Ryan Zinke Is Leaving The Interior Department, Trump Tweets

Ryan Zinke is out as secretary of the interior. Zinke will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year; his successor is expected to be announced next week. On Saturday morning, President Trump tweeted that Zinke is leaving after serving for almost two years. He said Zinke has accomplished much during his tenure and thanked him for his service. Zinke's departure comes after a tumultuous two years at the department, marked by mounting allegations of misconduct in office. He also...

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Ryan Zinke is out as secretary of the interior.

Zinke will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year; his successor is expected to be announced next week.

On Saturday morning, President Trump tweeted that Zinke is leaving after serving for almost two years. He said Zinke has accomplished much during his tenure and thanked him for his service.

Wolves are making a big comeback in Germany, which is making some Germans uneasy.

Farmers and hunters drove the species out of the country over 150 years ago, but conditions for wolves became more welcoming in 1990, after Germany's reunification extended European endangered species protections to the eastern part of the country.

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