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Alaska climate change forcing some villages to relocate

QUINHAGAK, Alaska (AP) - Accelerating erosion is forcing villages in western Alaska to begin making plans to move. Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday that erosion caused by climate change threatens village infrastructure and could force the relocation of co

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‘I’m the Meryl Streep of generals!’ Former Pentagon chief Mattis revels in Trump insult as #Resistance demands dirt

Former US Defense Secretary James Mattis bragged President Donald Trump had called him “the most overrated general,” comparing himself to similarly ‘overrated’ actress Meryl Streep, while the #Resistance clamored for more. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I’m the Meryl Streep of generals!’ Former Pentagon chief Mattis revels in Trump insult as #Resistance demands dirt

Former US Defense Secretary James Mattis bragged President Donald Trump had called him “the most overrated general,” comparing himself to similarly ‘overrated’ actress Meryl Streep, while the #Resistance clamored for more. Read Full Article at RT.com

Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the latest edition of the Harper's Index

From the November Harper’s Index: Portion of Americans who wouldn’t be “at all surprised” if the genocide of a religious group occurred in the United States: 1/3 Number of species classified as threatened or endangered under Republican administrati
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Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the latest edition of the Harper's Index

From the November Harper’s Index: Portion of Americans who wouldn’t be “at all surprised” if the genocide of a religious group occurred in the United States: 1/3 Number of species classified as threatened or endangered under Republican administrations since 1993: 77 Under Democratic administrations: 915 Factor by which a French person is more likely than an American to believe that vaccines are unsafe: 3 Average number of times per week Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is mentioned on Fox News: 42 On CNN: 14 Number of states whose supreme court benches are all white: 24 Total number of state-level recall elections from 1908 to 2009: 25 From 2010 to the present: 20 Percentage of Democratic voters who cite a personal characteristic as the most important factor in selecting a president: 28 Who cite a policy consideration: 27 Number of Democratic congresspeople with “A” ratings from the NRA after the 2008 elections: 67 With “A” ratings after the 2018 midterms: 3 Number of states that prohibit local governments from enacting gun regulations beyond existing state laws: 43 Rank of subscription television services among forty-six major U.S. industries in terms of customer satisfaction: 46 Of breweries: 1 TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES  QUOTATION «Michelle and I are heartbroken over the passing of our friend, Elijah Cummings. As Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, he showed us all not only the importance of checks and balances within our democracy, but also the necessity of good people stewarding it. Steely yet compassionate, principled yet open to new perspectives, Chairman Cummings remained steadfast in his pursuit of truth, justice, and reconciliation. It’s a tribute to his native Baltimore that one of its own brought such character, tact, and resolve into the halls of power every day. And true to the giants of progress he followed into public service, Chairman Cummings stood tallest and most resolute when our country needed him the most.»  ~~Barack Obama TWEET OF THE DAY x‘I only have a minute, 60 seconds in it, forced upon me, I did not choose it,but I know that I must use it,give account if I abuse it,suffer if I lose it.Only a tiny little minute,but eternity is in it.’— Rep. Elijah Cummings’ first floor speech is all too resonant today pic.twitter.com/RkqnTanv83— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 17, 2019 BLAST FROM THE PAST At Daily Kos on this date in 2008—CO-Sen: Schaffer on His Own Now:  National Republicans have decided Bob Schaffer is a sinking ship, and you know what happens with the rats then. Last week there were rumors that the NRSC was going to pull out of Schaffer's campaign for the Colorado Senate seat being vacated by Wayne Allard. That speculation is confirmed today. Mark Udall, has been posting consistent leads in polling for the last month, probably one reason a cash-strapped NRSC has decided to retrench and defend other seats. It's not just the NRSC that have been scared off. «Independent» 527s, are also pulling out, looking to Oregon and North Carolina to try to salvage a few Republican incumbents. On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Greg Dworkin and Ian Reifowitz round up another crazy day of news. Impeachment drama continues, even as we lost Elijah Cummings. Someone's making a killing in the markets off of Trump chaos. Meanwhile, in Normalville, health care & taxes are still key. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE

Mexican security forces flee after cartel gunmen launch WAR to release El Chapo’s son at drug lord’s bastion Culiacan (GRAPHIC)

In order to protect lives, Mexican authorities were forced to release the notorious drug lord Joaquin «El Chapo» Guzman’s son after heavily armed cartel gunmen launched a vicious assault against security forces holding their boss. Read Full Arti
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Mexican security forces flee after cartel gunmen launch WAR to release El Chapo’s son at drug lord’s bastion Culiacan (GRAPHIC)

In order to protect lives, Mexican authorities were forced to release the notorious drug lord Joaquin «El Chapo» Guzman’s son after heavily armed cartel gunmen launched a vicious assault against security forces holding their boss. Read Full Article at RT.com

Indigenous asylum-seeker who survived gunshot to head only to be abused in ICE custody wins case

Rolando, the 27-year-old asylum-seeker who survived a gunshot wound to the head only to be mistreated and abused in U.S. custody, has won his case, The Guardian reports. The indigenous man’s story made headlines when he shared that, instead of finding s
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Indigenous asylum-seeker who survived gunshot to head only to be abused in ICE custody wins case

Rolando, the 27-year-old asylum-seeker who survived a gunshot wound to the head only to be mistreated and abused in U.S. custody, has won his case, The Guardian reports. The indigenous man’s story made headlines when he shared that, instead of finding safety in the U.S. after fleeing attempts on his life in Guatemala, he was thrown into solitary confinement and deprived of proper medical care in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. Medical records showed that he was treated with only ibuprofen despite suffering blinding headaches and regular bleeding from his eyes, ears, and nose. He has no criminal record and should have been released on parole to access care and community help, but ICE kept him jailed, even when a doctor said he was a “serious patient that presents with significant complexity of risk” following an ER visit. With the help of immigrant rights advocacy group Al Otro Lado, he was finally freed on his third attempt, and subsequently began sharing his horror story of abuse committed by the U.S. He continued sharing that story this week, but this time before an immigration judge. “Rolando told the Guardian that returning to Guatemala would mean a certain death. A judge ultimately sided with Rolando and granted asylum,” the paper reported. Not without the U.S. insisting on continuing to harm him, of course, because apparently it wasn’t enough to throw some pills at him and leave him to bleed out. “At trial, the US continued to argue that he should be denied asylum and sent back to Guatemala despite forensic evidence of the torture he survived, as well as the detailed claims of violence he faced as an indigenous Guatemalan,” Al Otro Lado attorney Anne Rios relayed.  Rolando, and justice, won out. “It’s really exciting,” Rios said. “Many people are fighting so hard to win their case, and when it happens, it’s almost like they are in shock, which is what I found with him. It’s also about what’s next.” She added that Rolando “still has a very long journey in front of him,” and the organization will be working to help him settle into a new life here. “It’s really about where he can go to be safe and comfortable.”

In memoriam: Reaction to the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a fierce advocate for Baltimore and a civil rights and human rights champion, died today at the age of 68. It was a surprise to us all as Rep. Cummings continued to be vigorous in his pursuit of justice and fairness right up until the e
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In memoriam: Reaction to the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a fierce advocate for Baltimore and a civil rights and human rights champion, died today at the age of 68. It was a surprise to us all as Rep. Cummings continued to be vigorous in his pursuit of justice and fairness right up until the end, chairing the House Oversight Committee through the impeachment inquiry process. You can read the excellent piece written by Daily Kos’ Mark Sumner about him here. Around the world, people are mourning the death of a great man. Named after Elijah from the first book of Kings in the Old Testament, Cummings lived up to his namesake, fighting against suffering brought upon people by corrupt leaders. His passing leaves us all feeling the empty wind of loss blowing through our collective hearts. Here’s how people across the nation paid their respects: xToday our country lost a true leader. Congressman Elijah Cummings was a friend, a passionate fighter for justice, and a powerful voice of moral conscience in our government who served his country for decades with dignity and integrity. I’m blessed to have known him. #RIPElijah— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 17, 2019 x“When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked — in 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact?” - @RepCummings We’ll miss you, Elijah. pic.twitter.com/tBd5E6X2Cw— Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) October 17, 2019

Chicago teachers strike for smaller classes, affordable housing, and racial justice

Chicago public school teachers, along with school staff represented by SEIU, are on strike as of Thursday morning. The teachers, who a poll shows have public support, are striking not just or even mostly for better pay—though, as a video you can watch belo
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Chicago teachers strike for smaller classes, affordable housing, and racial justice

Chicago public school teachers, along with school staff represented by SEIU, are on strike as of Thursday morning. The teachers, who a poll shows have public support, are striking not just or even mostly for better pay—though, as a video you can watch below shows, many are struggling to get by—but for nurses and counselors and librarians in every school, for smaller class sizes and more bilingual teachers and more special education teachers and for “real sanctuary schools.” The city has tried to derail the strike by offering—and making a big public deal about—substantial raises, but the teachers are making clear that it’s bigger than that. The teachers are also fighting for affordable housing for students, at least 16,450 of whom are homeless, with homelessness disproportionately affecting black students, and for lower-paid school staff who are required to live within city limits but struggle to afford city housing costs. The Chicago Teachers Union is pointing directly at racism as a factor in the state of Chicago schools. ”Here’s what I have learned from the systems in place. They’re governed by white supremacy,” union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates told HuffPost. “We have a school district that is 90% children of color, we have immigrant children in our system―why on earth would it be difficult to enshrine class size protections and make sure there’s a nurse in every school?” There are around 25,000 teachers on strike, along with 7,500 support staff, affecting the nearly 300,000 in the city’s schools. A former student who came out to support the teachers told CNN that “I see that many schools do not have complete sets of books for each kid. Some schools do not have the help for bilingual students, someone to help them in their native language. Some schools do not have a special education teacher, the kids are falling behind. Some buildings are falling apart, making it unsafe for kids.” Chicago teachers last went on strike in 2012, but Jane McAlevey traces out how the CTU's activism helped set the conditions for the more recent wave of teacher strikes from West Virginia to Los Angeles. Now Chicago teachers are again the ones on strike, but in a seriously different environment around the fight for public education than they saw (and began to reshape) in 2012. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been strongly supportive of the teachers.

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Silver futures slump Rs 125 at Rs 45,420 per kg on weak global cues

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver contracts for December delivery fell by Rs 125, or 0.27 per cent, at Rs 45,420 per kg in a business turnover of 3,006 lots.
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Silver futures slump Rs 125 at Rs 45,420 per kg on weak global cues

On the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver contracts for December delivery fell by Rs 125, or 0.27 per cent, at Rs 45,420 per kg in a business turnover of 3,006 lots.

Mahindra MF to rope in Canara Robeco MF’s Krishna Sanghavi as CIO from Nov 1

Prior to joining Canara Robeco MF, he was also associated in leadership roles at AVIVA Life Insurance and Kotak Mahindra Group.
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Mahindra MF to rope in Canara Robeco MF’s Krishna Sanghavi as CIO from Nov 1

Prior to joining Canara Robeco MF, he was also associated in leadership roles at AVIVA Life Insurance and Kotak Mahindra Group.

Govt to clear major chunk of Air India loans before stake sale: Report

The government intends to sell its stake in Air India, its low-cost international subsidiary Air India Express, and 50 percent stake in ground handling company Air India Singapore Airport Terminal Services in one go.
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Govt to clear major chunk of Air India loans before stake sale: Report

The government intends to sell its stake in Air India, its low-cost international subsidiary Air India Express, and 50 percent stake in ground handling company Air India Singapore Airport Terminal Services in one go.

RIL creates history, becomes first Indian company to hit Rs 9 lakh cr m-cap mark

The scrip of the country#39;s most-valued company was trading in the green, up 2.28 per cent to a record Rs 1,428, ahead of its earnings announcement later in the day.
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RIL creates history, becomes first Indian company to hit Rs 9 lakh cr m-cap mark

The scrip of the country#39;s most-valued company was trading in the green, up 2.28 per cent to a record Rs 1,428, ahead of its earnings announcement later in the day.

Oil companies defer decision to suspend fuel supplies to Air India

The three state-owned oil companies - Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) - had earlier this month threatened to snap aviation turbine fuel (ATF) supplies to Air India at six major airpo
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Oil companies defer decision to suspend fuel supplies to Air India

The three state-owned oil companies - Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) - had earlier this month threatened to snap aviation turbine fuel (ATF) supplies to Air India at six major airports over payment delays.

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Region, age, and sex decide who gets arthritis-linked 'fabella' knee bone

The once-rare 'fabella' bone has made a dramatic resurgence in human knees, but who's likely to have a fabella or two -- and why?
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Region, age, and sex decide who gets arthritis-linked 'fabella' knee bone

The once-rare 'fabella' bone has made a dramatic resurgence in human knees, but who's likely to have a fabella or two -- and why?

Big data technique reveals previously unknown capabilities of common materials

Researchers have found a new way to optimize nickel by unlocking properties that could enable numerous applications, from biosensors to quantum computing.
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Big data technique reveals previously unknown capabilities of common materials

Researchers have found a new way to optimize nickel by unlocking properties that could enable numerous applications, from biosensors to quantum computing.

New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in minimally conscious or vegetative state

Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialled for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques in patients who are minimally conscious or in a vegetative state.
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New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in minimally conscious or vegetative state

Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialled for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques in patients who are minimally conscious or in a vegetative state.

New study uncovers 'magnetic' memory of European glass eels

A new study has found that European glass eels use their magnetic sense to 'imprint' a memory of the direction of water currents in the estuary where they become juveniles.
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New study uncovers 'magnetic' memory of European glass eels

A new study has found that European glass eels use their magnetic sense to 'imprint' a memory of the direction of water currents in the estuary where they become juveniles.

Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients

Patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders -- flock to emergency rooms costing the health care system billions every year. A new study suggests a nontraditional approach to these patients can signifi
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Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients

Patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders -- flock to emergency rooms costing the health care system billions every year. A new study suggests a nontraditional approach to these patients can significantly improve their daily functioning and health outcomes.

Variation in transplant centers' use of less-than-ideal organs

In 2010-2016, many US transplant centers commonly accepted deceased donor kidneys with less desirable characteristics. The use of these organs varied widely across transplant centers, however, and differences were not fully explained by the size of waitlists
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Variation in transplant centers' use of less-than-ideal organs

In 2010-2016, many US transplant centers commonly accepted deceased donor kidneys with less desirable characteristics. The use of these organs varied widely across transplant centers, however, and differences were not fully explained by the size of waitlists or the availability of donor organs.

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NFL owners agree to invest in Hall of Fame project

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The NFL says team owners have given the OK to invest up to $10 million in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton. A spokesman for the league says the decision came week at the NFL owners' meetings this week in Florida. Hall of ...
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NFL owners agree to invest in Hall of Fame project

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The NFL says team owners have given the OK to invest up to $10 million in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton. A spokesman for the league says the decision came week at the NFL owners' meetings this week in Florida. Hall of ...

Longaberger's Big Basket building to open for tours

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - The former headquarters of Longaberger baskets will be open for tours in a fundraiser for an Ohio preservation society. The Plain Dealer reports proceeds from the tours on Sunday will go toward Heritage Ohio's efforts to invest in the reha
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Longaberger's Big Basket building to open for tours

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - The former headquarters of Longaberger baskets will be open for tours in a fundraiser for an Ohio preservation society. The Plain Dealer reports proceeds from the tours on Sunday will go toward Heritage Ohio's efforts to invest in the rehabilitation of Ohio's rural downtowns. The building ...

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers on U.S. airl
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FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers on U.S. airlines are all too aware that cramped ...

HiRISE Camera Snaps Eye-Catching Views of NASA’s InSight and Curiosity on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera snapped crisp views of NASA's InSight lander and Curiosity rover on the Martian surface. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona) The HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaiss
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HiRISE Camera Snaps Eye-Catching Views of NASA’s InSight and Curiosity on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera snapped crisp views of NASA's InSight lander and Curiosity rover on the Martian surface. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona) The HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently captured amazing views of the agency’s Curiosity rover and InSight lander on the Red Planet. HiRISE has been carefully observing InSight’s landing site, which is […] The post HiRISE Camera Snaps Eye-Catching Views of NASA’s InSight and Curiosity on Mars appeared first on Geek.com.

Best horror attractions 2019: 'Halloween Haunt' (Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia)

DOSWELL, Va. — Theme park fans looking for the perfect mix of thrills and chills will find plenty to appreciate at this year's «Halloween Haunt» at Kings Dominion. Now in its 19th season, the nighttime-only event features seven macabre mazes
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Best horror attractions 2019: 'Halloween Haunt' (Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia)

DOSWELL, Va. — Theme park fans looking for the perfect mix of thrills and chills will find plenty to appreciate at this year's «Halloween Haunt» at Kings Dominion. Now in its 19th season, the nighttime-only event features seven macabre mazes, six scare zones, a couple of live shows, a selection ...

Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico broke ground Thursday on a project to supplement the capital's overtaxed international airport, finally making headway on a controversial alternative to another, equally controversial one that was scrapped last year after being abou
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Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico broke ground Thursday on a project to supplement the capital's overtaxed international airport, finally making headway on a controversial alternative to another, equally controversial one that was scrapped last year after being about a third built. Bulldozers cleared earth at the site of the Santa ...

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Motegi MotoGP: Quartararo beats Vinales in FP2

Champion Marc Marquez's FP2 programme was slightly delayed because his team mistakenly put on a hard rear tyre at the start of the session, but he swiftly took the lead when he rejoined with a soft rear.He held a sizeable gap in the first half of the session
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Motegi MotoGP: Quartararo beats Vinales in FP2

Champion Marc Marquez's FP2 programme was slightly delayed because his team mistakenly put on a hard rear tyre at the start of the session, but he swiftly took the lead when he rejoined with a soft rear.He held a sizeable gap in the first half of the session before Ducati factory rider Danilo Petrucci managed to go slightly faster with a 1m45.686s.Petrucci stayed ahead until the dying ...Keep reading

Emotional Rogers addresses staff about Supercars exit

The veteran racer and team owner delivered a raw, heartfelt and emotional address to his workforce today, making it official that Garry Rogers Motorsport will walk away from Supercars.Rogers expressed great pride in what his team has achieved in the category
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Emotional Rogers addresses staff about Supercars exit

The veteran racer and team owner delivered a raw, heartfelt and emotional address to his workforce today, making it official that Garry Rogers Motorsport will walk away from Supercars.Rogers expressed great pride in what his team has achieved in the category, including its Bathurst 1000 win and its stint as the factory Volvo outfit.He also explained the realities of the decision to hand ...Keep reading

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