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US judge blocks grizzly bear hunt near Yellowstone Park

US judge blocks grizzly bear hunt near Yellowstone ParkA US judge on Thursday blocked the opening of grizzly bear hunts that were set to take place this weekend around Yellowstone National Park for the first time in 40 years. The ruling by US District Judge Dana Christensen, of Montana, marked a victory for wildlife advocates and Native American tribes that had sought to stop the controversial hunt scheduled to open in Idaho and Wyoming on Saturday. “This is a pretty major victory and we are nothing short of elated,” Melissa Thomasma, executive director of Wyoming Wildlife Advocates, told AFP.



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Judge blocks Saturday's grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

Judge blocks Saturday's grizzly hunts in Wyoming, IdahoA judge temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years.



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US trade panel blocks tariffs on Canada newsprint imports

US trade panel blocks tariffs on Canada newsprint importsA US trade panel on Wednesday blocked tariffs imposed on Canadian newsprint imports which drew sharp protests because of their impact on struggling American newspapers. The decision, which is subject to appeal, means the preliminary tariffs of up to 30 percent imposed earlier this year by the Commerce Department are canceled and money collected will be refunded.



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Google blocks accounts in 'influence operation' linked to Iran

Google blocks accounts in 'influence operation' linked to IranGoogle said Thursday it blocked YouTube channels and other accounts over a misinformation campaign linked to Iran, on the heels of similar moves by Facebook and Twitter. Google said that working with the cybersecurity firm FireEye, it linked the accounts to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting as part of an effort dating to at least January 2017.



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Freight train derailment blocks tracks; no injuries

Freight train derailment blocks tracks; no injuriesPITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven rail cars from a freight train derailed in Pittsburgh, sending shipping containers tumbling down a hillside onto light rail tracks below, but no injuries have been reported, authorities said.



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Supreme Court Blocks White House Attempt To Stop Teens' Climate Suit

Supreme Court Blocks White House Attempt To Stop Teens' Climate SuitThe Supreme Court has shot down the Trump administration's effort to halt a



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Italy blocks EU summit agreement until migration demands met

Italy blocks EU summit agreement until migration demands metBy Francesco Guarascio and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Italy’s prime minister refused to approve an EU summit statement on Thursday, telling fellow leaders that they must first meet his demands on migration, in an unusual showdown that underscored deep divisions over the sensitive issue. The move by Giuseppe Conte, who is attending his first European Union summit, surprised other leaders and forced summit chairman Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to cancel a news conference planned for Thursday evening. “As one member reserved their position on the entire conclusions, no conclusions have been agreed at this stage,” a spokesman for Tusk said.



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Migrants in limbo as Italy blocks rescue ships

Migrants in limbo as Italy blocks rescue shipsConfusion reigned in the Mediterranean on Monday after a chaotic weekend with the Libyan coast guard claiming to have rescued about 1,000 migrants, Italy stepping up the ante and several humanitarian and commercial ships waiting for more clarity before carrying out more operations. Italy, on the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis, has turned away rescue vessels with its new populist government saying the onus was on Libya to take them in. Lifeline, a ship belonging to a German NGO of the same name, is moored about 30 nautical miles off Malta with 234 migrants who were rescued on Wednesday, including 14 women and four children younger than three.



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Supreme Court Blocks Appeal, Allowing Arkansas To Restrict Medical Abortions

Supreme Court Blocks Appeal, Allowing Arkansas To Restrict Medical AbortionsThe Supreme Court refused to hear a case from a Planned Parenthood affiliate



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Lava flow blocks important coastal highway in Hawaii

Lava flow blocks important coastal highway in HawaiiOfficials warn of toxic steam cloud as lava flows into ocean; Jeff Paul reports from Pahoa, Hawaii.



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