How Scotland defends its castles against climate change

Scotland’s centuries-old castles are proving vulnerable to the threat of global warming. Rising temperatures and sea levels coupled with an increase in the amount of precipitation are having a measurable impact on these majestic structures. Now, castle dwellers and conservationists are preparing for a different kind of battle. New to Left Field? SUBSCRIBE: http://nbcnews.to/2rAQzwx FOLLOW …

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Netanyahu warns Iran’s ‘extremist regime’ not to test Israel’s resolve

Netanyahu compared engaging with Iran, whose fighters have helped Syrian President Bashar al-Assad recapture swaths of land from rebels, to pre-World War II negotiations with the Nazis. Netanyahu also spoke Wedneday with Russian President Vladimir Putin — Syria’s main backer. During the conversation, the prime minister reiterated that Israel would not allow a Iranian military …

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House Intelligence Committee gets Russia document they demanded

A Justice Department spokesman said late Wednesday that it would give all members of the Intelligence Committee access to the document, but that it still contained some redactions “narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent.” “These words must remain redacted after determining that revealing the …

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Secretary of State nominee Pompeo: Soft policy toward Russia ‘over’

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — Outgoing CIA Director Mike Pompeo will tell senators weighing his confirmation as secretary of state that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” That’s according to excerpts of his opening statement obtained by …

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NBC News poll: The South, once a conservative bastion, is changing

NBC News conducted the extensive surveys of the South in order to capture residents’ attitudes in the fast-changing region of the country. Overall, the polls found voters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia to be optimistic about the economy, amenable to immigration, approving of same-sex marriage …

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