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Israel defense minister says Hamas has ‘ceased to function as a military organization’

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Tuesday that Hamas has “ceased to function as a military organization in most parts of the Gaza Strip.” The comments from Gallant came during an operational briefing before Israel’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in Tel Aviv. Gallant relayed Israel’s progress in dismantling Hamas in the Gaza Strip as well as ongoing efforts to …

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US National Park Service faces lawsuit over plan to remove hundreds of stray cats from historic tourist spot

A nonprofit organization said Thursday that it sued the U.S. National Park Service over a plan to remove Puerto Rico’s famous stray cats from a historic district in the U.S. territory. The lawsuit filed by Maryland-based Alley Cat Allies comes four months after the federal agency announced it would contract an animal welfare organization to remove an estimated 200 cats …

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Scientists decry threats to Mexican wetland, an oasis in Chihuahuan Desert

Alfalfa plants sway under a thin veil of mist as towering irrigation equipment rolls above the crops, spraying the vast fields with water. It’s an important agricultural product in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila, grown there for hundreds of years. Rich in fiber and protein, it’s used to feed livestock in Latin America’s second-largest economy. But alfalfa crops and other …

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