Posts Tagged 'news'

Brazilians Turn To Evangelical Church In Rural Town Wracked By Drugs And Poverty

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The town of Central do Maranhão, in northeast Brazil’s sugar cane belt, is one of the country’s poorest. These rice fields line one of the town’s long, narrow dirt streets.

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The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe

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California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jaimi Kenyon blows into a alcohol breathalyzer during a demonstration of devices used to test drivers suspected of impaired driving May 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers and police are hoping new devices will be developed to effectively test for marijuana use by drivers.

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Europe Deals A Blow To CRISPR Technology, U.S. Approves ‘Bleeding’ Veggie Burger

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The European Court of Justice ruled this week that new genetical engineering methods – such as the use of certain applications of the gene cutter CRISPR – should be regulated as genetically engineered foods.

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Which Vision Of Farming Is Better For The Planet?

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Along the back of this field of sugar snap peas, sunflowers and bachelor buttons at Oxbow Farm Conservation Center is a buffer of maturing big-leaf maples and red-osier dogwoods. It’s a combination of forest and thicket that the farm has left standing to help protect water quality in the river and aquifer.

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China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods

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Containers are transferred at a port in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province on July 6. China has announced a plan to impose more tariffs on U.S. goods, in response to escalating trade threats from the Trump administration.

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Results Official In Tennessee Primaries

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Rep. Diane Black lost Tennessee’s GOP nomination for governor, despite an endorsement from Vice President Mike Pence.

Mark Humphrey/AP

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White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For California

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California argues it should be allowed to set its own fuel efficiency standards.

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

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Catholic Church Now Formally Opposes Death Penalty In All Cases

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Pope Francis, shown here in May, has previously spoken out against the death penalty.

Andrew Medichini/AP

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Crackdown In Harare Sparks Fears Of Return To ‘Old Zimbabwe’

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Zimbabwean police patrolled the streets of the capital, Harare, on Thursday. A day before, three protesters died when army troops opened fire.

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More Taxpayers Will Owe The IRS In April Due To Under-Withholding, Report Says

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A 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form for 2018.

Mark Lennihan/AP

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Former Fraternity Member Gets House Arrest In Penn State Hazing Death

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Ryan Burke, the first former fraternity member to plead guilty in the hazing death of Timothy Piazza, has been ordered to serve three months of home detention. In this file photo, the shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity house is seen on Penn State University’s main campus in State College, Pa.

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Under New Rules, Cheaper ‘Short-term’ Health Care Plans Now Last Up To 3 Years

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Short-term health care plans could be a more affordable option for some consumers but they’re exempt from covering people with preexisting conditions.

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