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Man says he secretly lowered his town’s water fluoride for over a decade
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Man says he secretly lowered his town’s water fluoride for over a decade

The longtime water superintendent for a small town in Vermont has resigned in protest after local officials ordered him to restore the town’s water to the state’s standard for fluoride levels—which he had been secretly and unilaterally lowering for years due to his own personal anti-fluoride beliefs. And his righteous, five-page resignation letter offered yet...

Nigeria floods: More than 600 killed in worst flooding in a decade
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Nigeria floods: More than 600 killed in worst flooding in a decade

CNN  —  The death toll from the worst flooding Nigeria has seen in a decade has passed 600 people, the country’s humanitarian affairs ministry tweeted on Sunday. According to the ministry, more than 2 million people have been affected by flooding that has spread across parts of the country’s south after a particularly wet rainy...

U.S. Sees ‘Decisive Decade’ Ahead in Competition With China, Russia
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U.S. Sees ‘Decisive Decade’ Ahead in Competition With China, Russia

WASHINGTON—The U.S. is entering a “decisive decade” as it faces competition with China and an attempt by Russia to upend the international order, while dealing with challenges from climate change to energy to food security, international terrorism and disease, the White House said Wednesday. The Biden administration released its national-security strategy, a blueprint that outlines...

Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade kill 500, displace 1.4 million
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Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade kill 500, displace 1.4 million

Issued on: 12/10/2022 – 19:39 About 500 people have died in Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade and 1.4 million others have been displaced from their homes since the start of the rainy season, the government said. Floods caused by abundant rains and poor infrastructure have affected vast swathes of Africa’s most populous country sparking...

American personal savings dropped to their lowest in a decade
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American personal savings dropped to their lowest in a decade

The personal savings of Americans have plummeted from their stimulus-fed peaks during the pandemic—just when the money could have come in handy, as the US faces a combination of high inflation and a tightening economy. In June, according to data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve, personal savings hit $555.7 billion, the lowest since the...