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Saturday December 17th, 2022 morning edition

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This Tennessee black bear would walk 1,000 miles just to eat off the same picnic table.

Wildlife crews trapped the animal and relocated her 1,000 miles to an area of South Cherokee National Forest in Georgia.

Scientists labeled the animal Bear 609 and attached a geolocating device to it.

According to the report, wildlife biologists tracked Bear 609 as she proceeded to walk across Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina and then into Tennessee—eventually returning to the campsite where it had been trapped.

Stiver said the bear’s journey is the longest he’s seen among relocated individuals—typically bears will walk upwards of 200 miles to return to familiar territory, he said.

Relocated bears returning to a favorite human source of food is, alas, not out of the ordinary.

Bear 609’s voyage, while impressive, is yet another reminder that hikers and campers should always be careful with food and trash when recreating in bear country. »

Judge warned in 2021 of gay bar attacker’s shootout plans

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Yet no mention was made during a hearing this July of the suspect’s violent behavior or the status of any mental health treatment.

But the 2021 case did not appear to rise to that bar, he said, because witnesses in the case were unavailable.

“It’s an adjustment period for sure,” Aldrich replied, to which the judge replied, “Yeah it will settle, don’t worry. »

US poised to ban shark fin trade, pleasing conservationists

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In 2022, the U.S. House and Senate passed identical versions of a proposed shark fin ban as part of a broader defense spending bill that President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law.

FILE - Confiscated shark fins are displayed during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Doral, Fla. »

House Democrats introduce bill to bar Trump from office under 14th Amendment

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House Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation that would bar former President Donald Trump from holding any federal office in the future, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

The legislation is spearheaded by Democratic Rep. David Cicilline, of Rhode Island, who was a House manager for Trump's second impeachment, and the bill also has 40 co-sponsors, all Democrats.

It cites the provision in the 14th Amendment that says no one who has held government office and who "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" shall be able to hold federal office again. »