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Trump Administration Quickly Suspends Mortgage Insurance Rate Cut

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from NY, said the cut equaled an average of $500 per year. Edelman added: "So-called reckless homeowners didn't cause the housing crisis-but predatory lenders who tricked consumers into mortgages with exploding interest rates and other harmful features did".

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Donald Trump Just Gave Hillary Clinton a Pretty Nice Shoutout

Time is flying, and the upcoming Trump's inauguration isn't Hillary Clinton's last scheduled appearance. Trump became the 45th president of the United States today. "I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values", she said on Twitter . The former first lady wasn't the only target during the campaign.

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Cassini Probe Captures the Small Moon in Saturn's Rings

The Cassini probe is now executing a series of orbits in close proximity to Saturn's rings before it will descend into Saturn at the end of its mission. The rings that surround Daphnis have a grainy texture, which come from particles clumping together. This could be a result of the motion of the fine ring particles, which escalate into the gap while Daphni's previous proximate approach that edge while orbiting.

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NASA and NOAA confirm 2016 was the warmest year on record

Even though El NiƱo conditions in the picture for significant portions of 2015 and 2016, Schmidt says it only made minor contributions to overall global temperature changes. NASA reported nearly identical data, and the UK Met Office, which also track global temperatures for the United Nations, said 2016 was the hottest year on record .

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60% of Primates are Threatened to Become Extinct, Study Finds

Mining for minerals and diamonds contributes to deforestation, pollution of natural habitats and increased hunting, while primates are at risk from poaching in civil war and from landmines laid down in conflict - and in the future climate change.

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Climate change reaches record high in 2016

First place for the warmest goes to 2015. NASA scientists estimate the planet has warmed about 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century, a degree of warming that scientists say will have a definite impact on the planet. While the sea ice extent there last year didn't break the record, the mercury stayed high and the smaller amount of ice now present in the region is at unprecedented levels for the time of year.