Posts Tagged 'news'

Bon Iver Announces A New Album, Releases Another Pair Of Songs

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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.

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Tropical Storm Barry Forms In Gulf; Louisiana Goes Into State Of Emergency

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Tropical Storm Barry is predicted to strengthen into a hurricane — but its slow pace and heavy rains will likely pose the greatest risk to people living along the Gulf Coast and inland areas, forecasters say.

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Could Mussels Teach Us How To Clean Up Oil Spills?

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Mussels bind to surfaces using byssus threads. Understanding how these threads work may help researchers address water contamination.

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Fed Chairman Powell Hints At Interest Rate Cut; Stocks Rally

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference on May 1 in Washington, D.C. He is testifying before Congress this week about economic challenges.

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Appeals Court Orders Dismissal Of Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

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A three-judge panel ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that argued President Trump was violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution through his business empire. The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., is seen here in March.

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Instagram To Flag Hateful Comments Before You Send Them

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Instagram is rolling out a feature that will notify users when their comments may contain harmful content before others see them.

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Merck Wants To ‘Empower’ Infertile Women In Africa. Can Music Videos Help?

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In June, an unusual email arrived in the inbox of an NPR global health correspondent.

The headline was: “Merck Foundation together with First Lady of Burundi release ‘Plus Qu’une Mere’ an empowering French Song as courtesy to all infertile women in Burundi and Africa.”

The email had a link to a video of a performance with an all-female choir. Wearing traditional African clothing printed with the Merck Foundation’s logo, they sing a song with lyrics that encourage people not to blame women ...

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Ross Perot, Billionaire Businessman And Former Presidential Candidate, Dies At 89

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Ross Perot ran for president twice, in 1992 and 1996.

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Smithsonian Museum Considers Collecting Drawings Made By Detained Migrant Children

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A drawing by a migrant child at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas.

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A Bitter End For Regular Joe? Scientists Engineer A Smooth, Beanless Coffee

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Jarret Stopforth, a food scientist and one of the founders of Atomo, reengineered the compounds in regular coffee with his partner until he felt they had created a product that had the same color, aroma, flavor and mouthfeel.

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Greek Voters Welcome Centrist Government, Reject Leftists Amid Long Financial Crisis

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Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis waves to his supporters after a win in parliamentary elections at the New Democracy headquarters in Athens on Sunday.

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Wealthy Financier Jeffrey Epstein Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors

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Federal prosecutors announced charges of sex trafficking against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday. Epstein is seen here in 2005.

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