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Political Leaders, Federal Government Agencies Fight Over Payments Connected To Opioid Epidemic

Political Leaders, Federal Government Agencies Fight Over Payments Connected To Opioid...

A 5ml dose of liquid oxycodone, an opioid pain relief medication, sits on a table in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2019. During the opioid epidemic, roughly 218,000 Americans have died from overdoses tied to prescription pain pills, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty…
Federal expense would permit tidy energy business to structure like oil business

Federal expense would permit tidy energy business to structure like oil...

Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), the structure currently allows fossil fuel companies…
The Federal government Is Severe About Producing Mind-Controlled Defense

The Federal government Is Severe About Producing Mind-Controlled Defense

DARPA, the Department of Defense's research arm, is paying scientists to invent ways to instantly read soldiers' minds using tools like genetic engineering of the human brain, nanotechnology and infrared beams. The end goal? Thought-controlled weapons, like swarms of drones that someone sends to the skies with a single thought or the ability to beam…
Senate reintroduces expense to assist innovative nuclear innovation

Senate reintroduces expense to assist innovative nuclear innovation

Enlarge / The Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee. Last week, a bipartisan group of 15 US senators re-introduced a bill to instate the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), which would offer incentives and set federal goals for advanced nuclear energy. A smaller group of senators originally introduced the bill in September of last…
Judge states Trump can’t re-open Arctic waters that Obama near drilling

Judge states Trump can’t re-open Arctic waters that Obama near drilling

Enlarge / United States, Alaska, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Kaktovik, frozen lagoon and sea, pack ice formation. Getty Images On Friday, a federal judge ruled that President Trump could not re-authorize drilling in Arctic waters after President Obama removed those waters from drilling in 2016. If the Alaskan judge's ruling withstands appeal, it would mean…
Home Democrats present costs to keep the United States in the Paris Contract

Home Democrats present costs to keep the United States in the...

Enlarge / The Capitol Building in Washington DC. On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) in announcing the Climate Action Now Bill, which is intended to stop the United States from exiting the Paris Agreement. President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the Obama-era agreement in 2017, saying that…
Huawei’s war with America simply increased a level, with the Chinese business preparing to take legal action against the United States federal government

Huawei’s war with America simply increased a level, with the Chinese...

In a new twist in the Huawei-US political saga, the Chinese phone giant is getting ready to sue the US government. Citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, The New York Times reports that Huawei will file a lawsuit later this week in the Eastern District of Texas, where the company's US offices are…
It might take 300 years for Joshua Tree National forest to recuperate from the federal government shutdown

It might take 300 years for Joshua Tree National forest to...

Few national parks have been hit harder by the government shutdown than Joshua Tree, an 800,000-acre protected area in Southern California known for its rocky landscape and stunning throng of centuries-old trees. In 2017, the park attracted around 2.9 million visitors, marking a continuous climb over the last several years. With the majority of park…
DHS: Numerous United States gov domains struck in severe DNS pirating wave

DHS: Numerous United States gov domains struck in severe DNS pirating...

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an emergency directive ordering administrators of most federal agencies to protect their Internet domains against a rash of attacks that have hit executive branch websites and email servers in recent weeks. The DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued the directive on Tuesday, 12 days after security…
Troubling images reveal national forests and monoliths overruning with trash as the United States federal government shutdown continues

Troubling images reveal national forests and monoliths overruning with trash as...

As the US endures the second week of a partial government shutdown, national parks have taken a major hit. With few rangers or staffers to clean toilets or pick up trash, parks in the American West have started to overflow with garbage and feces. Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California threatened to close to…

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