock off their paddocks, only to then see kangaroos move in and take whatever is left — this is…

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Early lessons from NFL preseason: Problems for Washington and Tom Brady is going nowhere

Assessing teams and players before the season proper gets under way is an inexact science but early storylines are already emerging 1) Early problems for Washington Running back Derrius Guice, a second-round draft pick who was expected to feature prominently in Washingtons offense as a rookie, will miss the entire…

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Surrounded by fire, California politicians question links to climate change

As Carr fire claims lives and homes in pro-Trump area, local residents reject science: Its bull At a public meeting not far from the California town of Redding last year, the US congressman Doug LaMalfa ravaged by the Carr wildfire, and scientists have directly connected the blaze, which has claimed…

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The art of the article: Hollywood looks to journalism for the future

Long reads are proving irresistible to film executives, with Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck and Robert Redford all signing on to star in fact-based projects Media cognoscenti have been forecasting the death of long-form journalism for at least a decade now, and you cant blame them. As readers moved…

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Health alert issued for salads, wraps from Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens due to parasite concern

(CNN)Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap products available in major grocery chains due to concerns about possible parasite contamination. The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week…

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Tories delete ‘Love Island’ bottles promotion

Image caption The “Love Island water bottles” promotion was revealed on Instagram To stand a chance of getting one of the “limited number” of bottles available people have to enter their email address. As political campaigning increasingly takes place online, all major parties have been using innovative ways to acquire…

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