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It’s Maple Sugar seasoning across the country. March is an ideal time to collect sap from trees for syrup. Maple syrup lovers, here’s how farmers create this liquid gold and the best grade for your taste buds.
MONTPELIER, VT - Maple syrup, a product cherished for its versatile uses in breakfast, baking and desserts, is experiencing a resurgence in production, according to data from the U.S.Department of Agriculture[1].

The Vermont[2] staple experienced a double-digit

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Archie Bean, a 12-week-old Pekinese puppy, was rescued from falling through an open floor vent on the third floor of a townhome near Centennial, Colorado, after being stranded for over three hours.05:59[1]
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – It was a tedious yet heartwarming rescue effort to save a puppy[2] after he fell through an open floor vent on the third floor of a Colorado townhome.

The 12-week-old, 5-pound Pekinese named Archie Bean unintentionally slipped

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Larry Fox, mayor of Bradley Beach, talks to FOX Weather about the sinkholes that have been spotted at a section of the Jersey Shore.03:41[1]
PHIPPSBURG, Maine – The natural world[2]'s stunning beauty often comes hand in hand with certain risks, as Jamie Acord recently discovered firsthand. 

The Poland[3], Maine[4], woman found herself engulfed in waist-deep quicksand as thick and heavy as

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The best graduation speeches dispense wisdom you find yourself returning to long after the graduation tassels are turned. Take the feel-good life advice in Baz Luhrmann’s song to a class that graduated 25 years ago. Only on a recent relisten did I

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Why are babies born prematurely? Researchers still don’t really know.

Obstetricians are very good at managing the process of birth. But when it comes to predicting whether a baby will be born in a timely manner, the science is still catching up[1].

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Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen penned a 5,000-word manifesto[1] in 2023 that gave a full-throated call for unrestricted technological progress to boost markets, broaden energy production, improve education and strengthen liberal democracy.

The

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. flag and TikTok logo are seen in this illustration taken, June 2, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
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Reuters exclusively reported[1] that TikTok is working on a clone of its recommendation algorithm for its 170 million U.S. users that may result in a version that operates independently of its Chinese parent and be more palatable to American

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FILE PHOTO: President of China Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attend the China-Africa Leaders' Roundtable Dialogue on the last day of the BRICS Summit, in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 24, 2023. REUTERS/Alet Pretorius/Pool/File PhotoCommodities

A Reuters analysis[1] of lending, investment and trade data revealed that China’s flagship economic cooperation program is bouncing back after a lull during the global pandemic, with Africa a primary focus. 

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Chinese sovereign lending,

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FILE PHOTO: Labourers rest in front of an advertisement for Reliance Industries Limited at a construction site in Mumbai, India, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File PhotoDealsEnergy

Reuters exclusively reported[1] that India’s Reliance Industries, operator of the world’s biggest refining complex, has signed a one-year deal with Russia’s Rosneft to buy at least 3 million barrels of oil a month in roubles. 

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Chaplain holds her child at a lactation room at Nellis Air Force Base

The Defense Department will now cover certain costs for service members to ship breast milk during a permanent change of station[1] move.

Service members breastfeeding an infant up to 12 months old can now be reimbursed up to $1,000 in shipping expenses as part of ongoing initiatives to alleviate out-of-pocket costs for troops during military-related travel. The benefit does not apply to military spouses[2] or other family members who are nursing infants.

"This allowance targets those costs that military families with infants previously had to pay out of pocket," said Christopher Woods, policy branch chief at the Defense Travel Management Office, during an interview Thursday with Military.com. "Simply put, this policy helps make moves easier, and it strengthens support for military families."

Read Next: Massive Search at Hawaii Marine Corps Training Ground Fails to Find Alleged Poachers Carrying Gun, Knife[3]

The new policy will cover the cost of items such as dry ice, commercial shipping, excess baggage fees and other associated expenses. It will not reimburse for packaging or the cost of containers -- those expenses are not allowable under other regulations, according to Woods.

During a permanent change of station move, service members may be separated from their babies as a result of requiring separate travel arrangements, or their babies may be accompanying them but need supplies such as dry ice and other equipment during international flights or long drives to the next duty station.

More than 400,000 military personnel move each year, and up to 29,000 may benefit from the change, according to Woods.

The update to the Joint Travel Regulations, effective as of June 1, follows a similar change in 2022[4] when the DoD began reimbursing service members and civilian employees for costs associated with shipping breast milk during official travel.

In April, an Air Force[5] nurse contacted Military.com questioning why the benefit was extended for temporary duty but not for permanent change of station moves[6]. One of her patients, an active-duty family, had an eight-week old baby and a freezer full of breast milk that they were told they would have to ship themselves.

"I know this may be a rare situation, but [it] would have a major impact on military families," the nurse wrote.

DoD officials said the military services raised concerns about the PCS[7] issue, and the travel policy office "quickly coordinated with stakeholders across DoD to craft a solution."

"For those service members who have a recommendation -- good, bad, whatever it is -- we encourage them to work with their local finance and personnel offices and provide feedback to them. Those offices can work in conjunction with headquarters offices, and those issues can be brought forward," Woods said.

That seems to be what happened in the case of the civilian nurse. Deedra Nelson, who works for the New Parent Support Program at Hill Air Force Base[8], Utah, said she spoke with her leadership, who took her concerns to the Military Community Advocacy Directorate.

She was surprised by the speed of the change.

"It will make a huge difference for [my client's] family, and [they] are incredibly grateful," Nelson wrote in an email to Military.com after the announcement. "When service members and families see that their concerns and suggestions are taken seriously, it can boost morale and trust in leadership, and prevents the DoD from becoming stagnant with policy initiatives."

To be eligible for the reimbursement, service members must receive authorization with their PCS orders before they incur any expenses. The expenses then must be claimed in their PCS vouchers once the move is complete.

All receipts, regardless of amount, must accompany the claim, according to the policy.

Only active-duty nursing mothers are eligible for the reimbursement. Woods said civilian employees have allowances that cover miscellaneous expenses, depending on their agreements with the Defense Department.

"We're proud to support this initiative. We're proud to make moves easier for service members and their families," Woods said.

Related: The Military's New Pet Transportation Policy: What It Means to You[9]

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After 20 years as a college baseball umpire, Linus Baker got the call to umpire at the Athletic Coast Conference men's baseball tournament.

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A baseball player looks up from the dirt as an umpire makes a call at a baseball game.Linus Baker got the call he'd been hoping for three weeks ago when traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina, to umpire at the Athletic Coast Conference men's baseball tournament.

After 20 years as a college baseball umpire, including the last seven years in

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Carly Pearce[1] is setting the record straight about the so-called "hint" that she worships satan.

The country superstar took to social media and subtweeted the culprit -- a photo of her standing over a parking spot number many fans presumed to read "666."

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Kenya Moore[1] is speaking out. Hours after ET learned that the Real Housewives of Atlanta[2] star was suspended indefinitely from filming the show's 16th season, Kenya hopped on Instagram Live to address the situation.

While showing off her newly opened hair

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Nick MavarNick Mavar, a deckhand on Deadliest Catch for 16 years, has died[1] at the age of 59.

Mavar died on Thursday after suffering a medical emergency at an Alaska boatyard. He had been in 98 episodes of Deadliest Catch before leaving in 2021 after experiencing

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Democrats and Republicans play in the annual Congressional Baseball GameIf life imitates art, then the Congressional Baseball Game imitates Capitol Hill.

On the field, as in the Capitol, the sides are divided. In the House[1] and Senate chambers, the Republicans sit on one side, Democrats on the other. At the Congressional

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GOP lawmaker investigating Jan. 6 weighs in on National Guard findingsThe top Republican investigating the work of the House select committee on Jan. 6 believes military officials defied former President Trump and delayed sending the National Guard to the Capitol that day.

Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., is chair of the House

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Dem senator reacts to ISIS terrorists crossing border by blaming RepublicansThe head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)[1] is warning that it is "quite common" for illegal immigrants to arrive at the southern border with no information about them on record after authorities nabbed eight Tajikistan nationals with ties to ISIS

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Researchers have consistently shown that prenatal exposure to Di (2-ethyhexyl) phthalate harms the reproductive system in male mice and causes fertility defects. In a new study, scientists have shown that the combination of DEHP and a high-fat diet in pregnant mice can cause more damage to pups than each factor alone.
Read more …Gonadal function in male mice disrupted by prenatal risk factors

A new study identifies NLRC5 as an innate immune sensor that plays a crucial role in PANoptotic cell death -- making it a key therapeutic target.
Read more …Scientists solve decades long mystery of NLRC5 sensor function in cell death

Scientists have shown in laboratory experiments that an increase in temperature from 37 to 40 degrees Celsius increased the resistance rate for two antimicrobials, while for a third antimicrobial, the higher temperature reduced the resistance rate. If these results can be replicated in human patients, fever control could be a new way to mitigate the emergence of antibiotic resistance.
Read more …A new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistance: Temperature

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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum arrives for Game 4 of the 2024 NBA Finals. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

With an elimination game on the horizon, the Dallas Mavericks[1] and Boston Celtics[2] opted for casual fits ahead of Game 4...

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Jun 14, 2024, 08:43 PM ET

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Ludvig Aberg[1] and his machine-like game are proving to be a perfect fit for Pinehurst No. 2. The Swedish star methodically worked his way to a 1-under 69 on Friday and a one-shot lead going...

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What's gone wrong for Scottie Scheffler at the U.S. Open? (0:46)

Andy North breaks down the issues Scottie Scheffler has faced in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open. (0:46)

PINEHURST, N.C. -- There was nowhere else for Scottie...

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Microbiome research to date has been much like the parable of the blind men and the elephant[1]. How much can be said about an elephant by examining just its tail? Researchers have studied what is most readily available – stool rescued from a flush down the toilet – but have been missing the microbial masterminds upstream in the small...

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view into a kaleidoscope showing a flower-petal-like arrangement of eight segments, each showing multicolored shapes

Quantum computing is like Forrest Gump[1]’s box of chocolates[2]: You never know what you’re gonna get. Quantum phenomena – the behavior of matter and energy at the atomic and subatomic levels – are not definite, one thing or another. They are opaque clouds of possibility or, more precisely, probabilities. When someone observes a...

Authors: Staff

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NASA has set its sights on the Moon, aiming to send astronauts back to the lunar surface[1] by 2026 and establish a long-term presence there by the 2030s. But the Moon isn’t exactly a habitable place for people.

Cosmic rays from distant stars and galaxies and solar energetic particles from the Sun bombard the surface, and exposure to...

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The primitive hate on display in the streets around the globe cries out for a Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.

It is time to end the Jewish Problem once and for all.

Both the problem and solution are simple, and this instruction can be short.   

The decision and responsibility for it are yours.

Read more …The Problem With Jews and The Final Solution

First one bank announced it will only accept digital currency.

Now the Reserve Bank of Australia has announced it is heading into digital currency.

As the moth is to the flame, so are the follies of man.

Artificial intelligence and the next level of quantum computing will render passwords and encryption efforts obsolete.

Read more …Digital Currency Follies

The point of having a nation of laws is twofold: (a) you know how to prosper, and (b) you know how to stay out of jail.

The persecution of President Trump has revealed a new threat of charlatan prosecutors and agency administrators cobbling together disparate statutes which the media kindly calls “innovative”, “artful” or “novel” interpretations or constructions.

But these recombinations are actually new laws because they are the nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and contexts in criminal statutes, strung together in new combinations to create newly criminalized conduct after a citizen has engaged in some conduct.

Read more …Fake Laws - The Threat of After-The-Fact Laws in America

FILE - Mammatus clouds are most commonly found drooping from the underside of a cumulonimbus cloud’s anvil as the cloud reaches a later stage of development, but they can also accompany non-severe weather.00:50[1]
DODGE CITY, Kan.— Meteorologists are always giddy when the weather comes to them.That was the case in Dodge City[2], Kansas, on Thursday evening as severe weather swept through the Plains.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service office snapped

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The brief warmup across the Northeast late this week will quickly be brought to a halt later Friday as a strong cold front swings through and fires up severe storms in the process.03:05[1]
PHILADELPHIAThunderstorms[2] will likely erupt across the Northeast[3] later Friday as a strong cold front plows through the region. 

Ahead of the front, temperatures will be quite warm, reaching the mid-to-upper 80s, the FOX Forecast Center said.

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FOX Weather has you covered with the breaking forecasts and weather news headlines for your Weather in America on Friday, June 14, 2024. Get the latest from FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin.01:03[1]
Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather.It’s Friday, June 14, 2024, and Flag Day[2].Start your day with everything you need to know about today's weather.You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather[3]

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