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"Many [West Frankfort residents] say they concur in principle with Mr. Trump’s wish to be more aggressive in blocking those who seek to sneak across the border. Things grew more tangled when principle met West Frankfort’s particular reality, in the form of Carlos."

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #unitedstates #illinois #government #immigration

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"As automation reduces the need for human labor, some Silicon Valley executives think a universal income will be the answer — and the beta test is happening in Kenya."

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #kenya #economy #poverty

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"Scientists have successfully decoded the genome of quinoa, one of the world's most nutritious but underutilised crops.
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Researchers believe the genetic code will rapidly lead to more productive varieties that will push down costs."

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #science #food

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"Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis.

The company behind it says a two-year trial, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, shows the gel works and is safe - at least in primates.

It hopes to have enough evidence to begin tests in men within a few years."

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #medicine #science

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"Last fall, Miller and Feaster became the first women to serve as full-time members of an N.C.A.A. Division I men’s hockey coaching staff when they were hired by their alma maters."

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #unitedstates #sports #gender

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Disturbing news from my homeland. Fellow Canadians, it's time to contact your MP!

"U.S. border guards would get new powers to question, search and even detain Canadian citizens on Canadian soil under a bill proposed by the Liberal government.
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C-23 would give a CBSA agent posted at a U.S. airport the right to prevent [a Canadian permanent resident] from boarding a flight to Canada. The resident would have the option to drive or find a ride to a land border, where their legal right to enter Canada would still apply."

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #canada #unitedstates #government 

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"Law students at the University of Manitoba are banding together with their peers across the country Saturday to end the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement.

The students are holding a research-a-thon and will draft legal memos as part of a nationwide bid to end the 2004 pact, which requires asylum-seekers to apply for refugee status in the first 'safe' country in which they arrive.

That means Canada must send back claimants entering the country via its land border with the U.S."

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #canada #unitedstates #government #immigration

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Today's news of the cute!

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #canada

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This was not an easy read, but a very worthwhile one.

"More and more refugees are making a dangerous trek north to Canada to escape a harsh new U.S. regime—risking life and limb."

(Posted by Rowan M)

#news #canada #unitedstates #government #immigration

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In a significant break with tradition, the New Yorker magazine has decided not to run a version of its typical anniversary cover. Instead, it came out featuring the cover image below, a direct reaction to the first weeks of the Trump administration and the salient anti-refugee order.

#politics #art #protest

Posted by DrWex
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