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43 Percent of Americans Exposed to Unhealthy Air 25.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The study noted that more than 6.2 million people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and 2.5 million children with asthma lived in counties with unhealthy air.
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Burials Reveal Settlements in Bolivia 10,000 Years Ago 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“The finding of these sites extends by several millennia the history of human occupation of southwestern Amazonia,” José Capriles said.
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Mark Kennedy faces two starkly different welcomes to University of Colorado on first day of campus town halls 23.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Mark Kennedy received two starkly different welcomes to the University of Colorado on Monday: a congenial town hall with CU administrators and fundraisers, and an intense roundtable that saw faculty from all four campuses asking tough questions of the sole finalist to lead the state's largest university system.
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Meal kits have a smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping, study says 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
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Scientists dig into hard questions about the fluorinated pollutants known as PFAS 22.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?
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We asked for your experiences at historically black colleges. These are your stories 22.4.2019 LA Times: Nation

They are found as far north as Pennsylvania and as far west as Texas and Oklahoma, but a majority of the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities nationwide are concentrated in the South. We asked to hear about people’s experiences at HBCUs. Here are some of those stories:

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California probation chiefs brace for changes to the juvenile justice system 21.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Lee Seale became Sacramento County’s chief probation officer in 2013, officials at his juvenile hall were grappling with how to prevent probation officers from using force against young detainees after multiple lawsuits, the resignation of a prior leader and a judge’s decree.

For more than...

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Heroin used to pass through South Africa en route to Europe. Now much of it stays, with devastating effects 21.4.2019 L.A. Times - World News

James Mashakeni, 22, began smoking nyaope, a heroin-based narcotic, after a blowout fight with his dad nine years ago. When his father burned his clothes and schoolbooks, he recalls, friends offered him the street drug as a means of escape.

“I became addicted quickly,” he said. “I was smoking every...

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On 20th anniversary of shooting, Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony 21.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"We're changed," said Dawn Anna, whose daughter was among the students killed at the school in 1999. "Our hearts have giant holes in them. But our hearts are bigger than they were 20 years ago."
African Art, Design and Fashion are Taking Over 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A thriving design, architecture and fashion scene show the African art scene is on the rise
Should You Keep Your Cat Indoors? Yes, Say Scientists 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Keeping your cat indoors is a great way to keep them healthy from infectious diseases," an author of the study said.
Can a Prosecutor Ever Truly Be Progressive? Ferguson May Be the Ultimate Test Case. 17.4.2019 Mother Jones
On the night Wesley Bell unseated longtime St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, Kayla Reed celebrated a progressive electoral victory and a personal promise fulfilled. Reed has been protesting and organizing in the St. Louis area ever since Darren Wilson, a white cop, shot Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, in 2014. She remembers the night […]
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Ecological Society of America announces 2019 award recipients 16.4.2019 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2019 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky. The awards ceremony will take place during the Scientific Plenary, Monday, August 12, at 8 AM in Ballroom C ...
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A Shocking Discovery Shows Just How Far Wind Can Carry Microplastics 16.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  At the top of the French Pyrenees, not far from the border with Spain, is a virtually pristine clearing, home to snow and a weather station—but mostly feet upon feet of snow. The nearest road closes in the winter. The […]
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Aurora, Pueblo public schools contract with for-profit Florida company for turnaround 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado State Board of Education voted last week to appoint MGT as the “external management organization” for Aurora Public Schools’ North Middle School and Pueblo City Schools’ Risley International Academy of Innovation. The consulting firm also was under consideration to manage the troubled Adams County School District 14, but state board members said they didn’t think it had proven it could handle turning around an entire district.
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Airborne Microplastics Pollute Remotest Parts of Earth 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Plastic pollution is not just a city, river or sea problem," the study's co-author told Newsweek.
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What is ASL and How Is It Used in Today's Society? 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
American Sign Language (ASL) is used by deaf and hard-of-hearing North Americans every day.
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To take the pain out of filing your taxes, remember the payoff 15.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Households finishing their tax forms may well be grumpy about the tax burden they bear, but they should keep their eyes on the prize: Taxes finance popular public programs such as Medicare, Social Security, education and defense. When policymakers and the public think about taxes and spending together,...

Which houses survived wildfire? Often, those built to code 13.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney and Donna Carrell and Donna's father sped away from their Paradise home.
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Activists Couldn’t Get Facebook to Tackle Its Discrimination Problem—Until the Russia Scandal Hit 12.4.2019 Mother Jones
On April 10, 2018, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg did something he had managed to avoid in his 14 years at the helm of the tech giant he had built: He testified before Congress. His company had been battered in the preceding months, first by revelations that Russia had used the platform as part […]
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