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Colorado estimates that about 15% of the 12 million letters it sends to beneficiaries of public assistance programs each year are returned unopened, left to pile up in county offices like this one in Colorado Springs. That amounts to about 1.8 million pieces of undelivered mail each year statewide. Markian Hawryluk/KHN hide caption toggle caption …

Image caption The pine marten had faced extinction in England because of extensive hunting and loss of woodland One of Britain’s rarest mammals has been re-established in the wild in England and given protected status. A population of 18 pine martens has been successfully released in the Forest of Dean. The animal had faced extinction …

A bottle containing the ashes of a Texas man along with some handwritten notes from loved ones has been returned to the Gulf of Mexico, resuming its ocean journey after it washed up on a Florida Panhandle beach. The beachgoer who found the bottle near Miramar Beach handed it over to local authorities last week. …

More than 10,000 firearms have been bought by New Zealand’s government in less than a month as part of its gun buyback scheme following the Christchurch mosque shootings in March. Following the killing of 51 people in two inner-city Christchurch mosques by an Australian white supremacist, prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s government rushed through legislation to …

The Customs and Border Protection agency’s acting commissioner, John Sanders, will step down in early July as the government’s primary border enforcement executive, a federal official said Tuesday, a development that comes as the agency faces continuing public fury over the treatment of detained migrant children. [An exclusive from “The Weekly,” a new TV series …

Brazen burglars break into homes and steal everything they can put their hands on. They may eventually get caught, but the valuables they steal are rarely returned to the rightful owner. Millions of dollars’ worth of stolen material winds up in police evidence rooms, but how do the cops know to whom it belongs? According to …