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EPA reverses course on safety of pesticide used on crops
Technology
Published in 31-3-2017
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In announcing the decision late Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that by not banning chlorpyrifos, he was providing "regulatory certainty" to thousands of American farmers that rely on the pesticide. First developed as a chemical weapon prior to World War II, chlorpyrifos has been sold as a pesticide since 1965 and has been blamed for sickening dozens of ...>>
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Sockeye salmon removed from flood-threatened Idaho hatchery
Technology
Published in 31-3-2017
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Officials say the primary fear was that floodwater would reach the hatchery's electrical pumps that keep oxygenated water circulating. The Boise River is expected to remain high for two months as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases water from upstream dams to make room for snowmelt in the mountains. The Eagle Fish Hatchery has a lab to make sure its sockeye have genetic diversity so f ...>>
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Spain will get giant telescope if Hawaii doesn't, group says
Technology
Published in 31-3-2017
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Telescope builder TMT International Observatory says Hawaii's Mauna Kea remains the preferred location for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. The nonprofit TMT on Wednesday said the Canary Islands agreement was a milestone for the embattled project.
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SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap
Technology
Published in 31-3-2017
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(AP) SpaceX launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. SpaceX began flying back the Falcon's first-stage, kerosene-fueled boosters in 2015; it's since landed eight, three at Cape Canaveral and five on ocean platforms. Blue Origin, an aerospace company started by another tech billionaire, Jeff Bezos, already ha ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 31-3-2017
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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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WikiLeaks: CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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"The most notable part of this latest WikiLeaks release is that it shows the CIA doing exactly what we pay them to exploit specific targets with limited attacks to support our national interests," said Rich Mogull, CEO of the security research firm Securosis.  

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Death rates up for middle age whites with little education
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases. The new paper by two Princeton University economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, concludes that the trend is driven by the loss of steady mid ...>>
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SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, unavoidable typos in DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations. [...] it should help with the "why me" question from people who have "done everything we know can be done to prevent cancer but they still get it," said Hopkins' Dr. Bert Vogelstein, a pioneer in cancer genetics who co-authored the study. Cigar ...>>
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Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration. The delay was announced after Trump, who ran for president as a master deal-maker, failed to close the deal with a group of fello ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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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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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in August
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy. The Fed raised rates by a quarter-point last December but since then, officials have held off on further rate hikes, reflecting concerns about sluggish economic growth and periodic turbulence in financial markets. The rise in core inflation in August was le ...>>

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Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

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