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Could the US Opioid Crisis Have Been Prevented?

On average, 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdose, and this number continues to rise. As such, many are left wondering why the government has been so slow to act, what additional actions can be taken to address the epidemic, and what factors contributed to the genesis and expansion of the crisis.
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DON’T Take Me Out To The Ball Game…

Has baseballs meaning changed so much that fans are giving up hope? It’s not only the older fans that are upset, but retired players as well feel that the game’s meaning has changed, minimizing the technical skills of the players and shifting the goal of the game to be about who can get the most home runs. 
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

The relationship we currently have with artificial intelligence is highly complex. But as technology inevitably improves, and artificial intelligence becomes even more deeply ingrained into our lives, the number of problems it creates will only expand.
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Why Millenials Are Turning To The Universe For Answers

Astrology turns the many distresses of the world that are put onto the individual, and makes it solely about their emotional experience. Humans are inherently selfish, so when we take all the stresses a person is experiencing, place responsibility for those stresses partially on the planets alignments, something scientific and concrete,  and then relate it back to their own past, present, and future, it provides relief.
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Is Milwaukee The New LA? 6 Underrated Travel Spots In The US

When planning your next vacation spot, try thinking outside of the box, and consider somewhere you'd never normally think of. Can't think of any? Well here are some options to get you started !
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New Research Reveals Health Benefits of Meditation

The stereotype of meditation as a spiritual practice with dubious health benefits has long persisted. The practice has commonly been associated with New Age ideas, like homeopathy, healing with crystals, and other unscientific medicines. But a growing body of research supports a surprising conclusion: meditation provides a number of clear psychological benefits that go beyond reducing stress, as studies show that a meditation practice reduces one’s likelihood of developing dementia, increases productivity and concentration, and promotes an overall sense of well-being.
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The Value of Being Proactive in Health Care Risk Management | Kelley Simoneau Woodfin

Pursuing a medical or nursing career almost certainly has a profound impact on a person’s life, including but not limited to the length of time and the cost of education. Nurse and risk management consultant Kelley Simoneau Woodfin R.N. B.S., DFASHRM, CPHRM, however, emphasizes how gratifying such a career can be even with the factors of today that encumber the health care industry.

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Creating A Legacy Through Hard Work, Creativity, And Passion | Arnie Creinin, CEO Of Coastal Lifestyles Inc.

Arnie Creinin is the CEO of Coastal Lifestyles Inc., a luxury property management, concierge service and vacation rental business located in South Padre Island, Texas. Coastal Lifestyles has been assisting clients find their dream properties for over 17 years now, however, Arnie’s success didn’t just fall into his lap. Arnie has an extensive resume of work experience that has led him up the ladder of success, starting as a soda jerk at just 8-years-old, he had an early start when it came to understanding the value of hard work and providing services for others.

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Poetry As a New Religion | Sona Van

The intersection between poetry and activism has become even more prominent in recent years, as poets worldwide use their work to amplify marginalized voices and challenge oppressive systems. In the face of political turbulence and historical trauma, Armenian-American poet Sona Van has used her words and her voice to bring attention to the Armenian Genocide, the ongoing conflict in Artsakh, and the struggle for recognition and justice.

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More Than 29,000 People Evacuate Alberta Region Of Canada Due To Wildfires 

Officials are stating the Alberta region of Canada is enduring an “unprecedented situation” as more than 29,000 individuals were forced to flee their homes due to the spreading of more than 100 wildfires. 
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Conflict In Sudan Leads To Mass Departure Of Foreigners While Locals Remain Trapped 

A conflict in Sudan between two rival general forces has led to a mass exodus of foreigners from the country while locals are struggling to escape and find themselves in the crossfire. 
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Four Bodies Found In Aftermath Of Building Explosion In Marseille, France

Four bodies have been found after an explosion demolished a four-story apartment building in Marseille, France. Local authorities on the scene stated that four other individuals remain unaccounted for as rescue efforts are ongoing, according to reports from BBC.
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At Least 39 Killed in Fire at Migrant Detention Center Near Mexico-US Border

A fire at a migration center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico left at least 39 people dead and 29 others injured after migrants facing deportation set their mattresses ablaze, authorities said on Tuesday. The facility lies near the United States and Mexico border, across El Paso, Texas, a major crossing point for migrants seeking asylum.

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Hurricane Ian Barrels Toward South Carolina, Leaving Destruction in Its Wake

After pummeling Florida, Hurricane Ian has its sights set on South Carolina. The death toll from Ian, which made landfall as a category four hurricane in Florida, has now risen to 21. Authorities still have to confirm that the deaths were related to the storm.

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Kim Potter, Former Minnesota Police Officer, Released From Prison After Serving 16 Months For Killing Daunte Wright 

Former Minnesota police officer Kimberly Potter has been released from prison after serving 16 months of a two-year sentence for fatally shooting Daunte Wright.
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Texas County Considers Closing Its Libraries after Federal Judge Orders Banned Books Returned to Shelves

A federal judge ordered a rural Texas county to return 12 banned books back to library shelves, and now the county is considering closing its libraries altogether.
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Trump To Surrender In New York After Being Indicted 

Former US President Donald Trump is scheduled to fly to New York City on Monday, following his recent indictment, before his scheduled arraignment regarding the hush money he paid to an adult film star before the 2016 election. 
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Mexican Drug Cartel Issues Apology for Deaths of Kidnapped Americans

A Mexican drug cartel believed to be responsible for the kidnapping last week that ended in the deaths of two Americans and a Mexican woman in Matamoros, Mexico, has issued an apology letter. The cartel also handed over five of its members, believed to be the perpetrators, to local authorities.

Business News

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How We Can Fight Climate Change One Building at a Time | Jim Newman

There is irrefutable evidence that our planet is undergoing rapid climate change transcending all social, economic, political, and geographical boundaries. The repercussions could be catastrophic if society does not take decisive action. Jim Newman, Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group, has dedicated his life to helping businesses become more sustainable and resilient to the effects of global warming.

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US Truck Drivers Call For Federal Action To Improve Working Conditions 

US truck drivers are currently pushing for federal action to be taken to improve the conditions in which they’re working. Drivers are asking for higher ups to address their deteriorating working conditions, decreasing pay, and rampant fraud. 
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Bed Bath & Beyond Files For Bankruptcy, Closing Hundreds Of Stores 

Bed Bath & Beyond announced Sunday that it filed for bankruptcy, stating that they will be closing its remaining 360 Bed Bath & Beyond stores and 120 buybuy Baby locations. Within the past year the company has closed around 400 stores.  
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Chipotle Sues Sweetgreen for Trademark Infringement Over New Menu Item

On Wednesday morning, Sweetgreen stocks dropped by 10% after Chipotle Mexican Grill sued the company for trademark infringement over its new “Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl.” The lawsuit comes less than a week after the menu item was announced.
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Elon Musk Implements Multiple Changes To Twitter

April 1st marked the official deadline for verified Twitter users to pay for Twitter Blue in order to keep their blue check mark verification with their account.

Culture News

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Megan Thee Stallion Launches Mental Health Resource Website for Fans

Three-time Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion has launched a mental health resources website named “Bad Bitches Have Bad Days Too.” The website lists virtual therapy platforms, external resource directories, nonprofits and crisis helplines.

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Ed Sheeran And Marvin Gaye Copyright Trial Begins In New York 

The copyright trial between Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ is beginning today in New York with jury selection and opening statements. 
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Director Steve McQueen Discusses His New Film On Grenfell

Oscar-winning film director Steve McQueen is gearing up to release his film on the Grenfell Tower disaster nearly six years after the tragedy occurred. McQueen is hoping the film’s release will help push for justice. 
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Oscars 2023 Was Full Of Emotions And Comebacks 

All four of the major acting awards at the 2023 Oscars Ceremony were given to veteran actors who have never won Academy Awards in the past; or even been nominated. 
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Mural In Kent Highlighting Violence Against Women Is A Banksy, Artist Confirms 

A new mural located on a wall in Margate, Kent depicting the theme of violence against women and girls has been confirmed as a genuine Banksy from the artist themself. 

Entertainment News

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Kanye West Wears ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirt at Yeezy Fashion Show

Kanye West donned a shirt bearing “White Lives Matter” on its back at his popup fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. He sent several models, some of whom are Black, with t-shirts sharing the same slogan down the runway at his YZYSZN9 show.

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Kate Bush ‘Shocked And Honored’ To Be Among New Inductees For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 

Kate Bush is “completely shocked and honored” to be included in this years inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside other icons such as George Michael, Rage Against the Machine, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and Missy Elliot; who’s the first female rapper to be inducted. 
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PETA Condemns Producers Of TV Show ‘Rings Of Power’ After Horse Dies On Set

Animal rights group PETA has condemned the use of live animals on TV and movie sets for quite some time now. Recently, the group called out the production of Amazon’s television series ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ after a horse was reported to have died on set. 
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James Bond Novels To Be Reissued With Removal Of “Offensive” Racial References 

Ian Fleming Publishing, which owns the rights to Ian Fleming’s works including the James Bond novels, has announced that they will be reissuing the famous spy novels with a handful of racial references removed and a disclaimer that the books “might use terms of attitudes considered offensive by modern readers.”
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Rihanna Reveals She Is Pregnant at Superbowl Half-time Show

Rihanna revealed to fans that she is pregnant with her second baby in an unexpected way. The Grammy award-winning singer performed at the 2023 Superbowl half-time show in Phoenix, where she danced on platforms dressed in a fiery red jumpsuit that accentuated a baby bump.

Health News

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CDC Says Monkeypox Is Unlikely To Be Eradicated Anytime Soon

According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, domestic transmission of the monkeypox virus is unlikely to be eliminated anytime soon.

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Study Suggests Global Rise In Type 2 Diabetes Attributed To Refined Carbs And Red Meat Consumption 

According to a new study recently published in the journal Nature Medicine, consuming too many refined carbohydrates, such as wheat and rice products, as well as a lack of grains is contributing to the global growth rate of type 2 diabetes. 
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CDC Says a Deadly Fungal Infection Is Spreading in the US at an ‘Alarming’ Rate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning that a drug-resistant and potentially deadly fungus is spreading rapidly at an “alarming rate” through U.S. health care facilities.
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Popular Sugar Substitute Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

According to a study published in Nature Magazine on Monday, researchers have found links between erythritol, a common low-calorie sugar substitute, and an increased risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.
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New Technology Helps Two Patients With Stroke Paralysis Regain Movement in Their Hands

According to a report in Nature Medicine, two stroke patients were able to regain the use of a paralyzed arm and hand after receiving electrical pulses to a specific area of their spinal cords.

Lifestyle News

TJ Johnson Sleep Science Coach

How a Sleep Science Coach Uses Hypnosis To Help Clients Find Restful Sleep | TJ Johnson

According to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 Americans are sleep-deprived. Sleep deficiency leads to injuries, chronic diseases, mental illnesses, poor quality of life and lost work productivity. And yet, it is rarely addressed adequately in healthcare. Sleep Science Coach TJ Johnson is trying to change that. By using Neurolinguistic Programming, she empowers her clients to approach sleep in a new way.

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Luxury Designer Brands Are Investing In Sustainable Bags Made From Leather Scraps And Unconventional Materials 

Luxury brands are shifting their focus to create bags made from recycled materials as a form of up-cycling, and reducing the carbon footprint/environmental impact that comes from traditional designer bag production. 
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Denni Francisco Is The First Indigenous Designer To Host A Solo Show At Australia Fashion Week 

Australia fashion week will host its first solo show for an Indigenous designer in its 23-year history this May. Denni Francisco of the Indigenous clothing label Ngali is gearing up to hold her first solo show in an honor she’s calling “exciting, exhilarating, and a little bit terrifying.”
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Meta To Launch Paid Subscription Services For Facebook And Instagram 

Meta will be releasing “Meta Verified” in Australia and New Zealand this week, in which users will have the option to pay either $11.99 a month for web service or $14.99 a month on iOS devices. 
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How Fragrance And Scents In The Home Can Impact Your Overall Air Quality 

There’s a multitude of fragrance options currently on the market that can make any home smell good and fresh. However, it’s important to understand the potential dramatic impact on our home’s air quality that these scent options can have.

Real Estate News

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Homebuilder Sentiment Falls for Ninth Consecutive Month

U.S. homebuilder confidence in the housing market dropped to its lowest level since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts believe the high inflation rate and rising borrowing costs are contributing to first-time homebuyers’ hesitancy to purchase new single-family homes.

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Virtual Real Estate In The Metaverse Is Declining In Value 

Decentraland is known as one of the most prominent virtual real estate platforms in the metaverse. While it was once valued at $1 billion, revenues have been on a major decline within the past year, according to reports from The Block. 
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Economists Worried About The Current State Of Commercial Real Estate 

Economists are currently worried about the state of the $20 trillion commercial real estate industry. Ever since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, office and retail property values have fallen due to lower occupancy rates, and the shift to working from home and rise in online retail. 
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Is The All-Cash Offer Trend Going To Last In The Real Estate Market? 

In 2022, nearly one third of all US homes were purchased using all-cash offers, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, experts are wondering if this trend of all-cash purchases is going to continue, or decline as time goes on. 
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The Profit Potential Behind Investing In Fire-Damaged Homes 

Real estate investors also often have access to resources and organizations that specialize in the art of rehabbing homes for a large return on their initial investment. While any kind of property repair takes a decent amount of time and money, the potential to increase one’s earnings on the investment is possible with the right strategy.

Science News

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STEM Is For Everyone: How One Woman Is Creating New Learning Opportunities For Kids Everywhere | Reagan Flowers

As kids grow older, their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) tends to weaken due to lack of accessibility to resources that can help keep their curiosity growing. Dr. Reagan Flowers made it her personal mission to give minority and impoverished students access to resources so they can begin to obtain complete mastery of STEM by embracing communication and engaging in interactive projects that stimulate curiosity, and help foster interest towards entering these fields.

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NASA To Give The Voyager 2 Backup Power So It Lasts Until 2026

NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has been probing around the solar system for over 45 years. Now, the spacecraft is running out of power, but the Agency has a new plan to keep Voyager 2 running for at least three more years. 
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India’s Endangered Tiger Population Is Steadily Increasing Thanks To Conservation Efforts 

In the beginning of the 20th century, there were around 100,000 tigers roaming around Asia before human intervention caused that number to plummet. In 2006, it was reported that only around 1,411 tigers remained in India; the nation with the most of the world’s remaining tiger population. 
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Scientists Produce Mice With Two Fathers By Using Male Cells To Make Eggs 

Scientists from Japan have found a way to create mice with two biological fathers by generating eggs using cells from the males. This recent accomplishment could create revolutionary new possibilities for reproduction in humans. 
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Scientists Name Fungus-Killing Compound After Keanu Reeves

Researchers from Germany’s Leibniz Institute have found a naturally occurring compound so effective at busting human and plant pathogenic fungi that they named it after actor Keanu Reeves.

Sports News

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Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Suffers Concussion Days After Suspected Head Injury

The Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a head injury on Thursday during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals and was carried off the field on a stretcher. He had suffered another injury less than a week ago in a game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Kevin Durant Signs Lifetime Endorsement Deal With Nike

Kevin Durant and Nike have come together for a lifetime endorsement contract, making Durant just the third NBA player to receive a deal of this size; Michael Jordan and LeBron James are the other two players with deals. 
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Sacramento Kings Investigating ‘Racial Bias’ Allegations After Rapper E-40 Ejected From Playoff Game 

The Sacramento Kings are currently investigating allegations of “racial bias” from rapper E-40 after he was kicked out of his seat from a playoff game against the Golden State Warriors. 
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2024 Paris Olympics Planning On Keeping Athletes Cool Without Air Conditioning 

According to reports, the Paris Olympics is currently trying to plan a way to keep the athletes of the 2024 Games cool without the use of air conditioning. 
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins First Daytona 500 In Record Breaking 212 Lap Race 

Ricky Stenhouse Jr has won the Daytona 500 in a record breaking, nail biting race on Sunday. The race went into double overtime with 212 laps, in what’s now being referred to as the longest running of “The Great American Race.” 

Technology News

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Changing the Landscape of Mass Production and International Business | Kiyoshi Hamada

Modern advances in communication have resulted in unprecedented global connectivity. With the advent of the internet, the entire world has become a marketplace for the free flow of information and technology. The difficulty of such a feat is easy to overlook. Even as a young man, Kiyoshi Hamada was determined to develop and implement novel approaches to mass manufacturing and business.

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Parrots Taught to Video Call Other Parrots Formed Lasting Friendships, Researchers Say

Researchers from Northeastern University, the University of Glasgow, and MIT designed a video calling system for parrots to “chat” with other parrots. Over time, the birds developed a preference for certain parrot “friends,” forming strong bonds and repeatedly calling the same birds.
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Alphabet Stock Drops After Samsung Considers Switching Default Search to Bing

Samsung is considering ending its long-standing partnership with Google in favor of Bing as the default search engine for its devices. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, saw its stock drop by more than 3% in early trading Monday as a result of the news.
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NPR Quits Twitter After Being Labeled ‘State-Affiliated Media’

NPR will no longer post on its 52 Twitter accounts after Musk categorized the private news organization as “U.S. state-affiliated media.” The move equated NPR, which receives less than 1% of its funding from the government, with Russia’s RT and China’s Xinhua propaganda outlets. 
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Meta Announces They’re Prioritizing Advancing Artificial Intelligence As A Company 

Almost two years after Facebook rebranded as Meta and advertised giving the world a futuristic landscape through the metaverse, the company announced that now, their top investment priority is advancing artificial intelligence (AI). 

Travel News

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Airlines Commit to Providing Meals and Hotel Rooms After Canceled Flights

Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, put pressure on major airlines to improve their customer service policies when passengers face flight disruptions.

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Australians Experience 50% Rise In Airfare Travel Costs To Europe 

According to data collected by travel booking site Kayak, Australians looking to travel to Europe are seeing fares around 50% higher than what they cost last year, despite the fact that there’s also been an increase in available seats this summer and fuel prices improving within the past few months. 
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FAA Issues Warning Over Airline Staff Shortages Ahead Of Busy Summer Travel Season 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned the industry of staffing shortages throughout the nation as the travel and tourism industry prepares for yet another busy summer travel season. The FAA is requesting that key facilities prepare to make operational adjustments as a means of preparation. 
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US State Department Enforces Travel Advisories For Mexico Amid Increase In Violent Crime 

The US State Department has placed travel advisories for US tourists planning on traveling to Mexico. The advisory covers six Mexican states under a level 4 “do not travel” advisory, the highest level of warning. 
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Grand Canyon’s Havasu Falls Reopening After 3-Year Closure 

Havasu Falls is known as one of the most beautiful and popular features of the Grand Canyon. The Falls have been closed for the past three years after initially closing down due to Covid-19 restrictions.