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US officials warn of danger of feral hogs heading across the border from Canada

US officials warn of danger of feral hogs heading across the border from CanadaUS officials have warned that feral hogs heading across the border from Canada may pose a danger to the local environment. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that sightings of the feral animals on the US-Canadian border have increased in recent years.  At least eight of the wild animals have been sighted just north of Lincoln County, Montana, this summer, officials said.  Several agencies, including Wildlife Services, the Montana Invasive Species Council, the National Feral Swine Program and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department fear the wild pigs could cause significant damage to the landscape. Officials warned the animals can often be aggressive, breed rapidly, and difficult to catch.  The feral pigs pose a risk to the local agriculture industries as they often destroy farm land and crops as they root for food. They also have the potential to spread diseases to domestic livestock, although no disease has been detected in the team in Canada. Female hogs typically have more than a dozen piglets in each litter and full grown hogs can weigh anywhere between 120lb to 400lbs.  Dale Nolte, from the USDA’s National Feral Swine Program, described the prospect as “a disaster”. “Multiple people say that if we were to design an invasive species that would do the most widespread damage, feral swine aren’t too far off from being the perfect specimen,” he told local newspaper Daily Inter Lake.      Ryan Brook, an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, blamed the southern migration of the feral pigs on poor monitoring systems in the province, which are allowing numbers – and the spread of the animals – to grow unchecked.  “Saskatchewan is a very high functioning pig factory and the populations are exploding with very minimal efforts to control them,” he told the Daily Inter Lake. “Lack of serious action in Saskatchewan is the single greatest threat to Montana.” Legit question for rural Americans – How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?— Willie McNabb (@WillieMcNabb) August 4, 2019 The warning of a potential hog invasion prompted amusement on social media, with users highlighting a viral tweet last month by a man arguing assault weapons were necessary to manage the feral populations. “How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?” he asked on Twitter, prompting widespread mockery at the time.



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European court: Russia put lawyer Magnitsky's life in danger

European court: Russia put lawyer Magnitsky's life in dangerA top European court says Russia’s failure to provide adequate medical care to jailed lawyer Sergei Magnitsky could have led to his 2009 death, which sparked U.S. and European sanctions. The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ordered Russia to pay Magnitsky’s widow and mother 34,000 euros ($ 38,000) in damages. The Russian Justice Ministry said it is studying the ruling and whether to appeal.



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Trump in Danger? Half of House Democrats Support Impeachment Inquiry

Trump in Danger? Half of House Democrats Support Impeachment InquiryMore than half of House Democrats say they support an inquiry into impeaching President Donald Trump, marking a milestone of sorts that could ramp up pressure against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to officially commence impeachment proceedings.California Rep. Salud Carbajal was the majority-maker, saying Friday he believes Trump “knew the rules and he broke them” regarding the special counsel’s probe.“That is why I believe it is time to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump,” he said in a statement.Carbajal is the 118th Democrat of 235 to back impeachment.Pelosi has resisted the impeachment push, saying she prefers a “slow, methodical approach” of gathering more evidence to support the measure.House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler has opened an inquiry into whether Democrats should move forward with articles of impeachment. The distinction has caused confusion among political observers who say an inquiry into whether to vote for impeachment is akin to impeachment itself.The House voted 332-95 on July 17 to table Texas Rep. Al Green’s impeachment resolution. All Republicans and 137 Democrats voted to table the measure.



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The Latest: Canada says UN found Saudi woman faced danger

The Latest: Canada says UN found Saudi woman faced dangerTORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local):



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See differences as asset, not danger, pope says in Christmas message

See differences as asset, not danger, pope says in Christmas messageSecurity has been tight around the Vatican for the Christmas season, with military jeeps stationed at key access routes and tourists undergoing metal detector and bag searches. Last week police in southern Italy arrested a Somali man suspected of having been a member of Islamic State and who had threatened to bomb churches in Italy, including St. Peter’s. In his address, in what appeared to be a reference to the shrill political climate in a number of countries, Francis called for “fraternity among people with different ideas, yet capable of respecting and listening to one another”.



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U.N. ready to help run vital Yemen port in danger of destruction

U.N. ready to help run vital Yemen port in danger of destructionHODEIDAH/GENEVA, Yemen (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Friday it was ready to help supervise Yemen’s vital Hodeidah port to protect it from “potential destruction”, as its envoy met managers of the Houthi-held harbour. “We discussed … how the United Nations can take a leading role in operating the port, we have to do this quickly through discussions with all the parties,” U.N. envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said after his meetings. “We think that by playing this role we would help preserve a lifeline to the people in Yemen,” he said, according to an Arabic translation of his remarks which was supplied to local reporters.



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Hurricanes Are A Relapse Danger For Drug Users, But Experts Have A Plan For Florence

Hurricanes Are A Relapse Danger For Drug Users, But Experts Have A Plan For FlorenceIn Wilmington, North Carolina, Robert Childs went to Home Depot to get



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Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger

Space station reports 'leak', crew not in dangerThe International Space Station crew on Thursday was repairing a small “leak” most likely caused by a collision with a small meteorite, the head of the Russian space agency said, adding the incident presented no danger. “Overnight and in the morning there was an abnormal situation — a pressure drop, an oxygen leak at the station,” Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. NASA confirmed the problem, saying it consisted of a “minute pressure leak” and that the crew was repairing it.



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The Latest: Fire danger expected to last in West, Northwest

The Latest: Fire danger expected to last in West, NorthwestUPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on destructive wildfires in California and the U.S. West (all times local):



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As North Korea danger recedes ever so slightly, renewed Russian threat looms

As North Korea danger recedes ever so slightly, renewed Russian threat loomsSenate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing Tuesday that focused on the uneasy realization that Russia will likely try to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections.



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