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Border Patrol agents screening migrant families for "credible fear"
September 20, 2019
Border Patrol agents — law enforcement officers — are now interviewing would-be asylum seekers who express fear about returning to their home countries
Justin Trudeau under fire over brownface and blackface photos
September 20, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doing damage control after one picture after another emerged, showing him in blackface. It comes as Trudeau is locked in a tough re-election battle. Jericka Duncan reports.
Colt suspends AR-15 production for civilians
September 20, 2019
One of America's oldest gunmakers said it's stopping production of the AR-15. That model has been used in a number of mass shootings. As Jeff Pegues reports, the company said the shutdown is a business decision.
Vaping & E-Cigarettes
September 20, 2019
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'No Planet B': Hundreds of thousands join global climate strike
September 20, 2019
Protesters across Asia Pacific demand governments take urgent steps to prevent climate change catastrophe.
Flooding in southeast Texas leaves two dead
September 20, 2019
Rescue crews using boats to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes.
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Saudi Arabia shows attack site damage as Iran pledges tough defense
September 20, 2019
Saudi Arabia on Friday took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities.
Millions of young people, led by Sweden's Thunberg, to strike for climate action
September 20, 2019
With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.
'Save our future': Striking students demand global climate action
September 20, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of students, office workers and other protesters took to the streets around the world on Friday to demand global leaders gathering for a U.N. climate summit take urgent action to avert an environmental catastrophe.
Young climate strikers "drop dead" at Thai environment ministry
September 20, 2019
More than 200 young people in Thailand stormed into the environment ministry on Friday and dropped to the ground feigning death as they demanded government action on climate change along with thousands of strikers around the world.
U.N. urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint
September 20, 2019
More than 1,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own diplomatic perks like business-class flights and travel handouts, a letter obtained by Reuters showed.
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Bondholders Stranded as HNA-Backed Airport Defaults
September 20, 2019
In a departure from HNA Group’s record of paying back international bondholders despite its financial constraints, an airport partly owned by units of the Chinese conglomerate has failed to repay holders of its dollar bonds on time.
Zuckerberg Meets With Trump, Faces Tough Questions from Senators
September 20, 2019
With his company under a regulatory spotlight, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg scored a meeting at the White House Thursday—but faced a chillier reception from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
PG&E Bondholders Ally With Wildfire Victims to Propose New Bankruptcy Exit Plan
September 20, 2019
Court papers filed by a group of PG&E bondholders, including Elliott Management and by the official committee representing fire victims, asked for the green light to put a chapter 11 plan on the table that would compete with the company’s own restructuring framework.
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‘If you are suckers, it’s not my fault!’ Even creepy deepfake Putin won't admit to meddling in US elections (VIDEO)
September 19, 2019
Preview A real-time deepfake construct of Vladimir Putin was interviewed live on stage by the MIT Technology Review editor, who ducked into a booth to play the Russian leader. Perfect? Not quite, but rapidly crossing the uncanny valley.
Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Why does YouTube do dumb things?’: Checkmark overhaul leaves creators FURIOUS
September 19, 2019
Preview YouTube has stripped all of its channels of automatic verification. From now on the platform will decide who to verify with a checkmark – and who to ignore. The move has content creators livid.
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Red-handed in blackface: THIRD example of Justin Trudeau in ‘racist’ makeup surfaces after PM swears he only did it ‘twice’
September 19, 2019
Preview There’s just no end to revelations of embarrassing imagery for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, with the media digging up the third alleged instance of him wearing blackface in 24 hours. Worse yet, it appears to point at him lying.
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NEWS • Analysis
With Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App
September 20, 2019
Most of the other upgrades are coming to other iPhones through a software update
How Understanding the History of the Earth’s Climate Can Offer Hope Amid Crisis
September 20, 2019
In a fleeting moment of geological time, humanity has fundamentally changed the earth system, bringing life-changing consequences
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NEWS • Comment
Politics this week
September 21, 2019
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September 21, 2019
KAL’s cartoon
September 21, 2019
The consequences of a rapidly warming Arctic will be felt far afield
September 21, 2019
Climate issue: Rising sea levels, carbon-spewing permafrost and stalled weather patterns loom
Island states have had an outsized influence on climate policy
September 19, 2019
Climate issue: Small islands are on the front line of climate change. Yet many still face extinction
Should America ban flavoured e-cigarettes?
September 19, 2019
More and more teenagers are vaping. But regulating the devices works better than banning them outright
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