Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.” She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel’s mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price.

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June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through the end of November. It’s a busy time for us at the Tropical Meteorology Project in Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science, where we are issuing our 34th annual Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecast.

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During nearly 50 years of visiting America’s national parks, we have discovered a number of interesting places that for a variety of reasons fail to make the bucket list for many travelers. Some, such as Big Bend National Park, are so isolated travelers are unwilling to make the long drive to get there. In other instances, parks don’t receive much public notice and remain off most travelers’ radar screens. From our perspective, the lack of crowds makes these parks particularly enjoyable to visit.

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ATLANTA – Concealed carry license holders on Georgia’s public college and university campuses will be responsible for knowing where handguns are allowed under a new state law, according to the University System of Georgia.

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DALTON, Ga. — What started as a social-media savvy way to preserve a memory soon turned viral and garnered more than half a million views and shares for a north Georgia man and his mother, whose life with Alzheimer’s makes remembering the good times all the more important.

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The much-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis – the third stop on the first overseas trip of Trump’s presidency – proved successful. Reports from the Vatican note that after “some initial awkwardness” the two men managed to exchange “smiles and pleasantries,” even amid their well-documented disagreements on issues ranging from immigration to the environment.

Members of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs are asking for more information about a VA outpatient clinic in Indiana following an investigation that found employees there changed veterans’ pain medication without doing physical assessments.

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's proposal to cut federal spending by more than $3.6 trillion over the next decade - including deep reductions for programs that help the poor - faced harsh criticism in Congress on Tuesday, where even many Republicans said the White House had gone too far.

WASHINGTON -- An association of state and local environment agencies, bolstered by former EPA officials, said Tuesday President Trump’s plan to slash environmental spending will cripple their ability to enforce clean air and water regulations across America.

TIFTON – State legislators tasked with crafting a plan to tackle rural Georgia’s woes started off their work with an issue that dogged them this legislative session: broadband access.

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ATLANTA -- By the time Georgia's 6th District votes in the June 20 special congressional election, $40 million -- perhaps more than $130 per ballot -- will have been spent to pick one-435th of one-half of one of the three branches of one of America's governments. This is an expensive funeral for Tip O'Neill's incessantly quoted and increasingly inapplicable axiom that "All politics is local."

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The Texas House of Representatives approved legislation Monday that would require transgender schoolchildren to use bathrooms that correspond to their "biological sex," putting the state on the verge of enacting a "bathroom bill" similar to one that drew controversy in North Carolina.

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A shortage of homes for sale has bedeviled U.S. house hunters in recent years, so why don't builders build more? One problem is that they're running out of lots to build on-at least in the places that people want to live.

LAWRENCE, Mass. — A young black bear's jaunt through Massachusetts on Monday came to a swift end early in the afternoon as it was tracked down and tranquilized by police. The bear was then carted off by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net.

The fidget spinner craze has been sweeping elementary and middle schools. As of May 17 every one of the top 10 best-selling toys on Amazon was a form of the hand-held toy people can spin and do tricks with. Kids and parents are even making them for themselves using 3D printers and other more homespun crafting techniques.