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AP finds hot records falling twice as often as cold ones

AP finds hot records falling twice as often as cold ones

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows.
The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the Lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920 and counted how many ... (full story)

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK'd for dinner

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK'd for dinner

COLUMBUS (AP) — Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say.
The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an important step toward u ... (full story)

Buy Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Why social movements like #MeToo seem to come out of nowhere

(THE CONVERSATION) Many of history’s revolutions and social movements have emerged with little or no warning. Even those leading the charge are often taken aback, even stunned, when they succeed.
Alexis de Tocqueville reported that no one foresaw the French Revolution in 1789. Vladimir Lenin was amazed by the success and sp ... (full story)

KWW names Matejkovic as diversity and inclusion officer

AKRON––Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC, a boutique labor and employment law firm representing management exclusively, recently named Margaret A. Matejkovic as the firm’s first diversity and inclusion officer.
“Kastner Westman & Wilkins is committed to maintaining a culture where diversity and inclus ... (full story)

Death penalty moratorium in California – what it means for the state and for the nation

(THE CONVERSATION) Both celebration – and ire – followed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement of a moratorium on the death penalty in California.
California’s 737 death row inmates constitute more than a quarter of the national number. Keeping them on death row costs US$150 million a year more than sentencing ... (full story)


AP analysis: Partisan mapmaking advantage grew in Ohio

AP analysis: Partisan mapmaking advantage grew in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — A political mapmaking process controlled by Ohio Republicans proved nearly impenetrable to Democrats' efforts during the 2018 elections, an Associated Press analysis has found, delivering results that allowed the GOP to retain sizable majorities even in the face of an upswing in Democratic votes.
The analysi ... (full story)

New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The government of New Zealand announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that killed 50 people.
An immediate sales ban went into eff ... (full story)