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News Summary – June 29, 2015

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Some of these stories were found on my news wire:

Fracking banned in New York state;

BIS: ‘There is no defense available to counter the next financial crisis’;

Leaking methane cancels out environmental benefits of using natural gas;

Monsanto still pursuing Syngenta takeover;

‘Pregnancy router’ raises questions about wi-fi radiation, safety for infants, children;

Officials still don’t know location of melted Fukushima nuclear fuel;

Yet another warning about Artificial Intelligence computers ending human existence

News Summary – June 24, 2015

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Several of these stories come from my curated news wire:

Pentagon declares journalists considered “unprivileged belligerents” are legitimate war targets.

Over 2500 dead from heatwaves in India and Pakistan since May.

Russia overtakes Saudi Arabia as China’s main oil supplier.

New Ebola patients rattle Sierra Leone as it struggles to get to zero cases.

Obama backtracks on promise for more transparency in drone operations, control.

News Summary – June 23, 2015

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Some of these stories were found in my curated newswire:

Google Chrome browser auto-download of a feature that allows for remote listening.

Canadian parliamentary committee concerned about wifi, cell phone radiation risks.

Higher death rates evident in areas where air pollution is only 1/3 of what EPA declares safe.

IUCN says species declines still outpacing conservation victories.

Genetically engineered ‘Jellyfish Sheep’ accidentally enters French food system.

Who are the biggest hackers in the world? The U.S. & U.K. governments.

News Summary – June 22, 2015

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Some of these stories were found in my curated newswire:

Home sales and prices are surging, with prices near their 2006 peak. Will it continue or is this a sign or a bubble ready to burst?

Roughly half of the U.S. population is overweight, but within that group, more people are now considered obese than just merely overweight.

In Poland, drones will deliver abortion pills to women.

Authoritarianism rising as democracy declines in over half of United Nations’ member states.

Climate scientists confirm that a ‘new normal’ exists the state of the atmosphere and the weather that it is capable of creating.

Proposed (U.S.) legislation would “authorize the creation of a federal database of all college students, complete with their personally identifiable information, tracking them through college and into the workforce, including their earnings, Social Security numbers, and more.”