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A young female Arctic fox has shocked scientists by traveling more than 2,175 miles from Norway to Canada in just 76 days. The journey took her from Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, which sits between mainland Norway and the North Pole, to Ellesmere Island, Canada, according to research published in the journal Polar Research. Scientists from Norway's Polar Institute, which fitted the Arctic fox with a satellite transmitter, say it undertook one of the longest dispersal events — a movement from the birthplace to a potential breeding location — ever recorded for the species. Researcher Eva Fuglei said the team couldn't believe what they were seeing as they tracked the fox. — CNN
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he was ordering the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw incentives for Nike building a manufacturing plant in the state. Ducey made the announcement in a series of tweets after The Wall Street Journal reported that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick urged Nike to nix a USA-themed sneaker, which featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel, over slavery connotations. "Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike,” Ducey, a Republican, tweeted. “Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish. Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism. It is a shameful retreat for the company. American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it." — Fox News
A small number of M1 Abrams tanks and other armored vehicles will participate in President Donald Trump's Fourth of July celebrations in Washington on Thursday, U.S. defense officials have confirmed to CNN. However, they will not parade down Pennsylvania Avenue due to the need to protect roads and bridges. Trump later confirmed tanks would be present during remarks in the Oval Office. "I'm going to be here and I'm going to say a few words and we're going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the world and other planes, too, and we're gonna have some tanks stationed outside," Trump said while also acknowledging that measures would need to be taken to protect infrastructure. — CNN
One yellow jacket can break up a pool party or summer picnic; just imagine what 15,000 would do. Alabama natives are starting to do just that after multiple massive "super nests" were discovered in the state, according to an entomologist working with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. In 2006, more than 90 so-called "super nests" — some reaching the size of a Volkswagen Beetle and housing thousands of wasps — popped up in the Yellowhammer State. And this year may be similar, said entomologist Charles Ray. "We confirmed two nests in May and have indications of a third," Ray said in a June post on the system's site. "This puts us several weeks earlier than in 2006, when we identified the first giant nest on June 13." — CBS News