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Obama tried to give Mark Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Nine days after Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as "crazy" the idea that fake news on his company's social network played a key role in the U.S.’s November election, then-President Obama pulled aside the youthful tech billionaire and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up...

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The Energy 202: Trump could punish China over solar panels. But the U.S. solar industry might suffer too. 25.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
No final decision yet.
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The Daily 202: Why the divider in chief embraces culture wars 25.9.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Why the divider in chief embraces culture wars
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After Zuckerberg dismissed fake news on Facebook as a factor in the election, Obama tried to send a wake-up call 25.9.2017 Washington Post
Mark Zuckerberg eventually came to terms with what was a coordinated, foreign attack on the U.S. political system that exploited the social network he created. Washington Post interviews with those involved in the government’s investigation and company’s response provide the first details of how Facebook uncovered the Russian operation and searched for ways to limit the damage.
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Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question 25.9.2017 Washington Post
New safety concerns have emerged as dairy farms across the U.S. have transitioned from family operations into big businesses involving thousands of cows and massive machinery.
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Dog blood banks save pets' lives. But are the donors protected? 23.9.2017 Washington Post
Dog blood banks save pets' lives. But are the donors protected?
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Colorado Divide: How family, fortitude and faith help some carry on a farming heritage 22.9.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
For most who have grown up potential heirs to agriculture in the Lower Arkansas Valley, the prospects of farming are reflected in the declining number of farm operators in the region, as young adults leave to find better or more varied economic opportunity elsewhere -- often in urban centers. But the persistence of some young operators holds a key to the sustainability of agriculture, and a cherished way of life.
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The Energy 202: Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPA’s website 22.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPA’s website
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Farmers protest begins today, but outside Patiala 22.9.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Trump, a Boorish Interventionist 21.9.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
President Trump’s decision to go before the U.N. and unmask himself as a belligerent interventionist dashed any remaining hopes that he would choose a substantively different course from his predecessors, says Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow My political positions have…Read more →
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How Heat Kills Farmworkers 20.9.2017 Mother Jones
On a recent summer morning in Mendota, a small farming community in California’s Central Valley, the sun glared down from a cloudless sky. The temperature was heading toward 101 degrees, and it had hit 106 a few days before—not unlike the blistering heat that blanketed much of the West Coast over Labor Day weekend. While […]
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Here's a chance to banish puppy mill dogs from California 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Puppy mills are essentially the factory farms of dog breeding. But shutting them down is almost impossible. California Assembly Bill 485 does the next best thing. It cuts off the supply of animals from those puppy mills into one of their biggest markets in the country—California pet stores. The...

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The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West. 20.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West.
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Olfaguard is an electronic nose for smelling pathogens in food factories 20.9.2017 techCrunch
 A recent deadly outbreak of salmonella has so far sickened more than 200 people throughout the Eastern and Southern United States. The culprit? Madrol papayas coming from three different distribution companies, all originating from four close by farms in Mexico. Now these distributers, the FDA and the CDC are scrambling to contain the outbreak from going further. Meanwhile, several law firms… Read ...
San Diego will have a fully legal and regulated marijuana industry, including pot farms, factories making edibles and re 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Judge deals yet another blow to Red McCombs’ plan for Village at Wolf Creek 18.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
Texas billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs has won few battles in his 30-year push to build as many as 1,700 homes and a resort village atop Wolf Creek Pass.
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Will the Southland wind up holding much of the $17-billion bill for the delta water tunnels? 18.9.2017 LA Times: Science

Some of the state’s biggest water districts are about to make their opening moves in a financial chess game that ultimately could saddle the Southland with much of the bill for re-engineering the failing heart of California’s water system.

In coming weeks, the districts are expected to decide if...

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This week in odd news: 'Sewer war' and record-setting cats 16.9.2017 AP Top News
ONE HOME, TWO RECORD-SETTING CATS...
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Our elections are facing more threats online. Our laws must catch up. 15.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Americans need to know that the political ads they see on the Internet aren’t paid for by Russia or other foreign actors.
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Internment wasn't the first time Japanese Americans in California were badly mistreated 14.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I got quite emotional reading Teresa Watanabe’s article on the resistance in Monterey to Japanese American internment. (“When California rounded up Japanese Americans for internment camps, Monterey emerged as the center of the resistance,” Sept. 10)

My mother grew up in a house one...

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