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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used 2014 to assert new powers but found no clear path for handling the militant threat next door in Syrian and Iraq.
Of course they don't, but they do have the genetic machinery to make fingers — something that shows how similar fish are to modern mammals.
Ants that live in a rocky maze-like setting prefer to turn left when they enter a space. Ants aren't as symmetrical as they appear. Their left eye may be better than the right for detecting predators.
Jack Daniels Leathers and his wife Lydia named their baby boy Jim Beam. The Courier in Terrebonne Parish, La., reports the couple was married by Judge Johnny Walker.
Vince Thomas is launching a program for his goats to help recycle holiday trees. Thomas says he got tired of people discarding trees in landfills or in the desert, where they become fire hazards.
Some firms are helping their legal immigrant employees by bringing citizenship workshops and legal assistance to the jobsite. About 100 companies in seven cities are participating in the program.