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« Reply #390 on: October 31, 2019, 07:25:09 am »

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California fires: new blaze near LA, progress up north

news.yahoo.com - Los Angeles (AFP) - Firefighters in California battled a new fast-moving blaze on Wednesday that threatened the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, as rare "extreme" red flag warnings were issued for…

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nytimes.com - The vote is on a resolution that would set rules for the public phase of an impeachment inquiry that has so far been conducted exclusively behind closed doors. It would authorize the House Intelligen…

Ordinary life has vanished in fire-ravaged California

theguardian.com - There were two categories of people most affected by the fires in California: those who evacuated because the fires threatened them directly and those who stayed home under blackout conditions. What …

White House lawyer moved transcript of Trump call to classified server after Ukraine adviser raised alarms

washingtonpost.com - President Trump in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Carol D. Leonnig, close Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White…

Twitter to ban all political ads amid 2020 election uproar

washingtonpost.com - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before a Senate committee last year. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) By Tony Romm and close Tony Romm Senior tech policy reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Isaac Stanley…

Aquaculture offers lifeline to floundering Moroccan fishermen

news.yahoo.com - Saïdia (Morocco) (AFP) - With fish stocks declining in the Mediterranean, struggling Moroccan fishermen are hoping to turn to aquaculture as a way to secure their future. "We don't get anything from …

Tillerson denies that ExxonMobil defrauded investors

news.yahoo.com - New York (AFP) - Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson denied in court Wednesday that oil and gas giant ExxonMobil had downplayed the financial costs of mitigating climate change to mislead inve…

The Toxic Bubble of Technical Debt Threatening America

theatlantic.com - And sure, let accountability fall on PG&E, the California Public Utilities Commission, and whomever else. The problem is far, far deeper though, and it extends way beyond the local situation. A kind …

Trump Can’t Save Coal Country

foreignpolicy.com - President Donald Trump came into the White House vowing to end the Obama administration’s so-called war on coal and Make Anthracite Great Again. Instead, Trump is overseeing a cascading collapse of A…

NATO demands Russia 'withdraw all troops' from Ukraine

news.yahoo.com - Kiev (AFP) - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday welcomed a pullback by the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, but reiterated calls for Russia to "withdraw all thei…

US Fed lowers key interest rate as 'insurance' against economic risks

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The US Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for the third straight time on Wednesday but is likely to hold off before providing more stimulus as it gauges economic risks.

Australian police violently attack climate change protestors

wsws.org - Police have attacked climate change protestors in Melbourne, Australia, arresting 67 people on Tuesday and Wednesday and hospitalising several others, including a woman who reportedly had both her le…

Stunning Senegal baobab forest being swallowed by mining

news.yahoo.com - Bandia Sessene (Senegal) (AFP) - One hour's drive from Senegal's capital Dakar, demand for cement is turning a protected baobab forest into a lifeless moonscape of open mines, dust clouds and lorry t…

Nationals win first World Series title, storming back on Astros in Game 7, 6-2

washingtonpost.com - The Washington Nationals are World Series champions. (Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post) By Dave Sheinin and close Dave Sheinin National baseball writer Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Sam Fortier…

The Revolution Isn’t Being Televised

popularresistance.org - It’s all kicking off everywhere in 2019. Haitians are revolting against a corrupt political system and their President Jovenel Moïse, who many see as a kleptocratic US puppet. In Ecuador, huge public…

Edward Snowden on the Joe Rogan Show

brasscheck.com - You’ll know the US is back on track when this man is welcomed back as a hero. Edward Snowden explains the whole deal to Joe Rogan – and so far over 5 million people have seen it. Edward Snowden on th…

Trump’s Public Lands Chief Wrote for a Cult Extremist’s Magazine

portside.org - William Perry Pendley, a top Trump administration official in charge of managing one-tenth of all land in the United States, is a past contributor to 21st Century Science & Technology, a fringe magaz…

Deadly new quake hits south Philippines

news.yahoo.com - A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Thursday, crushing a man under falling debris and sparking searches of seriously damaged buildings that had already been rattled by two previo…

Root of Humanity's Belief in Evil Possibly Found

livescience.com - Where did the spiritual concept of evil originate? One possible explanation might be people's attempts to understand and cope with infectious diseases. Linking diseases and their symptoms to mysterio…

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians that Nobody is Talking About

counterpunch.org - Photograph Source: View of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. Berthold Werner – CC BY-SA 3.0 Palestine’s Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world’s most ancient Christian communit…

Passive House Design: Changing the Future of New Home Construction | Earth911.com

earth911.com - Existing buildings consume between 40 percent and 50 percent of all energy used in North America. Building a new home may be the single largest opportunity you have to reduce your carbon footprint an…

Big problems with popular turmeric and echinacea supplements

treehugger.com - Lead? Aerobic bacteria? Misleading labels? Consumer Reports tested popular brands of the widely used supplements; here's what they found. In a perfect world, humans would be able to rely on plant-bas…

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