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August 20, 2015
An AP report has revealed that the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency has agreed with Iran that Iranian experts and equipment will be used to inspect Iran’s Parchin military site, located in not far from Tehran, where Iran is suspected of conducting covert nuclear weapons activity more than a decade ago. Here are some questions...
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Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won’t be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won’t be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix cereal will have two fewer colors. Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food they don’t feel is natural. But replicating the...
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Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise. The work solves a big mystery: Since 2007, researchers have known that a gene called FTO was related to obesity,...
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South Korea fired dozens of shells Thursday at rival North Korea after the North lobbed several rounds across the world’s most heavily armed border and threatened to take further action unless Seoul ends its loudspeaker broadcasts. The North was backing up an earlier threat to attack South Korean border loudspeakers that, after a lull of...
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Federal officials say July was Earth’s hottest month on record, smashing old marks. July’s average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree. That’s a large margin for weather records. Records go back to 1880, but nine of the 10 hottest months...
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Walking into Mexico at the nation’s busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners. Pedestrians going to Tijuana from San Diego at the San Ysidro crossing must choose between a line for Mexicans who get walk through unchecked, and a line for foreigners who must show a passport,...
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The Mexican peso has hit its lowest level ever against the dollar Wednesday, trading an average of 16.52 on the interbank market, the Bank of Mexico said. The decline, the latest in a string of new lows this year, is due to pressure from falling oil prices and an anticipated interest rate hike in the...
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Mexican officials say they have begun flying two drones over sea turtle nesting grounds on the Pacific coast to better monitor and protect the sensitive habitats. Federal prosecutor for environmental protection Guillermo Haro Belchez said Wednesday that the drones are watching over La Escobilla and Morro Ayuta beaches in Oaxaca state. Officials aim for “full...
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