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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...half are children. About 2 percent are single men of combat age. The overall pool is almost evenly split between males and females.Officials emphasized that screening for Syrian refugees is the most rigorous for any set of travelers wishing to...
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On the Trails: Magpies

...and line them with mud and grass. It can take six to ten weeks to build this structure-no small investment! Both male and female work on the nest, the male mostly with sticks and the female mostly with the lining.The female lays an average...
On the Trails: Minature lives of spores and seeds

...from maternal tissues in the conifers, but in the flowering plants, they derive from the joining of nuclei from male and female parents (one set of nuclei forms the zygote, and others make the storage product). A seed has a protective coat...
Pure Sole: It hurts so good

...calves, until he and a mate discussed their pace - 5:45.Oops.Then I dropped into a wonderful gathering of ripped male and female athletic club posters who varied within a 6:50 to 7:10 pace.Their conversation concerned staying under the 3-hour...
He? She? Ze? Colleges add gender-free pronouns, alter policy

...the past few years."Beyond pronouns, more colleges are updating forms that in the past let students pick between male and female only. Applications to the University of California system include more options starting this year, letting students...
"Fairy tale" romance, partnership for Juneau dance teachers

...classes, as well, and find out more at or by calling 463-LEAP."We can work with both (male and female roles), because we've been both," Diana said. "It's a nice marriage to bring into a studio where you have...
Willow ptarmigan

...incubation, she covers the nest and eggs herself at least ninety percent of the time, seldom leaving to find food. Both male and female defend the eggs and, later, the chicks. A study in northern British Columbia found that, on average, about fifty-four...
DIPAC area closed to king harvest preserve what's out there to get them to come up the ladder."The hatchery's brood stock is the number of male and female salmon from which it takes eggs and milt every year. They need between 200 and 220 female salmon, and the same number...
Portions of Unit 4 closed to mountain goat harvest

...through closures guided by the management plan. The 2015 management plan is similar to the 2014 plan with distinct male and female guideline harvest levels by zones on Baranof Island. As in prior seasons, nanny harvest will be more restrictive...
On the Trails: Parasitic flowering plants live off the roots of others

...mistletoe alters the balance of growth hormones in hemlocks (and sometimes other species), causing the "brooms." Male and female mistletoe plants are separate, with very small, inconspicuous flowers. Pollination is mostly by wind. When the...


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