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EXPLAINER: How cities in the West have water amid drought
SUMAN NAISHADHAM / Associated Press As drought and climate change tighten their grip on the American West, the sight of fountains, swimming pools, gardens and golf courses in cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Albuquerque can be jarring at first glance. Western...
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US voices alarm over Ethiopia arrests of journalists
Washington: The United States on Tuesday voiced alarm over Ethiopia's targeting of journalists in a sweep of arrests in the northern Amhara region. State Department spokesman Ned Price saluted a continued cease-fire and progress in sending humanitarian aid into the war-battered north but called...
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What would George Floyd’s life have looked like without the crushing weight of racism?
Two years on from his death, it’s worth considering the wealth and success he might have had in a different world The murder of George Floyd two years ago prompted a global awakening about the pervasiveness of racism, as millions of people, from Toronto to Tokyo to Tottenham, joined together to take...
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Warriors' Steve Kerr delivers emotional, passionate plea in wake of Texas elementary school shooting
Steve Kerr's pregame press conference had nothing to do with basketball ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals between the Warriors and Mavericks on Tuesday. Instead, the Warriors head coach delivered a three-minute monologue in response to Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School in...
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Deadliest US school killing in nearly a decade prompts Biden call for action
UVALDE (TEXAS): A gunman murdered 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest U.S. school shooting for nearly a decade, prompting President Joe Biden to urge Americans to confront the country's gun lobby and pressure Congress to tighten gun laws. Authorities said Salvador Ramos, 18, on...
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Restoring abandoned farms could help mitigate climate change: study
Researchers are calling upon policymakers to invest in the ecological restoration of abandoned farmlands — arguing that doing so could help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Hundreds of millions of acres of land around the world are being abandoned due to a phenomenon called “rural...
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Why laser weapons are the future of missile defense
While the legacy of the Reagan administration’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) may have initially put the US ahead in directed energy-based missile defense capabilities, Israel, Russia and China have started to deploy and accelerate the development of similar systems in response to new missile...
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Gunman kills 19 children in Texas school rampage
An 18-year-old gunman opened fire on Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade and the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The...
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China military must be able to destroy Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites if they threaten national security: scientists
Researchers call for development of anti-satellite capabilities including ability to track, monitor and disable each craft. The Starlink platform with its thousands of satellites is believed to be indestructible...
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Georgia primaries: Trump-backed Perdue trounced by Pence's chosen
Donald Trump's grip on the Republican party suffered a slip after his handpicked candidate for Georgia governor was trounced at the polls. Mr Trump recruited David Perdue, an ex-senator, to challenge incumbent Brian Kemp in the Republican primaries. Mr Kemp had rejected Mr Trump's pleas to...
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