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"In a statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said preliminary reports indicated that the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply the brakes."

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The federal highway safety agency said that the driver of a Tesla on “autopilot” died in a crash in May, thought to be the first death in a self-driving car.
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"The Williams Institute is the same research group that produced a widely-accepted estimate five years ago. Its new number was drawn from a much larger federal database than it used to reach the earlier projection of 0.3 percent, or 700,000 people."

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The new figure is likely to raise questions about the sufficiency of services to support a population that may be larger than many assumed.
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"Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients.
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The organisations that data was stolen from are known to be based in Missouri, Georgia and the midwest. The attacker told Motherboard that he would not name the organisations, to give them a chance to pay up."

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Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients.
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"The Supreme Court on Monday struck down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to about 10 from what was once a high of roughly 40."

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Had the justices upheld the regulations, the number of abortion clinics in the state would have dropped to 10.
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"And as apps and websites, rather than legislative proposals or taxpayer-funded programs, the new services have so far sprung up beneath the political radar and grown through word of mouth, with little of the furor that has come to be expected in issues involving reproductive health."

Well, yeah, until the New York Times was on it. Now their cover is totally blown.

(Posted by Rowan M)

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Apps and websites that use telemedicine and other methods to offer prescriptions have sprung up with little of the furor expected in issues involving reproductive health.
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"One of the odder things about modern zoning codes as applied in much of the Northeastern United States is that they generally would prohibit the construction of existing neighborhoods that people live in and love."

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"Across Canada, ordinary citizens, distressed by news reports of drowning children and the shunning of desperate migrants, are intervening in one of the world’s most pressing problems. Their country allows them a rare power and responsibility: They can band together in small groups and personally resettle — essentially adopt — a refugee family."

The first third of this article had me choking up with pride at my mother country.

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How Canadian hockey moms, poker buddies and neighbors are adopting Syrians, a family at a time.
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“A car-park company cannot solve the underlying problem, which is men’s violence against women,” said Jonas Nilsson, the company’s head of car park security, “but we can take many measures to reduce people’s insecurity.”

City (and town) planning too often prioritizes the "typical" citizen, who turns out to be white, male, middle-aged, and able-bodied and who drives a car rather than bikes, walks, stands at a bus stop, or pushes a stroller.

By introducing simple changes, like plowing sidewalks and crosswalks around schools before streets, or allowing buses to make "night stops" letting just one passenger off between widely-spaced regular stops, urban officials can increase safety, improve business profits, and enable more people to use city services such as parks.

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Last year, councillors for the city of London, in Ontario, Canada, spent 90 minutes discussing a 12 word addition to a document. The contentious sentence read, “Consider a gender lens during the development and execution of new policies”.
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"New York University’s medical school has quietly shut down eight studies at its prominent psychiatric research center and parted ways with a top researcher after discovering a series of violations in a study of an experimental, mind-altering drug."

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The university and a federal investigation discovered a series of violations in the study of an experimental, mind-altering drug.
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"On Friday, President Obama formally recognized that history, declaring the Greenwich Village bar and its surrounding area the Stonewall National Monument, and creating the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the gay rights movement."

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Decades after the Stonewall Uprising, President Obama formally recognized the Greenwich Village bar’s role in the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights movement.
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"[W]omen often feel marginalized, especially during internships, other summer work opportunities, or team-based educational activities. In those situations, gender dynamics seem to generate more opportunities for men to work on the most challenging problems, while women tend to be assigned routine tasks or simple managerial duties."

In a report describing a recently published study from MIT's Susan Silbey and co-authors, group dynamics are identified as a new factor causing women to drop out of STEM programs at the undergraduate level. This peer-to-peer sexism is identified as an additional negative along with others previously studied (lack of mentors, etc.)

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Study: Group dynamics of teamwork and internships deter many women in the profession.
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"In December, after years of refusal by his conservative predecessor, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a long-awaited national inquiry into the disappearances and murders of indigenous women."

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an inquiry into a series of disappearances and murders, part of a promise to renew the country’s relationship with its indigenous citizens.
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