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As Iraqi forces storm Mosul's Old City quarter, a desperate Islamic State strikes back 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
As Iraqi forces storm Mosul's Old City quarter, Islamic State's tactics become more desperate
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Narmada water reaches Aji-I dam through SAUNI pipeline 21.6.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Rocky Flats Made Nukes. Then It Made A Mess. Now It's About To Become A Public Park. 21.6.2017 Green on
ROCKY FLATS, Colo. ― Plutonium, named for the Roman god of the underworld and the dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, is one of the world’s most dangerous elements. Inhaling just one particle will bombard internal organs, particularly the lungs and liver, with harmful alpha radiation for decades. For the most part, it isn’t naturally occurring. But until just over a decade ago, it was plentiful in this 5,000-acre patch of rolling hills and grasslands. From 1952 to 1989, this picturesque sanctuary was home to a factory that produced plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons ― a lot of them. Nearly all of the approximately 70,000  nuclear weapons produced in the United States include a part made at Rocky Flats. It was designated as a Superfund site in the early 1990s, and the radioactive materials have been removed. It’s scheduled to open to the public for the first time next summer . But rather than welcoming the prospect of thousands of new acres for recreation, some Coloradans are suing to stop ...
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Top White House aide is likely the next ambassador to India 21.6.2017 Washington Post
Top White House aide is likely the next ambassador to India
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Essential California: Record temperatures send residents searching for a cool breeze 21.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, June 21, and here’s what’s happening across California:


Holy cow! That heat!

Records were broken and feet were burned as temperatures reached new heights throughout Southern California. It was so hot...

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The Daily 202: Democrats despondent, Trump emboldened after GOP victory in Georgia special election 21.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Nancy Pelosi was a real drag on Jon Ossoff and other takeaways from last night’s results in Atlanta.
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Report identifies ways to reduce water contamination from oil and gas development in Texas 20.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By: Nichole Saunders A  new report  from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) is shedding more light on what we know and don’t know about the potential health and environmental impacts caused by oil and gas development in Texas. The report, the first of-its-kind authored by experts across the state, looks at all areas of concern related to oil and gas – including seismicity, air pollution, land and traffic issues  – but TAMEST’s observations about the risks to water are especially noteworthy. Tracking and reducing spills and leaks Wastewater that comes out of an oil or gas well is usually extremely salty and can be laden with chemicals, and TAMEST notes this wastewater can contaminate soil and harm vegetation. In fact, according to the report,   spilling or leaking wastewater  and other substances is the most likely pathway for surface water contamination from oil and gas development in Texas. Yet Texas is the only major state that doesn’t require companies to report their ...
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'It’s just too hot': Death Valley cafe loses air conditioning as temperature soars 20.6.2017 LA Times: Environment

The temperature in Death Valley’s crumpled badlands was expected to reach 126 degrees by the afternoon, but things started to cook long before that at the Wrangler Restaurant in Furnace Creek on Tuesday.

By 7 a.m., on the first day of summer, customers, short-order cooks and waitresses were already...

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The Daily 202: Most Republicans in the Georgia special election are willing to give Trumpcare a chance 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Polls don’t tell the full story
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I was going to be a concert pianist. And then rheumatoid arthritis appeared. 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The pain, before and after.
Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees 20.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s government and the United Nations are appealing for $8 billion to deal with the crisis of refugees from South Sudan. In a statement on World Refugee Day, the U.N. children’s fund said the money is needed for emergency aid as well as “resilience interventions” targeting both refugees and host communities […]
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The Hearing Protection Act and 'silencers' 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Hearing Protection Act and 'silencers'
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U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka impressed from an early age 20.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Long before Brooks Koepka was the U.S. Open champion, members of the South Florida golf community could tell he was destined for success.

Among them was Hall of Fame golf instructor Bob Toski, who seven or eight years ago spent about 20 minutes with Koepka’s father, Bob, watching Brooks hit balls...

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Is bragging about the Panama Canal Trump's latest gaffe? The Internet thinks so. 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Trump may have been commenting on the United States's 103-year-old achievement. The Internet didn't care.
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Delta Dispatches: Coastal Challenges & the Best of Bycatch 20.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show Simone talks with the Executive Director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Dr. Robert Twilley about The Louisiana Sea Grant Programs working individually and in partnership to address major marine and coastal challenges. Pepper Bowen, Director of Culinaria stops by to talk with Simone about how through legal research and policy analysis, Culinaria Center reviews and addresses a wide range of local, national, and global food policy topics and issues and seeks solutions in support ...
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Report: Dangerous chemical could threaten reservoir 19.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A new report says that a dangerous chemical detected in groundwater near a Superfund site in New Jersey could pose a threat to a nearby reservoir that provides drinking water to as many as 3.5 million people. The report by the Jacobs engineering firm for the Wanaque Reservoir operators recommends treating […]
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Her Name Was Charleena Lyles 19.6.2017 Politics on
We’ve read this script a thousand times before.  “She was mentally ill” “There was trouble in the past” “We feared for our lives” “There was no other choice” And another family, another community, is left to pick up the pieces of a life broken by a system that has fought at every turn, every effort of the people to reform it. To make it better. To turn it into something that gives instead of takes. There is no solace for the stolen innocence of children forced to watch their parent murdered. There are no prayers to bridge the gap between empty public apologies and unfulfilled promises of better training. There is no reprieve for the weary souls that are the marginalized and disadvantaged in this country fighting to be recognized as deserving of their humanity.  I know Magnuson Park well. I often pack a water bottle in to my wheelchair and take the short 10-minute bus ride from my place to the open fields near Charleena Lyles’s apartment. You could lose yourself in the beauty if it weren’t fractured by ...
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Check out L.A.-based crime epic ‘Snowfall’ 18.6.2017 Washington Post
Check out L.A.-based crime epic ‘Snowfall’
A how-to guide from the ultra-rich: What to tell your kids about money 18.6.2017 Washington Post
A how-to guide from the ultra-rich: What to tell your kids about money
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Answer Man learns to swim with Florence Skadding, the 1920s ‘Washington Mermaid’ 18.6.2017 Washington Post
Answer Man learns to swim with Florence Skadding, the 1920s ‘Washington Mermaid’
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