Scott Neuman

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Birds Thrived Where Humans Feared To Tread During The Pandemic, Scientists Say

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A new study shows that as people mostly remained indoors during lockdowns last year, many bird species found less noisy and polluted cities more inviting.

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The Taliban Want A Chance To Address The U.N. That's Unlikely To Happen Soon

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Afghanistan's new rulers have asked for United Nations recognition so they can address the current General Assembly session. But the U.N. credentials committee is unlikely to move that quickly.

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Mars Had Liquid Water On Its Surface. Here's Why Scientists Think It Vanished

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A new study indicates that the relatively low mass of Mars allowed most of its water to be lost to space billions of years ago, rather than retained on its surface.

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Russia Fatally Poisoned A Prominent Defector In London, A Court Concludes

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence officer, died in London weeks after drinking tea that was later found to have been laced with the deadly radioactive compound polonium-210.

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Trudeau's Liberals Win Canada Election, But Miss The Majority In Parliament

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly won reelection on Monday, but he fell short of his goal of winning an outright majority for his Liberal Party.

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The Biden Administration Is Fighting In Court To Keep A Trump-Era Immigration Policy

Monday, September 20, 2021

A rarely used U.S. code pertaining to public health was invoked during the pandemic by the Trump White House to expel asylum-seekers. The Biden White House wants to keep it.

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Spewing Volcano Shouldn't Put Off Visitors To La Palma, Says Spain's Tourism Minister

Monday, September 20, 2021

Despite the eruption on the Canary island that has sent thousands fleeing, including some 500 tourists, Spain's tourism minister said visitors should stay and "enjoy what nature has brought us."

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8 People Are Killed By Gunman At A University In Russia

Monday, September 20, 2021

Video posted to social media showed students jumping from second-story windows, apparently to escape the attack. Russian officials said the suspect, a student, had been detained.

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The U.K. Left The EU, And Now It's Inching Away From The Metric System Too

Friday, September 17, 2021

Boris Johnson's government is eyeing a move to allow shop stalls and supermarkets to use only imperial units in all transactions, ditching a metric requirement from when the U.K. was in the EU.

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Children And Teens Gained Weight At An Alarming Rate During The Pandemic, The CDC Says

Friday, September 17, 2021

A new CDC study found that the percentage of obese children and teens increased to 22%, compared to 19% before the pandemic. It also found that expected annual weight gain ranged from 5 to 15 pounds.

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3,000 Health Care Workers In France Have Been Suspended For Not Getting A COVID Shot

Thursday, September 16, 2021

French law had set a Sept. 15 deadline for the country's 2.7 million health care workers to get vaccinated. The ones who didn't get a jab were suspended, the country's health minister says.

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The U.N. Warns That AI Can Pose A Threat To Human Rights

Thursday, September 16, 2021

A new report by the U.N. human rights office warns that artificial intelligence has the potential to facilitate "unprecedented level of surveillance across the globe by state and private actors."

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Efforts To Recall Governors Are Common, But They Rarely Succeed

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Only four governors in U.S. history have faced a recall election — and California's Gov. Gavin Newsom is one of two who managed to survive the vote.

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Massachusetts Calls On The National Guard To Mitigate A School Bus Driver Shortage

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The pandemic has contributed to a shortage in bus drivers, so Gov. Charlie Baker says 250 Guard members with commercial driver's licenses will be brought in to help.

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Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths. But Maybe They Shouldn't

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A company formed by Harvard genetics professor George Church, known for his pioneering work in genome sequencing and gene splicing, hopes to genetically resurrect woolly mammoths.

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A Man Died After Being Turned Away From 43 ICUs At Capacity Due To COVID, Family Says

Monday, September 13, 2021

Ray DeMonia didn't die from COVID-19, but after the 73-year-old experienced a cardiac emergency, he was turned away from dozens of packed ICUs, his family says.

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It Was The Deadliest Year Ever For Land And Environmental Activists

Monday, September 13, 2021

Global Witness, an international human rights group, says a record 227 grassroots environmental activists were killed in 2020. More than half were killed in Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines.

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A Day Of Remembrances And Reflection: 20 Years After The 9/11 Attacks

Saturday, September 11, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the nation paused to remember. Ceremonies took place at memorials in New York City; in Shanksville, Pa.; and at the Pentagon.

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The Afghan Resistance Says Reports Of Its Defeat In Panjshir Are Taliban Propaganda

Friday, September 03, 2021

Ali Nazary, the National Resistance Front's head of foreign relations, denies that the last holdout against the Taliban has fallen, calling such reports part of the "Taliban propaganda machine."

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Gun-Maker Sued In Sandy Hook Shooting Wants The School Records Of Slain Children

Friday, September 03, 2021

Remington Arms, the now-bankrupt gun-maker being sued by nine families of those killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has subpoenaed academic, attendance and disciplinary records.

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