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Starbucks' new iced coffee and tea beverages are displayed during a promotion July 2, 2003 outside a Starbucks coffee shop at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. It will also adopt specially designed paper cup lids for cold drinks so customers do not need to use straws. At the time, Starbucks wavered on the proposal; a company spokesperson told Mic that Starbucks would be developing a " recyclable and compostable cup solution", but wouldn't reveal specifically its plans for straws.
  • Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens that harm coral

    Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens that harm coral

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    Scientific studies have shows that oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic to corals and other marine life. While environmentalists and most residents of Hawaii applaud approval of the legislation, some merchants have anxious the move may hurt at the cash register as about 70% of all common sunscreens now on the market would fall under this ban.
  • PCs press pause on ticket resale price capping

    PCs press pause on ticket resale price capping

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    Scraping cap-and-trade a ticklish business Without a doubt, Ford ran his campaign on getting rid of the carbon tax, and it has been his first order of business. In an email statement to CBC, Simon Jeffries, a spokesperson for Ford said, "The previous government attempted to institute a cap on ticket resales with no way to enforce that cap, resulting in less consumer protection".
  • Kim Jong-un visits factories near border with China

    Kim Jong-un visits factories near border with China

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    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters today that she would not "confirm or any deny any intelligence reports", but "what I can tell you is that we're continuing to make progress". a day after he went to a cosmetics factory in the same area. "To prove North Korea's willingness to denuclearize, at the minimum, there should be an agreement on the basic roadmap on denuclearization of North Korea - the definition, timeframe and verification procedures and the ways to ...
  • Hurricane Beryl first of Atlantic season

    Hurricane Beryl first of Atlantic season

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    Tropical Storm Beryl is now a hurricane, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) reported this morning, July 6. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers. CURRENT FORECAST TRACK FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTERAn area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms located a few hundred miles to the southwest of Bermuda may become better organized over the next couple of days.
  • Scott Pruitt quits as head of United States environment agency

    Scott Pruitt quits as head of United States environment agency

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    Scott Pruitt , who has led the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) under the Trump administration, has resigned and deputy director, Andrew Wheeler , is expected to take his spot as acting director. "This man is directly and significantly harming my child's - and every child's - health and future with decisions to roll back environmental regulations for the benefit of big corporations", Kink wrote .
  • Lions eat suspected rhino poachers on game reserve

    Lions eat suspected rhino poachers on game reserve

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    Three white rhinos were killed by poachers at Sibuya in June 2016, and three rhinos were killed in May at the nearby Port Alfred Nature Reserves. "As it was already dark, it was not possible to investigate the area until first light, at which time we arranged for our vet to dart the entire pride of lions so that police forensic teams assisted by our anti-poaching unit could comb the immediate area for clues", he explained.
  • NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas

    NASA to test ‘quiet’ supersonic flights over Texas

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    The space agency has announced it will publicly demonstrate its technology near the coastal resort city of Galveston to ensure that its prototype really will be barely audible when it crosses the sound barrier. The shining star to this entire thing is supposed to be Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' X-59 "QueSST", which is created to produce sonic thumps rather than the booming sounds other jet fighters usually give out.
  • Air pollution behind 3.2 million new diabetes cases worldwide, finds study

    Air pollution behind 3.2 million new diabetes cases worldwide, finds study

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    After running a series of mathematical models and controlling the other medical factors of diabetes, the researchers studied their diabetes levels and the pollution levels. This represents "an increase of 5,000 to 6,000 new diabetes cases per 100,000 people in a given year", according to the study. "Our study shows an important relationship between atmospheric pollution and diabetes".
  • This month's 'blood moon' eclipse to be the longest of the century

    This month's 'blood moon' eclipse to be the longest of the century

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    The totality, or when the earth's shadow covers the moon and creates complete darkness, will last one hour and 43 minutes. People in the United States lucked out with last year's total solar eclipse - partial eclipses simply don't have the same effect - but this doesn't mean they can't enjoy this year's lunar phenomenon.
  • Extreme heat damages sections of Highway 3 in southwestern Ontario

    Extreme heat damages sections of Highway 3 in southwestern Ontario

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    Heat warnings are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada to inform the public when air temperature and humidex are forecast to be above a certain criteria for two consecutive days. "This will be the most significant heat event in the past few years", according to Environment Canada . "An extreme heat event for the Canada Day long weekend", says a notice for the City of Toronto.
  • Mom Tells Off EPA Director Scott Pruitt at Washington Restaurant

    Mom Tells Off EPA Director Scott Pruitt at Washington Restaurant

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    Kristin Mink posted a video via Facebook of her approaching Pruitt while holding her toddler and what appeared to be a list of notes to guide her through the scolding she delivered. Citing two people with knowledge of Dravis' interview, The New York Times reported Monday that she told the committee she informed Pruitt that he would have to disclose his wife's income on federal financial forms and he responded that he would form a limited liability corporation.
  • See the first image of baby planet being formed

    See the first image of baby planet being formed

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    The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. A forming planet, in comparison, is little more than an infant. Picking out the faint planet from the brilliant light of its host star was a challenge for the team.
  • Things to know about abortion and the Supreme Court

    Things to know about abortion and the Supreme Court

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    Trump interviewed four potential nominees on Monday, spending about 45 minutes with each. The interviews were with federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amul Thapar, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, said a person with knowledge of the meetings who was not authorized to speak publicly about them.
  • Roberts may hold key vote as Supreme Court moves right

    Roberts may hold key vote as Supreme Court moves right

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    Shortly after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday, White House officials said Trump had an opportunity to shape USA justice for decades to come. At the White House, the senators took turns meeting with Trump. Joe Donnelly of IN, were the only Democrats to vote for Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch .
  • Trump narrows list for Kennedy replacement; will announce pick July 9

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    In a tweet , Trump opined that the U.S. economy has probably been "stronger", adding that it was "exciting times for our country". In an interview airing on NBC's " Meet the Press ", Graham said that the 1973 decision has been reaffirmed "in many different ways" in subsequent rulings, and that the precedent should be respected.
  • Heat advisory issued as sweltering hot weather moves in

    Heat advisory issued as sweltering hot weather moves in

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    Anyone spending significant time outdoors tomorrow is susceptible to heat stroke or heat exhaustion , the weather service said . The air temperature in Rochester got to the low 90s on Saturday , with a 'heat index , ' a term reflecting how it feels with the humidity, topping 100 degrees.