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Controversial Trump Environment Nominee Sworn Iin

(BBC) – US President Donald Trump’s nominee has been sworn in to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt, a fierce critic of the agency, was approved by the Republican-controlled

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‘NATO Obsolete’ Says Trump as He Suggests Russia Nuclear Deal

(SPACE DAILY) – President-elect Donald Trump, in remarks published on Sunday, described NATO as “obsolete” and suggested a deal with Russia that would reduce nuclear arsenals and ease sanctions on

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A Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-led Vaccine Commission Would Be Bad News

(WIRED) – THE INCOMING PRESIDENTIAL administration’s war against evidence-based policy-making has opened a new front. President-elect Donald Trump announced—or seemed to announce, anyway—that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., nephew of a

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Don’t Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan

(WIRED) – UNLIKE MANY OF her colleagues at NASA, Ellen Stofan never wanted to be an astronaut. She saw her first rocket launch at age four. It didn’t go well.

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This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

(WIRED) – 2015 WAS THE year the Federal Communications Commission grew a spine. And 2017 could be the year that spine gets ripped out.  By Klint Finley Over the past

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Will China Become a Leader on Global Climate Action?

(GIZMODO) – For the last few years, the United States has been a lukewarm leader on global climate action. Now, if President-elect Donald Trump keeps his campaign promises, it may

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Trump Looking to Drop Paris Climate Accords ASAP

(GIZMODO) – Donald Trump is a professional liar. Now that he is the President-elect with actual President-ing to do, he’s angling to make the United States a liar on the

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Fake Facebook News Had No Impact on Election

(GIZMODO) – On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disputed the suggestion that hoax news stories circulating on the social network affected the outcome of this year’s election, characterizing claims otherwise

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What Does Trump Win Mean for US Science?

(BBC News) – President-elect Donald Trump did not express many views about science and innovation on the campaign trail. But there are some clues to his positions on key issues.

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Financial Tech Startups Compete for Overlooked U.S. Immigrant Market

By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – For two decades, Noe Sanchez sent money from California to his father in Mexico City through storefront outlets of traditional remittance firms such

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