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Warm weather is back, but so are mosquitoes

There were a lot of people waiting for the warm up we’re seeing right now. And it wasn’t just people who were waiting… So were mosquitoes. We will soon be slapping at the bugs and, maybe, wishing it was cold again. The people who work to kill the bugs for municipalities say mosquitoes hibernate and breed in water environments all winter. They say, long winters don’t hurt mosquitoes and the late spring simply delayed their arrival. Bill Stanuszek [Stah-NUH-zik] is the director of the Saginaw...

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The U.S. and South Korea are likely to hold a summit next month ahead of a separate proposed summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could come as early as next month.

That is according to remarks from an unnamed South Korean presidential official quoted by Reuters.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the expulsion of a 71-year-old Australian nun, giving her 30 days to leave the country after she reportedly joined protest rallies against his government.

Sister Patricia Fox, who has lived in the Philippines for nearly three decades, has had her missionary visa revoked after apparently speaking out against Duterte at demonstrations in southern Davao City.

She has been labeled an "undesirable" foreigner for what the country's Bureau of Immigration says is "her involvement in partisan political activities."

A federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to end deportation protections for some young immigrants, saying the White House was "arbitrary and capricious" in moving to end the Obama-era DACA program.

In a blow to President Trump, who has long railed against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates for the District of Columbia said the Department of Homeland Security had failed to provide an adequate rationale for why the program is unlawful.

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Warm weather is back, but so are mosquitoes

Apr 23, 2018
Flickr User - Brian Valentine | https://flic.kr/p/4RSrtL

There were a lot of people waiting for the warm up we’re seeing right now.  And it wasn’t just people who were waiting… So were mosquitoes. We will soon be slapping at the bugs and, maybe, wishing it was cold again.

The people who work to kill the bugs for municipalities say mosquitoes hibernate and breed in water environments all winter.

They say, long winters don’t hurt mosquitoes and the late spring simply delayed their arrival.

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