Reindeer are going hungry in Sweden because of climate change, herders say

Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them between traditional grazing grounds in the high mountains bordering Norway in the summer and the forests farther east in the winter, just as his forebears in the Sami indigenous community have for generations.But Inga is troubled: His reindeer are hungry, and he can do little about it. Climate change is altering weather patterns here and affecting the herd’s food supply.“If we don’t find better areas for them where they can graze and find food, then the reindeers will starve to death,” he said.Already pressured by the mining and forestry industry, and other development that encroach on grazing land, Sami herding communities fear climate change could mean the end of their traditional lifestyle.Slipping his ha…

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NBA player surprises 17-year-old fan by giving him his game-worn shoes

THIS. >> IT DEFINITELY WAS NOT SOMETHING THEY EXPECTED. IT TOOK THEM BY SURPRISE, AND HUNTER PETERSON IS STILL RELIVING THAT NIGHT. THIS IS THE MOMENT 17-YEAR-OLD HUNTER PETERSON WILL NEVER FORGET. >> WAS >> -- WIN GIANNIS CAME OVER AND HANDED HIM THE SHOE, YOU WERE PRETTY EXCITED. >> HE WAS AT SATURDAY’S GAME AGAINST THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS. BUT THE REAL VICTORY WAS RECEIVING GIANNIS’ SHOES FROM THE MAN HIMSELF. >> IT IS COMMONPLACE FOR THE HOOP TROOP TO HEAD TO THE FLOOR FOR THE VICTORY CELEBRATION. THAT IS WHEN HUNTER WAS TAKEN BY COMPLETE SURPRISE. THE SNEAKERS WERE STILL WARM WHEN HE BROUGHT THEM HOME THAT NIGHT. >> YEP. >> PETERSON, WHO’S A HUGE BUCKS FAN, IS PART OF HOOP TROOP, A PERFORMANCE GROUP FOR THE BUCKS, THEY GREET FANS AS THEY COME IN. >> GO BOX GO -- BUCKS GO. >> AND WHILE EVERY GAME IS SPECIAL FOR HIM, NOTHING WILL TOP THIS. >> IT WAS QUITE A NIGHT FOR HIM, SOMETHING EVERY 17 YOU’RE KID …

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Authorities arrest Marine deserter wanted in the killing of his mother’s boyfriend

A Marine deserter accused of killing his mother's boyfriend was captured Wednesday morning in his mother's Virginia home — the place where he's alleged to have killed the man nearly three weeks ago, authorities said.Michael A. Brown, 22, was arrested at his mother's home in Franklin County near the town of Hardy, about 9 miles east of Roanoke, Virginia, authorities said.According to officials, he'd been on the run since Nov. 9, the day authorities said he killed 54-year-old Rodney Brown at the same home.The arrest came after investigators received information that caused them to refocus on the residence, acting U.S. Marshal Brad Sellers told reporters.Sellers didn't give details about what led investigators back to the house, why Michael Brown had returned there or where he had been since Nov. 9.No one else was in the house when the arrest happened, Sellers said."This has been an intense manhunt for the past 18 days covering three states and multiple surrounding jurisd…

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How a stray cat led to a small town scandal

The Sgt. Butters saga: How a stray cat led to a small town scandal

Small town scandal causes controversy

Updated: 2:02 PM EST Nov 20, 2019

A town in South Carolina is in a bit of an uproar, or perhaps an up-meow, after a feline police officer lost his job. One day in 2018, Sargent Butters wandered into the Mocksville Police Department. A Facebook page was created in the cat's name, but would end up causing quite the controversy when some members of the community felt a cat should not be the "face" of the police department. Watch the cattastrophe above to see why this cat was the talk of the town.So much of today’s news emanates from New York, Washington or Los Angeles, but what we know is that amazing, authentic and genuine stories are being told around the country every day. Each week "Dispatches from the Middle," which originally…

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Diplomat says President Trump asked EU ambassador about ‘the investigations’

The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. The nation and the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine and consider whether they are, in fact, impeachable offenses.It’s a remarkable and historic moment, even for a White House full of them.All on TV, committee leaders will set the stage as two seasoned diplomats, William Taylor, the former infantry officer now charge d’affaires in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary in Washington, telling the striking, if sometimes complicated story of a president allegedly using foreign policy for personal and political gain ahead of the 2020 election.PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9J2h0dHBzOi8vY2RuLmtuaWdodGxhYi5jb20vbGlicy90aW1lbGluZTMvbGF0ZXN0L2VtYmVkL2luZGV4Lmh0bWw/c291cmNlPTE2dmFVRVl2bGpOQ2RCZlhxSndXMnVpRDVFMS1ZeGplTjZhbU9wNG9sUF9ZJmZvbnQ9RGVmYXVsdCZsYW5nPWVuJmluaXRpYWxfem9vbT0yJmhlaWdodD02NTAnIHdpZHR…

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