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Famous explorer Captain Cook's ship may have been found in Newport, Rhode Island

He’s been called the first man "to boldly go where no man has been before." Or, at least, no Englishman. Captain James Cook explored and mapped Australia and New Zealand, and became the model for Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame. Cook's ship, the Endeavour, has its echoes in Kirk’s Enterprise. Marine archaeologists say they may have now found the Endeavour — off Newport, Rhode Island.

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Will these Alaska villagers be America's first climate change refugees?

The 8- to 10-foot-thick ice that once stretched way out to sea is all but gone. Increasingly powerful storms batter its exposed coastline. A lawsuit seeking damages from fossil fuel companies was refused by the Supreme Court. Now the residents of remote Kivalina, Alaska are now wondering how long they can hold out and if anyone is willing to help them.