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How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests

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Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. What should communities do as climate change escalates threats like sea-level rise? Until now, much of the focus has been on disaster response, with very little discussion of orderly, strategic retrea...read more

Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical

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UPTON, N.Y. — As a technician at Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of the nation’s most prestigious science labs, Joseph Marino’s job in the late 1990s and early 2000s was to clean and maintain the supercomputers that have helped researchers unlock some of the world’s biggest scientific an...read more

Proud Boys Leader Admits Their Rallies Are For Fighting And Wasting Money

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The Proud Boys for years have helped organize street fights in Portland, Oregon ― gatherings thinly veiled as political freedom rallies in order to secure permits or police escorts from the city. This week, that veil was lifted, as the group’s leader admitted the ugly and obvious truth: T...read more

Ted Cruz Once Made A Chilling Prediction About Donald Trump Attacking Denmark

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) once suggested during the 2016 election campaign that his then-Republican rival, Donald Trump, could end up nuking Denmark if he ever became president. Video footage of Cruz’s prediction is now going viral as tensions escalate between Trump and Denmark over the pre...read more

Spare Us, Joe Walsh

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Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh has been making noise in recent days about a possible primary challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020. Trump, Walsh wrote in a New York Times op-ed earlier this month, is not a good leader, but a “racial arsonist who encourages bigotry and xenophobia.” Wal...read more

Democratic National Committee Votes Down Climate Debate. Activists Vow To Fight On.

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A panel of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday rejected a proposal to host a single-issue debate on the climate crisis. At a party conference Thursday in San Francisco, the DNC’s resolutions committee voted 17-8 against a resolution that has become a cause célèbre for activists ...read more

Elizabeth Warren To Introduce Bill Revoking Medals Of Honor For Wounded Knee Massacre

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WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) plans to introduce legislation this fall to rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to U.S. soldiers who slaughtered hundreds of Lakota Indians ― mostly women and children ― in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. The bill, the Remove the Stain Act, w...read more

HP CEO steps down, taps veteran insider; flags quarterly profit below Street view

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FILE PHOTO: Dion Weisler, President and CEO Hewlett-Packard (HP) is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) - HP Inc (HPQ.N) said on Thursday Chief Executive Officer Dion Weisler is stepping down after ...read more

VMware buys two software firms in separate deals for $5 billion

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(Reuters) - VMware Inc said on Thursday it bought two software companies in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, looking to expand the range of products and services it offers to its corporate clients. In a deal brokered by Dell Technologies Inc, VMware Inc bought Pivotal Software Inc...read more

China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is escorted by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) staff during her arrival at Vancouver International airport in which she was arrested on a U.S. warrant, in a still image from video taken in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada December 1, 2018 and released August 21...read more

Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year. The pair, now facing espionage charges, were detained after Canad...read more

U.S. state legal chiefs, telecom firms set to crack down on robocalls

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorneys general from 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia will announce on Thursday they are joining forces with major telecommunications providers, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, Sprint Corp and T-Mobile Us Inc, to crack d...read more

To Gain Leverage in China Trade Talks, Trump Shows Solidarity With Hong Kong

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WASHINGTON — President Trump has shifted his stance on the unrest in Hong Kong in recent days to show greater solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters after coming to view the issue as a point of leverage in trade negotiations with China. For months, Trump administration officials des...read more

Democrats to Union Members: The Economy Is Failing You

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ALTOONA, Iowa — Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday rolled out an ambitious plan to strengthen organized labor in the United States, setting a goal of doubling union membership in his first term as president. Mr. Sanders was among the biggest names in a procession of Democratic...read more

How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A.

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Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, has confronted threats from all sides this year. He faced a revolt from the N.R.A.’s top lobbyist, its president, its longtime advertising firm and several board members and donors that quickly became public. New docum...read more

Serena Williams Will Play Maria Sharapova in First Round of U.S. Open

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Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova nearly everywhere. On courts hard and soft, fast and slow, indoors and outdoors. Blue clay was a novelty surface introduced for only one week, in Madrid in 2012; Williams made sure she beat Sharapova there, too. But Williams, 37, and Sharapova, 3...read more

Le’Veon Bell’s Long-Awaited Return Will Have to Wait

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — More than 600 days will have passed from the last time Le’Veon Bell carried the football in an N.F.L. game to the first time he rushes for his new team, the Jets. Adam Gase, the Jets’ first-year head coach, said this week that he did not expect the running back to pla...read more

The Long Road To Missy Elliott’s MTV Video Vanguard Award

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At her career peak, Missy Elliott’s iconic music videos were must-see TV. From the 1990s to the early aughts, Elliott’s avant-garde approach to visualizing her hits was groundbreaking. In 1997, she set the bar high with her debut solo video “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” where she rocked her...read more

UPDATE 2-FDA pegs Edwards Lifesciences Sapien delivery system recall as severest

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(Reuters) - The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp’s Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but the products will remain on the market. The system is used to deliver and deplo...read more

Budgeting spat puts Boeing contract for AWACS upgrades at risk -sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dispute over budgeting processes could delay NATO’s efforts to finalize a $1 billion contract to extend the life of 14 aging Boeing E-3A surveillance aircraft, often called NATO’s “eyes in the sky,” sources familiar with the program said. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing AWACS ...read more

US leveraged loan market pauses as recession fears mount

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NEW YORK, Aug 22 (LPC) - Mounting indicators of a recession and rising global geopolitical tensions are spooking investors, as new launches of leveraged loans grind to a halt amid a summer lull. Weak economic data from Europe and China, the impact of the US-China trade war and the recent in...read more

UPDATE 1-HP CEO Dion Weisler to step down in November; shares slide

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FILE PHOTO: Dion Weisler, President and CEO Hewlett-Packard (HP) is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) - HP Inc (HPQ.N) said on Thursday that Chief Executive Officer Dion Weisler was stepping down ...read more

U.S. Added 500,000 Fewer Jobs Since 2018 Than Previously Thought

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market isn’t quite as strong as originally believed — with revised figures showing that the economy had 501,000 fewer total jobs this March than initially reported. The Labor Department said Wednesday that nearly two-thirds of the downward revision came from...read more

MLB will not allow players to participate in Venezuelan baseball season: sources

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Major League Baseball will not give permission for players to participate in the upcoming Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP) season, three sources close to the Venezuelan league said on Thursday, attributing the move to U.S. sanctions. Aug 5, 2019; San Franci...read more

Djokovic, Federer in same half of U.S. Open draw

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wimbledon finalists Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are on a semi-final collision course at the U.S. Open after they were placed in the same half of the draw on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Jul 14, 2019; London, United Kingdom; Novak Djokovic (SRB) poses with Roger Federer (S...read more
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