Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse

(NEW YORK) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense…

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Coal Executive Switched to Building Solar Plants. Now He’s Worried Trump Will Hurt His Business.

Jim Lamon is the kind of businessman that Donald Trump would like. And Lamon is the kind of businessman who likes Trump. The CEO of Depcom Power grew up in Alabama, served in the Air Force for six years and spent decades constructing the kinds of coal-fired power plants Trump likes to tout.

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Trump Administration Will Not Allow Drilling Off Florida Coast

The Trump administration will not permit offshore drilling off the Florida coast after encountering opposition from the state’s Governor, Rick Scott Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday. “President Trump has directed me to rebuild our offshore oil and gas program in a manner that supports our national energy policy and also takes into consideration…

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5 Ways to Stay Safe During Winter Storm Grayson

The cold snap plaguing large swaths of the country is set to continue — and, in many areas, intensify — this week, as a “bomb cyclone” approaching the East Coast threatens to deliver frigid temperatures and possible blizzard conditions. With dangerously low temperatures, not to mention wind chill, bearing down upon us, TIME offers timely advice on how to stay safe…

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Thousands in Puerto Rico Will Still Be Without Power on Christmas

Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico will be without power on Christmas — and up to half a year after that, according to a New York Times report. Three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing more than 1,000 people and leaving most of the island without power, it’s impossible to estimate…

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