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Guns, religion and climate change intensify Nigeria’s deadly farmer-herder clashes 22.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was about 1:30 a.m. and the dance party was winding down. Dozens of teenagers and twenty-somethings had been celebrating for hours in late December at a church gathering in Kutura, a village in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state.

Somebody turned off the generator powering the party. As the kids...

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Review: Mark Duplass and Ray Romano star in the comic-tragic bromance ‘Paddleton’ 22.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Friendship is often funny. Mortality can be. Cancer typically isn’t. What about a goofy friendship with terminal cancer? That’s a big subject for a little movie, but “Paddleton,” Alex Lehmann’s serious-minded comedy about the dark existential cloud over an odd bromance between apartment neighbors...

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How Gov. Walz's health care buy-in plan works 22.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Walz plan isn't as simple as a MinnesotaCare buy-in. It isn't a single-payer plan. And it wouldn't start right away.
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CVS looks to make its drugstores a destination for health care 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
With almost 10,000 stores across the country, CVS says it is already where consumers are. The company is transforming some of its stores and their retail clinics into hubs for a wider range of care. https
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Syracuse hoops coach Jim Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Syracuse police say the man had been in a car with three others before midnight Wednesday when their vehicle crashed into a guardrail on a Syracuse interstate. Boeheim struck the man while trying to avoid the vehicle.
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Morning Briefing: Devils fans were Puddy in his hands 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Remember “Seinfeld”? It was a very obscure TV show and it’s hard to find reruns of it nowadays. Those who did watch it, though, may remember a scene involving the character David Puddy, played by Patrick Warburton, painting his face and chest to attend a New Jersey Devils game.

On Tuesday, the...

Measles outbreak prompt state lawmakers to reconsider religion exemptions for vaccines 21.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Recent measles outbreaks in states such as Washington, New York and New Jersey have cast a spotlight on a group of Americans who receive exemptions from immunizing their children on the grounds that the vaccines violate their religious freedoms.
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New Details of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Health Venture Emerge in Court Testimony 21.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The health-care joint venture is looking at how to redesign health insurance, among other efforts, according to newly unsealed court testimony from an executive at the health startup.
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More Virginians Support Northam Staying in Office, Polls Find 21.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Virginians are more likely to support Gov. Ralph Northam staying in office than leaving, according to two new polls, despite politicians’ widespread demand for the governor to exit over a racist yearbook photo.
Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches 21.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US
Pinterest has stopped returning search results for terms relating to vaccinations, a drastic step aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation.
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson announces job funds for Nickerson Gardens tenants 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ben Carson, the U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development, went to Watts on Wednesday to announce a $3.7-million grant for a new job center at Nickerson Gardens, the biggest public housing development west of the Mississippi.

The grant to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is...

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Mother of Vanessa Marquez files claim against South Pasadena over actress’ shooting 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In a claim seeking $20 million from South Pasadena, the mother of Vanessa Marquez says poor tactics, negligence and overreaction on the part of police led to the actress’ fatal shooting last year.

Marquez, 49, was killed on Aug. 30 by South Pasadena police, who had gone to her apartment for a wellness...

AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues L.A. over Hollywood project 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Critics of a vast new development in Hollywood are suing the city, arguing that it violated the California Environmental Quality Act and other laws when city leaders gave the green light for the Crossroads Hollywood project.

The Los Angeles City Council voted last month to approve the planned project,...

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Man shot by off-duty LAPD cop in fight on skid row is not facing arrest, officials say 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A man shot by an off-duty Los Angeles police detective during a confrontation in downtown’s skid row that left both in critical condition last week was expected to be released from the hospital without facing arrest, officials said Thursday.

The man, who was not identified, had a confrontation...

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Jason Crow denied entry in surprise visit to Aurora’s ICE detention site amid another rash of illnesses 21.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, D-Aurora, CO, arrived unannounced at Aurora's ICE detention facility to call attention to health conditions inside building.
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California lawmakers propose soda tax, outlawing super-size sugary drinks 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California restaurants and stores would be prohibited from selling “Big Gulp”-style sodas and consumers would face taxes on sugar-sweetened soft drinks under bills announced Wednesday by five state lawmakers to address a “public health crisis” of obesity in the Golden State.

The proposals include...

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Wallace Smith Broecker, the scientist who helped predict ‘global warming,’ dies at 87 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The scientist who helped coin the term “global warming” and raised early alarms about climate change and the dramatic consequences that could unfold throughout the world, has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.

The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York...

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Insurers hand out cash and gifts to sway brokers who sell employer health plans 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Independent brokers help employers choose health benefits for their staff but are paid by the health insurance industry, creating financial incentives to sell more without regard to cost.
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Your friends’ social media posts are making you spend more money, researchers say 20.2.2019 LA Times: Business

American families don’t save money like they used to. In 2018 the personal saving rate hovered somewhere around 7%. That’s up from an all-time low of 3% right before the Great Recession hit, but it’s well below the rate of a few decades ago.

There are a lot of potential explanations for this. Wage...

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Contractor killed when tire explodes at John Wayne Airport workshop 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

One person was killed when a large tire being worked on exploded at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana late Tuesday night, officials said.

Two airport contractors were working on the 4-foot-tall jet bridge tire about 11:30 p.m. in a workshop near Gate Three when the tire exploded and caused traumatic...

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