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The case for free tampons and pads in schools





Activists say menstrual products are a basic necessity that shouldn't require a long walk to the school nurse's office, and that providing them is key to removing the stigma of periods.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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If you want your holiday package to arrive on time, here are the deadlines to know





To all those holiday present procrastinators out there (you know who you are): Be sure to ship that holiday gift sooner rather than later to get those presents to their destination before December 25.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Sending the right message about the omicron variant is tricky





Scientists may not know for a couple weeks yet how risky the new coronavirus variant will be to public health. But getting out front now about what is known helps dispel misinformation, they say.

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Philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, wife of music exec. Clarence Avant, is fatally shot





Police are investigating the shooting of Jacqueline Avant, who was found shot in her Beverly Hills home early Wednesday. "I don't think it's a random attack, said police chief Mark Stainbrook.

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Alvin Lucier, inquisitive and innovative composer, has died at 90





Lucier changed the way we think about sound through monumental works like I Am Sitting in a Room and Music on a Long Thin Wire.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Former Ubiquiti dev charged for trying to extort his employer


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Former Ubiquity dev charged for trying to extort his employer


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Twitter photo-removal policy aimed at improving privacy sparks concerns over misuse





Twitter users may no longer share private videos or images of others without permission. Critics say the broad policy gives the company too much control over what's deemed in the "public interest."

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Northern Ireland collective wins the prestigious Turner Prize for art


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A collective from Belfast won the prestigious U.K. prize. Prize organizers said the work tackles "urgent social and political issues affecting Northern Ireland with humor, seriousness and beauty."

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Bulletproof hosting founder imprisoned for helping cybercrime gangs


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The mystery of where omicron came from — and why it matters





How did this new strain of the novel coronavirus evolve? Researchers are investigating various possibilities. One leading theory involves ... just one person.

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A different kind of COVID vaccine is about ready to roll





Protein subunit vaccines work by injecting people with a tiny portion of a virus. In the case of the COVID-19 vaccine, that tiny portion is the spike protein that the coronavirus uses to enter cells.

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Living robots made in a lab have found a new way to self-replicate, researchers say





Xenobots, a type of programmable organism made from frog cells, can replicate by spontaneously sweeping up loose stem cells, researchers say. This could have implications for regenerative medicine.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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This Supreme Court case could make abortion more restricted across the U.S.


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A Mississippi case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday could result in a major rollback of abortion rights. The state has just one remaining clinic that offers abortions.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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These women speak candidly about their abortions. Here's what they want you to know





In D.C. and across the country, people gathered by the thousands in coordinated rallies to demand reproductive justice for all. The main message? Everyone loves someone who's had an abortion.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Wildfires are erasing Western forests. #Climate #change is making it permanent.


source: https://grist.org/climate/climate-change-forest-loss/
The driving force here is that the rising global temperature is wiping out seedlings. In many spots around the U.S. West, summer temperatures are already high enough to cook young trees before they can develop thick protective bark. Others have become so dry that seedlings shrivel before their roots can grow deep enough to reach #groundwater. Both circumstances can thwart forest regeneration. Mature trees can survive in these areas long after they stop reproducing. But when fires wipe out these forests and seedings can’t get a foothold, they are replaced with grasses and dense #brush.
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Wildfires are erasing Western forests. #Climate #change is making it permanent.


source: https://grist.org/climate/climate-change-forest-loss/
The driving force here is that the rising global temperature is wiping out seedlings. In many spots around the U.S. West, summer temperatures are already high enough to cook young trees before they can develop thick protective bark. Others have become so dry that seedlings shrivel before their roots can grow deep enough to reach #groundwater. Both circumstances can thwart forest regeneration. Mature trees can survive in these areas long after they stop reproducing. But when fires wipe out these forests and seedings can’t get a foothold, they are replaced with grasses and dense #brush.
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#nature #crisis #warming #temprature #usa #fire #tree #forest #plants #future #news
 

Microsoft Defender scares admins with Emotet false positives


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As U.S. races to detect and track omicron, patchwork surveillance makes that tough





What's the U.S. doing to watch out for the omicron variant? Here's the work underway and the challenges that experts say may slow down the country's efforts.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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An FDA panel supports Merck COVID drug in mixed vote





If the Food and Drug Administration authorizes use of the drug, called molnupiravir, it would be the first oral COVID-19 treatment that could be taken at home.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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TV's Dr. Oz enters Pennsylvania's crucial Senate race on the GOP side





The celebrity surgeon, who has promoted questionable health advice to national television audiences, has thrown his hat into the ring to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ends as the third most active year ever





Hurricane Ida alone caused more than $60 billion in damages, making it one of the five most costly U.S. hurricanes on record since 1980. Forecasters ran out of names for a record second year in a row.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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3 students have been killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school


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At least six others were injured in the attack, including a teacher. Authorities arrested the suspect — a 15-year-old-sophomore — and recovered a semi-automatic handgun and several clips.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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What to know about the trial of Kim Potter, the ex-officer who killed Daunte Wright





Potter's lawyers say she mistook her handgun for her Taser earlier this year when she fatally shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black man. Her manslaughter trial will begin next week.

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Finland warns of Flubot malware heavily targeting Android users


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Conservationists flew 30 white rhinos to Rwanda in a huge operation to protect them





The roughly 2,000-mile journey took the rhinos to their new home in Akagera National Park, where advocates hope the animals will be able to establish a new breeding stronghold and evade poachers.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Stock selloff worsens on worries over omicron impact, Powell comments


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Stocks fell on Tuesday as investors weighed the potential economic fallout from the new coronavirus variant. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank could end its bond-buying early.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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African leaders condemn travel restrictions as omicron variant spreads globally





African nations are bristling at the restrictions imposed on them by rich countries — and say they are harmful to local economies and discriminate against countries in the region.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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