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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2016, 06:42:22 PM »
US Gymnast Could Dominate Olympics

She's vaulting past the competition. Heading into August's Summer Games in Rio, 19-year-old Texan Simone Biles is easily the world's finest gymnast, nailing a record three straight World Championships. Biles - whom  OZY first told you about in 2014 - has an easygoing style and is one of the sport's few Black competitors. She's taking advantage of a new scoring system that goes beyond the "perfect 10" to award extra points for difficulty, adding to the excitement and tears that make gymnastics one of the most-watched Olympic contests.

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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2016, 06:54:31 PM »
U.S. defense chief proposes Asia-Pacific 'security network.

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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2016, 06:55:19 PM »
U.S. Lead Contamination 'Cheats' Pervasive

Suffer the little children. That's what scientist Marc Edwards thinks every time he hears municipal water officials - like the ones he exposed in Washington, D.C., and Flint, Michigan - are concealing lead contamination. Now a Guardian newspaper investigation shows that 33 cities in 17 states used "cheats," including pre-flushing pipes and discarding bad results, to make water seem cleaner than it is. Some cities blamed unclear directives from the EPA, but Edwards says that if cities like Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia can't be trusted, "Who amongst us is safe?"

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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2016, 10:09:07 PM »
The Friendly New Nuclear: Molten Salt Reactors
Could this power new debate? After catastrophic accidents like Fukushima and Chernobyl, nuclear energy's become unpopular. But in the face of climate change, some are betting on technology that dissolves nuclear fuel in molten salt, producing higher temperatures with lower pressure and reduced fallout risk. Originally conceived in the 1950s, it was shelved for not producing weapons-grade material. Now Bill Gates has money in it, while China and the U.S. are even collaborating on development - but it's unlikely to take off until it becomes as cheap as coal.

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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2016, 03:16:32 PM »
Oklahoma Police Can Seize Assets With a Card Reader


The long arm of the law is going digital. The Sooner State's cops are now armed with Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machines, which can seize money from a suspect's bank account or prepaid cards on site - and on a hunch. Thanks to controversial civil asset forfeiture, officers can hold money they believe was used in crimes before a conviction, placing the burden on the suspect to prove the money is legit. Cops say the machines can combat identity theft, but legislators may move to restrict forfeitures.

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2016, 03:26:16 PM »
How the Bernie Revolution Can Still Change America

Better to Bern out than to fade away? Pressure is mounting for Bernie Sanders to step aside. But he's campaigning today in Washington, D.C., where he'll also meet with Obama just days after Hillary Clinton clinched enough delegates for the Democratic nomination. Tremors will still be felt in November, when Sanders' backers may stay home, support a third-party candidate or even back the Donald. Arun Chaudhary, Sanders' creative director, says the senator's lasting impact could come from creating a progressive grassroots movement from the ashes of his insurgent campaign.

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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2016, 09:28:31 PM »
50 killed, 53 injured in Florida gay club shooting

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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2016, 04:05:12 PM »
Forty Percent of American Woman Are Obese


Fat lot of good news this is. Bellies are growing across the U.S., with some figures showing more than two-thirds of American adults now fit into the overweight and obese categories. A new study shows that while men's obesity rates have plateaued at 35 percent, numbers and waistbands continue to expand for women, a whopping 40 percent of whom are now obese. Experts say the scales tipped significantly between 2005 and 2014, leading many to ponder whether an obesity-busting collaboration with the food industry should be added to the menu.

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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2016, 06:48:49 PM »
   US Diplomats' 'Dissent Cable' Urges Airstrikes Against Assad

There's dissent in the ranks. More than 50 State Department officials involved with policy in Syria have sent a memo asking President Obama to consider using military strikes to force Bashar Assad's regime to negotiate. While the U.S. has limited its involvement to campaigns against ISIS, the cable warned that unless decisive action is taken to end Syria's five-year civil war, the humanitarian challenges could become insurmountable. While the number of signatures on this dissent cable is highly unusual, Obama hasn't shown any signs of changing course.

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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2016, 06:55:26 PM »
Orlando Attack Puts America on Edge

There's no end to the pain. Last Sunday's killing of 49 people at a gay nightclub was America's worst mass shooting by a single gunman, and possibly the most divisive. For President Obama and others, it shows the urgency of enacting gun control and protection for the LGBT community. For Donald Trump and his supporters, the shooter being the son of Afghan immigrants justifies curbing Muslim immigration. As investigators probe Omar Mateen's motives, they're weighing charges against his wife, Noor Salman, for failing to alert authorities to his deadly intentions.