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Hunger Programs Slow Start Leaves Millions of Children Waiting

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WASHINGTON As child hunger soars to levels without modern precedent, an emergency program Congress created two months ago has reached only a...
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany talks about the Trump Administration's ongoing response to the novel coronavirus pandemic during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. McEnany talked about the bad jobs report due to COVIDand the Department of Justice's dropping of charges against former national security advisor Michael Flynn.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House press secretary admits she has voted by mail 11...

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Of course, Donald Trump voted by mail during both the 2018 midterm elections and the Republican primary in Florida this spring. When asked...

NDDC N40b probe: Senate lampoons IMC, says no amount of intimidation

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Fingers Akpabio in crisis I deleted Akpabio’s number for fuelling the Crisis, I don’t have the number of IMC Acting MD, Nwaoboshi Ongoing forensic audit...

On Politics: Biden Ventures Out

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Some people may be immune to COVID-19, even if they have never been exposed to the virus

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What businesses can learn from a coronavirus-tracking breakthrough

By mid-May Brazil was being ravaged by a brutal epidemic. COVID-19, which had already infected some 8% of the population, was beginning to...

You’ll never take our freedumb! Hundreds fill Colorado eatery bucking social distancing orders

Under Gov. Jared Poliss executive order eateries including bars, cafes, and coffee shops cannot offer dine-in services until May 26. According to The...

Mysterious illness hits at least 15 children in New York City; possible link to COVID-19 suspected

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What Amazon would gain by buying self-driving car startup Zoox

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SoftBank joint venture uses connected car data to improve U.S. roads

SoftBank has formed a joint venture with two other Japanese companies to support road maintenance programs in the U.S. using real-time data garnered...

Facebook’s AI convincingly inserts people into photos

In a paper published last week on the preprint server Arxiv.org, scientists affiliated with Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University propose a...

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Think Environmental Writing Isn’t Badass? Consider Rachel Carson

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A Beginner’s Guide to Reading the Stars

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Does Nature Have Value Beyond What it Provides Humans?

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Should the Appalachian Trail Be Closed During the Pandemic?

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Think Environmental Writing Isn’t Badass? Consider Rachel Carson

Badass is a slippery word. Originally, it was a slang word meaning something close to “bully.” A person was...

Hunger Programs Slow Start Leaves Millions of Children Waiting

WASHINGTON As child hunger soars to levels without modern precedent, an emergency program Congress created two months ago has reached only a...

What Amazon would gain by buying self-driving car startup Zoox

Amazon’s possible acquisition of self-driving car startup Zoox would help the online retailing giant expand its burgeoning logistics-and-delivery network.  The price tag for the...

SoftBank joint venture uses connected car data to improve U.S. roads

SoftBank has formed a joint venture with two other Japanese companies to support road maintenance programs in the U.S. using real-time data garnered...

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After 15 years of exploring Vancouver Island I can stand on a peak and name most of the mountains...

Larry Kramer, Playwright and AIDS Activist, Dies at 84

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Facebook’s AI convincingly inserts people into photos

In a paper published last week on the preprint server Arxiv.org, scientists affiliated with Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University propose a...

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