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A Chinese “mosquito factory” releases 20 million of the little buggers into the wild every week

<i>This post has been updated with information about international programs on</i> <i>vector control.</i><p>A Chinese factory is breeding 20 million male mosquitoes a week, and releasing them into nature to copulate with wild female mosquitoes. Its aim—culling the population, and eradicating disease.<p>A team of …

Public Health

Here are the five people the White House is interviewing for the Supreme Court

The source said those under consideration were federal judges Sri Srinivasan, Jane Kelly, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Paul Watford and Merrick Garland.<p>The five have been reported to be on the short list of potential nominees, but the source said they were the only ones currently under …

Barack Obama

Tortured Italian student died 'slow death': Egypt official

CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a "slow death" on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.<p>Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old …

Sinai Peninsula

Obama clears way for federal aid in Flint, Michigan, water crisis

President Barack Obama on Saturday signed an emergency declaration for the state of Michigan, clearing the way for federal aid to help resolve the water crisis in Flint.<p>For more than a year, parents there have voiced simmering concerns that a decision to change the city's water source in 2014 from …

Colombia's half-century conflict at a glance

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A glance at Colombia's half-century guerrilla conflict:<p>HOW IT STARTED<p>The 1948 assassination of populist firebrand Jorge Eliecer Gaitan led to a political bloodletting known as "La Violencia," or "The Violence." Tens of thousands died, and peasant groups joined with …

Latin America

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