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The Department of Energy is trying to turn a lake in the California desert called the Salton Sea into a farm for renewable fuels — and clean its infamously polluted water in the process. The Salton Sea Biomass Remediation Project harnesses algae’s ability to grow in hostile conditions. In this case, the water is polluted […]

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According to the Prison Policy Initiative, in the United States 80% of women in jail and 56% of women in prison are mothers. Most are the primary caretakers of their children. Michele Keller found herself at rock bottom of her 23-year addiction when her own mother passed away. Michele had already had 4 children and […]

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https://democracynow.org – During our special broadcast from the March for Our Lives, Democracy Now!’s youth correspondent Soledad Aguilar-Colon, a former reporter at IndyKids, interviewed other young people at the protest. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM […]

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This is the March 21, 2018 FULL EPISODE of VICE News Tonight on HBO. 4:22 As the German government steps up its effort to deport migrants, many churches are defending them. They give rejected asylum seekers a place to hide and some have been converting Muslims to Christianity. VICE News visits a congregation in Berlin […]

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Liam Pace started skateboarding when he was five years old and it turned into a lifelong passion. Now, in his senior year of high school, Liam has to figure out how to pursue his dream of competing at a professional level while staying in Tucson, a community that lacks the facilities he needs to train, […]

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https://democracynow.org – Doctors across the country are slamming former Republican Senator Rick Santorum for arguing that young people protesting for gun control would be better served by learning CPR. Dr. Eugene Gu of Vanderbilt University Medical Center tweeted, “As a surgeon, I’ve operated on gunshot victims who’ve had bullets tear through their intestines, cut through […]

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https://democracynow.org – On Saturday, members of the scientific community, family, friends and fans alike will gather to remember the life and legacy of groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking died on March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76. For decades, Hawking enchanted both scientists and science lovers by making groundbreaking […]

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https://democracynow.org – “On Wednesday, President Trump fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and said he’d replace him with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy. Dr. Jackson has no experience running a large agency. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the federal government’s second-largest department, with 360,000 employees. Shulkin […]

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The New York songwriter finds a place of solitude in the Spire Studio Tour Bus to perform “Mary,” the quietest song from her magnificent 2017 album, S***** Hits. By Bob Boilen One of the best spots for new, independent music at SXSW — and year around in Austin, Texas — is Cheer Up Charlie’s. During […]

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Visit https://democracynow.org to watch the full independent, global news hour, read the transcript, search our archive and to make a donation to support us. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent […]

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March 23, 2018 | Bob Boilen — There’s an abundance of jubilation and glee in the strums, trills, double stops and drones from the Swedish instrumental band Väsen. The trio came to the Tiny Desk with just three instruments, but all together it was a 30-string sonic blast of 12-string guitar, viola and nyckelharpa (a […]

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They insist they are freedom fighters, but the Myanmar government calls them terrorists. On August 25, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched a coordinated attack on border posts and military camps, killing 12 officers, and setting off a state-sponsored crackdown that has forced over half a million Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. The UN […]

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Greg Essensa has perhaps the most nerve-racking job in the province in preparation for election day, June 7. As Elections Ontario’s chief electoral officer, it will be his duty to oversee approximately 55,000 election workers at 25,000 polling stations, meeting the needs of Ontario’s more than 10 million eligible voters. And the objective is to […]

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It happened sooner than expected: a collision involving a driverless car killed someone. That’s shifted, but didn’t end, the conversation around autonomous vehicles, reminding policymakers, the public, and developers that there is still much left to be figured out. The Agenda discusses the latest thinking on driverless vehicles.

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