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The Marshall Islands: A nation that fears it's on the brink of extinction

The Marshall Islands: A nation that fears it's on the brink of extinction

World
The Marshall Islands, a tiny nation of islands and atolls located between Hawaii and Australia, are in a fight for survival. In a battle between man and nature, officials say climate change is threatening the islands' existence. The most extreme predictions say that rising sea levels could make the nation uninhabitable as soon as 2030. The capital city of Majuro is only 300 feet wide in most places, yet the thin strip of land is home to over 27,000 people. Charlotte Jack, one of the city’s residents, lives just steps from the water’s edge — her front yard is the ocean. At 16 years old, she has grown up feeling its fury made worse by unpredictable weather. “One day it could be like… just the perfect day,” she said. “Tomorrow it could be li...
Xavier grinds out win vs. Marshall

Xavier grinds out win vs. Marshall

Sports
CINCINNATI -- Ninth-ranked Xavier's victory over Marshall never was in serious doubt Tuesday night. Its biggest concern now is getting healthy before Friday's game at Northern Iowa. Kerem Kanter scored 16 points and had a career-high 13 rebounds, and Tyrique Jones added 14 points and 11 boards to help Xavier overcame several key injuries to defeat Marshall 81-77 at the Cintas Center. "We're light on scholarship players right now," Xavier coach Chris Mack said. "I'm proud of my team. I was super-charged about our team not making excuses." Kanter had his second double-double of the season while playing a career-high 35 minutes. Sean O'Mara and Quentin Goodin each scored 14 points, helping Xavier (11-1) win its sixth straight game. The front-line trio of Kanter, Jones, and O'Mara combined for...
New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall joins Odell Beckham Jr., will have season-ending surgery

New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall joins Odell Beckham Jr., will have season-ending surgery

Sports
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The injury news about the New York Giants' wide receiver corps just kept getting worse Monday night.Brandon Marshall sustained an ankle injury Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, and he will undergo season-ending surgery. Receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (broken ankle) and Dwayne Harris (broken foot) were also lost for the year to injuries that occurred Sunday. "Tomorrow I'll have surgery ending year 12," Marshall posted on his Instagram account. "I'm filled with mixed emotions. I wasn't able to produce for my team the way I wanted to but this was my greatest year to date. This game has shown me who I really am good and bad. This game has given me the opportunity to grow as a man, father, husband, teammate, leader. ... I'm so thankful for this game." Marshall, 33, ...