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Republican platform aims to dismantle US environment and climate laws

The final Republican platform, released Monday, would pull the United States out of the international climate accord, open national forests for …

Clean Technology

Voting rights victories: The GOP’s mission to deny people’s rights on Election Day were dealt major blows this week

In three days, three major judicial decisions came down against GOP efforts to suppress voting<p>While the political world’s attention was focused on the homage to Leni Riefenstahl’s greatest hits playing out in Cleveland, the voting laws passed out in the states by many of the Republicans in …

Government

Last year, I predicted the GOP would nominate Trump — here is what will happen next

After Trump’s defeated, his base will face an energized electorate of diverse Americans who rallied to defeat him<p>Last year I predicted that Donald Trump would be the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nominee. I shared this intuition in my writings here at Salon, my own website, and during …

Donald Trump

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us

An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body.<p>The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American …

Cancer

History's First Terrorists

Like a cycle that comes back around almost a thousand years later, modern terrorism has historical roots in a notorious sect of medieval assassins …

Donald Trump

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on brink of collapse - scientists

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is so damaged it is undergoing a “complete ecosystem collapse,” scientists monitoring the area have …

Apple stores picketed in China as part of anti-U.S. demonstrations

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Apple found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-U.S. protest this week in China, the tech firm’s biggest overseas market and a country where foreign firms have suffered damaging boycotts following international spats.<p>A handful of unofficial Apple stores were …

China

Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions

Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure.<p>The research is the first to show that scarring of heart muscle, associated with a …

North Africa

Kmart workers believe all the stores are going to be imminently shut down

The chain has closed one-third of its stores in the last decade, and sales have been cut in half in the same time period.<p>Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation.<p>Stores are being entered into …

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