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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP LINKS DRUGS, CRIME TO LACK OF BORDER WALL In a televised plea from the Oval Office, the president urges congressional Democrats to fund his border wall, but Democrats accused the Republican of appealing to “fear, not facts.” 2. AUSTRALIA WILL ASSESS RUNAWAY SAUDI WOMAN FOR SETTLEMENT The move comes as 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS “LONG-TERM SNAP DECISIONS” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster departure spotlights mercurial decision-making when it comes to staffing the top ranks of government. 2. LAST MINUTE FINANCING DEAL AVOIDS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHERE CALIFORNIA’S FLAMES ARE DOING DAMAGE The San Diego area becomes the latest front of the wildfire fight engulfing southern California, burning homes and causing evacuations. 2. TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECISION SETS OFF PROTESTS Palestinian groups call for massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem after Friday prayers, the highlight of […]

‘Look who’s 1’

‘Look who’s 1’

One of the Gulf Breeze Zoo’s reticulated giraffes, Gideon, celebrated his first birthday Sunday. Gideon was born March 27, 2015 and is the second offspring of Gabby and Geronimo. Other spring arrivals include a baby golden-headed lion tamarin born March 1. These tiny endangered monkeys are native to rainforests of eastern Brazil. The pond in […]

Tarantula fun facts: Big spiders are delicate critters

Tarantula fun facts: Big spiders are delicate critters

First Tarantulas European wolf spiders found near the Italian city of Taranto were the first to be called tarantulas. Their venom doesn’t affect humans, but from the 11th century into the 17th, people thought it caused a form of mania called tarantism that could be calmed only by a frenzied dance called the tarantella. Current […]