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11 Jun
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Once climate change skeptic, new NASA chief Bridenstine wants Earth science to remain key agency mission

Newly installed NASA Administrator James Bridenstine said the agency will — and should — continue to monitor the Earth’s carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming, marking another break from many of the conservative lawmakers with whom he once served. Two weeks ...

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11 Jun
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Schools Without Rules: Private schools’ curriculum downplays slavery, says humans and dinosaurs lived together

Some private schools in Florida that rely on public funding teach students that dinosaurs and humans lived together, that God’s intervention prevented Catholics from dominating North America and that slaves who “knew Christ” were better off than free men who ...

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11 Jun
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The American Medical Association has long opposed assisted suicide. Is that about to change?

During his three decades as an emergency-room doctor, Bob Uslander had never written a prescription for a lethal dose of medication. But then he shifted to geriatric and palliative care, and in 2016, a patient suffering from the neurodegenerative disease ...

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11 Jun
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Mississippi Mayor Delivers Christian Prayer at Local High School Awards Ceremony

When Long Beach High School in Mississippi held its “22nd Annual Superintendent’s Academic Awards” this spring, the schedule included a speaking slot for Mayor George Bass. Specifically, Bass was scheduled to deliver a prayer, which is exactly what he did. Bass ...

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