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Ammon Bundy departs after addressing the media at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, January 4, 2016. The leaders of a group of self-styled militiamen who took over a U.S. wildlife refuge headquarters over the weekend said on Monday they had acted to protest the federal government's role in governing wild lands. Bundy, a leader of the group, told reporters outside the occupied facility on Monday that his group had named itself "Citizens for Constitutional Freedom" and was trying to restore individual rights. Bundy and law enforcement officials declined to say how many people were occupying the refuge headquarters. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart - RTX21110

Armed ranchers occupy Oregon wildlife refuge in protest

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Armed protesters took control of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon on Saturday to voice their opposition to federal land management. Continue reading

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Out of control crayfish threaten nation’s deepest lake

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Warmer temperatures in the United States’ deepest lake may explain the growth of a crayfish population that now threatens the lake’s long-time resident, the Mazama newt, and other wildlife. Continue reading

A health worker checks the temperature of a fan of Guinea at Malabo Stadium, ahead of their Group D soccer match against Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations, in Malabo January 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER HEALTH) - RTR4M6XG

Finally Ebola-free, officials say Guinea not safe yet

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Two years after the Ebola outbreak began in Guinea, authorities there announced that the virus that sickened more than 28,000 people and killed an estimated 11,000 in the affected region of West Africa appears to be gone.
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No charges for police in shooting of 12-year-old Cleveland boy

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An Ohio grand jury decided not to indict the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy last year in Cleveland, Ohio. Continue reading

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” brings back beloved characters and record ticket sales

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The latest installment in the popular “Star Wars” franchise brought in more than $1 billion in ticket sales over the Christmas holiday weekend— the fastest to do so in movie history. Continue reading

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