U.S. coasts provide a multitude of benefits to the American public. They offer leisure in the form of recreational activities and relaxation; they improve overall health and act as cooling centers; and they create economic opportunities ranging from renewable energy to fishing to tourism. Ecosystems such as salt marshes and mangroves also improve climate resilience […]

By Steve Contorno, CNN A Florida circuit court judge signaled Wednesday that a new congressional map championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is likely unconstitutional, siding with Democrats and voting rights groups who said the map would illegally suppress Black voters in northern Florida. Judge J. Layne Smith, a DeSantis appointee . . .

At the height of the Omicron wave in early January, the United States was administering an average of 2.5 million tests per day. That number has dropped to an average of about 540,000 at the start of this week.Credit… Spencer Platt/Getty Images About 30,000 marathoners from 122 countries and all 50 U.S. states will hit […]

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