The TSA Found a Record Number of Guns at Airports in 2019

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Brazil Opens ‘Spectacular’ Antarctic Research Base — but Will It Get the Cash Needed to Fulfill Its Potential?

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NSA Reveals Major Flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 Code

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Raising the Minimum Wage by $1 May Prevent Thousands of Suicides

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Iranian Cyberattacks Feared After Killing of Top General

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Australian PM Defends His Response to Deadly Fires

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New Year’s Eve Sees Nationwide Gun Violence, Ending Record-High Year of Mass Killings

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Science Students, Teachers Get Times Square New Year’s Stage

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US Firms Are Forcing Workers to Train Their Own Foreign Replacements

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5 Green Reasons to Stay Hopeful as the Hottest Decade on Record Ends

Reading Time: < 1 minute 5 Major Trump Climate Rollbacks You Might Have Missed in 2019 (Mili)  From CNBC: “Major

Study Shows How Pollution, Climate Change Could Make Us Dumber

Reading Time: 2 minutes Colleges Are Turning Students’ Phones Into Surveillance Machines (Chris) The author writes, “Short-range phone sensors and

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

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Congress Could Fund Gun Violence Research for First Time in 20 Years

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Judge Dismisses Challenge to New York Law Allowing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

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Marathon Climate Talks in Madrid Sputter to a Close but Avoid Collapse

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US Border Officials Are Issuing Fake Court Notices to Keep Out Immigrants Who Have Won Asylum

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Why Liberal Satire and Conservative Outrage Are Both Responses to Mainstream Media — But With Very Different Powers

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Honolulu City Council Passes Ban on Single-Use Plastics in 7–2 Vote

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Texans on Southern Border Vow to Fight Trump’s Efforts to Take Their Homes for Border Wall

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Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 750,000

Invasive Grasses Are Fueling Wildfires Across the US (Chris) From the Conversation: “Some fires are occurring in areas that rarely

You’re Tracked Everywhere You Go Online. Use This Guide to Fight Back.

All New Cellphone Users in China Must Now Have Their Faces Scanned (Chris) From MIT Technology Review: “China’s government says

‘Bleak’ Outlook as Carbon Emissions Gap Grows: UN

Workers in Democratic Republic of Congo Made Impotent by Pesticide: Human Rights Watch (Mili)  The author writes, “Feronia, [a UK-funded

Why the 2020 Election Will Be Historic for Climate Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes Exposed: China’s Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm (Chris) From ICIJ:  “The China

Teen Used ‘Ghost Gun’ in California High School Shooting

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Stalled Weather Patterns Will Get Bigger Due to Climate Change: Study

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5 Facts About Fighting Climate Change by Planting Trees

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Venice Floods: Climate Change Behind Highest Tide in 50 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes Climate Change Intensifies Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Blooms (Gerry) From the Chicago Tribune: “Every year, an

Microsoft to Apply California Privacy Rules for All Users Nationwide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Judge Rules Against Suspicionless Search of Travelers’ Devices (Reader Steve) The author writes, “U.S. District Judge

Deadly Virus Spreads Among Marine Mammals as Arctic Ice Melts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fracking May Indeed Be Causing Earthquakes in Texas (Judy) From the Dallas Morning News: “Since Texas

Is Amazon an Even Bigger Threat to Privacy Than Facebook?

Reading Time: 2 minutes California’s Criminal Cops (Reader Steve) The author writes, “More than 80 law enforcement officers working today

These Are the Cities That Will Drown First as the Seas Rise

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Climate Change: A ‘Clear and Unequivocal’ Emergency

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Asia’s ‘Coal Addiction’ Must End, UN Chief Warns

Reading Time: 2 minutes How Gaggle Surveils Every Document, Email, Chat, and Picture That Students Create (Mili) From Buzzfeed News:

Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information

Reading Time: 2 minutes Government Officials Around the Globe Targeted for Hacking Through WhatsApp (DonkeyHotey) From Reuters: “Senior government officials