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Friday June 8th, 2018 morning edition

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Suicide rates are up by 30 percent across the nation since 1999, federal health officials reported Thursday.

And only about half the people who died by suicide had a known mental health condition, even though depression had been thought to be the major cause of suicide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

While many cases of mental illness may have been diagnosed, the CDC also noted that relationship stress, financial troubles and substance abuse were contributing to the trends.

“From 1999 to 2015, suicide rates increased among both sexes, all racial/ethnic groups, and all urbanization levels,” the CDC researchers wrote in their report.

"Middle-aged adults had the largest number of suicides and a particularly high increase in suicide rates.

These findings are disturbing," said CDC principal deputy director Dr. Anne Schuchat.

But the CDC team found almost no group is exempt from the rise in suicide rates, except people over age 75. »

Lawmaker 'Disturbed' That FCC Made up DDOS, Lied to Press

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Lawmaker 'Disturbed' That FCC Made up DDOS, Lied to Press.

The report obtained FCC staffer e-mails showing they repeatedly misled reporters, then used those factually-incorrect reports to prop up their bogus DDOS attack claims.

Whether any of this results in anything even resembling actual accountability for Pai or his incarnation of the FCC remains to be seen. »

Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought

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This artist's rendering shows Carbon Engineering's design for an 'air contactor' to pull carbon dioxide from the Carbon Engineering.

The last comprehensive analysis of the technology, conducted by the American Physical Society in 2011, estimated that it would cost $600 per tonne.

Carbon Engineering says that it published the paper to advance discussions about the cost and potential of the technology. »

Elephant poachers shot dead by rangers at wildlife reserve in Kenya

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Three poachers have been killed and two others injured following a gun battle with rangers at a Kenyan wildlife reserve.

The rangers, from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) exchanged fire with the poachers, who were reportedly armed with AK-47 rifles.

“More officers have been deployed to conduct regular security patrols at the park and ensure wildlife is protected from the poachers,” he said. »

US Kindergartens Now Teaching Nursery Rhymes To Prep Kids For School Shooters

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This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom. — Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy) June 6, 2018.

The post has drawn a considerable amount of attention from those saddened by the apparent necessity of teaching toddlers how to navigate a potential school shooting scenario.

So far in 2018, the US has experienced 23 school shootings resulting in at least one injury or death. »