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September 22, 2017

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Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) The Power of ONE: How individuals can make a difference ONE PLANET, ONE people, Shared Responsibility: What Are the SDGs and Why Do ...

Mercury and health

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Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems, and is a ...

2017 Winner

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Zannah Mustapha, a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria to get a quality education, is the 2017 winner of the UNHCR Nansen ...

Scoring goals for gender equality at the Global Goals World Cup

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Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Balls were flying high and goals were scored for gender equality across the river from the United Nations, as the Global Goals World Cup took ...

Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever

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Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever NEW YORK – Faced with record numbers of people displaced by conflict and persecution, and the rise and complexity of ...

The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard.

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The language of the bill provides them with a nearly unlimited range of policy options to use the money in the service of providing health care access, and no templates ...

The 5 biggest myths In Republicans' quest to lower corporate taxes

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Both Democrats and Republicans love to sell tax cuts with the same simple message: It will help the middle class. President Donald Trump has been no exception. Just last week,

Yahoo indictment offers clues into Russian election hacking

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The low-profile prosecution of a 22-year-old Canadian hacker may offer clues regarding how US intelligence officials learned about Russia’s efforts to disrupt last year’s election—and it could offer a lot ...

Tool-wielding monkeys push local shellfish to edge of extinction

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HUMANS aren’t the only primate to have pushed their prey towards extinction. Monkeys have also over-exploited animals for food. Long-tailed macaques forage for shellfish on islands off Thailand, then crack ...

Four Disabled Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality

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Magdiel Sanchez, a 35-year-old Latino man, was sitting on his porch in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night as two law enforcement officers approached his house. He got up and walked ...

Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

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In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of ...

'Spotlight Initiative' to eliminate violence against women and girls

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Open Live Schedule All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4) 04:00 am 10:00 (CET) 76th Session Committee on the Rights of the Child. Consideration of the Democratic People's republic ...

The US and Syria are now the only countries to reject the Paris climate accord

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This story was originally published by Huffington Post and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Nicaragua, one of only two countries to initially reject the Paris climate ...

Freight startup Flexport soars from "€œunsexy"€ to $800M valuation

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Flexport handles the boring logistics of a trillion-dollar business: the tranport of shipping containers around the world. Because the work of freight forwarding seemed so bland, it was long ignored ...

Will the Earth be destroyed this Saturday? Hint: No.

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Oh wow, is it time for the end of the world again? Apparently so. The latest in this incredibly long list of doomsday-prophecies-that-will-never-happen™ is that the Earth will somehow be ...

Bernie Sanders Just Gave the Progressive Foreign Policy Speech We’ve Been Waiting For

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Throughout the winter and spring of 2016, Bernie Sanders challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, proudly laying out an agenda that pulled together one progressive policy plank after another.

Bernie Sanders Just Gave One of the Finest Speeches of His Career

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The most meaningful foreign policy address delivered by a prominent American political figure in this moment of global turmoil and possibility was not, as should be quite clear by now,

Biodegradable Material Could Replace Most Plastic Used To Wrap & Preserve Food

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September 22nd, 2017 by Steve HanleyThe world produces about 300 million tons of plastic every year, of which about 10% will end up in the ocean. In the US, about ...

BorgWarner To Supply Unnamed EV Auto Manufacturer With PTC Cabin Heating Tech, To Improve Range

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September 22nd, 2017 by James AyreBorgWarner will be providing an unnamed but globally active electric vehicle auto manufacturer with its new high-voltage positive temperature coefficient cabin heating tech — for ...

These are the billionaires paying Trump’s legal bills

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Self-proclaimed billionaire President Donald Trump is turning to rich Republican party donors to help cover the costs of some of his hefty legal fees related to investigations into his campaign’s ...

Make New York’s School-Bus Fleet Eco-Friendly, Union-Staffed, and Cooperatively Run

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The pupil-transportation system in New York is, like most of the city’s byzantine public-transit network, a messy tangle of private and public interests, forever veering from one political, financial, or ...

Air Pollution Exposure & Kidney Disease Linked By New Study

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September 22nd, 2017 by James AyreExposure to air pollution increases the risk of experiencing a decline in kidney function and developing kidney disease, according to a new study published in ...

Volocopter Receives €25 Million In Funding For Air Taxi

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September 22nd, 2017 by The BeamThe level of interest in flying taxis is really taking off, if you’ll pardon the pun. German company Volocopter has recently received €25m in funding ...

$10 Million Pledged To Build Fast Charging Network In New York City

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September 22nd, 2017 by Steve HanleyThis story about fast charging in New York was first published by Gas2. When it comes to electric vehicles, New York mayor Bill De Blasio ...

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

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Sophia Spencer, 8, loves bugs — especially grasshoppers. She's an expert on insects, and likes to give her littlest friends an occasional ride on her shoulder. That used to earn ...

As the new Apple TV launches, Amazon's video app is still 'coming soon'

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Apple's newest Apple TV hardware hit stores on Friday, but one of its key announced pieces of software is nowhere to be found. Earlier this summer, Apple announced that the ...

Mercedes To Bump Electric Car Investment In US By $1 Billion, Expand Partnership With BYD

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September 22nd, 2017 by Steve HanleyThis story about Mercedes electric car plans in the US and China was first published by Gas2. Mercedes is boosting its electric car investments in ...

Innogy Planning To Spend Up To $1.2 Billion On E-Mobility, Solar PV, & Glass Fibre Networks By 2019

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September 22nd, 2017 by James AyreThe German firm Innogy is now planning to spend up to €1.2 billion on e-mobility, photovoltaics and glass fibre networks by the year 2019, according ...

Ed Gillespie’s controversial MS-13 ad features stolen photo of completely different gang

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An attack ad by Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie that warns Virginia residents of the menacing threat of the MS-13 gang features a photograph taken from a Salvadoran ...

Airlines keep breaking this vet's wheelchair. Trump is helping them hide it.

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When Larry Dodson travels, he doesn’t bother with planes anymore—as a quadriplegic who relies on a $30,000 custom wheelchair for his mobility and health, he can’t afford the risk of ...

How Much Is Your Health Worth to You?

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“I’m a capitalist,” said Martin Shkreli in an rare, insightful moment of self-diagnosis. Financier and pharmaceutical maker Shkreli was being interrogated about the hermeneutics of avarice: Having obtained the distribution ...

AEye Completes Live Demo Of 360 Degree Solid State LiDAR System

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September 22nd, 2017 by James AyreThe robotic vision tech company AEye has successfully completed a live demo of its solid-state commercial LiDAR system (with 360° vehicle coverage) in a metropolitan ...

Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of 'Satan's plan', defended 'conversion therapy'

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Jeff Mateer has described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan." If confirmed by the US Senate, he will serve on the US District Court for the Eastern District of ...

"I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical."

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I have spent the bulk of 2017 writing about the different Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Graham-Cassidy, in my view, is the most radical of them all.

The Future Of Germany’s Energy Transition Policy: An Interview With Patrick Graichen, Director Of Agora Energiewende

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September 22nd, 2017 by The BeamThe Beam interview series, edition 45: Patrick Graichen We are on the eve of the German election. We thought this was a perfect time to ...

Albertsons snaps up meal kit startup Plated

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In a first for national grocery chains, Albertsons is buying the healthy meal kit delivery startup Plated for an undisclosed amount, brokered by Credit Suisse Group AG. According to The ...

L3Pilot Self-Driving Vehicle Research Project Launched In Wolfsburg

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September 22nd, 2017 by James AyreThe L3Pilot self-driving vehicle tech research project — backed by a broad consortium of Europe-based firms and operating under the management of Volkswagen Group — ...

The Most Ocean Puns on One Webpage, Just for the Halibut

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What's not to love about a great pun? Who wouldn't want a whole post of ocean puns? Instagram post by Andrew Harper • Aug 11, 2017 at 6:11pm UTC Instagram ...

GOP senators are rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. We asked 9 to explain what it does.

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Republican senators are struggling to articulate why they are rushing to pass their last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare over the next 10 days before running into their September ...

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A123 Systems Puts Money Into Solid-State Battery Firm Solid Power

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September 22nd, 2017 by James AyreThe lithium-ion battery technology firm A123 Systems has invested an unspecified amount of money into the solid-state battery tech developer Solid Power Inc, according to ...

Fox News host claims made-up ‘human suffering’ is caused by ‘immoral’ Obamacare

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When Republicans were making an ultimately unsuccessful push to pass a Trumpcare bill in late June, Fox News’ Lisa Kennedy Montgomery criticized progressive “hysteria” about the bill, which would’ve cost ...

How To Help The Victims Of The Central Mexico Earthquake

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First responders and residents began digging through the rubble on Tuesday afternoon after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico City. The violent shaking toppled dozens of buildings throughout the country’s ...

Nest launches a new $349 smart outdoor security camera

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Nest today announced its newest camera today: the Nest Cam IQ outdoor. This new outdoor camera brings the features of the company’s smart indoor camera to a more rugged outdoor ...

Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

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Snap wants its ads to open to something interesting rather than a boring mobile website. Today Snap announced 14 new ad Creative Partners that will help build custom games, interactive ...

The DeanBeat: Having a great time in Destiny 2

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Like millions of other people, I’ve been playing Destiny 2, the sci-fi shooter from Bungie and Activision that debuted on September 6. I’ve been proceeding at a slow pace, but ...

Hollywood’s ‘Committee to Investigate Russia’ goes off-script

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Morgan Freeman wants us to know the U.S. is at war. It’s not a war against cancer or poverty. It’s not a war against the remnants of the Taliban, or ...

Republicans’ brave new strategy for fixing the U.S. health-care system

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Republicans have unveiled their brave new strategy for fixing the U.S. health-care system: Make someone else deal with it. Of all the god-awful Obamacare-repeal-and-replace plans that Republicans have proposed, Cassidy-Graham ...

Another potential Mueller honey pot: Spicer's notebooks

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Today's teens aren't as likely to get summer jobs as they used to be. But data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that they're four times as likely to ...

What Urban Anchors Like Amazon and Google Owe Their Cities

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Corporations like Google and Amazon reap the spoils of winner-take-all urbanism. Here’s how they can also bear greater responsibility. As some of the main drivers and primary beneficiaries of the ...

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