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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

A new Audubon report shows how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American bird species by the end of the century. Bald eagles, loons and orioles are among those facing major threats.

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Obama Wants Congress' Support On ISIS, But He May Not Need It

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Police fire tear gas from an armored personnel carrier on Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Mo. The U.S. Senate is holding a hearing on the use of military-grade equipment by local police departments. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

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First Things Last Daddy Kev
Rhythm Daddy Kev

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Size Matters: Why Apple Is Expected To Unveil A Bigger iPhone

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Breathing Kate Bush
Passin' Me By The Pharcyde

Smoke rises from the Beiji oil refinery during clashes between the Islamic State and Iraqi government forces in Beiji, northern Iraq, on July 30. The militants tried to take the refinery this summer, but government forces have held on. STR/EPA/Landov hide caption

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How The Islamic State Smuggles Oil To Fund Its Campaign

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Everything Disintegrates Reanimator
Old Recordings Reanimator

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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

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Cool Sanson Low in the Sky
Go Federal Low in the Sky
My Feet Can't Fail Me Now The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Rainy Taxi Spoon
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Escape Velocity

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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

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Loran's Dance Idris Muhammad
Piece of Mind Idris Muhammad

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9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

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The Firebird Suite : Finale [1919 Version: Finale] Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic
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