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Elephant Escapes From Traveling Circus In Ireland

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Customers at a coffee shop in Cork, Ireland, looked outside and saw a 2.5 ton elephant standing there. The animal, named Baby, escaped from a traveling circus. Circus employees got Baby back within minutes.
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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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Election Commission Advisory Board Disagrees With Director Over Citizenship Rule

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission's advisory board has shown dissatisfaction with the director's decision to allow three states to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote.
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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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