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China Aims To Build Its Own Yellowstone On Tibetan Plateau

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Research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Utah Department of Health, has shown that 85% of firearm deaths in Utah are due to suicide, and guns are the method in half of the states’ suicides. 


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