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And Another One Gone: Endangered Species List Recovers Two Channel Island Plants Found Nowhere Else

Two plants that live on California’s Channel Islands and nowhere else on earth have reached recovery thanks to Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections. The Santa Cruz Island dudleya and island bedstraw are now recommended for delisting after the Fish and Wildlife Service restored their population to flourishing levels with the help of partners like the
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Trump denies he suggested ‘termination’ of Constitution, without deleting post

On Truth Social on Saturday, he repeated false claims about election fraud, which he said "allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution." ...

New Immigration Reform Proposal in Congress Creates a Two-Tier System That Punishes Asylum-Seekers

( On Monday, the Washington Post unveiled details of a bi-partisan attempt at immigration reform sponsored by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Thom Tillis (R-NC). Aspects of this legislation were… ...

Supreme Court leaves student debt relief program on hold after Texas judge blocked it

More than 16 million people had already been approved for student loan debt relief by the Education Department when a federal judge in North Texas struck down the plan last month. ...

To combat opioid overdoses, Gov. Greg Abbott says he supports decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips

The announcement signals a shift in Abbott's approach to fighting the opioid epidemic. He had previously pushed back against bills calling for the decriminalization of fentanyl testing strips. ...

Warnock Is Trying to Hoodwink the People of Georgia on His Voting Record

We’re down to one day left to the runoff in Georgia. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) has been doing all he can to distance himself from Joe Biden and paint himself… ...

Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti Gets the Shaft

I’m young enough to remember when CNN and MSNBC hosts, along with fellow guests, were fawning over Michael Avenatti. They were swooning like a bunch of fan girls at an… ...

Secret Service: Chinese Hackers Stole Millions in COVID Benefits

We’ve previously detailed the billions in COVID relief funds that were stolen. As Bob Hoge noted in October: What happens when you shut down the country and then flood it… ...

In New York Times Op-Ed, the ACLU’s National Legal Director Is Just Wrong on the Latest Religious Liberty Case

On Monday, the New York Times – the same Gray Lady that fired editors and had a near riot in the newsroom after it published an op-ed by Tom Cotton… ...

Biden Fondly Recalls Gladys Knight Performance – From Over 100 Years Ago

I wrote on Sunday about the problem that Joe Biden seems to have with numbers. Among the problems are the lies. He’s constantly lying about how many jobs he supposedly… ...

Athena Strand: Body of missing 7-year-old girl found by Wise County police Friday, suspect in custody

Authorities say Tanner Lynn Horner, a 31-year-old contract FedEx driver, confessed to abducting and killing the missing girl Wednesday afternoon. PARADISE, Texas — The body of 7-year-old Athena Strand has… ...

Man who shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker gets 21 years in prison

A nearby doorbell camera recorded the dog walker screaming “Oh, my God! I’ve been shot!” and “Help me!” and “I’m bleeding out from my chest!” LOS ANGELES — The man… ...

Believe it or Not, Leprosy Offers the Potential to Regenerate Livers – Cutting Transplant Wait Times

Leprosy has appeared in medical literature as far back as there has been medical literature, but its latest appearance doesn’t involve talk of a treatment or cure, but rather a unique ability the parasites that cause leprosy have to regenerate livers. The findings suggest the possibility of adapting this natural process to renew aging livers
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Historians Stunned: Uzbekistan Nomads Supplied a Third of the Bronze Used Across Ancient Mediterranean

Cutting edge analysis of tin isotopes has shown that tiny tribes of pastoral nomads from modern-day Uzbekistan supplied a third of all the precious tin needed to make the bronze which fueled Ancient Mediterranean commerce. Getting the tin from Uzbekistan to the Med involved a vast multi-regional, multi-vector trade network that bears comparison with our
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‘Turning Back the Tide of Extinction’ Australian Mammals Are Coming Back: Bandicoots, Bilbies, Potoroos

For all those roo-ting for Australian wildlife, there are reasons to jump for joy as several endangered marsupials begin the road to recovery in their native habitats. Starting with the world’s most-endangered marsupial, 4 male and 2 female Gilbert’s potoroos were released into the great southern region of the state of Western Australia. After being
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Parler halts intent of sale to Kanye West, parent company announces

Though Parler said it cut ties in November with the rapper now known as Ye, the statement came hours after he unleashed a flurry of antisemitic comments lauding Nazis. ...

Elon Musk and Matt Taibbi Have the Perfect Response to Liberal Media’s Fury With the Truth

We saw a lot of meltdowns from the liberal media over the release of the Twitter suppression files by Elon Musk. What’s shameful about liberal media’s action is that they… ...

Leftist Media Accuses Elon Musk of ‘Doxxing’ Twitter Employees Who Suppressed Hunter Biden Laptop

Without a doubt, the left’s reaction to Elon Musk pulling back the curtain on how federal agencies, the Biden campaign, and Twitter worked together to suppress news about the documents… ...

UPDATE: State of Emergency Effective in Moore County, NC After Power Substations Attacked by Gunfire

As we reported early Sunday morning, several power substations in Moore County, North Carolina were attacked Saturday night, resulting in 40,000 people losing power and effectively shutting down the county.… ...

To Cut Neighbors’ Fuel Costs ‘Baker Ed’ Revived Tradition of a Village Oven – Baking for Others for Free

A baker in the English town of Guisborough, pop. 17k or thereabouts, is reviving an ancient tradition to help his neighbors endure high energy costs. Thousands of years ago, societies built one oven in town where everyone went to bake their bread, and now Ed Hamilton-Trewhitt from Brickyard Bakery is offering to bake Christmas cakes
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Half of People Say Holiday Season Should Last Longer–With 74% Saying Holiday Prepping Puts Them in a Good Mood

Half of Americans said there’s not enough time in the holiday season to do everything they want to do, according to a new poll—but it all puts them in a good mood. The survey asked 2,000 adults about how they spend time during the holiday season and found that 52% try to fit in as
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Twin ‘Saved Sister’s Life’ in Womb by Sending Distress Signal Forcing Early Delivery That Uncovered Major Problem

A twin saved her sister’s life while still in the womb, by sending out distress signals prompting doctors to deliver them early—which turned out to be critical for the other twin’s survival. Preemie Poppy McBride’s heart rate began to waver on the monitor at 31 weeks and five days into the pregnancy, which doctors say
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‘Intentional Vandalism’ Causes Mass Power Outage in NC County Bordering Ft. Bragg, US Army Special Forces Command

Moore County, in the Sandhills region of central North Carolina, is mainly known for its golf courses, especially Pinehurst No. 2. The county is also home to thousands of active-duty… ...

World’s Oldest Pen Pals Turn 100, After 84 Years of Transatlantic Letters–And Now They’re Meeting on Zoom

The world’s oldest pen pals have both turned 100 years old, and are celebrating 80 years of letters sent across the pond. Geoff Banks from Devon, England, and American Celesta Byrne from New Jersey started writing to each other in 1938, when they were just 16-years-old. They were paired by an educational project that sought
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Teen Lifts a Truck to Free His Trapped Father: ‘My Son is My Hero’ (WATCH)

A 15-year-old is being hailed as a hero after lifting a truck that had fallen on his father’s chest. The brakes on the truck that Matthew Wilkinson uses for work needed immediate repair last Monday and, fortunately, his son had come out to the garage and agreed to help his dad. As Mr. Wilkinson tried
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Hot Takes: Progressives Are Big Mad at Elon Musk Over the ‘Twitter Files’

On Friday night, the leftist tears flowed like the waters of Niagara Falls. After Elon Musk, through independent journalist Matt Taibbi, dropped what will be the first chapter in the… ...

Josh Hawley Roasts DHS Secretary Mayorkas Over His Lies and Misrepresentations About His Censorship Program

Friday’s bombshell release of Twitter’s internal documents demonstrating how the Biden campaign and Twitter staffers connived to subvert the 2020 election is sucking most of the oxygen out of social… ...

GOP lawmakers mostly decline to condemn Trump over white supremacist meeting

Former Vice President Mike Pence called on the ex-president to apologize for the dinner with prominent racist and antisemite Nick Fuentes. Others wouldn't go as far. ...

Tortoise Celebrates its 190th Birthday as the World’s Oldest Land Animal

A tortoise which is the world’s oldest living land animal is celebrating its 190th birthday. Jonathan was born nearly two centuries ago, in the early 1800s, which makes him not only the oldest tortoise ever recorded, but the oldest living land animal. For 140 years, he has resided on the remote island of St. Helena
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Artwork That Can Exist Only in Space Delights Everyone Aboard the International Space Station–LOOK

Artwork that can exist only in outer space came to life aboard the International Space Station after it was delivered by the first ever private mission to arrive there. A doctor of physics worked with an artist to devise the work ‘Impossible Object’, but they would not see the results until the AX-1 mission reached
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James Woods Blows the Doors off Dem Effort to Shut Him Down on Twitter

We’ve been hearing some bombshell revelations as a result of the files released by Twitter owner Elon Musk showing the prior suppression of free speech. The files showed the Biden… ...

Twitter Document Dump Exposes Shocking Messages From Democrat Lawmakers

Elon Musk’s release of Twitter’s Hunter Biden files, dealing with the company’s collusion with numerous entities to suppress the bombshell laptop story prior to the 2020 election, is the gift… ...

The Real ‘Threat to Democracy’: Dems Colluded With Twitter to Affect the Outcome of the 2020 Election and the Media Doesn’t Care

(The opinions expressed by contributors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of RedState.com.) It’s an absolute bombshell of a story–Twitter, the social media home of journalists… ...

Childhood Best Friends Who Lost Touch Reunited 60 Years Later–in a Senior Care Home

Two childhood best friends who were ‘joined at the hip’ as kids were reunited over a half-century later—when they least expected it. Irene Gresty and Janet Henderson were neighbors in the 1940s, growing up in Linlithgow, West Lothian, England, but, like so many friendships, they lost touch over the years. Irene got married and moved
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Nevada’s Democrats Don’t Deserve First in the Nation Voting, Anyway

The opinions expressed by contributors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of RedState.com. In a letter released on Thursday, President Joe Biden suggested a presidential nomination… ...

BREAKING: Twitter Execs Ignored Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna’s ‘Speech’ Concerns Over Censorship of Hunter Laptop Story

As anyone who’s paying attention in the country knows, Twitter executives quashed the bombshell October 14, 2020 story from the New York Post revealing extremely damaging emails regarding the Biden… ...

The Freak-out Begins After Elon Musk Drops Explosive Hunter Biden Files

Elon Musk has done it again. He’s managed to make all the right people mad, this time by releasing the internal files detailing Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop… ...

Your Inspired Weekly Horoscope From Rob Brezsny: A ‘Free Will Astrology’

Our partner Rob Brezsny provides his weekly wisdom to enlighten our thinking and motivate our mood. Rob’s Free Will Astrology, is a syndicated weekly column appearing in over a hundred publications. He is also the author of Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How All of Creation Is Conspiring To Shower You with Blessings. (A free
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A Fruit So Sweet, Yet Grown Indoors: Will the Japanese Cultivar Become This Tesla of Strawberries?

A pair of talented agri-scientists have developed a strain of exquisitely-tasty, melt-in-your-mouth strawberries that are putting a foodie spotlight on the capabilities of vertical hydroponic farming. Hiroki Koga and Brendan Somerville are the masterminds behind the Oishii fruit company, whose flagship “Omakase” berries have become all the rage among foodies and New York City chefs.
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U.S. Gives First Ever Approval to Gut Microbiota Transplant Therapy

For years scientists have been demonstrating the therapeutic potential of gut microbiota transplants in mice for a variety of medical conditions; now the FDA has approved this procedure for the first time to treat a murderous bacterial infection. The exact method may make someone squeamish, as its technical term is a “fecal matter transplant,” which
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Man Finding an American Lion Tooth Fossil in a Shallow Mississippi is “the biggest of deals” to Scientists

Locals are discovering all kinds of weird things preserved in the mud of a drought-stricken Mississippi River, but the mandible and canine of an extinct American lion may be the most astonishing. In October, Wiley Prewitt found something black sticking out of a sandbar on a stretch of the mighty river in Rosedale, near the
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Another Name Bites the Dust at CNN, as More Layoffs Hit

As we reported on Wednesday, CNN CEO Chris Licht announced there were going to be more layoffs that are expected to hit hundreds of employees. The latest layoffs are largely… ...

Donald Trump Suffers Major Defeat in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case

Donald Trump is currently running for the White House again, but unfortunately, he also remains the target of a federal criminal investigation. A special master had been previously appointed to… ...

100% Hydrogen-Powered Jet Engine Successfully Tested by EasyJet and Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce and easyJet yesterday confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern jet engine on green hydrogen fuel. The ground test was conducted on an early concept demonstrator using green hydrogen that was created by wind and tidal power. It marks a major step towards proving that
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32 Species of Harlequin Frogs Were Found in Ecuador That We Thought Were Extinct

In one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth, ecologists have found 32 species of the ever-divergent Harlequin frog, all of which were thought to be extinct. It’s one of the largest cataloged rediscoveries of animals in the history of science, and has shown that there is still plenty of hope these amphibian “gems” can
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Australia Fans Jumping For Joy During Historic Start to World Cup Run

Australia have advanced to the knockout rounds of the World Cup for the first time since 2006, with coach Graham Arnold hailing his boys as a new “golden generation.” They now face a stiff test against one of the tournament favorites in Argentina this Saturday on just three-days rest. It would have been the safest
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Lead investigator tells jurors that ex-Border Patrol agent admits to killing 4 women

SAN ANTONIO – One of the lead investigators looking into the deaths of four prostitutes in Laredo testified late Thursday afternoon that the suspect in the killings admitted to the… ...

Biden, Macron vow unity against Russia, discuss trade row

Biden is welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House for a visit that will conclude with the first state dinner of the Biden administration. WASHINGTON —  Presidents Joe… ...

Texas lawmakers signed NDAs to obtain Uvalde shooting case file

A group of Texas lawmakers have gotten information from the confidential case file by signing non-disclosure agreements with the Department of Public Safety. UVALDE, Texas — Months after the Uvalde… ...

Governor Abbott Celebrates University Of Houston’s Groundbreaking Fentanyl Vaccine

Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated the tremendous achievement of researchers at the University of Houston (UH) who have developed a groundbreaking fentanyl vaccine with the potential to save millions of innocent lives from fentanyl poisonings and addiction. Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated the tremendous achievement of researchers at the University of Houston (UH) who have developed a groundbreaking fentanyl vaccine with the potential to save millions of innocent lives from fentanyl poisonings and addiction. Following a tour of the UH fentanyl vaccine lab and a briefing from lab technicians, Governor Abbott touted this milestone at a press conference with UH President Renu Khator, UH System Board of Regents Chairman Tilman Fertitta, and UH Associate Professor Dr. Colin Haile.

"Fentanyl remains the single deadliest drug threat our state and nation has ever encountered, and Texas continues leading the fight against this clandestine killer," said Governor Abbott. "I am proud to be at the University of Houston today to celebrate the brilliant achievement of Dr. Colin Haile and his research team on creating a fentanyl vaccine. This incredible, groundbreaking new therapy has the potential to revolutionize how we combat fentanyl deaths in our communities and end the afflictions of addiction that burden so many innocent Texans and Americans across the country. I look forward to working alongside the University of Houston and Dr. Haile in Texas' continued efforts to save innocent lives from being lost to this deadly drug."

During the press conference, Governor Abbott highlighted a variety of actions taken by the State of Texas to combat the growing national fentanyl crisis, including designating Mexican drug cartels as a terrorist organizations, signing legislation into law that makes it a felony to make or distribute fentanyl, and launching the "One Pill Kills" campaign to raise awareness of this deadly drug across the state.

The Governor also discussed plans to consider new laws this upcoming legislative session that would classify fentanyl deaths as a poisoning, allow charging an individual for murder if they distribute fentanyl or drugs laced with fentanyl that kill someone, and make NARCAN more readily available across the state for Texans exposed to fentanyl. ...

Weird and Wonderful Discoveries of New Deep Sea Fish Below Australia’s Ancient Underwater Volcanoes

A recent deep-sea expedition off Australia’s Cocos Islands has revealed dozens of wild, wiggly, and wonderful sea creatures never seen to science. Wonderful could also be construed as terrifying, if not for the fact that most of them are very small, and live at such depths as to permanently remove the possibility of our toes
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USDA Announces December 2022 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for December 2022, which are effective Dec. 1, 2022. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures or meet cash flow needs. ...

Good and Bad News on the Twitter Freedom Front: EU Threat and Possible Apple Detente

We’ve seen all kinds of liberal efforts coalescing to go after Elon Musk and Twitter because he’s championing free speech. They can’t have that. That included Democrats trying to sic… ...

Aja Smith, Chris Bish, and Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson on What the California Election Integrity Lawsuit Could Portend for the State and the Nation

As RedState’s Managing Editor Jennifer Van Laar reported last week, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given the green light to the lawsuit filed by the Election… ...

Biden’s generation is ceding the stage as he plots his next act

When Nancy Pelosi stepped down, she had a successor in mind. The field that follows President Biden is far less certain. ...

Black mayors are leading the nation’s biggest cities for the first time

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston will all have Black leaders once Karen Bass is sworn in next month as the first woman to serve as chief executive in LA. ...

Bangladesh Farmers Digging Simple Wells Have Created an Irrigation Wonder–With Rice Overflowing

Over the last 40 years, small-holder farmers in Bangladesh have, using very simple methods, turned the dry Bengal Basin into one of the richest croplands on Earth where two to three rice harvests can be had per year. They created a climate-resilient water system dubbed “The Bengal Water Machine” that has kept an underground reservoir
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This Greek Island Replaced its Landfill with Recycling Plant That Now Reduces Waste by 85%

In order to keep their little island the pristine Aegean paradise it is, Tilos has gotten rid of their landfill, and replaced it with a circular system that has reduced total waste by 86%. After being implemented this May, the island of around 750 inhabitants quickly saw progress, after they transformed the landfill into a
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RSV cases surging earlier than in previous years

Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are usually at their worst during the winter months. This year, however, has seen a marked increase of cases in the summer, leading to overcrowding in hospitals throughout the United States. Medical experts have provided several explanations for the increase, including prevention methods that were taken during the COVID-19
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