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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Democrats’ Healthcare Ambitions Meet The Truth Of Divided Federal Government

Democrats’ Healthcare Ambitions Meet The Truth Of Divided Federal Government

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a speech Thursday to the new Congress that Democrats want "to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices and protect people with pre-existing medical conditions." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a speech Thursday to the new Congress that Democrats…
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…
Samoan Government To Close Its Offices Amid Measles Crisis That Has Left 53 Dead

Samoan Government To Close Its Offices Amid Measles Crisis That Has...

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, pictured in 2018, pleaded with the public not to turn to "alternative cures" for measles. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, pictured in 2018, pleaded with the public not to turn to "alternative cures" for…
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…
NORAD nonetheless monitoring Santa regardless of authorities shutdown

NORAD nonetheless monitoring Santa regardless of authorities shutdown

About 1,500 volunteers answer questions about where Santa is every year.  Dennis Carlyle Ever wonder how Santa feels about data privacy and being tracked in the lead-up to Christmas Day? Well this year he's not catching a break, even despite the partial government shutdown that started Saturday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, the organization…
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…
Dismal pictures reveal closed Washington, DC monoliths and tourist attractions as the federal government shutdown continues

Dismal pictures reveal closed Washington, DC monoliths and tourist attractions as...

Washington, DC, has been a bit quieter the last few days as a partial government shutdown now enters its second week. During this time, hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been put on furlough, with some choosing to work without pay. While many national parks, museums, and attractions have attempted to remain open, Wednesday…
EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult to tighten them

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult...

Enlarge / Smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required coal plants to add…
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…
Federal Government Plans Remarkable Growth Of Migrant Kid Shelters

Federal Government Plans Remarkable Growth Of Migrant Kid Shelters

Congress passed a bill last week that would allocate $3 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services to improve and expand its shelter network. Cedar Attanasio/AP hide caption toggle caption Cedar Attanasio/AP Congress passed a bill last week that would allocate $3 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services to improve…

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