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Biden's Likely Public Lands Nominee To Be Grilled by Senate, Unlike Trump's Pick

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:00

If confirmed, environmental leader Tracy Stone-Manning would be the first permanent director of the Bureau of Land Management in four years.

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'Energy Justice' Nominee Brings Activist Voice To Biden's Climate Plans

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:00

Shalanda Baker sees energy policy as the next domain for advancing civil rights. She says too many communities of color have experienced the harm - but not the benefits - of energy development.

How A New Team Of Feds Hacked The Hackers And Got Colonial Pipeline's Bitcoin Back

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 02:08

The lynchpin to retrieving $2.3 million, half the company's payment, was gaining access to the private key linked to the attacker's Bitcoin account. Here's how authorities may have gotten it.

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Senate OKs Bill That Would Provide Aid For Mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' Injuries

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 21:15

The symptoms, which include vertigo and memory loss, first affected American officials stationed in Cuba in 2016.

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New Jersey Is Closing Its Only Women's Prison After Rampant Abuse By Guards

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 17:45

The announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy came as the state released a report about brutal cell extractions this year that left prisoners with injuries ranging from scratches to a fractured eye socket.

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States Get A Blueprint From The Justice Department For 'Red Flag' Gun-Removal Laws

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 17:19

The Biden administration is trying to make it easier for states to make laws that temporarily remove guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.

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Carbon Dioxide, Which Drives Climate Change, Reaches Highest Level In 4 Million Years

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 17:07

The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May, its highest level in more than four million years, according to NOAA. Fossil fuel use is driving the increase.

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Kamala Harris Tells Guatemalans Not To Migrate To The United States

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 16:33

The vice president met with Guatemala's president to talk about the root causes behind migration to the United States, including corruption. But another prominent Democrat called that "disappointing."

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U.S. Has Recovered Some Of The Millions Paid In Ransom To Colonial Pipeline Hackers

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:48

The Justice Department says it has seized Bitcoin worth millions of dollars that was part of what Colonial Pipeline paid to get control of its systems back from hackers.

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Apparently, Crows Love Luxurious Ant Baths. This Is What It Looks Like

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:41

Canadian photographer Tony Austin captured a crow in the process of "anting" — spreading ants on itself on purpose. At first, he confesses, he had no idea what he was looking at.

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Why Meghan And Harry Named Their Daughter Lilibet

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:15

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen a name that pays tribute to their newborn daughter's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her late grandmother, the Princess of Wales.

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Peru's Election Is Neck-And-Neck With 94% Of Votes Counted

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:54

A rural teacher-turned-political novice and the daughter of an imprisoned former president are facing off in Peru's runoff election, which remains too close to call.

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Fisher-Price Ignored Safety Warnings Even After Infants Started Dying, Report Finds

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:41

At least 50 infants died in the Rock 'n Play inclined sleeper over a decade before Fisher-Price recalled it in 2019. Company officials said they believed the product was safe when used correctly.

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Mexico's President Appears To Hold Key Majority In Elections

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:38

Early results show a significant decline for the president's party. Still, the party and its allies appeared poised to maintain their majority in Mexico's lower chamber of the congress.

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FDA Has Approved A Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 11:28

This is the first new drug approved for Alzheimer's disease since 2003. It's the first to show significant progress against the sticky brain plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

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Jeff Bezos Is Going To Space (For A Few Minutes)

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 11:12

"Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space," Bezos said. The 11-minute flight will take place two weeks after the billionaire steps down as Amazon CEO.

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Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge To The Rule That Only Men Register For The Draft

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 10:53

The justices noted that Congress is actively considering the question of including women in selective service registration and that women have been able to serve in combat roles for years.

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Unknown Militants Attacked A Burkina Faso Village And Killed More Than 160 People

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 09:49

The assault is the latest in a part of West Africa known as the Sahel, which has seen years of instability brought on by political coups and Islamist assaults on security forces and civilians.

Actually, Trump Was NOT Wearing His Pants Backward At A Weekend Rally

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 09:00

Trump's pants, it turns out, have legs. The unusual wrinkles in his attire raised an unlikely question: Could the former leader of the free world be wearing his suit pants backward?

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The Last Surviving Soldier Who Liberated Auschwitz Has Died

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 07:56

As a young Red Army soldier, David Dushman flattened the forbidding electric fence around the notorious Nazi death camp with his T-34 tank on Jan. 27, 1945.

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