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TIME: The Mississippi River Is Under Control—For Now

By May 9, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been in a flood fight in Louisiana for nearly 200 days. Officials gathered every morning in a conference room in New Orleans that was—perhaps thankfully—windowless, keeping their opponent out of view: just below the office snarled the overladen Mississippi River, more than 8 million gallons of water ripping past each second.

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Times Higher Education: Make states match federal investment, says US campus head

State legislatures should be required to match federal funding for higher education in order to help tackle the US’ student debt crisis, a university president has said.

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Seventeen: Here’s How "Stranger Things" Star Joe Chrest Brought Ted Wheeler To Life

Ted Wheeler might be the most unassuming character on Stranger Things and it's probably because sometimes it seems as if he's just not there. Ted is a chill dad who has no idea that his children literally fight monsters everyday or who seemingly has no idea how frustrated his wife is. He's usually nonchalant, even that one time Dustin swore at him. Ted might seem like an uninteresting guy with a monotone voice, but no one can deny he cares about his family even if he's usually oblivious to whatever they're getting into. He tries to be there for them, even when he just can't figure out what's really going on. Ted might only have one reaction for everything, but the actor that plays him has a lot of range IRL. Here's everything you should know about Joe Chrest.

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CNN: The Gulf dead zone was expected to be a record-breaker. A hurricane may have stopped it

Record-breaking spring rains and historic flooding in the Midwest were poised to create one of the biggest dead zones on record in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, researchers had estimated.

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KQED: Eight of the Most Important Space Discoveries Since the Apollo Landings

The 1969-72 Apollo moon landings took place in the era when humankind was just beginning to explore outer space with robotic probes and space-based observatories.

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PBS News Hour: A brief but spectacular take on how animals and continents are interconnected

Although Prosanta Chakrabarty grew up in Queens, he always loved nature. The wonder of the world's creatures inspired him to study biology, a field that illuminates which of Earth’s beings are related to one another -- and how an event in a single location of this interconnected planet can cause global repercussions. Chakrabarty offers his brief but spectacular take on life on Earth.

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Buzzfeed: Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Like Barry Wetter And More Dangerous

Hurricane Barry is predicted as of Saturday morning to dump between 10 and 20 inches of rain over southern Louisiana and Mississippi, raising concerns about widespread flooding because of the flat landscape and already swollen rivers.

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