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States face off over future of Obama global warming plan
Technology
Published in 30-12-2016
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump to kill one of Democratic President Barack Obama's signature plans to curb global warming, another group of state officials is urging Trump to save it. The letter to Trump lists local impacts of climate change from fossil fuel emissions, including drought in California, catastrophic ...>>
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Serena wins at love again; says 'yes' to engagement in poem
Technology
Published in 30-12-2016
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The tennis great announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal of the social news website's co-founder. Williams in July won Wimbledon for the seventh time to tie Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam titles.
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AP Explains: Did Trump just create 8,000 jobs?
Technology
Published in 30-12-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump gave himself kudos for the creation of 8,000 new U.S. jobs by a Japanese tech mogul, saying it was proof of "the spirit and the hope" stirred by his presidential win. On Wednesday, Trump celebrated the planned creation of 5,000 jobs by wireless carrier Sprint and 3,000 jobs by OneWeb_both companies where Son is a dominant investor. The president-elect has pushed def ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 30-12-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Group: 3rd Uber driver deemed employee, not contractor
Technology
Published in 23-12-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) A New York City advocacy group says a third former Uber driver has been deemed to have been an employee of the company, not a contractor. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance said Thursday that the determination by the state labor department makes Jeffrey Shepherd eligible for unemployment benefits.
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The Latest: Hundreds celebrate oldest gorilla's birthday
Technology
Published in 23-12-2016
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Crowds sang "Happy Birthday" to Colo Thursday as she entered a specially decorated enclosure filled with healthy cakes and food hidden inside presents. The great-great-grandmother of three looked well and moved easily if a little slowly while paying scant attention to the adoring crowds. Experts say improved medical care, better nutrition and up-to-date therapeutic techniques are helping lengthe ...>>
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Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in US turns 60
Technology
Published in 23-12-2016
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Colo was the first gorilla in the world born in a zoo and has surpassed the usual life expectancy of captive gorillas by two decades. "Colo just epitomizes the advances that zoos have made, going all the way back to her birth at Columbus," said Dr. Tom Meehan, vice president for veterinary services at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo and veterinary adviser to a national gorilla species survival plan ...>>
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APNewsBreak: New Mexico OKs reopening troubled nuclear dump
Technology
Published in 23-12-2016
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico regulators have approved restarting normal operations at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, a major step for U.S. officials aiming to reopen the facility nearly three years after a radiation leak shut it down indefinitely. With shipments on hold, tons of Cold War-era nuclear waste from gloves and tools to clothing and other material h ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 23-12-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Ship to mash, ram polar ice as US aims to update aging fleet
Technology
Published in 16-12-2016
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The voyage by Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star comes as the U.S. looks to replace and expand its aging fleet of polar icebreakers so it can maintain a presence in the most remote corners of the world. The demand for icebreaking ships is expected to grow as climate change melts sea ice and lures more traffic to northern Arctic waters. "The specter in the future is more marine use in the Arctic, more ...>>
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John Glenn to be 9th person to lie in state at Ohio capitol
Technology
Published in 16-12-2016
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Eight others including statesmen, a war correspondent and an Arctic explorer have lain in repose in Ohio since its capitol building opened in the 1850s, according to the Ohio History Connection, a statewide history organization. Kane's death at age 36 sparked a huge public response in 1857, the year the building opened. Materials from the Statehouse Education and Visitors Center say McGah ...>>
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Mexico plans to catch, protect last few vaquita porpoises
Technology
Published in 16-12-2016
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MEXICO CITY (AP) So few of Mexico's vaquita porpoises remain that the international committee to protect the endangered species is preparing to catch and enclose as many as it can in a last-ditch effort to save them from extinction, experts said Thursday. According to rough estimates, only about three dozen of the world's smallest porpoise remain in the upper Gulf of California, the on ...>>
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Rare plant named after rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Technology
Published in 16-12-2016
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San Diego State University says a former graduate student, Mark Dodero, discovered the plant supposedly while listening to Hendrix's song "Voodoo Child." San Diego State says its two-acre habitat is threatened by farming, off-road vehicles and development.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 16-12-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
Technology
Published in 9-12-2016
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In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education. Other one-year declines occurred in 1993, when the nation was in the throes of the AIDS epidemic, and 1980, the result of an especially nasty flu season. "With four years, you're starting to see some indication of somethi ...>>
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