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Blinded by Brighter Headlights? It’s Not Your Imagination.

The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights.

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    Lockheed Martin’s Woke-Industrial Complex | City Journal

    The nation’s largest defense contractor sends key executives on a mission to deconstruct their “white male privilege.”

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      Growing mystery of suspected energy attacks draws US concern

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is facing new pressure to resolve a mystery that has vexed its predecessors: Is an adversary using a microwave or radio wave weapon to attack the brains of U.S.

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      Raytheon Technologies Hosts 2021 Investor Day, Provides Long-Term Growth Strategy and Financial Outlook

      Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), a leading aerospace and defense company, will outline its strategy to drive long-term growth and value creation for shareowners at its first Investor Day since its formation in April 2020. The event will be h

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      Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom

      (Bloomberg) -- Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipel

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        CDC risk of coronavirus transmission outdoors greatly exaggerated, bombshell report finds

        A stunning New York Times report claims that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's estimate that the risk of coronavirus transmission while outdoors is around 10% is greatly exaggerated. 

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        Cyberattack forces closure of largest US refined-fuel pipeline

        The Colonial Pipeline, the main conduit carrying gasoline and diesel fuel to the U.S. East Coast, said it had halted all operations after being hit with a cyberattack.

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          WATCH: Suspect steals 2 police cruisers in wild multi-county chase

          Xavier Cummings is being held in the Volusia County Jail on two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of grand theft of a firearm, escape as well as other charges.

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            Lawmaker Raises Alarm over 'Directed Energy' Attacks on US Personnel

            Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said she understands the classified nature of the issue, but said "the horse is out of the barn."

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            MIT study challenges indoor social distancing, finds 'no difference between 6 feet and 60 feet'

            A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology challenges the widespread social distancing guidelines, asserting that the "six-foot rule" is "inadequate" in mitigating indoor transmission of COVID-19.

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            Study: This stretch of I-4 is the most dangerous road in America

            This is the second time it has earned the dubious distinction.

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            Hawaiian rail project that got $70 million in COVID stimulus lobbying for more to cover shortfall

            A behind-schedule and over-budget rail project in Hawaii that got $70 million in the coronavirus stimulus package is now angling for more federal money to close a $3.68 billion funding gap.

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            Moderna hopes to have Covid booster shot for its vaccine ready by the fall, CEO says

            Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told CNBC the biotech firm hopes to have a booster shot for its Covid vaccine to protect against variants ready by the fall.

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            WATCH: U.S. Navy, Royal Malaysian Air Force Conduct Joint Exercise Over South China Sea

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            Navy punishes author of letter that disparaged enlisted sailors at base in Japan

            Media reports said Yokosuka Naval Hospital determined that Lt. Nathanael Allison wrote the letter, in which he complained of being forced to live with his family in a building for enlisted families, that drew controversy on social media.

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            Navy officer under scrutiny for letter disparaging enlisted sailors as ‘deviants’ and ‘perverts’

            A letter that led to an investigation states that living in a Yokosuka Naval Base apartment building for enlisted families is “unacceptable.”

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            Guests kicked out after Kissimmee resort abruptly closes

            The hotel had been sold and, without any warning or full refunds, the building had to be cleared out.

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            Giant Homemade Disney Cinnamon Rolls • Love From The Oven

            Homemade Cinnamon Rolls big enough for the whole family to share! Learn how to make the Gaston's Cinnamon Rolls found at Disney Parks.

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              Covid-19 PPE litter is killing wildlife - CNN

              Waste from lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) is killing birds, fish and other wildlife across the globe, a study has found.

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                Time to Face Reality: Your Kids Don’t Want Your Stuff! | Kiplinger

                One estate planning mistake I see all the time is that parents want their children to inherit their homes and treasured possessions, and they assume their children would be happy to get them. But have you asked your kids? You might be surprised.

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                NC sheriff offers $10G reward after Pa. mom of 6 killed in 'road rage' shooting on way to beach vacation

                North Carolina authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect accused of fatally shooting a Pennsylvania woman in a highway "road rage incident" last week while she and her husband were on their way to a be

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                  Georgia man receives last paycheck in oily pennies dumped on his driveway

                  A Georgia man who was having trouble getting the last paycheck from his employer was shocked to discover its equivalent in pennies dumped in his driveway earlier this month.

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                  Low-dose aspirin cuts severe coronavirus risk, study suggests

                  Low-dose aspirin could help keep coronavirus patients off of ventilators, decrease their chances of requiring admission to the intensive care unit and lower the risk of in-hospital death, according to the findings of a new study. 

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                  That Time a Marine Mechanic Took a Joyride in a Stolen A4M Skyhawk

                  How much could a Marine Corps fighter cost?

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                  Marine Corps' Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum to Close Permanently

                  The service plans to shutter its only museum dedicated solely to aviation on March 28.

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                  Virginia Kroger's accidentally gave out empty COVID-19 shots

                  The professional who had administered the blank shots thought that all of the syringes had been properly filled with the vaccine prior to the appointments.

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                  Merritt Island park now a ‘manatee graveyard’ as Florida sea cows starve to death

                  Scientists say Florida’s most enamored marine mammal is starving to death, News 6 partner Florida Today reports.

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                  HOLY HAIL: Photos show hail blanketing Daytona Beach like snow

                  Storms moved through Central Florida on Saturday, prompting nasty weather that led to a severe thunderstorm warning in Volusia County.

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                  'Helmets to Hardhats' Trains Veterans for Careers in Almost Any Construction Field

                  Construction jobs and skilled trades are at veterans' fingertips with Helmets to Hardhats.

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                  Seattle-Based Coast Guard Icebreaker Returns Home After First Mission in Nearly 40 Years to Wintertime Arctic

                  The Polar Star is the only icebreaker classified as "heavy" — able to break through ice up to 21 feet thick.

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                  Johns Hopkins expert says COVID-19 pandemic could end by April

                  Makary echoes previous health officials who believe herd immunity is possible by April.

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                  Column: Is all this crankiness really necessary?

                  There will always things that annoy, like Mardi Gras parties held during Lent, but let's just all take a breath and calm down

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                  Is spending 2 hours outdoors the new 10,000 steps?

                  As people spend more time indoors, a mountain of scientific research says spending time in nature is critical to health and increases longevity.

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                  Beekeeping Is All the Rage. These Programs Can Help Veterans Get Started

                  Beekeeping can have sweet rewards.

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                  FBI, Florida authorities pursuing leads as water-treatment hacking investigation continues

                  The FBI, Secret Service and Florida law enforcement are searching for one or more suspects they say tried to change the make-up of a local town’s water in a failed attempt to add a potentially caustic chemical by remotely accessing the computer system

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                  China's latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger

                  TAIWAN-CHINA/SECURITY (GRAPHIC, PIX):China's latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger

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                  As temperatures drop, forecasters warn of falling iguanas in Florida

                  Because they're cold-blooded, iguana's bodies can stiffen up and fall out of trees, appearing to be dead.

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                  Four-phase Warbird Museum expansion forges ahead

                  Plans are moving forward for a four-phase expansion of Titusville’s Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, which features an extensive vintage aircraft collection and event space rentals at Space Coast Regional

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                  SSC Tuatara supercar claims world speed record at 282.9 MPH

                  The Washington state-made SSC Tuatara supercar has claimed the production car speed record with a 282.9 mph average set on the Space Shuttle landing strip in Florida.

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                  'Snow Flurries Fall in Brevard': Arctic blast struck 44 years ago, freezing Florida

                  From Jan. 18-20, 1977, Florida was frosted by a historic Arctic blast that pushed snowflakes as far south as Miami Beach.

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                  Colombia’s ‘cocaine hippos’ must be stopped, scientists warn

                  Pablo Escobar’s hippos are taking over the marshlands of Colombia — and need to face the same fate as their late owner before they become impossible to control, scientists have warned. …

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                    Why You Should Talk to Yourself in the Third Person

                    Evidence suggests that there are real benefits of talking to yourself in the third person—in your head, not out loud.

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                    Bindi Irwin, Chandler Powell celebrate their first Christmas as newlyweds

                    Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell commemorated their first Christmas as a married couple on Instagram.

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                    NY Post Editorial Board: China’s deadly COVID cover-up was worse than we thought

                    Fresh evidence published jointly by The New York Times and ProPublica confirms that Beijing has been trying to keep COVID-19 information from the rest of the world since the very start of the pandemic.

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                      Access Denied

                      The common refrain in initial reviews is that the new radar website is a step backward.

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                        Tropical Storm Eta Approaching South Florida With Flooding, Strong Winds; Hurricane Warning Issued | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

                        Eta will impact Florida, then stall in the Gulf. Here's our latest complete forecast briefing. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

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                        Yellowstone visitor banned for cooking chickens in thermal hot spring

                        A man from Idaho has been temporarily banned from Yellowstone National Park after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an Aug. 7 outing, during which he was found cooking chickens in a thermal geyser.