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A giant ‘black box’ will gather all climate data for future civilizations to learn from

A giant ‘black box’ will gather all climate data for future civilizations to learn from

Every time new climate research is published, news headlines are posted or tweets are shared, a giant steel box perched on a granite plain in the Australian state of Tasmania will be recording it all. With its thick steel walls, battery storage and solar panels, the developers of “Earth’s Black Box” say the city bus-sized…MORE

Michigan school shooting could have been prevented given warning signs, prosecutor says

Michigan school shooting could have been prevented given warning signs, prosecutor says

One week after a school shooting in Michigan that killed four students and led to the manhunt and arrest of the suspect’s parents, officials are wondering how the tragedy could have been prevented. Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said Monday that the bloodshed could have been avoided had the suspect’s parents been more forthcoming about…MORE

As millions fell into poverty during the pandemic, billionaires’ wealth soared

As millions fell into poverty during the pandemic, billionaires’ wealth soared

The coronavirus pandemic has worsened the massive financial gap between rich and poor around the world, a new report has found. Global billionaires last year enjoyed the steepest increase in their share of wealth since the World Inequality Lab began keeping records in 1995, according to the research group’s analysis released Tuesday. Their net worth…MORE

Hawaii health officials order Navy to clean up contaminated drinking water after families are forced to move out of their homes

Hawaii health officials order Navy to clean up contaminated drinking water after families are forced to move out of their homes

The Hawaii Department of Health is ordering the Navy to take immediate action to address contaminated drinking water at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, an issue that has forced more than 700 people from their homes and left parents fearing the water they bathed their children in made them sick. The Navy previously said it shut…MORE

These are red flags students and schools can look out for to help prevent school violence

These are red flags students and schools can look out for to help prevent school violence

To help thwart potential school violence, students and staff need to beware of certain warning signs — and feel comfortable reporting them. But “the general public, they really don’t know what to look for,” said former FBI special agent and profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole, who has studied school shootings for more than 20 years. The…MORE

Jussie Smollett, who denied orchestrating attack, heads back to the stand to face cross examination

Jussie Smollett, who denied orchestrating attack, heads back to the stand to face cross examination

Jussie Smollett will resume testifying in his defense today after taking the stand Monday to rebut allegations that he staged a fake hate crime in 2019 and lied to Chicago police about it. The former Empire actor, who is Black and gay, testified for more than five hours, denying he orchestrated the alleged attack, attempting…MORE

Mitch McConnell moves to cut deal on debt ceiling but faces GOP resistance
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Mitch McConnell moves to cut deal on debt ceiling but faces GOP resistance

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is quietly moving to concoct a plan that would allow the nation’s borrowing limit to be raised and force Democrats to ultimately cast the decisive and politically toxic vote — but he’ll first have to sell it to Republicans. To accomplish his plan, Republicans will first need to cooperate under…MORE

Parents knowingly sent their child to school after they tested positive for Covid-19. 75 classmates were forced to quarantine

Parents knowingly sent their child to school after they tested positive for Covid-19. 75 classmates were forced to quarantine

One family’s decision to send their child to school after testing positive for Covid-19 resulted in dozens of canceled Thanksgiving plans for other classmates, according to a California school district. Parents of one elementary student knew their child tested positive for the virus but continued to send them to school for seven days, Dr. Brett…MORE

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