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Appalachia senators press feds for funding to combat drug trafficking

A federal grant program somehow doesn’t treat Appalachia as being a high-priority drug trafficking enforcement area, despite the fact that the drug overdose mortality rate for people ages 25-43 is 43 percent higher in Appalachia than the rest of the country.

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Report: Spike in searches for ‘sell my house’ as homeowners fear recession impacts

Searches for “sell my house” were up 147 percent in July, according to an analysis of Google search data by RubyHome, a troubling finding showing just how much Americans are feeling jittery about talk of an upcoming recession.

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Trump threatens Department of Justice: ‘Terrible things are going to happen’

Donald Trump is threatening to push up the heat on the Department of Justice to gain leverage to end the investigation into alleged espionage involving the former president.

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Man rams his car into Pennsylvania crowd, then beats his mother to death with a hammer

A Pennsylvania bar was holding a fund-raiser on Saturday to help families in a fire that killed 10 people. A 24-year-old guy fed up with arguing with his mom over money saw people having a good time, and sped his car into the crowd.

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His brain farts smell important: We’re talking, of course, about Donald Trump

“By copy of this TRUTH,” Donald Trump wrote on his social media app, Truth Social, “I respectfully request that these documents be immediately returned.”

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Derek Royden: Unworthy victims?

The invasion of Ukraine and the war that it initiated led to widespread coverage of the struggles of ordinary people in a zone of conflict that’s surprisingly rare.

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Will upgrading the energy efficiency of your home increase its market value?

According to a study published in the Journal of Urban Economics, with every 10 percent increase in energy efficiency, a home’s market value increases by approximately 2.2 percent.

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Mel Gurtov: The great energy game in Europe

It won’t be long before winter descends on Europe. Before it does, most European countries must address the question of how long and how well they will be able to handle decoupling from Russian energy. 

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Commercial gaming revenue reaches $14.8B in Q2 2022, sets all-time quarterly high

Nationwide commercial gaming revenue totaled $14.81 billion in Q2 2022, according to the American Gaming Association Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker.

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988 phone response designed to be source of ‘hope, connection, empathy and care’

988 may be a lifeline to individuals in a mental health crisis – and the family and friends that need resources to support their loved one. Since 2008, suicide has ranked as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

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Robert C. Koehler: ‘Mommy, somebody’s having a baby’

Perhaps consciousness isn’t sheerly a manifestation — a side effect — of the brain’s physical functioning. Could “something” exist beyond the brain? If so, what?

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CDC: COVID-19 pandemic is not over, but it is time to relax guidelines

The CDC has streamlined its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.

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Conservation partnership restores native brook trout in five ponds within five years 

In 2011, with the help of Trout Unlimited and cooperation from the forest service, Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife began an ambitious reclamation project. The program, called the “5-in-5,” reclaimed five ponds in and around the White Mountain National Forest for native brook trout in just five years.

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House approves Inflation Reduction Act: Bill heads to Biden’s desk to become law

The U.S. House, in a 220-207 party-line vote, passed the Inflation Reduction Act, signature legislation pushed by President Biden that will lower healthcare costs, combat climate change and tackle the root causes of record-breaking inflation.

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ESPIONAGE! Unsealed documents reveal what FBI agents were looking for in Trump search

FBI agents executing a search warrant on Monday at the Florida golf club of former president Donald Trump were investigating potential violations of the Espionage Act.