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Jul 31, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, top U.S. health officials testify before Congress about the country’s raging coronavirus pandemic — and their hopes for a vaccine. Plus: A conversation with Rep. Jim Clyburn, the Trump administration takes on China, Joe Biden’s running mate decision, political analysis with Mark Shields and David Brooks and remembering five people killed by COVID-19. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. health officials acknowledge delays in virus testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QLTh… Clyburn on having a Black woman as Biden’s running mate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urTtY… News Wrap: Hong Kong postpones elections due to pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qP54… Why DOJ is pursuing new legal action against China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z352-… Who has the momentum to join Biden on Democratic ticket? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acVNG… Shields and Brooks on Biden’s VP decision, pandemic economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTUo… Honoring 5 lives lost to coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROE9s… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Thursday on the NewsHour, data from the second quarter of the year shows the worst U.S. economic collapse since the Great Depression. Plus: Medical experts urge the U.S. to change its approach to coronavirus, congressional testimony from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the struggling antibiotics industry, the return of professional sports and remembering John Lewis and his legacy of action. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS How long we can expect U.S. economic catastrophe to endure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGUAq… News Wrap: NASA launches rover Perseverance to Mars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdp0H… Health experts say the U.S. needs a new approach to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdaqN… Why a Senate committee is questioning Pompeo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR-Io… How crumbling antibiotics infrastructure risks public health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWR3f… The NBA is set to resume play. But can it do so safely? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2vuB… Remembering John Lewis, an American civil rights icon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bv3I… At John Lewis’ Atlanta funeral, legacy of activism and hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYPU… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Wednesday on the NewsHour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighs in on the outlook for pandemic relief legislation. Plus: Tech CEOs testify before Congress, President Trump’s relationship with Russia and how it affects U.S. foreign policy, the economic and medical implications of an interrupted antibiotic industry and a Now Read This conversation with “Citizen” author Claudia Rankine. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS McConnell: ‘Looking at all options’ for pandemic relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV_Yx… News Wrap: Some federal agents to leave Portland, Oregon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km8-E… House lawmakers ask tech CEOs about quashing competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFh9v… Why big tech companies are under scrutiny from Congress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8ZZ… Why Trump didn’t ask Putin about bounties on U.S. troops https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT4eQ… As virus ravages the world, antibiotic makers are in chaos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdD1y… Author Claudia Rankine answers questions about ‘Citizen’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpREs… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Tuesday on the NewsHour, Attorney General William Barr testifies in front of the House Judiciary Committee in a long-delayed, combative hearing. Plus: Unemployment relief during the pandemic, the value of college education at a distance, Trump’s immigration agenda, Congo Basin wildlife in jeopardy, a poet laureate remembers her mother’s violent death and cannabidiol business in Navajo Nation. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Mayor of Portland, Oregon, asks for ‘cease-fire’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gp4I… Barr insists he’s exercising ‘independent judgment’ as AG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvbfj… Should Congress extend additional unemployment aid? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bOI0… Is traditional residential college worth the cost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7iuN… How Trump is cracking down on immigration during pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmvqM… Congo Basin’s endangered wildlife find unlikely guardians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx4WD… The ‘existential wound’ inspiring Natasha Trethewey’s poetry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql_T-… Hemp cultivation draws hesitation in Navajo Nation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcco… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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The New York Times        The Morning     July 31, 2020    

By David Leonhardt

Good morning. Children may transmit the virus after all. The economy contracts sharply. But first a breath of fresh air: innovative ways that people have moved activities outdoors.
Outdoors innovation

A family performing in a neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Mich., in early July.Dave Kagan

If you’re looking for a pick-me-up — to be inspired by human ingenuity in the midst of a whole lot of bad news — today’s newsletter is for you.

I recently asked readers to tell us about innovative ways that people were moving activities outdoors, where the coronavirus spreads less easily than it does indoors. Hundreds of you responded.
My colleagues and I were energized by the ideas. They made us want to move more of our own activities outdoors — and made us hope that more companies, government agencies and other organizations take similar steps.
One of our favorites will resonate with many parents, children and teachers: It’s an attempt to hold school in a way that’s both safe and in person.
Aspire Scholar Academy is a once-a-week school in Provo, Utah, for students ages 12 to 18 who are otherwise home-schooled. It usually operates out of a church, but the school’s leaders were not persuaded that indoor classes would be safe this fall, even if everybody were wearing masks.
So a school vice president traveled to local Costcos and bought 33 canopies. Students will attend classes under them, on the church grounds. Teachers will use a public-address system.
“The kids don’t want Zoom,” Vanessa Stanfill, a member of the school’s board, says. “They want to be together.” The school has told parents that students will need sunblock and (eventually) snow pants, and it plans to incorporate the surrounding nature into lessons.
A small, once-a-week school obviously has an easier task moving classes outside than a large public school. But before you dismiss Aspire as irrelevant, remember that many New York City schools moved classes outdoors during the tuberculosis outbreak of the early 1900s. (A recent column, by The Times’s Ginia Bellafante, has some wonderful old photos.)
Among the other innovative ideas we heard from readers:
  • A ceremony for new American citizens held outside a federal courthouse in Boise, Idaho.
  • A cabaret troupe in Grand Rapids, Mich., that drives to people’s homes and puts on performances in driveways and yards.
  • A California psychotherapist seeing clients in a forest, with chairs eight feet apart.
  • A Pennsylvania company that sells gazebos and that now holds staff meetings outdoors in — where else? — a gazebo.
We’ve posted a longer list, with photos, here.
1. Kids and the coronavirus
A new study suggests that children can carry at least as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as adults — suggesting they are likely to spread the virus, as well.
“Kids don’t get visibly sick very often, and even when they do, only rarely go on to have complications or to die,” my colleague Apoorva Mandavilli explains. “But many people have — wrongly — extrapolated this to mean that kids don’t get infected.” They do, she added, and they may also pass the virus to others, which is only logical: “Kids are adept at spreading other kinds of viruses, including the flu, so why not this one?”
As usual, it will be important to see if more research confirms these findings. But the study offers one more reason that reopening schools will be complicated. (This Times map of the U.S. shows where reopenings would create the greatest risks.)
In other virus developments:

Herman Cain attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., last month without a mask.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

2. Trump’s empty threat 

Trailing in the polls and facing bad news on the economy and the virus, President Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the Nov. 3 election. Nothing in the Constitution gives presidents that power, and other Republicans shot down the idea.
I asked Jonathan Martin, a Times political reporter, how to make sense of the threat. His answer:
“We should not dismiss, or even minimize, a sitting president who suggests delaying the election. But it’s important to view Mr. Trump’s remark in the context of his longstanding refusal to acknowledge failure, a pattern that predates his entering politics. Should he lose, he will likely seek a rationale. Any uncertainty about the balloting affords him an opening to raise questions about the election’s legitimacy, regardless of whether he challenges the results.”
In a Times Op-Ed, Steven Calabresi, a conservative law professor who opposed Trump’s impeachment last year, called the tweet “fascistic.”
3. Climate change victims

A flooded road in Jamalpur, Bangladesh, this month.Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
In the latest disaster to hit Bangladesh, torrential rains have flooded at least a quarter of the country, inundating nearly a million homes. Two months ago, a cyclone slammed Bangladesh’s southwest, while a rising sea has submerged villages along the coast.
Scientists project that severe flooding will intensify as climate change increases rainfall in Bangladesh. It’s a story that reflects the unequal burden of climate change’s effects: The average American is responsible for 33 times more planet-warming carbon dioxide than the average Bangladeshi. “Those who are least responsible for polluting Earth’s atmosphere are among those most hurt by its consequences,” Somini Sengupta and Julfikar Ali Manik write.

Stunning Portraits of Madagascar’s Reptiles and Amphibians by Ben Simon Rehn

Stunning Portraits of Madagascar’s Reptiles and Amphibians by Ben Simon Rehn

APRIL 22, 2019  LAURA STAUGAITIS

All photographs © Ben Simon Rehn, shared courtesy of the artist

In December, 2018, Iceland-based photographer Ben Simon Rehn trekked to Madagascar to test a new camera for Olympus. While on assignment, the photographer captured some spectacular images of the lush African island’s wildlife. Striking close-ups of chameleons show the reptiles’ pebbled skin texture and unique coloration, and a portrait of a Sky-Blue Reed Frog shows the amphibian’s shimmering bronze-toned eyes and sleek yellow and blue skin

Prior to Rehn’s career as a photographer, he was a high performance athlete, which shows in his ambitious location shoots in remote, rugged locations. In addition to his editorial work, Rehn seeks to raise awareness about environmental issues and the impact of mankind on the earth. Follow along with the photographer’s travels on Instagram and Behance and take an in-motion look at the landscapes he explores on Vimeo.

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PBS News: June 22 – 25, 2020, and PBS NewsHour.org – June 23, 2020 – Five overlook political stories from the past week

MSNBC: A Bad Poll for Trump and Worst Day For COVID-19 Cases Yet In U.S. | The 11th Hour |

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PBS NewsHour live episode, June 25, 2020

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PBS NewsHour full episode, June 24, 2020

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Wednesday on the NewsHour, two Justice Department attorneys tell a congressional committee that some of the agency’s investigations are politically motivated. Plus: President Trump’s controversial plan to move U.S. troops to Poland, meatpacking amid the pandemic, Sen. James Lankford on police reform, professional baseball’s return, summer reading for young adults and remembering Les Crystal. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Federal appeals court orders Flynn case dismissed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCVR5… Is Barr politicizing justice? 2 DOJ lawyers say yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsl5f… With Polish president, Trump reiterates plan to move troops https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtoHu… Coronavirus means meatpacking workers fear for their lives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1uY… Lankford says Democrats putting politics over police reform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ0El… Are professional sports ready to resume play in a pandemic? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1fTA… Summer reading lists for young people at a time of crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNPmG… Les Crystal’s NewsHour legacy, as a great boss and a friend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpCCK… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, June 23, 2020

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Tuesday on the NewsHour, top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Congress he is “quite concerned” about the continuing spread of COVID-19. Plus: An emergency medicine doctor on the pandemic in Houston, President Trump visits Arizona, reexamining Confederate landmarks, coronavirus and renewed violence in Yemen and U.S. schools scramble to improve distance learning for the fall. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Fauci urges more virus testing to counter surge in cases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la9-I… Why this Texas ER doctor is begging residents to stay home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi4Dl… News Wrap: Historic church holds funeral for Rayshard Brooks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUC8l… Trump’s Phoenix rally attracts thousands in virus hot spot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Or_w… What the future could hold for symbols of the American past https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi_yC… Monuments, statues and a national reckoning on race https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6aQZ… War-ravaged Yemen facing deadly new threat in COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hBfG… Distance learning highlights disparities in income, access https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dOWS… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, June 22, 2020

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Monday on the NewsHour, the World Health Organization records the highest daily total of new coronavirus cases worldwide since the pandemic began. Plus: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on COVID-19 in his state, global threats against journalists, U.S. election security, will Gen-Z voters support Joe Biden, Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith and learning from pandemics of the past. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Where the coronavirus is spreading worldwide – and why https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBGnO… News Wrap: NASCAR drivers support Wallace after noose found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOOG9… Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on rising COVID-19 in his state ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwrFHmTUtA0 What Maria Ressa’s conviction means for global news media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgpUf… Ga. Primary chaos reveals an electoral system deeply flawed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckzzj… What to expect from Gen Z voters in 2020 elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYL9h… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Gen-Z turnout, mail-in voting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGPWv… Past pandemics have reshaped society. Will COVID-19? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntEv3… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Jun 25, 2020   MSNBC

As a new poll shows Trump trailing Biden by double digits, the U.S. has its worst day ever for the coronavirus with over 42,000 new cases recorded according to NBC News. Aired on 06/24/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

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The New York Times    The Morning      June 24, 2020

By David Leonhardt

Good morning. Biden leads Trump by 14 points in The Times’s first poll. Many of last night’s primaries remain too close to call. And Fauci says the next two weeks will be crucial to fighting the coronavirus.

Why the virus is winning

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We know how to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

I know it doesn’t always seem that way. And, yes, there is still a great deal we don’t know about the virus. But there is also a consistent set of lessons, from around the world, about how to reduce the number of new cases sharply.You should wear a mask if you’re going to spend time near anybody who is not part of your household. You should minimize your time in indoor spaces with multiple people. You should move as many activities as possible outdoors. You should wash your hands frequently. And you should stay home, away from even your own family members, if you feel sick.
Government officials, for their part, can slow the virus’s spread by encouraging all of these steps, as well as by organizing widespread testing and competent tracing of people who are likely to have the virus.
The past six months have repeatedly shown the value of these steps. Countries and regions that have taken them have either avoided outbreaks or beaten them back. Look at South Korea and Vietnam. Or many places that were hardest hit in the pandemic’s early waves: China, the New York metro area and much of Western Europe. Or New England and the upper Midwest.
Over the last few weeks, however, the virus has begun spreading across the southern and western U.S., as well as in some other countries. And there’s no real mystery about why. Many people have stopped following public-health guidance. They have gathered in restaurants, bars, churches, gyms and workplaces (sometimes because their employers pressured them to do so).

Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, told Congress yesterday: “The next couple of weeks are going to be critical in our ability to address those surges that we are seeing in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and other states.” If the surges aren’t reversed, they will create a much larger pool of people who have the virus and can then spread it to others.

Whether the U.S. succeeds during this next stage is not a matter of epidemiology or lab science. It’s a matter of political will. It does not even require severe new lockdowns in most places.

As my colleague Apoorva Mandavilli, a science reporter, says: “There are ways to be responsible and socialize, but people don’t seem to be able to draw the line between what’s OK and what is not. For too many people, it seems to be binary — they are either on lockdown or taking no precautions.”

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1. Biden has a huge early lead
Joe Biden has a 14-point lead over President Trump, according to the first New York Times/Siena College poll of the general election. Biden leads by wide margins among younger and nonwhite voters — and he is running virtually even among voters over age 45 and white voters, two groups that Hillary Clinton lost in 2016. Here are the age trends:

By The New York Times | Source: New York Times/Siena College poll
“What’s new,” Jonathan Martin, a Times political reporter, told me, “is Trump’s collapse with voters who Republicans have traditionally relied on, namely whites with college degrees. The president’s inability to project unifying leadership in response to three crises this spring — the pandemic, collapse of the economy and racial unrest — has sent his support tumbling.”

Recent polls by other organizations have found, on average, that Biden leads by 10 points. The best news for Trump: The election is still more than four months away.

2. Election results

The Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville’s only open polling station on Tuesday.Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

Election Night is different during a pandemic. Many results remain unknown, because absentee ballots continue to arrive for days. With that caveat, here’s what we know about last night’s primaries:

  • Several progressive Democrats are doing well in House primaries in New York State. In the race I focused on yesterday, Jamaal Bowman holds a substantial lead over the incumbent, Eliot Engel. Mondaire Jones leads in a suburban district north of the city. Ritchie Torres — the first openly gay elected official in the Bronx and “a potential national star,” according to Dave Wasserman of The Cook Political Report — seems on pace to win. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez easily dispatched her more moderate opponents.
  • Two Republican House candidates opposed by President Trump — one in North Carolina, one in Kentucky — won their primaries. The North Carolina winner was Madison Cawthorn, a 24-year-old investor.
  • In Kentucky, Amy McGrath and Charles Booker are in a tight race to become the Democratic nominee who will face Mitch McConnell.
  • Here are the latest results.
3. Coronavirus upends a pillar of Islam

Saudi officials effectively canceled this year’s hajj, one day after restricting the journey to people already in the country. Because of the coronavirus, only about 1,000 people will be permitted to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, compared with the 2.5 million who did so last year. The announcement sent waves of sadness across the Muslim world.

In other virus developments:

The European Union is preparing to block Americans from visiting when borders reopen on July 1 because the U.S. has failed to control the virus.

The governor of Texas, who has resisted another lockdown, urged residents to stay home after the state posted a record number of new infections.

4. Where overhauls could change policing
The increased scrutiny on policing has uncovered a growing list of cases where procedural changes might have prevented problems.

A white police officer in New Jersey who was caught on video pepper-spraying a group of black youths had a long history of violence — and had worked in nine different police departments. How is that possible?

New Jersey has no central database tracking police abuse. The family of Eric Umansky, a ProPublica journalist, witnessed an unmarked N.Y.P.D. cruiser hit a black teenager in 2019. Umansky then spent months trying to figure out what happened, but repeatedly ran into rules that shield the police from accountability.

More recently, a Michigan man was arrested based on a match from a facial recognition algorithm that was flawed. Our colleague Kashmir Hill has a gripping story about the case.

Here’s what else is happening

Mourners gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Tuesday for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks.Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Activists, politicians and celebrities gathered in Atlanta yesterday for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, who was fatally shot by the police.

Major League Baseball has set a plan for a 60-game season. “Think of it as forced competitive balance,” our columnist writes, “when even the worst teams can dream of getting hot for nine weeks and stealing a playoff berth.”

Top Justice Department officials intervened to seek a more lenient sentence for the Trump ally Roger Stone, a former federal prosecutor is expected to tell Congress today.

Lives Lived: Shirley Siegel was no stranger to discrimination. After graduating fourth in her class at Yale Law School in 1941, she was rejected by 40 male-dominated law firms. But she went on to become a top civil rights lawyer. She died at 101.

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For many people, it’s hard to know how seriously to take this year’s political polls, because in 2016 they showed Hillary Clinton as likely to beat Donald Trump. So we wanted to offer a quick look back: What did polls get wrong four years ago?

A short answer — as The Times’s Nate Cohn has written — is that many surveys of crucial Midwestern states in 2016 did not include enough voters without college degrees. These voters are less likely to respond to polls, and polling firms failed to make the needed statistical adjustments. Because most of these non-college voters backed Trump, the polls underestimated his support.

Notably, most national polls did weight their samples by education — and national polls were quite accurate. They showed Clinton winning the popular vote by a few percentage points, which she did.

Pollsters tried to solve this problem in the 2018 midterms (with only partial success), and they are trying to do so again this year. But it’s not easy to predict who will vote, which means that the polls may suffer from the same problem in 2020 — or from a different problem.

On the other hand, if one candidate is beating the other by more than 10 percentage points — Biden’s current lead over Trump — polling errors probably won’t be big enough to matter. For more: Nate offers more thoughts on 2016 and 2020 in a new article.

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Good morning. In today’s AP Morning Wire:

·         Dr. Fauci: Next few weeks critical to tamping down US virus spikes.·

Scarce medical oxygen around world leaves many gasping for life.·

Police officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting fired.
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Trump-backed House candidates lose in Kentucky, North Carolina.

TAMER FAKAHANY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR – GLOBAL NEWS COORDINATION, LONDON

The Rundown

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Dr. Fauci: Coming weeks critical to reduce US spikes; Scarce medical oxygen worldwide leaves many gasping for life

 

The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert has said the next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge in America.

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a plea for people to avoid crowds and wear masks, just hours before mask-shunning President Donald Trump addressed a crowd of his young supporters in one hot spot in Arizona, report Lauran Neergaard and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar.

Despite controversy over Trump’s comments that testing is finding too many infections, Fauci told a congressional committee that testing hasn’t slowed — and the country will be doing even more.

Fighting for Breath: The pandemic is prompting soaring demand for oxygen. But in much of the world, medical oxygen is expensive and hard to get — a basic marker of inequality both between and within countries. It’s in short supply from Peru to Bangladesh.

Across Africa, only a handful of hospitals have direct oxygen hookups, as is standard across Europe and the United States. And most medical facilities lack even the most basic equipment needed to help patients breathe. Lori Hinnant, Carley Petesch and Boubacar Diallo have this exclusive report.

Global Latest: China appears to have tamed a new outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, once again demonstrating its ability to quickly mobilize vast resources by testing nearly 2.5 million people in 11 days. But elsewhere in the world, cases are surging.

·         India reported a record daily increase of nearly 16,000 new cases.

·         Mexico also set a record with more than 6,200 new cases.

·         South Africa has recorded its highest daily death toll of 111 people.

PHOTOS: Plastic keeps virus, not love and hugs away from Spanish nursing home: One facility for the elderly in Barcelona now allows family visits to resume through plastic screens. A deeply moving gallery of images by Emilio Morenatti.

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White police officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting in Kentucky fired

AP FACT CHECK

Sober science weighs in on Trump’s virus take

The U.S. government’s top public health leaders on Tuesday shot down assertions by President Donald Trump that the coronavirus pandemic is under control and the U.S. is excelling in testing for the virus. 

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Coronavirus Updates: E.U. may ban Americans when it reopens

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Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Important developments in the pandemic.
By Angela Fritz
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The Post’s coronavirus coverage linked in this newsletter is free to access from this email. 

The latest

The European Union may ban Americans from traveling there when it reopens its bordersthe New York Times reported, as coronavirus cases surge in the United States. European countries are working to agree on two lists of acceptable travelers as they finalize plans to reopen on July 1, and the U.S. isn’t on the drafts, the Times reported. The number of daily new cases remains at a far higher level in the U.S. than in Europewhere stringent lockdowns have helped slow the spread and reactions to resurgent outbreaks are swift.

Four top U.S. health officials, including infectious disease expert Anthony S. Fauci, testified at a high-profile hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, and all four told the committee they had never been instructed to slow down testing for the coronavirus, contradicting what President Trump said hours earlier. Fauci also told lawmakers he was “cautiously optimistic” that an effective vaccine will be available by the beginning of next year. Read more on the health experts’ testimony about vaccines, treatments, another wave and testing here. (At send time, the hearing is still going.)

As cases continue to spike across dozens of states, along with hospitalizations, the president’s continued claim that additional testing is to blame (it is not) is increasingly at odds with Republican allies in the hardest-hit states, where governors are beginning to change their tunes.

Income is a major predictor of coronavirus infections, a federal analysis found, along with race. The analysis supports the commonly understood pattern that the black community is harder hit by covid-19, but its findings on poverty add another layer of vulnerability. The infection rate among those with low incomes is “drastically higher” than everyone else in the analysis, said Seema Verma, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Trump has told aides he supports another round of stimulus checks, saying that he believes it will help the economy and boost his reelection odds. But leading congressional Republicans and some senior White House officials remain skeptical of more payments. The differing opinions in conservative circles could make the next stimulus package, scheduled to be taken up in July, difficult to pass.

Many of us are aching to go on vacation, but still concerned about the health risks. “Contactless” travel is a buzzy term right now among those itching for a trip, but is it even possible? By The Way reporter Natalie B. Compton planned and executed a “contactless” adventure to find out. You can read about how her trip turned out here. (And there’s more advice on driving vs. flying this summer in the Q&A below.)

Other important news

The FDA is warning people not to use any hand sanitizer from a certain manufacturer after finding a potentially fatal toxic substance in nine of its products.

Over 700 cash-strapped cities are halting plans to repair roads, water systems or make other key investments.

A Q&A on the new restrictions on foreign workers imposed by the Trump administration on Monday, citing the pandemic.

Activists halt street protests in South Carolina after some demonstrators test positive for covid-19.

Saudi Arabia announced that it will drastically limit the number of people involved in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

The New York Times    The Morning      June 19, 2020

By David Leonhardt
Good morning. Facebook and Twitter take actions against Trump. Climate change is making babies sick. And the Supreme Court issues its second left-leaning decision in a week.

DACA lives on 

Supporters of DACA outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

When this country started hearing a decade ago about Dreamers — people who came to the United States as small children without legal permission — many of them were in their teens or early 20s. These Dreamers are now full adults, with careers and families, and many have spent years anxiously wondering whether they would be thrown out of the only country they’ve really known.

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, which barred President Trump from deporting the Dreamers anytime soon, came as a tremendous relief to them.
“It feels amazing,” Vanessa Pumar, 31, an immigration lawyer who came from Venezuela at age 11, said. “I have been holding my breath. It feels like I can finally breathe.”
Marisol Montejano, who’s 36 and received a math degree this week from a California university, used the same word: “I feel like I could breathe.” Montejano planned to tell her two children that “it’s going to be OK.”
Joana Cabrera, who is 24 and came from the Philippines at age 9, said, “I’m actually still shaking.” Cabrera added, “I’m unbelievably happy, because I was expecting the worst.”
The decision was the second this week in which at least one conservative justice — Chief Justice John Roberts, in this case — joined the court’s four liberal members to issue a left-leaning ruling. Immigration is proving to be one of the issues (along with L.G.B.T.Q. rights) on which the court is not reliably conservative. Last year, a majority effectively blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census.
Yesterday’s decision was a narrow one, holding that the administration did not follow the proper procedures for terminating President Barack Obama’s policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, of allowing Dreamers to stay. Trump quickly suggested that he still planned to end the policy.
But, as The Times’s Miriam Jordan told us, “There’s nothing the Trump administration could do fast enough to get rid of the program before the election.”
Many Republicans may be quite happy about that, anyway. “Polls show extraordinarily broad support for giving legal status to the Dreamers,” said Julie Davis, a Times editor who’s written a book about Trump’s immigration policy with her colleague Michael Shear, “and being on the wrong side of that issue is the last place Republicans want to be five months before an election.”
The dissent: Justice Clarence Thomas argued that Trump had the power to end DACA and the majority of justices were trying “to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision.”
Big impact: Roberto G. Gonzales, a Harvard professor who has been studying DACA since it went into effect in 2012, calls it “the most successful immigration policy in recent decades.”
Gonzales explains: “Within a year, DACA beneficiaries were already taking giant steps. They found new jobs. They increased their earnings. They acquired driver’s licenses. And they began to build credit through opening bank accounts and obtaining credit cards.”
FOUR MORE BIG STORIES
1. Social media vs. the president
Facebook and Twitter both pushed back against Trump’s use of inflammatory material yesterday. Facebook removed advertisements by the Trump campaign that prominently featured a red triangle that the Nazis used to classify Communist political prisoners during World War II. The ad used it in connection with antifa, a loose collective of anti-fascist protesters.
Twitter added a warning — an exclamation point with the label “Manipulated Media” — to a Trump tweet that featured a video of two toddlers running down a sidewalk. The video, which included a headline about a “racist baby,” had been made to look like a CNN segment.

The next source of debate: Tomorrow, Trump will hold his first rally since the coronavirus shut down public gatherings. Critics have condemned his choice of a host city: Tulsa, Okla., the site of a racist massacre 99 years ago this month.

2. Observing Juneteenth
Today is Juneteenth, and a growing number of companies have begun recognizing it as a holiday, in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Times has put together a collection of historical photos, poetry and articles about the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S.

“As someone who has celebrated Juneteenth for a long time, I think we need it now — not in lieu of the freedom, justice and equality we are still fighting for — but in addition, because we have been fighting for so very long,” Veronica Chambers, an editor who spearheaded the project, writes.

More Confederate pushback: Nancy Pelosi ordered portraits of four House speakers who served the Confederacy to be removed from the Capitol. And the Southeastern Conference threatened not to hold future college sports championships in Mississippi unless the state removed the Confederate battle emblem from its flag.
3. Another bleak jobs picture
Another 1.5 million Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus pandemic was reaching deeper into the economy even as the pace of jobs cuts slowed.
“Layoffs that happened at the beginning of this likely were intended as temporary,” said Martha Gimbel, a labor market expert. “But if you’re laying off people now, that’s probably a long-term business decision.”
4. The limate’s effect on pregnancy
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Higher temperatures caused by climate change and increased air pollution have raised women’s risk of giving birth to premature, underweight or stillborn children — and hurt African-American babies most. That’s the finding of a newly published paper, which reviewed data from 57 studies collectively analyzing nearly 33 million births in the United States.
Here’s what else is happening
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota withdrew from consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate and said she told him he should pick a woman of color.
  • The chief executive of AMC Theaters prompted a backlash after saying moviegoers would not be required to wear masks when AMC theaters reopen next month. The executive, Adam Aron, said, “We did not want to be drawn into a political controversy.”
  • Chinese officials said today that they had indicted two Canadians on espionage charges. The move escalated a conflict that began after Canada arrested an executive of the Chinese technology giant Huawei in 2018.
  • Lives Lived: “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when.” Vera Lynn, the “Sweetheart” of the British forces in World War II, sang those lyrics and many more to the troops and to embattled Londoners in the Blitz. In the darkest days, her voice was as familiar to Britons as Churchill’s. She died at age 103.

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June 23, 2020

FIVE OVERLOOKED POLITICAL STORIES FROM THE PAST WEEK
By Ian Couzens, @iancouzenz
Politics production assistant

Nebraska governor says he’ll withhold federal money from counties that require masks –– June 18. Local governments in Nebraska can encourage people to wear masks, but the governor does not believe people should be denied access to government buildings for failure to wear a mask, and said any locality requiring them will not receive funds from the CARES Act meant to help fight the coronavirus. Why it matters: The mandate means counties are reluctantly dropping mask requirements meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. — The Los Angeles Times

Trump campaign makes pitch for fourth debate with Biden amid declining poll numbers — June 18. Just months ago Trump threatened not to participate in any of the three previously scheduled debates. Why it matters: The Trump campaign believes the best way to ding Biden’s strong poll numbers is to get him to make more public appearances. — The Washington Post

How the White House agenda for managing space traffic got jammed up — June 19. Space Policy Directive-3, signed by the president in 2018, was meant to improve U.S. tracking of objects in space, reassigning that responsibility from the Department of Defense to the Commerce Department. But Commerce has not yet been given full authority nor resources, and has no budget for the mission in fiscal year 2020. Why it matters: As access to space becomes easier and less expensive, orbits are becoming crowded, creating the need for more space traffic management to prevent major accidents such as satellite collisions. — Politico 

California judge blocks Betsy DeVos from withholding relief money from undocumented students — June 17.  DeVos tried to implement restrictions on which college students could receive emergency coroanvirus relief money, limiting it only to those who qualified for normal federal financial aid and excluding undocumented and foreign students, as well as those with poor grades, defaulted student loans or small drug convictions. Why it matters: DeVos’ directive would exclude hundreds of thousands of students from accessing funds Congress chose not to restrict, and while the rulings in California and Washington apply only to those states, the policy is on shaky ground nationally. — The Washington Post

U.S. senators unveil bill to curb foreign espionage, influence on campuses — June 18. The “Safeguarding American Innovation Act” is meant to give the U.S. State Department more authority to deny visas to foreign nationals seeking access to sensitive information and technologies related to national and economic security. Why it matters: The bipartisan group of senators behind the bill say it will help prevent foreign governments from accessing research and vital intellectual property developed at universities. — Reuters 

Five Takeaways From John Bolton’s Memoir

“The Room Where It Happened” describes Mr. Bolton’s 17 turbulent months at President Trump’s side through a multitude of crises and foreign policy challenges.

Fiona Hill, John R. Bolton’s former Russia adviser, during a House impeachment hearing last year in Washington.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

By Peter Baker

Published June 18, 2020Updated June 20, 2020

John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, plans to publish a damning book next week depicting President Trump as a corrupt, poorly informed, reckless leader who used the power of his office to advance his own personal and political needs even ahead of the nation’s interests.

The book, “The Room Where It Happened,” describes Mr. Bolton’s 17 turbulent months at Mr. Trump’s side through a multitude of crises and foreign policy challenges, but attention has focused mainly on his assertions that the president took a variety of actions that should have been investigated for possible impeachment beyond just the pressure campaign on Ukraine to incriminate Democrats.

Mr. Bolton, who did not testify during House proceedings and whose offer to testify in the Senate trial was blocked by Republicans, confirms many crucial elements of the Ukraine scheme that got Mr. Trump impeached in December. He also asserts that the president was willing to intervene in criminal investigations to curry favor with foreign dictators. And he says that Mr. Trump pleaded with China’s president to help him win re-election by buying American crops grown in key farm states.

Here are some of the highlights:

An offer of firsthand evidence on the Ukraine matter.

The book offers firsthand evidence that Mr. Trump linked his suspension of $391 million in security aid for Ukraine to his demands that Ukraine publicly announce investigations into supposed wrongdoing by Democrats, including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the heart of the impeachment case against the president.

If Mr. Bolton’s account is to be believed, it means that Mr. Trump explicitly sought to use taxpayer money as leverage to extract help from another country for his partisan political campaign, a quid pro quo that House Democrats called an abuse of power. At the time of the impeachment hearings, Republicans dismissed the accusation by saying that the witnesses offered only secondhand evidence. Mr. Bolton, by contrast, was in the room.

Mr. Bolton says that he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper tried eight to 10 times to persuade the president to release the aid, which Ukraine desperately needed to defend itself against a continuing war with Russia-sponsored forces. The critical meeting took place on Aug. 20 when, Mr. Bolton writes, Mr. Trump “said he wasn’t in favor of sending them anything until all the Russia-investigation materials related to Clinton and Biden had been turned over,” referring to Hillary Clinton.

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Mr. Bolton otherwise confirms testimony offered by his former Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, that he objected to the “drug deal” being cooked up by Mr. Trump’s associates to force Ukraine to help and that he called Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was hip deep in the affair, “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.” He writes that he suspected that Mr. Giuliani had personal business interests at stake and adds that he had the matter reported to the White House Counsel’s Office.

“I thought the whole affair was bad policy, questionable legally, and unacceptable as presidential behavior,” Mr. Bolton writes. “Was it a factor in my later resignation? Yes, but as one of many ‘straws’ that contributed to my departure.”

Explaining a lack of testimony, and placing blame on Democrats.

As the book nears publication and details spill out, many congressional Democrats quickly assailed Mr. Bolton for not telling his story during the impeachment proceedings and instead saving it for his $2 million book.

Mr. Bolton explains his position in the epilogue, saying he wanted to wait to see if a judge would order his former deputy to testify over White House objections. House Democrats opted not to pursue the case, fearing endless litigation. Once the House impeached Mr. Trump over the Ukraine matter, Mr. Bolton volunteered to testify in the Senate trial that followed if subpoenaed.

But Senate Republicans voted to block new testimony by him and any other witnesses even after The New York Times reported that his forthcoming book would confirm the quid pro quo. Some of those Republican senators said that even if Mr. Bolton was correct, it would not be enough in their minds to justify making Mr. Trump the first president in American history convicted and removed from office.

Mr. Bolton blames House Democrats for being in a rush rather than waiting for the court system to rule on whether witnesses like him should testify, and he faults them for narrowing their inquiry to just the Ukraine matter rather than building a broader case with more examples of misconduct by the president.

“Had a Senate majority agreed to call witnesses and had I testified, I am convinced, given the environment then existing because of the House’s impeachment malpractice, that it would have made no significant difference in the Senate outcome,” he writes.

Singling out episodes of “obstruction of justice as a way of life.”

The other episodes that Mr. Bolton says the House should have investigated include Mr. Trump’s willingness to intervene in Justice Department investigations against foreign companies to “give personal favors to dictators he liked.” Mr. Bolton said it appeared to be “obstruction of justice as a way of life.”

He singles out Halkbank of Turkey, a state-owned financial institution investigated for a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade American sanctions on Iran. At a side encounter during a Buenos Aires summit meeting in late 2018, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey handed Mr. Trump a memo by the law firm representing Halkbank, “which Trump did nothing more than flip through before declaring he believed Halkbank was totally innocent.” He then told Mr. Erdogan “he would take care of things.”

Attorney General William P. Barr later spent months trying to negotiate a settlement with the bank, but that came to an end in October, after Mr. Bolton left office, when the Justice Department charged Halkbank in a six-count indictment.

President Trump with President Xi Jinping of China last summer in Osaka, Japan.Credit…Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Mr. Bolton also mentions ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications giant that was convicted of evading sanctions on Iran and North Korea and then faced new penalties for further violations during its follow-up consent decree. During a conversation on trade with President Xi Jinping of China, Mr. Trump offered to lighten the penalties.

“Xi replied that if that were done, he would owe Trump a favor and Trump immediately responded he was doing this because of Xi,” Mr. Bolton writes. He called himself “appalled” and “stunned” by the idea of intervening in a criminal investigation to let a sanctions buster off the hook. In the end, at Mr. Trump’s behest, the Justice Department accepted a $1 billion fine and lifted a seven-year ban on buying American products, an act of lenience that saved the company from going out of business.

A new allegation in the book accuses Mr. Trump of “pleading” with Mr. Xi to help him win re-election by buying American agricultural products, which would help the president in farm states. Mr. Trump did not deny it when asked about the matter on Wednesday night by Sean Hannity on Fox News, but Robert Lighthizer, his trade representative, did on his behalf earlier in the day, saying it was not true.

Describing a toxic environment inside the administration.

Over a long career in and out of Republican administrations in Washington, Mr. Bolton has rarely shied from giving his opinions, usually born of strong conservative national security convictions that have made him one of the capital’s most outspoken hawks advocating the use of military power and sanctions.

While he agreed with Mr. Trump on issues like getting out of the nuclear accord with Iran, he found himself repeatedly trying to stop the president from making concessions to other rogue states or making an ill-considered peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan while pushing for a more robust use of force against outliers like Iran or Syria. He considered Mr. Trump’s diplomacy to be folly.

To Mr. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s decision to meet North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in Singapore was a “foolish mistake,” and the president’s desire to then invite Mr. Kim to the White House was “a potential disaster of enormous magnitude.” A series of presidential Twitter posts about China and North Korea were “mostly laughable.” Mr. Trump’s meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Helsinki was a “self-inflicted wound” and “Putin had to be laughing uproariously at what he had gotten away with in Helsinki.”

Mr. Bolton also describes an environment inside the administration marked by caustic infighting in which various players trash one another in a contest for the president’s ear — and the president trashes all of them.

When Mr. Bolton took over as national security adviser in 2018, John F. Kelly, then the White House chief of staff, disparaged the departing adviser, H.R. McMaster, by saying, “The president hasn’t had a national security adviser in the past year and he needs one.” Mr. Pompeo, the book says, disparaged Nikki R. Haley, then the ambassador to the United Nations, calling her “light as a feather.”

Battling over what is deemed classified information.

The Justice Department has gone to court to stop the book from being published, arguing that it has classified information in it and that it was not cleared by a prepublication review required of former government officials like Mr. Bolton.

In fact, according to his lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, Mr. Bolton participated in an extensive back-and-forth over the book and agreed to all of the revisions mandated by the career official who reviewed it or came up with acceptable alternatives. Only when the review was over did another official, Michael J. Ellis, a political appointee, step in to review it all over again at the instruction of Robert C. O’Brien, Mr. Bolton’s successor as national security adviser.

If there is classified information still in the book, it is hard to figure out what it might be. There are not references to secret intelligence programs or espionage sources and methods. But Mr. Trump insisted this week that every conversation with him was “highly classified” and therefore could not be disclosed, an assertion that goes far beyond tradition.

In his epilogue, Mr. Bolton says that in a few cases, “I was prevented from conveying information that I thought was not properly classifiable, since it revealed information that can only be described as embarrassing to Trump or as indicative of possible impermissible behavior.” One example is the direct quote of what Mr. Trump said to Mr. Xi about helping him win re-election.

For the most part, though, Mr. Bolton explains in the epilogue that the career official who reviewed the book merely made him take quotation marks off things that the president said and otherwise generally left them in. And so Mr. Bolton offers a guide to readers: “In some cases, just put your own quotation marks around the relevant passages; you won’t go far wrong.”

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Tuesday on the NewsHour, the leaders of America’s largest corporations endorse a more socially minded vision for business — but can they practice what they preach? Also: The Trump administration dismisses fears of a potential recession, life on the ground in Gaza, tricks of the trade from the CIA’s former master of disguise, and hip-hop artist Common discusses his new book. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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PBS NewsHour Weekend live show August 18, 2019

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On this edition for Sunday, August 18, more than a million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong and the 1619 Project by The New York Times Magazine reframes American history through the lens of slavery. Also, musician Ben Folds shares the stories behind his songs. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 17, 2019

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On this edition for Saturday, August 17, pro-government and pro-democracy demonstrators face off in Hong Kong, and a retired police officer is coaching some of the growing number of seniors who use medical marijuana in Arizona. Also, Syrian residents who built a library amid the rubble of war, and what may come of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 16, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 16, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, India’s crackdown in Kashmir leaves millions confined to their homes. Plus: Allegations of abuse among migrant children in government-funded foster care, an existential conflict about land use in the western U.S., previewing 2020 Senate races, political analysis from Michael Gerson and Karen Tumulty, a brief but spectacular take on imagination in art and Woodstock at 50. Editor’s note: In reporting the news of Peter Fonda’s death, his father, Henry Fonda, was misidentified as Harry. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Hong Kong braces for weekend of demonstrations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UBN8… How people of Kashmir are reacting to India’s crackdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa44n… What oversight do foster homes for migrant children have? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuY7g… Balancing leisure and livelihood on Colorado public lands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjpBq… Here are the Senate seats that will be critical in 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBspA… Michael Gerson and Karen Tumulty on 2020 Senate races https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6DQz… Painter Walton Ford on portraying ‘the imagined animal’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umHD-… What Woodstock meant for America’s culture of rebellion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfXAY… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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Al Jazeera English | Live

Al Jazeera English   Started streaming on Jun 1, 2019

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: https://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater | USA TODAY

USA TODAY   Published on Aug 14, 2018

In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis. Much of the planet relies on groundwater. And in places around the world – from the United States to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America – so much water is pumped from the ground that aquifers are being rapidly depleted and wells are going dry. Groundwater is disappearing beneath cornfields in Kansas, rice paddies in India, asparagus farms in Peru and orange groves in Morocco. As these critical water reserves are pumped beyond their limits, the threats are mounting for people who depend on aquifers to supply agriculture, sustain economies and provide drinking water. In some areas, fields have already turned to dust and farmers are struggling. Climate change is projected to increase the stresses on water supplies, and heated disputes are erupting in places where those with deep wells can keep pumping and leave others with dry wells. Even as satellite measurements have revealed the problem’s severity on a global scale, many regions have failed to adequately address the problem. Aquifers largely remain unmanaged and unregulated, and water that seeped underground over tens of thousands of years is being gradually used up. In this documentary, USA TODAY and The Desert Sun investigate the consequences of this emerging crisis in several of the world’s hotspots of groundwater depletion. These are stories about people on four continents confronting questions of how to safeguard their aquifers for the future – and in some cases, how to cope as the water runs out. **************** Humankind: Amazing moments that give us hope ? https://bit.ly/2MrPxvd Humankind: Stories worth sharing ? https://bit.ly/2FWYXNP Animalkind: Cute, cuddly & curious animals ? https://bit.ly/2GdNf2j Just the FAQs: When news breaks, we break it down for you ? https://bit.ly/2Dw3Wnh The Wall: An in-depth examination of Donald Trump’s border wall ? https://bit.ly/2sksl8F

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Watch ABC News live

ABC News (Australia)  Started streaming on Jul 6, 2019

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How Trump’s trade wars hurt US farmers

CNN   Published on Oct 23, 2018

As a result of President Donald Trump’s trade wars with China and other countries, US farmers are seeing a surplus of perishable goods stuck in limbo and increased prices for equipment. In good years, cargo trains moving west along the flat, sweeping grasslands of North Dakota’s plains are a sign of money rolling in. Today, as tariffs from America’s largest foreign soybean market — China — threaten to upend the industry, many trains sit idle. “There are no shuttle trains leaving. There is no nothing,” said Joe Ericson, the 38-year-old president of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association. “They can’t get rid of the beans.” In conversations with more than 50 farmers, producers and agriculture experts in five states representing each of the five food groups, one trend was clear: The once-deep ties to President Donald Trump have frayed over the past year. But they remain intact for a small majority of farmers CNN spoke with ahead of the critical 2018 midterm elections. Democrats, who see an opening with Trump’s trade war, will likely struggle to make inroads with these voters. The President gives all of them plenty to complain about. They grumble about his tweeting — that’s not their style — and what his trade war has done to their bottom lines. But if the President’s re-election were held tomorrow, most of them would back him. They trust Trump, and many believe Democrats don’t understand or largely ignore their way of life. Still, Trump’s deep support in rural America, which helped propel him to the White House in 2016, is being tested. The wheat farmers, soybean growers and pork producers confront a growing trade war that is forcing them to re-evaluate their ties to the President’s Republican Party and openly question whether his mantra to “Make America Great Again” came at the expense of voters like them. Read more on CNN.com: https://cnn.it/2CxBkty Animations By Melody Shih Produced and edited By: Mkenna Ewen Nick Scott Jeff Simon #trump #tradewar #CNN #News 

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How online abuse after Facebook scandal affected my life – Carole Cadwalladr – BBC Click

BBC Click  Published on Aug 9, 2019 

Carole Cadwalladr is the journalist who brought the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story to the mainstream. Despite suffering online abuse as a result, she continues to campaign to get Facebook to reveal more details about how users’ data was used during the EU Referendum. Here she talks to Spencer Kelly about what it’s like to be trolled online, and also how Facebook would change if she was put in charge. Subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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Shutting Down The Web – BBC Click

BBC Click  Published on Aug 15, 2019

We travel to Kashmir to find out how communications there have been shutdown. Subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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BBC The Travel Show – Thailand Canals (Week 15)

BBC Travel Show

Published on Sep 24, 2018

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Inspiration from Ray Dalio

Imagine that in order to have a great life you have to cross a dangerous jungle. You can stay safe where you are and have an ordinary life, or you can risk crossing the jungle to have a terrific life. How would you approach that choice? Take a moment to think about it because it is the sort of choice that, in one form or another, we all have to make.

~ Ray Dalio

(Artwork by: Mike Worrall)

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Rajasthani Paintings

Indian woman with peacock – Rajasthani paintings

Rajasthani painting modern artwork village by poojaartnframe

Rajasthani painting modern artwork woman by poojaartnframe

Rajasthani paintings: Radhe Krishna paintings are quite prominent in Rajasthani paintings. Rajasthani paintings started around 16th – 19th century in western India. Ever wondered how the Rajput kings and queens looked like and what cutlery they used during their elaborate dining? Rajasthan paintings are also known as rajput paintings and they are quite famous for the miniature paintings. The bani-thani paintings/ ragini made of plywood and vegetable colour is quite popular worldwide. The Bhani-thani paintings are created with attractive emboss work at the border using fabric pearl colors & water proof solution of Papier Mache for the antique look. Rajasthani paintings tell us a lot of tales from the epics ” The Ramayana” and “Mahabharata”. Stories of love and affection of Radhe Krishna are shown in a number of paintings. You can also see a simple life of the rajasthanis portrayed in these beautiful traditional Rajasthani paintings. In this post we have included 50 Beautiful and Traditional Rajasthani paintings.

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Incredible Vegetables You’ve Never Heard Of

BE AMAZED   Published on Aug 13, 2019

There are some incredible vegetables in the world. Lets look at some incredible vegetables you’ve probably never heard of. Subscribe for more! ? https://goo.gl/pgcoq1 ? Stay updated ? https://goo.gl/JyGcTt https://goo.gl/5c8dzr ? For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: hello@beamazed.com Legal Stuff. Unless otherwise created by BeAmazed, licenses have been obtained for images/footage in the video from the following sources: https://pastebin.com/ZgusXNcR

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Crash Course on Our Solar System & Beyond

MacManLtd   Published on Jul 5, 2011

[To My Subscribers, Don’t worry I wont stop making TechNews related videos] Want to know why we don’t have to worry about our sun burning out? It’s because long before that happens the sun will expand so enormously that the earth will be cooked to a cinder! And again, don’t fret, that wont happen for another 4-5 Billion years. Take a tour through the solar system, learn about the event horizon of black holes and find out when our galaxy began.

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Puszta – Land of Salt and Sand – The Secrets of Nature

The Secrets of Nature   Published on Jan 26, 2015

Less than an hour’s drive south of Hungary’s capital Budapest, Central Europe’s last and only wandering sand dunes surprise the traveller. These dunes are some 600 feet high and in continuous motion, shaping a landscape one would only expect in Africa. Spring storms whip up giant clouds of fine sand that darken the sun and loom over the low Kecskemet plain.

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Thisiscolossal: Look Inside the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries in a New 560-Page Photo Book by Massimo Listri

August 16, 2018  Laura Staugaitis

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All photographs © Massimo Listri / TASCHEN

Italian photographer Massimo Listri has spent decades traversing the globe to document the spectacular architecture, sculptural elements, and furnishings of historic libraries. His new book, The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, includes views inside such rarefied locations as the Palafoxiana Library in Pueblo, Mexico and the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, France. Listri also includes descriptions and histories of each library. The 560-page tome is published by TASCHEN and available on Amazon and the TASCHEN website.

Klosterbibliothek Metten, Metten, Germany

Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, France

Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra, Mafra, Portugal

Stiftsbibliothek Admont, Admont, Austria

Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbria, Portugal

Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome, Italy

Strahovská Knihovna, Prague, Czech Republic

Ing’s Garden:  Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts on Monday, August 19, 2019

Kai, our grandson, and his mother, came to visit us on Monday, August 19, 2019 during the afternoon. Kai went to the backyard garden; he saw a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.  He called me and his mother to see the butterfly.  This black swallowtail Butterfly was quite big and stayed about twenty minutes.  But the butterfly was so active moving around the garden and jumping to different butterfly bush flowers.  It went from one to the other so often that it made it difficult to capture the photographs.

In December 2014, I incorporated black swallowtail Butterfly photographs that I took during summer 2014 into my peace project.  The finished artwork for the Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards is shown below.   

Finished artwork of the Peace comments from Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards’ attendants on “What does Peace mean to you?” organized by Marissa Blodnik and Greg Walker on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Paul Robson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

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PBS News: July 28-30, 2019, ABC News (Australia), Al Jazeera English, DW News, TED Talks: why governments should prioritize well being?, Colossal: An Art Exhibition Benefiting Separated Families,  Rick Steves’ Iran, IRAN – Top 10 Iranian dishes, Aurora australis: Where to view the southern lights and how to photograph them

PBS NewsHour full episode July 30, 2019

PBS NewsHour Published on Jul 30, 2019

Tuesday on the NewsHour, questions about how sexual abuse is handled in the military as a general accused of assault is considered for a high-ranking position. Plus: The latest on separated migrant families, Democratic presidential hopefuls take the debate stage, giving juvenile offenders a second chance, book club reader questions, public schools and student lunch debt, and a special pizza oven. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Trump claims broad support among black Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJwQo… Army colonel calls nominee for vice chairman’s job a liar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciRIL… How the administration explains ongoing family separations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_2dq… Ahead of debate, 2020 Democrats release new policy proposals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwEj_… In Dallas, new ways to keep juvenile offenders out of jail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qflmb… Luis Alberto Urrea discusses ‘The House of Broken Angels’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v2ZU… Can schools avoid ‘lunch shaming’ and still pay the bills? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYn0h… The path to a more nutritious pizza, lit by laser beams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBwdf…

PBS NewsHour full episode July 29, 2019

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 29, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump continued his verbal assault on Baltimore, prompting outrage from members of both political parties. Plus: The immigration policy debate underlying the Trump-Cummings feud, what a staff shakeup means for U.S. intelligence, the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX, a politically polarized couple, Politics Monday and healing South Africa’s racial divide with food. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: Police look for motive in deadly Calif. shooting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv2J8… Why Trump’s verbal assault on Baltimore sounds familiar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saBTI… What we know about conditions in migrant detention centers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjRNf… How Trump and Dan Coats clashed over policy and personality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a0pE… Did FAA’s deference to Boeing compromise safety of 737 MAX? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewLM0… How Va. couple divided on Trump keeps relationship together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Ov3… Tamara Keith and Kimberly Atkins on Trump’s Baltimore attack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTlFO… Cooking to connection across South Africa’s cultural divide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aALhd…

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 28, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Jul 28, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, July 28, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence is stepping down, the Trump administration pushes ahead with a new asylum agreement with Guatemala, and mysterious fires destroy Iraq’s crops. Also, how a future with robots might look. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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Watch ABC News Live

ABC News (Australia)  Started streaming on Jul 6, 2019

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Al Jazeera English | Live

Al Jazeera English  Started streaming on Jun 1, 2019

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: https://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

DW News   Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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In 2018, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand established the network of Wellbeing Economy Governments to challenge the acceptance of GDP as the ultimate measure of a country’s success. In this visionary talk, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon explains the far-reaching implications of a “well-being economy” — which places factors like equal pay, childcare, mental health and access to green space at its heart — and shows how this new focus could help build resolve to confront global challenges.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

About the speaker

Nicola Sturgeon · First Minister of Scotland

As the first woman to hold the office of First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon is an important progressive and feminist voice in the governance of the United Kingdom.

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Mother & Child Vol. II

An Art Exhibition Benefiting Separated Families

Mother and Child Vol. II is a one-night-only gallery show and online exhibition whose proceeds will be donated to non-profits providing legal aid to families separated at the Southern border. Sugarlift is hosting this event for the second year in a row, in partnership with Colossal.

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Rick Steves’ Iran

Rick Steves’ Europe  Published on May 14, 2014

Rick Steves’ Travel Guide | Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he’s ever visited: Iran. In a one-hour, ground-breaking travel special on public television, you’ll discover the splendid monuments of Iran’s rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you’ll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.

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IRAN – Top 10 Iranian dishes

PressTV   Published on Nov 16, 2016

The delicious Iranian food you are about to see were carefully selected by Gisoo Misha Ahmadi as she came up with Iran’s top ten favorite dishes. Watch Live: https://www.presstv.com/live.html Twitter: https://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: https://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: https://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: https://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/presstv

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Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #37

CrashCourse  Published on Oct 5, 2015

If you’re like us, you love the sound of a brunch buffet. But not everything you eat at that glorious buffet is going to be turned into energy. Your body has to work with different forms of food in different ways. In this episode of Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology, Hank takes us through more about our metabolism including cellular respiration, atp, glycogenesis, and how insulin regulates our blood sugar levels. Anatomy of Hank Poster: https://store.dftba.com/products/crash… — Table of Contents Cellular Respiration converts glucose into ATP 2:03 Glycogenesis converts glucose to glycogen 3:26 Lipogenesis converts glucose into triglycerides 5:58 Insulin regulates blood sugar levels 5:22 *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Fatima Iqbal, Penelope Flagg, Eugenia Karlson, Alex S, Jirat, Tim Curwick, Christy Huddleston, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Today I Found Out, Avi Yashchin, Chris Peters, Eric Knight, Jacob Ash, Simun Niclasen, Jan Schmid, Elliot Beter, Sandra Aft, SR Foxley, Ian Dundore, Daniel Baulig, Jason A Saslow, Robert Kunz, Jessica Wode, Steve Marshall, Anna-Ester Volozh, Christian, Caleb Weeks, Jeffrey Thompson, James Craver, and Markus Persson — Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashC… Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr – https://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: https://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: https://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids

10 most healthiest foods for human body in the world – healthy food list and their benefits

Count Ten  Published on Apr 22, 2016

10 most healthiest foods for human body in the world These foods are easy to use and easy to find.Add these foods to your meals and get super healthy body which increase your immune system and prevent diseases. For more interesting videos Subscribe our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1q8… Follow us on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/1154694122856… 10 Foods for Brain Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suZ6P… top 10 healthy foods healthy food items boost immune system by eating healthy foods healthy foods in the world healthy foods all time healthiest foods you aren t eating healthy food names list of healthiest foods healthy food list healthy food items pictures healthy food items and their benefits

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Shop a Curated Art Collection to Support Immigrant Families
Today is the last day to shop Mother & Child Vol. II, a collection of work curated by Colossal and Sugarlift from talented artists around the world. All pieces have been generously donated, are framed, priced at $1,000 or less, and are ready to ship worldwide. 100% of sales proceeds benefit vetted nonprofits aiding families separated at the U.S. border.

Shop work by Faith XLVII, Li-Hill, Klone, Sonni, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio, Michael Meador, Amanda Scuglia, David de la Mano + more: MotherAndChild.Shop. Learn more about the show here and help us reach our $20,000 goal

Aurora australis: Where to view the southern lights and how to photograph them

By Sophie Colvin

Posted 13 Jun 2019, 4:51pm

Photo: The southern lights on full display south of Hobart in Tasmania. (ABC Open contributor: Beauty of Tasmania)

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If you’ve spent any time at all on a social media, chances are you’ve stumbled across some serious #TravelInspo in the form of swaths of ethereal-looking green and pink lights in the night sky.

While the northern hemisphere — we’re looking at you, Iceland, Norway and friends — may have a monopoly on the northern lights, there is no need to travel all that way if seeing the aurora phenomena is on your bucket list.

We have the southern lights, otherwise known as aurora australis, right here in our own backyard.

For the weather uninitiated, ABC Weather reporter Kate Doyle said the process could be compared to that used in neon lighting.

“The sun excites atoms of gas in the same way electricity is used to excite the atoms of gas in a neon tube,” she said.

“When the excited atoms come back down to earth, as it were, they release their energy in the form of mesmerising light.

“You could say the aurora occurs when the sun gets excited and busts out the party lights.”

Photo: Aurora australis lights up The Hazards mountain range on Tasmania’s east coast. (ABC Open contributor: Beauty of Tasmania)

Experiment, adjust and enjoy

We asked our audience to share some of the places they have captured aurora australis.

And while the lights are most visible and occur more regularly the further south you go, sightings are not limited to Tasmania.

To photograph aurora australis there are a few things you will need:

  • A clear night — the Bureau of Meteorology has a space weather page providing aurora predictions
  • Set up in a position looking south and away from city lights to avoid light pollution and flare
  • A tripod, camera, and wide-angle lens (ideally f2.8 or faster)

To increase your chances of capturing the aurora australis in all its glory:

  • Use a remote trigger with mirror lock to reduce camera shake — if you do not have a remote try using a timer on your camera
  • Shoot in raw format for better quality photos
  • Turn your manual focus to infinity — test this on a clear, non-aurora night to avoid disappointment
  • Set your ISO from 1,600 to 3,200 or greater if your camera has the capability
  • Set your exposure from 10 to 30 seconds — longer exposures will start to show stars as trails rather than dots

Keep in mind all of these settings will depend on the brightness of the aurora, so experiment, adjust, and enjoy the magic.

Bruny Island, Tasmania

Photo: An aurora australis lights up the sky on Bruny Island, south of Hobart. (ABC Open contributor: Bruny Island Photography)

Tasmanian photographer, Luke Tscharke, has been taking regular snaps of the state’s solar activity from Bruny Island, less than an hour’s drive south of Hobart.

“The clearest air in the world also provides for some of the clearest skies, and when the clouds stay away it provides an unobstructed view into the cosmos,” he said.

“There is little that can compare to nights such as these.”

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Photo: Cradle Mountain is silhouetted by an aurora australis. (ABC Open contributor Jai Moyle)

In the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness and far from any light pollution, Cradle Mountain made an incredible backdrop when Jai Moyle captured an aurora.

“Never will I see a night like this again,” he said.

Breamlea, Victoria

Photo: Aurora australis makes an appearance over Bancoora Beach in Breamlea, Victoria. (ABC Open contributor: Clint Conn)

Surrounding light pollution, and its more northerly location, can make it harder to see the aurora australis in areas like Breamlea in Victoria, but if there is enough cosmic activity and the aurora is big enough, you might just be in luck.

Augusta, Western Australia

Photo: The lights of aurora australis glow over the water at Augusta, WA. (ABC Open contributor: Michelle Peak)

Michelle Peak spotted aurora australis from Augusta in the far south-west of Western Australia in 2015.

“The first time I saw it it changed my whole outlook on life,” she said.

“I have been chasing those amazing southern lights ever since.”

Have you captured the southern lights? Share your photos with us here or by using the hashtag #ABCmyphoto on Instagram.

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Happy Mother’s Day, A stroll through Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, UN & More

Happy Mother’s Day, A stroll through Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces, PBS News, TED Talks, Click BBC, UN & More

🙂 Happy Mother’s Day Everyone 🙂

I produced the artwork above and below for Mother’s Day in 2015.  I happened to view these artworks again; I still like them.  So, I decided to post them again for this Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, 2019.  I took some of photographs of cherry blossom in the spring of 2015 at Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey and I incorporated the Japanese prints to form the artwork for this special day as we remember motherhood.

🙂 Have A Happy Mother’s Day Everyone 🙂

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2 expositions à découvrir :

Van Gogh, la nuit étoilée / Japon Rêvé, images du monde flottant

Jusqu’au 5 janvier 2020

2 exhibitions to discover:

Van Gogh, Starry Night / Japan Dreamed, Floating World Pictures

Until January 5, 2020

A stroll through Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces!

The Carrières de Lumières showcases the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), who painted during the last 10 years of his life more than 2000 paintings, now scattered throughout the world. On the 7000 sqm Carrières, this new visual and sound creation traces the intense life of the artist fascinated by the warm and colorful colors of Provence.

The clouds, suns and portraits of Van Gogh’s greatest masterpieces come alive on walls over 15 meters high and reveal the artist’s singular style. The exhibition evokes Van Gogh’s immeasurable, chaotic and poetic inner world through his most iconic canvases, from the Starry Night (1889) to the Sunflowers (1888) to his famous Bedroom painted in Arles. 1889.

Through a thematic tour, discover Van Gogh’s immense production which evolves over the years. The sun of Provence, which revolutionized its way of painting, illuminates the gigantic space of Quarries. The expressive brushstrokes and daring colors are revealed on the walls of Quarries, highlighting a permanent dialogue between the shadow and the light.
Travel through the different stages of his life and travel to the heart of his early works to the sunny landscapes and nocturnals of the South that revealed the artist we know today.

The visual and musical creation produced by Culturespaces and realized by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, highlights the chromatic richness of the greatest masterpieces of Van Gogh, set in motion thanks to the advanced technical equipment AMIEX ®.

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PBS NewsHour full episode May 10, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 10, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, trade talks between the U.S. and China conclude in Washington with no agreement reached, and President Trump hikes tariffs. Plus: How voters in Iowa feel about early campaign appearances from 2020 Democrats, Shields and Brooks analyze the week’s political news, the grisly trade of tiger trafficking and an unprecedented Rembrandt exhibition in Amsterdam. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

PBS NewsHour full episode May 9, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 9, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, the occurrence of another school shooting intensifies the debate about safety in the classroom. Plus: IPO values for ride-share companies, why some sports stars shun President Trump, an interview with House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler about the standoff over the Mueller report, how the Netherlands is reducing waste and “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Broadway.

PBS NewsHour full episode May 8, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 8, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, a showdown between the House Judiciary Committee and the Trump White House is heating up over the Mueller report. Plus: Iran says it will stop abiding by the provisions of a 2015 nuclear agreement from which the U.S. withdrew last year, what we’re learning about President Trump’s tax returns, Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney and inside a megafire.

Humans pushing 1 million species to brink of extinction, says UN report

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 6, 2019

A new UN report reveals the extent to which mankind is changing life on Earth. Written by an international panel of experts, it concludes that nearly a quarter of animal and plant groups are at risk of extinction, some within decades. William Brangham talks to one of the report’s authors, the National University of Mexico’s Patricia Balvanera, about what’s driving the changes and how to stop them. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 5, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on May 5, 2019

On this edition for Sunday, May 5, rocket attacks and airstrikes in a renewed Israel-Gaza conflict, the battle between the legislative and executive branches over the Mueller report, why an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to grow, and musician Joe Jackson celebrates his 40th anniversary tour. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces in the environment and return to him, helping him to construct an understanding of the space around him. In a rousing talk, Kish shows how this works — and asks us all to let go of our fear of the dark unknown.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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Daniel Kish · Perceptual navigation specialist

Daniel Kish expands the perceptual toolbox of both blind and sighted humans by teaching echolocation — the ability to observe our surroundings via sound.

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Take a walk with Daniel Kish as he uses flash sonar to navigate at TED2015 — and in his everyday life.

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Fake News and The Indian Elections – BBC Click

BBC Click   Published on Apr 24, 2019

Click looks at how social media is being used in the Indian elections. We explore the latest wave of AI techniques being applied to art and go to Japan to see how one company is hoping to make artificial shooting stars become a reality. Subscribe HERE https://bit.ly/1uNQEWR Find us online at www.bbc.com/click Twitter: @bbcclick Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBCClick

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Climate change: Fact or fiction? | Head to Head

Al Jazeera English   Published on May 16, 2016

Some scientists say the earth’s climate changes constantly and naturally, but the vast majority of them believe the current rise in global temperature is man-made, and could be catastrophic for the planet. But is all this but a case of extreme ‘climate alarmism’? Climate change sceptic Richard Lindzen is challenged on his view that concern about global warming is alarmist nonsense. More from Head to Head on: YouTube – https://aje.io/4a46 Facebook – https://facebook.com/AJHeadToHead Twitter – https://twitter.com/AJHeadToHead Website – https://aljazeera.com/headtohead

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The battle against climate change by Paul Kingsnorth – Docu

vpro documentary   Published on Apr 26, 2019

Humanity has lost the battle against climate change. That is what Paul Kingsnorth thinks. The former environmental activist believes that we can´t stop climate change anymore. How should we live on knowing that climate change is a fact that can´t be denied anymore? A documentary that gives thinker and writer Paul Kingsnorth the time to explain how humanity still can be hopeful although the battle against climate change in his eyes has been lost. Former environmental activist and writer Paul Kingsnorth has withdrawn to Ireland on a unspoilt part of the earth. You could say that he lives now at the end of the world. A portrait of an end-time thinker who nevertheless does not give up hope and continues to believe in the power of nature. Thinker and writer Paul Kingsnorth stood early on the barricades as a conservationist. He resisted the insatiable hunger of the globalized world for more land, resources and things in England and on the other side of the world in Papa New Guinea. Kingsnorth was one of the leaders of the environmental movement and reached a large international audience with its passionate speeches. But at some point, he came to terms that he had to revisit his belief that humanity could save the world. In his bundled essays “Confessions of a recovering environmentalist” (2017) he describes how some weak-kneed accountants of this world hollowed out the green movement from the inside and exchanged the barricades for ties and conference tables. Limiting CO2 emissions became the new gospel because it was measurable and countable. But according to Kingsnorth, that is an illusion. He thinks that in his victory rush, the green movement of today exchanges the remaining wild nature for a wind or solar panel farm. The battle is lost. Kingsnorth withdrew with his family to the Irish countryside to live self-sufficient. He founded the “Dark Mountain Project” in which writers, poets and artists are looking for a different view of the end of the world, based on the connection between man and nature. He exchanged his clenched fist and protesting voice for an inner, literary search for the question of what makes us human and what our place is on this magical planet. Original titel: De aarde draait door Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2018. © VPRO Backlight December 2018 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0… VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetr… VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off’s: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLr… www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Tomas Kaan Research: Henneke Hagen Camera: Gregg Telussa Sound: Benny Jansen Edit: Sonja ten Boom Pictures research: Nina Huisman Online Editor: Erik van den Berg Production: Marie Schutgens Commissioning Ediotrs: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.

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TRT World   Started streaming on Apr 22, 2019

At TRT World we’re building a global community focused around change. We’re looking beyond the headlines to drive meaningful conversations that empower. We want to connect people across the globe to issues that matter. We explore the reality behind the hashtags and the people behind the statistics. We will seek to unpack the issues behind each story. #TRTWorld #BreakingNews Subscribe: https://trt.world/subscribe Facebook: https://trt.world/facebook Twitter: https://trt.world/twitter Instagram: https://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: https://trt.world

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

DW News   Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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Michigan-based photographer Vincent Brady uses an elaborate 4-camera rig and lots of software to capture what he calls Planetary Panoramas. These are somewhat similar to the tiny planet videos we’ve seen the last few months, but the results are quite a bit more dramatic. He shares about his technique:

While experimenting with different photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, I was shooting 360 degree panoramas in the daytime and long exposures of the stars streaking in the sky at night. It suddenly became clear that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph I created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. Thus the images show the stars rotating around the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth. Each camera is doing nonstop long exposures, typically about 1 minute consecutively for the life of the camera battery. Usually about 3 hours. I then made a script to stitch all the thousands of these panoramas into this time-lapse.

You can learn more about how Brady makes these and see more of his photography over on his website. (via Colossal Submissions)

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The Last Day Posts of Ing on Google+ Site April 1,2019 Part 2

  The Last Day Posts of Ing on Google+ Site April 1, 2019 Part 2

 Google + closed their operation on April 2, of this year, 2019.  It is more than one week now.  The more time goes by, the more I miss people who followed my google + site, and people that contributed their time to post their work in different communities.  I decided to present on my website, the contents of last day of posts on my Google+ site, which I had been shared from other members of my community and other Google+ communities.

It is to remind me of human interaction and relationships around the world.  Even though I did not see them in person, communication and participation with their ideas, and work, can interconnect our feeling of kinship.  I wish all of them the best, and hope we may meet again in the future.  The lesson one learns is that we need more interactions and communications between all humans around the world to be able to find kinship with one another.  This communication can help reduce human conflict and war that occurs around the world, now, and in the future.

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Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts  Gandhi Peace and Nonviolence for the World

PBS NewsHour full episode April 15, 2019PBS NewsHour

Published on Apr 15, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, fire engulfs the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Also: Violent weather rips through parts of the South, the response to President Trump’s attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang describes his policy proposals, the week ahead on Politics Monday, a comeback victory by Tiger Woods, and Yo-Yo Ma on the power of culture. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: https://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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(28th meeting) Intergovernmental Conference on marine biodiversity of areas

beyond national jurisdiction – Second session (25 March -5 April 2019)
1 Apr 2019 –  The Intergovernmental conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction will address the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, in particular, together and as a whole, marine genetic resources, including questions on the sharing of benefits, measures such as area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, environmental impact assessments and capacity-building and the transfer of marine technology.
– Background information and related documentation for the Conference, including the President’s aid to negotiations, are available on the website of the Conference.
– Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least 1 hour(s) in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred. The date of the meeting and the agenda item should be indicated in the heading of the statement and in the subject line of the e-mail. The statements will be posted on the PaperSmart portal after delivery. Delegations are kindly reminded to provide 20 hard copies of the text for the technical services no later than 1 hour(s) before delivery of the statement.
– The list of side events is available on the website of the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
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(28th meeting) Intergovernmental Conference on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction – Second session (25 March -5 April 2019)

Daily Press Briefing: Financing for Development, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Cyclone Idai, Honour Roll

15 Apr 2019 – Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

Highlights

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grateful for another week I wish you all to win I also want to thank the affection of your unconditional love relevant and tell you how important they are to me
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Thanks to all members of this amazing Community. I feel sad. But I send every member a lot of happiness.

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The Beauty of Mount Fuji, Japan.

 

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 Finished “Peace” artwork 14
Shadow of peace and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards’ attendants, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” organized by Marissa Blodnik and Greg Walker on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Paul Robson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Links to Ing’s Peace Project and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards page, and Finished Artwork of Essex County 4-H Peace Comments page:
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/11/28/ings-peace-project-and-essex-county-4-h-scholarship-awards/
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/12/07/finished-artwork-of-essex-county-4-h-peace-comments/

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 Finished “Peace” artwork 14
Shadow of peace and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards’ attendants, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” organized by Marissa Blodnik and Greg Walker on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Paul Robson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Links to Ing’s Peace Project and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards page, and Finished Artwork of Essex County 4-H Peace Comments page:
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/11/28/ings-peace-project-and-essex-county-4-h-scholarship-awards/
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/12/07/finished-artwork-of-essex-county-4-h-peace-comments/

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 Finished “Peace” artwork 14
Shadow of peace and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards’ attendants, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” organized by Marissa Blodnik and Greg Walker on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Paul Robson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Links to Ing’s Peace Project and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards page, and Finished Artwork of Essex County 4-H Peace Comments page:
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/11/28/ings-peace-project-and-essex-county-4-h-scholarship-awards/
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/12/07/finished-artwork-of-essex-county-4-h-peace-comments/

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 Finished “Peace” artwork 14
Shadow of peace and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards’ attendants, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” organized by Marissa Blodnik and Greg Walker on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Paul Robson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Links to Ing’s Peace Project and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards page, and Finished Artwork of Essex County 4-H Peace Comments page:
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/11/28/ings-peace-project-and-essex-county-4-h-scholarship-awards/
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/12/07/finished-artwork-of-essex-county-4-h-peace-comments/

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To Google+ Family: Thank you for sharing all your creative and wonderful posts. Good luck for the future. May peace be with you and your family always.
All the best,
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Shadow of peace and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards’ attendants, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” organized by Marissa Blodnik and Greg Walker on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Paul Robson Center, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Links to Ing’s Peace Project and Essex County 4-H Scholarship Awards page, and Finished Artwork of Essex County 4-H Peace Comments page:
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/11/28/ings-peace-project-and-essex-county-4-h-scholarship-awards/
https://ingpeaceproject.com/2014/12/07/finished-artwork-of-essex-county-4-h-peace-comments/

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The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever………
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Rafael Dueñas, nace en Granada en 1971. Artista polifacético que ha volcado sus preferencias por la ciudad de Granada y en especial por la Alhambra, sus palacios, fuentes, jardines, etc. y por la recreación libre de escenas basadas en sus cuentos y leyendas.

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Spices and herbs can do a lot more than add pizzazz to your cooking — they can also promote heart health, fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and more. Here are nine super spices and herbs that are good for you and taste good, too.

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‘What would life be if we didn’t dare to take things in hand?’, wrote Vincent to his brother Theo in 1881. #MondayMotivation How do you get your week off to a good start? Self-portrait as a Painter, Vincent van Gogh (1886) #VanGoghReflects #VanGoghMuseum #Amsterdam #VanGogh #Art

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Google+ is no longer available for consumer (personal) and brand accounts

From all of us on the Google+ team,
thank you for making Google+ such a special place.

What happened to Google+?

In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019.

Other Google products (such as Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive, YouTube) were not shut down as part of the consumer Google+ shutdown and you can continue using those products. The Google Account you use to sign in to these services will remain. Note that photos and videos already backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted. Learn more

What happened to my Google+ content?

We are in the process of deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts and Google+ pages. This process will take a few months to complete, and content may remain through this time. In the meantime, if you previously created content on Google+, you may be able to download and save your remaining Google+ content and delete your Google+ profile. You may also be able to view and delete your remaining Google+ activity.

If I also use Google+ with my G Suite account, for example at work or school, how will I be impacted?

Google+ for G Suite will continue as a way for people across an organization to have discussions. Learn more about how we’re continuing our investment in Google+ for G Suite.

If you’re not sure if your organization uses G Suite, you can check here. G Suite customers may see some changes to Google+ features related to the consumer Google+ shutdown. You can find more details here or you can talk to your G Suite administrator to learn more.

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Hypnotic New Kinetic Sculptures by Anthony Howe

January 15, 2016

Christopher Jobson

 

Di-Octo. All stainless steel kinetic wind sculpture. Silent operation. 25’6?h x 10’w x 4’6?”d (7.8m h x 3m w x 1.4m d) 1,600lbs (725kg)

Artist Anthony Howe (previously) continues to amaze with his gargantuan kinetic sculptures powered by wind or motors that cycle continuously through hypnotic motions that resemble something between the tentacles of an octopus and an alien spacecraft. Weighing up to 1,600 lbs (725kg), each artwork is first built digitally to test how it will move and react to the force of wind once fabricated in the real world. Seen here are three new sculptures titled Di-Octo, In Cloud Light III, and Switchback. You can see more recent work in his portfolio.

see more recent work in his portfolio.

For more information please visit the following link:

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/01/hypnotic-new-kinetic-sculptures-by-anthony-howe/

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