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Why Did The Pope Refuse To Let Worshippers Kiss His Ring? 'Hygiene'

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 18:55

"He wants to avoid the risk of contagion for the people, not for him," Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti told reporters on Thursday.

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EPA Science Panel Considering Guidelines That Upend Basic Air Pollution Science

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 18:34

Some panel members said they don't agree that breathing sooty air can cause premature death. The panel's draft recommendations to the EPA would change how it assesses the dangers of air pollution.

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CHART: Where Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Will Go In The Future

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:49

A new study predicts how far north these insects could live if climate change goes unchecked.

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Saudi Arabia Releases 3 Women's Rights Activists From Prison, Others Still Held

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:43

Those who were freed were among activists who appeared in court on Wednesday. Several allege they've been subjected to sexual abuse and torture throughout their imprisonment. The trials are ongoing.

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Democrats Demand Full Mueller Report, Lay Out Argument For Continued Investigations

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:35

House Democratic committee chairs set an April 2 deadline for Attorney General Barr to give Congress the full Mueller report. Committee aides won't say if they will subpoena it if DOJ doesn't comply.

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Wells Fargo CEO Quits In Wake Of Consumer Financial Scandals

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:09

Wells Fargo announced Thursday that CEO and President Tim Sloan will step down immediately. The company's general counsel Allen Parker was elected to run the company until a new CEO is selected.

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Dozens Of Nonnative Marine Species Have Invaded The Galapagos Islands

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 16:52

The number of alien species, likely brought by ship traffic, stunned scientists. And they suspect that the foothold of such creatures may have been underestimated in other tropical habitats, too.

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