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The president confirms a plan to expand one of the signature pieces of his immigration policy, in a move that could double the number of countries on the prohibited list.
Comedian, author and filmmaker Terry Jones has died at the age of 77 after suffering from dementia. As part of Monty Python, he was known for his drag characters, and for co-writing the “Spam” sketch.
New testing by the Environmental Working Group has identified the presence of toxic fluorinated chemicals, broadly known as PFAS, in the tap water of dozens of cities across the U.S. where contamination was not previously known. EWG, an advocacy organization that tracks environmental pollutants in consumer products, sampled water in 44 places between May and December… Read More
English singer, songwriter, and musician Nilüfer Yanya has been announced as one of the performers for the 2020 Nelsonville Music Festival, which will take place June 4-7, 2020. More artists will be announced on a day-to-day basis leading up the festival. You can find information on tickets right here.
The Polaroid camera bypassed the entire process of film development, thus providing photographers an immediate look at their work. Released for sale in 1948, the first version was an “instant” hit. Now, the museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is showcasing the intersection of technology and art. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of WGBH reports… Read More
Lawmakers who’ve wanted to stop the impending explosion in the number of school buildings where students will be eligible for the state’s largest private school voucher program say there’s a deal in the works. But parents and students already in the EdChoice program want it to stay and expand. The deal would potentially change the number… Read More
The common cold is, well, common. And the Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, that babies and older people can get after being around someone who appears to have a cold, is not new. But it’s the second leading cause of infant death. RSV cases, especially among babies, are increasing significantly. The Ohio Department of Health… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Department of Agriculture says it will continue operating its hemp program as a research pilot program for another year before transitioning to a commercial program. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said in a news release Tuesday that Congress gave state agriculture departments the option to continue pilot programs before submitting… Read More
Ohio Valley farmers planted more than 27,000 acres of hemp last year — about four times more than in 2018 — to cash in on a booming market for popular CBD products made from the crop. Yet with that growing boom, the price of CBD-rich hemp has crashed, dropping more than 75 percent in just… Read More
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump resumes Wednesday with House Democrats beginning their opening arguments. The House managers–seven Democrats who will serve as the “prosecutors” in the impeachment trial–will have 24 hours broken up over three days to present their case. The White House will then have the same amount of time to present… Read More