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Biden Team Moves Swiftly to Tackle Pipeline Political Peril
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Scrum of Challengers Awaits Cheney After House GOP Ouster
2021-05-13 13:12:27
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Justices Consider Hearing a Case on 'Most Offensive word'
2021-05-13 13:19:50
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COVID-19 Researchers Say U.S. Must Stay Prepared for Variants
COVID-19 Researchers Say U.S. Must Stay Prepared for Variants
2021-05-13 13:25:35
by Tom Ramstack
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Takeaways: Partisan Discord Instead of Jan. 6 Answers
2021-05-13 13:22:55
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A House hearing about what went wrong in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege frequently spiraled into partisan shouting matches on Wednesday, with lawmakers more often blaming each other than thoroughly questioning witnesses about the events of the... Read More

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Researchers Developing Sensor Able to Detect COVID-19 in the Air
Health
Researchers Developing Sensor Able to Detect COVID-19 in the Air
2021-05-12 13:35:42
by Alexa Hornbeck

Researchers from Emory University are working on a National Institutes of Health-supported project to develop a sensor capable of detecting COVID-19 in the air, called Rolosense.  “It’s tricky to anticipate what the real-world implementation will be of this technology, but... Read More

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Study: Children up to Age 9 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19
Research
Study: Children up to Age 9 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19
2021-05-12 12:54:40
by Alexa Hornbeck

According to a recent study which followed a cohort of Israeli children there is little chance that kids up to age 9 will spread COVID-19 while returning to school.    “The main question was whether school reopening was accompanied by higher... Read More

Cryptocurrencies

Could the U.S. Be Close to Creating a Digital Dollar?
Cryptocurrencies
Could the U.S. Be Close to Creating a Digital Dollar?
2021-05-12 12:48:34
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — While cryptocurrencies have dominated the news, another type of digital currency is being considered by the central banks of dozens of countries including the United States. Starkly different from crypto, these electronic currencies would have the full backing... Read More

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Democrats Press for Broader Voter Access as GOP Resists
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Democrats Press for Broader Voter Access as GOP Resists
2021-05-12 12:40:42
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case against Democrats' sweeping election and voter-access legislation, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic registration, 24-hour ballot drop boxes and other changes in an increasingly charged national debate.... Read More

GOP Votes to Oust Trump Critic Cheney from Leadership Post
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GOP Votes to Oust Trump Critic Cheney from Leadership Post
2021-05-12 12:37:39
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership post after she repeatedly rebuked former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in fomenting the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. The... Read More

COVID-19 Pet Boom Has Veterinarians Backlogged, Burned Out
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COVID-19 Pet Boom Has Veterinarians Backlogged, Burned Out
2021-05-12 12:33:45
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — During the gloomiest stretches of the pandemic, Dr. Diona Krahn's veterinary clinic has been a puppy fest, overrun with new four-legged patients.  Typically, she'd get three or four new puppies a week, but between shelter... Read More

Number of Children Traveling Alone at Border Eases in April
Immigration
Number of Children Traveling Alone at Border Eases in April
2021-05-12 12:30:03
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, while more adults were found coming without families, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities encountered 17,171... Read More

Trump Administration Officials to Testify on Jan. 6 Riot
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Trump Administration Officials to Testify on Jan. 6 Riot
2021-05-12 12:20:40
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Trump administration officials plan to defend their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol when they appear before Congress, with former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller standing behind every decision he made... Read More

Researchers Turn Used Coffee Grounds Into Biodegradable Plastic
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Researchers Turn Used Coffee Grounds Into Biodegradable Plastic
2021-05-11 19:41:33
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This article is by Prachi Patel and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. The world drinks a whole lot of coffee. And in the process produces over six million tons of coffee grounds, according to the International Coffee Organization. And... Read More

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