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Creating a Constituency for the News

Media consolidation has left many communities with a terrible lack of news service.

In the wake of runaway media consolidation, it’s getting harder to stay informed about your own community. There’s a crisis in journalism. Rapidly changing consumer habits have slashed demand for the print editions of newspapers and magazines, squeezed advertising dollars, and made thousands of media jobs vanish. The news industry’s downturn has created another crisis: People across the country are

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Smashing All Previous Records, 2015 on Track to Be Hottest Year Yet

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…and 2016 may likely be even hotter, scientists warn     The planet Earth, with mankind’s help, is leap-frogging into sweltering new territory. With the monthly update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) out Monday, three of the world’s official climate reporting agencies agree that June 2015 was the hottest on record, and that this year is shaping

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