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The basketball court that turns into a fashion runway. The drink that comes with a heavy price. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here’s what you might have missed during a busy news week.

‘On The Road’

Survey reveals a big shift in Americans’ concern over global warming

Findings show that as the global climate changes rapidly, a growing proportion of Americans view the climate crisis as an actual crisis.

This Italian town charges tourists an entry fee

It shouldn’t have worked. Rarely does the idea of paying for entry somewhere appeal to visitors. But it did.

The Australian pine trees saved in secret government mission

An ancient grove of trees whose ancestors are thought to have stood tall among dinosaurs 200 million years ago has been saved from Australian bushfires in a covert firefighting mission.

Opinion: Why Big Ben’s bong is such a big deal

The UK is facing the possibility of asking the public to fund the £500,000 it would cost to pause the restoration of Big Ben – which is undergoing a £61 million refurbishment – so that it can ring out, or “bong,” as the British sometimes say, on Brexit day.

She’s pushing the world’s largest hotel chain to be more like Airbnb

Some hotel companies have focused on making traditional stays more attractive, beefing up loyalty programs and incentives. But Marriott decided not to try to beat Airbnb. It’s joining them.

Children with bandanas covering their faces and rifles in their hands are joining a self-defense militia. The young boys, ages 6-12, are training to protect their community against criminal groups in Mexico.