Governor, education officials to discuss future

The governor and education officials of Rhode Island are due to meet with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to discuss the future of education in the state. According to the chamber, Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo, Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green and the Chairwoman of the Rhode Island Education Board, Barbara S. Cottam, will all be …

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Dr Ulrich Klopfer: Thousands of foetal remains found in home

The remains of more than 2,000 foetuses have been found at the Illinois home of a former abortion doctor. The family of Dr Ulrich Klopfer discovered the remains while sorting through the doctor’s property after his death on 3 September. Dr Klopfer had a clinic in South Bend, Indiana, which closed down when his licence …

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10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

A weekend swim left a young girl fighting for her life when she contracted a brain-eating amoeba with a 97% fatality rate. The 10-year-old girl swam in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney in Bosque County near Waco over Labor Day weekend, according to a report. Then, on September 8, the girl “began having a …

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Debate opens new fronts on guns, Biden’s age in Democratic race

The latest Democratic debate threw up a rich haul of clashes, incidents, slow burning controversies and policy collisions that will help define the 2020 race in the weeks to come. Often, a debate’s impact only becomes clear in subsequent days, when exchanges that did not immediately resonate take on extra significance as the churn of the campaign does …

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Federal appeals court revives ethics lawsuit against Trump

A federal appeals court on Friday revived an ethics lawsuit against President Donald Trump that argues his business interests are conflicts of interest and violate the US Constitution.The lawsuit, the plaintiffs of which include a hotel operator and a group of restaurants, claimed Trump’s “vast, complicated and secret” business arrangements violate a constitutional provision, the …

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Astronomers spy a 2nd interstellar visitor

Astronomers are thrilled this week about a newly discovered object that appears to have come from interstellar space. The official confirmation that this object – labeled C/2019 Q4 – is interstellar has not yet been made, but if it is, it would be only the second such object detected. How exciting is that? First, there was only one …

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New Jersey is First in the US to Provide Arts Education For All Students

New Jersey is the first state in the country to enable access to arts education for all students, the 2019 New Jersey Arts Education Annual report says. The state has reached the benchmark for “universal arts education access”, meaning each one of its public schools provides some type of school-based arts instruction during the school day …

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Texas executes inmate in 2010 murder of elderly woman during crime spree

A Texas man was executed Tuesday evening for killing a 61-year-old grandmother a decade ago during an eight-day crime spree. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, died by lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was the sixth inmate executed in Texas this year. Nine more are scheduled. As per report he used his last words to address the …

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Vaping device CEO calls for government regulation of industry after sixth vaping-related death

Health officials in Kansas on Tuesday confirmed a 50-year-old woman died from severe respiratory illness related to vaping, making her the sixth fatality nationwide. “The patient had a history of underlying health issues and was hospitalized with symptoms that progressed rapidly,” according to Kansas State Epidemiologist Dr. Farah Ahmed. A report released last week from the U.S. Centers …

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Tennessee lawmaker says call to end higher education was a joke

A state lawmaker who made comments calling for the elimination of higher education on his conservative radio show says he wasn’t being serious, according to reports.  As per report Republican State Sen. Kerry Roberts, in his conservative radio show on Sept. 2, said he wanted to eliminate higher education because he blamed it for people …

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