Cosby, Castile, Carter: Three trials that gripped the nation

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A mistrial, an acquittal, a conviction. Three major trials that gripped the nation came to markedly different conclusions last week. All three ended as the week came to a close, each with its own result and its own reaction. Cosby attorney: I was concerned for his health Castile’s mom: Our civilization is devolving Did teen’s texts lead to her boyfriend’s suicide? …

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Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue

June 11, 2017

A beached juvenile humpback whale has been euthanized in Australia despite a heroic effort by scores of volunteers to save it. Even as experts were deciding whether to euthanize the animal, the whale was blinking, watching the humans around it and feebly moving its flippers. Officials told The Guardian they have no idea why the whale beached at Sawtell Beach on Australias northeast coast but said inexperience could have been a factor. This may have been the yearlings first migration on its …

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Apple WWDC 2017: iOS takes center stage

June 4, 2017

… hardware event and any time I suggest there might be hardware, someone shouts me down. Hear me out, though. Obviously, its happened before: the cylindrical Mac Pro is the most obvious example. This year, Apple may go further, unveiling updates across multiple hardware categories and platforms. Most experts I spoke to agree. Usually its more about the software announcement, but its [possible Apple could] refresh some of the product lines. Potentially MacBook and, possibly, iPad, as well, said …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 2, 2017

Conceding that climate change will inevitably cause the decline of the reefs overall health in the coming decades, reef experts have started talking about a possible Plan B a strategy that wont save the reef as a whole, but may at least ensure that it doesnt disappear completely. But now, with back-to-back mass bleaching events in 2016 and 2017causing large swathes of the Great Barrier Reefs corals to die,some members of the Reef 2050 advisory committee, a group of scientists and experts …

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9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… the contrary, legal experts said the U.S. could have negotiated a lower emissions target while remaining in the voluntary agreement. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters 3. China can do whatever they want for 13 years. Not us. The implication here is that China plans to continue increasing its emissions. But a last year found that Chinese emission have peaked and were forecast to fall by 1 percent in 2017. The accuracy of official Chinese data is often called into question, with good reason. But a …

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… use of settlements with polluters. The budget will also provide the agency with an opportunity to identify what barriers have been preventing sites from returning to communities and design solutions to overcome those barriers, the White House wrote in its justification for slashing Superfund. Pruitt celebrated the budget proposal, saying in a statement that it and supports EPAs highest priorities. But Superfund experts say Pruitt doesnt seem to understand the basics of the program, which is …

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Kit Harington Rips Into Donald Trump & Sean Penn!

The Game Of Thrones actor recently spoke to Esquire about the orange villain, expressing his view that the man is basically nothing but a big old phony! He said: “I believe in experts. Mr. Donald TrumpI wouldn’t call him President, I’ll call him Mister. I think this man at the head of your country is a con artist.” It was a sentiment echoed by GoT author George R.R. Martin, who said: “I think Joffrey is now the king in America. And he’s grown up just as …

May 25, 2017
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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

… best, Corker said. There are no experts. Theres no actuarials. Typically, in a hearing, youd have people coming in, and youd also have the media opining about if a hearing took place and X came in and made comments. Later Corker called the entire saga very difficult at best, adding that theres been a lot of progress in understanding the problems senators have with the House bill, and between each other, but theres no bill written. But leadership hasnt indicated a desire to move negotiations …

May 24, 2017
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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

… provided by young people. Among the five, only YouTube was found to have a positive impact. Snapchat was ranked the second most harmful platform, followed by Facebook. The survey asked young people to score each of the social media platforms the used based on 14 health and wellbeing-related issues, which were identified by experts as the most significant. According to the research, young people say four of the give most-used platforms Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram make their …

May 20, 2017
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‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’ – BBC News

In this study, researchers at the University of Birmingham analysed data of millions of British patients between 1995 and 2015 to see if this claim held true. They tracked people who were obese at the start of the study (defined as people with a body mass index of 30 or more) who had no evidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes at this point. They found these people who were obese but “metabolically healthy” were at higher risk of developing …

May 17, 2017
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Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

Other lawmakers and policy experts gathered at Washingtons Four Seasons Hotel focused on defending the Barack Obama-era status quo against President Donald Trumps onslaught, rather than on proposing ambitious new ideas. In her scathing remarks, Warren portrayed a Washington compromised by the largesse of big corporations and the ultra-rich long before Trump came to power. The former bankruptcy law professor and originator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decried the armies of …

May 17, 2017
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