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Montana: State in the United States
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States. It is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan to the north; Idaho to the west; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; and Wyoming to the south. It is the fourth-largest state by area, the eighth-least populous state, and the third-least densely populated state. The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges, while the eastern half is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands, with more mountain ranges found throughout the state. In all, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains.


CDC sees virus cases rising, vaccine by year end [Video]

CDC sees virus cases rising, vaccine by year end

The United States is likely to have enough safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to inoculate the most vulnerable Americans by the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar..

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U.S. states see record rises in COVID-19 cases [Video]

U.S. states see record rises in COVID-19 cases

Nine U.S. states have reported record increases in COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, as colder weather arrives. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Joe Montana and His Wife Stop Kidnapper From Taking Their Grandchild [Video]

Joe Montana and His Wife Stop Kidnapper From Taking Their Grandchild

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Montana says an unknown woman entered their Malibu home over the weekend and grabbed their 9-month-old grandchild.

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Glacier National Park Losing Glaciers Fast [Video]

Glacier National Park Losing Glaciers Fast

Glacier National Park is one of America's original 10 national parks. Unfortunately, it could lose its glaciers completely within decades. Glacier National Park is over 100 years old now, but its..

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CDC: America's Children, Teens Are Killing Themselves At An Increasingly Higher Rate [Video]

CDC: America's Children, Teens Are Killing Themselves At An Increasingly Higher Rate

A sobering new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests suicide rates for children and young adults are still on the rise. According to HuffPost, youth suicide has been a..

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000 [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000

Cases are surging in Iowa and South Dakota, and the top U.S. infectious disease expert warned "we need to be doing much better." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million [Video]

U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million

U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 6 million on Sunday as many states in the Midwest reported increasing infections, according to a Reuters tally. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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