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Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science

President Trump has rolled back environmental regulations, pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord, brushed aside dire predictions about the effects of climate change, and turned the term “global warming” into a punch line rather than a prognosis.

Now, after two years spent unraveling the policies of his predecessors, Mr. Trump and his political appointees are launching a new assault.
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Green issues come to fore in European election

The strong showing of green parties in the European election has raised hopes among some voters that global warming and other environmental issues will be given more serious consideration across the continent.

Provisional results on Monday showed the left-leaning Greens coming in fourth in the balloting with 69 seats, an increase of 17 from the last election five years ago.

The results also showed how environmental concerns can transcend the political issues that dominate most European Union elections.
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IBM to acquire Red Hat, completely changing the cloud landscape and becoming world's #1 hybrid cloud provider

IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source cloud software, announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion.
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Huawei will stop providing bootloader unlocking for all new devices

Earlier this month, we wrote about Huawei users not being unable to access the page for generating bootloader unlock codes. The page was removed with no explanation, but they were at least still taking requests in a Google Doc and giving out bootloader unlock codes. Today, the news is much grimmer. Huawei will stop providing unlock codes completely. The announcement says they have stopped the unlock code application service to “provide better user experience and avoid issues caused by ROM flashing.” The service will be stopped in 60 days...
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Chinese Tech Giant ZTE May Be First Victim of a New U.S. Cold War

The Chinese firm ZTE said on Wednesday it had ceased “major operating activities” after the Trump administration banned the company last month from using components made in the United States. With manufacturing halted at the ZTE plant in Shenzhen, factory workers have been getting called in for training sessions every other day or so — a snooze, they say. The rest of the time, they loaf around in nearby dorms. Trading in the company’s shares has been suspended for weeks.
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The Preacher and Vietnam: When Billy Graham Urged Nixon to Kill One Million People

There’s a piquant contrast in the press coverage across the decades of Billy Graham’s various private dealings with Richard Nixon, as displayed on the tapes gradually released from the National Archive or disclosed from Nixon’s papers. We’ll come shortly to the flap over Graham and Nixon’s closet palaverings about the Jews, but first let’s visit another interaction between the evangelist and his commander-in-chief. Back in April, 1989, a Graham memo to Nixon was made public. It took the form of a letter from Graham, dated April 15, 1969...
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Switzerland has too many fat cats

Cats are the most popular pet in Switzerland. Since the majority of Swiss residents live in rented apartments, indoor cats are common. Veterinary practices in the country told newspaper Blick that between 20 and 40 percent of the pets they see are too fat, with cats particularly affected. The reason? Overfeeding and lack of exercise, veterinarians told the paper. “Indoor cats often lack the incentive to move and start to eat out of boredom,” vet Martina Schybli told the paper.
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Comment by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on the situation in Catalonia, Spain

GENEVA (2 October 2017) - I am very disturbed by the violence in Catalonia on Sunday. With hundreds of people reported injured, I urge the Spanish authorities to ensure thorough, independent and impartial investigations into all acts of violence. Police responses must at all times be proportionate and necessary. I firmly believe that the current situation should be resolved through political dialogue, with full respect. I call on the Government of Spain to accept without delay the requests by relevant UN human rights experts to visit.
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The former KKK 'grand wizard' happy with the words of the US President

Here's what you need to know about President Donald Trump's wild news conference Tuesday: It drew the immediate praise of David Duke. The President's abrupt and belligerent about-face Tuesday, in which he lashed out at the media for mischaracterizing white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville, drew the swift condemnation of a number of lawmakers, including Republicans, and shocked the people who witnessed them. But one person who was very happy with the words of the US President was the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke (...)
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How the FAA Killed Uber for Planes

Flight-sharing helped fill seats on small, private trips and cut costs. But regulators stopped it. That is, until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) caught wind of all this innovation and decided to quash it once and for all. In a sneaky bid to shut down this kind of arrangement, the FAA decided to expansively interpret its own definition of a "common carriage" operator so that non-commercial small-scale pilots using these services would be legally put on the same level as the big boy commercial flights.
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Cyclists strip off for more road safety  

The bare truth about cycling in a city is that it’s extremely dangerous. That’s the message from hundreds of people who took part in the 14th edition of the World Naked Bike Ride in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Protesters say it’s a reminder that cyclists are constantly exposed with next to no protection. “We don’t want any more deaths of cyclists in Madrid and on the highways. There must be more respect for cyclists and people should go out and ride bikes so there’ll be less pollution,” explained Lucy.
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VHS Tapes: How Archivists Are Working To Save Them

With VHS tapes degrading, most home videos from the '80s and '90s won't be viewable in a decade. Mary Kidd pops a VHS tape in the deck and rewinds. Two kids appear on the screen, dancing to music and laughing. Kidd and her colleagues meet in this loft in Tribeca in New York City every Monday to digitize tapes like this one. The loft has racks of tape decks, oscilloscopes, vector scopes and wave-form monitors that help ensure a quality transfer from analog to digital. Most work professionally, but they volunteer their free time to do this.
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John Ellenby dies at 75

I wouldn’t normally be writing a column early on a Saturday morning but I just read that John Ellenby died and I think that’s really worth mentioning because Ellenby changed all our lives and especially mine. If you don’t recognize his name, John Ellenby was a British computer engineer who came to Xerox PARC in the 1970s to manufacture the Xerox Alto, the first graphical workstation. He left Xerox in the late 1980s to found Grid Systems, makers of the Compass — the first full-service laptop computer.
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Sanders' are still profiting from Sierra Blanca nuclear waste dump, per their 2014 tax return

The Sanders’ have partially released their 2014 tax return and on the return, Jane Sanders is still drawing a salary as an alternate commissioner for the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission. (TLLRWD Commissioner)
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A Cash-Strapped Europe Will Tax Netflix

The European Commission is looking to tax video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime to fund the production of European movies and TV programs Politico is reporting. In addition to the tax, at least 20% of their catalogs must be European productions. The proposals would also curb child viewing of ads for salty, fatty, sugary and alcohol products.
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Maduro in crackdown under Venezuela emergency decree

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a sweeping crackdown Saturday under a new emergency decree, ordering the seizure of paralyzed factories, the arrest of their owners and military exercises to counter alleged foreign threats. The embattled leftist is struggling to contain a raging economic
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Scenes From The Venezuela Apocalypse: "Countless Wounded" After 5,000 Loot Supermarket Looking For Food

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Venezuela Is Falling Apart

Scenes from daily life in the failing state
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TTIP Necessary So As To Protect Megabanks From Prosecution

On May 7th, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or German Economic News, headlined, "USA planen mit TTIP Frontal-Angriff auf Gerichte in Europa” or “U.S. Plans Frontal Attack on Europe’s Courts via TTIP,” and reported that, “America’s urgency to sign TTIP with Europe has solid reason: Megabanks must protect themselves from claims by European investors who allege that they were cheated during the deb
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Venezuela to declare health crisis to seek foreign medical aid

Venezuela approved a bill to declare a health crisis that would force the ruling government of President Maduro to accept foreign medicinal aid.
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Hungry Venezuelans Hunt Dogs, Cats, Pigeons as Food Runs Out

The crisis in Venezuela is worsening everyday due in part to shortages reaching 70 percent on top of the world's highest inflation.
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Another Deadlocked Election Coming Up In Spain

After six months of failed coalition attempts, Spain’s King Felipe dissolved parliament and announced new elections. I reported on this last week, but the official document dissolving parliament was signed today. New elections are on June 26. Will the results be any different?
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House Panel Approves Measure to Require Women to Register for Draft

A House panel on Wednesday approved by a narrow margin an amendment to a defense bill to require women to register for the draft.
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Fridges go off as Venezuela power-rationing hits

Fridges zapped off in kitchens across Venezuela as the government turned off the electricity supply to help ease a power shortage that is worsening the country's economic crisis. The states of Caracas and Vargas had also been on the list for blackouts but were spared at the last minute. The timing
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'Part of USD 100 mn hacked from Bangladesh Bank recovered'

Read more about 'Part of USD 100 mn hacked from Bangladesh Bank recovered' on Business Standard. Bangladesh's central bank said today that part of almost USD 100 million allegedly stolen from a reserve account in the United States last month has been recovered.
 Suspected Chinese hackers stole the money from the foreign exchange account in the
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Why China Is Laying Off Millions of Workers

China to lay off 5-6 million state workers over the next 2 to 3 years as part of efforts to curb industrial overcapacity and pollution.
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Gil Hill, former Detroit City Council president, dies

Gil Hill, a former Detroit City Council president whose role as a frustrated police inspector to Eddie Murphy’s street-smart character in “Beverly Hills Cop” films made him a movie star, has died. “Gil Hill spent more than 40 years serving our city in the Detroit Police Department and as a member of the Detroit City Council,” Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said. “He never stopped believing in our city, and dedicated his life to making our city a better place for all. Our condolences go out to his family.”
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Army deployed to quell protests, water cut to Delhi

India deployed thousands of troops in Haryana on Sunday to quell protests that have severely hit water supplies to Delhi, a metropolis of more than 20 million, forced factories to close and killed 10 people.
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Teamster retirees fight massive pension cuts at Kansas City town hall, warn others at risk

Kansas City’s convention center filled with 750 retirees and workers fighting to stop proposed cuts to their pensions, in many cases by half or more. The Central States Pension Fund said it must cut benefits now to avoid collapse. The proposal is the first test of a controversial 2014 pension law that also is under attack.
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The Parmesan Cheese You Sprinkle on Your Penne Could Be Wood

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Medvedev Warns Against Any Foreign Ground Operation In Syria

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that any ground operation by foreign troops in Syria will lead to "a full-fledged, long war."
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Shops' electricity rationed in crisis-hit Venezuela

Authorities ordered more than 250 shopping centers to find other sources of power from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and again from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, for the next three months.
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Erdogan: Russian claim on Syria ‘laughable’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday blasted as “laughable” Russia’s accusation that Turkey was actively preparing to invade Syria.
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This crisis has been caused by arrogant central banks

The market has become distorted and corrupted, sending out misleading price
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