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Trump Will Sign Border Compromise To Avert Shutdown Along With Emergency Declaration

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Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET President Trump will support a border security funding compromise reached by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, averting a partial government shutdown early Saturday — but he also will declare a national emergency in order to build the wall he’s pushed for along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,… Read More

Senators Propose Bill To Develop Alzheimer’s, Dementia Action Plan

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Two state senators say Ohio needs to join all other states in developing a comprehensive plan to deal with rising numbers of residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia that are likely in the next few decades. “We have a runaway train coming at us. That train is fueled by demographics,” said Sen. Steve Wilson (R-Maineville). He… Read More

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EPA To Limit PFAS Chemical Contaminants Found In Some Ohio Valley Water Systems

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today said it will move forward with a series of actions to regulate toxic fluorinated chemicals, including proposing drinking water limits by the end of this year. In its long-awaited “PFAS Action Plan,” EPA laid out a series of actions to address the widespread contamination of fluorinated PFAS chemicals. Those… Read More

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EQT Gas Company to Pay $53M to Settle Lawsuit Over Royalties

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Court documents say the second-largest natural gas producer in West Virginia will pay $53.5 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit over royalty payments to residents and businesses. The deal’s terms were unsealed Wednesday. Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. agreed to pay the money to settle the suit brought for about 9,000 people… Read More

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Episode 048: Paleontologist and explorer Nancy Stevens talks about the adventure of science


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Paleontologist Nancy Stevens is a scientist but most of all, she says, she’s an explorer. Leading teams in Africa and other places, Nancy has discovered new fossil species from mammals to frogs. Some of her finds are groundbreaking, like the oldest fossil evidence of the split between Old World monkeys and apes. When on a… Read More