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jayinslee-082219.jpg Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced he is dropping out of the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Inslee, who made combating climate change the centerpiece of his campaign, revealed his decision in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Wednesday night.

iethalinjection-aug22.jpg Texas carried out its fourth execution this year on Wednesday, when 48-year-old Larry Swearingen, convicted of raping and murdering a teenage college student, was put to death by lethal injection. Swearingen is the 12th inmate to be executed in the United States in 2019. Swearingen was executed at the state prison in Huntsville Wednesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers

killerrobot-aug22.jpg Microsoft and Amazon are named among the world's "highest risk" technology companies that have the potential to develop killer robot which might be putting the world at risk, says a report based on surveying major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. Dutch NGO Pax surveyed 50 companies from 12 countries, all working on big tech, hardware, Artificial Intelligenc

railprojects-aug22.jpg The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has granted more than $272 million to improve railroad infrastructure in 10 states. Funding is provided through FRA's Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program, or SOGR Program. It provides funding to repair,...

drinkingwater-aug22.jpg The World Health Organization said the current levels of microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose health risks. The UN health agency reached this conclusion in its first report on the issue on the basis of the finding that larger and micro plastic particles pass through the human body without being absorbed. However, since the findings were based on "limited information", WHO called

jamesbond-aug21.jpg The producers of the 25th official James Bond film have announced the title - 'No Time To Die.' Daniel Craig will return to play the 007 spy for the fifth and the last time. The title was released by James Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who have co-produced the last eight Bond films. In No Time To Die, the 49-year-old star plays the role of a secret agent who left active

trumpgreenland-aug21.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump canceled what was considered an important state visit to Denmark, over the Scandinavian government's opposition to his proposed interest in buying Greenland. Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory located in North American continent between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Only a small population of around 60,000 lives in the island, where most of its land su

amazonorestfire-aug21.jpg Brazil's space research agency has raised alarm over the raging widfires that continue to destroy the Amazon, the largest rain forest in the world. A new report published by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said its satellite data shows 83 percent rise in wildfires in the country this year compared to the same period in 2018. INPE reported that a total of 72,843 fires were detect

Senator Bernie Sanders has called for the legalization of marijuana at the federal level in the U.S. On Sunday, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said on Twitter, "We must legalize marijuana nationally, expunge past marijuana convictions and ensure revenue from marijuana is reinvested in...

europa-082019.jpg NASA confirmed the next phase of "Europa Clipper" mission targeting the ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter, which is considered a prime target in the search for life beyond Earth. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and testing of the spacecraft and science payload. "We are all excited about the decision that moves the Europa Clipp

computerchip-aug20.jpg A Californian-based computer systems start-up company has unveiled what it claims to be the world's largest computer chip. The Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE), designed by Cerebras Systems, was developed for use in complex artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The mega chip, which is larger than a standard iPad, is 46,225 square millimeters in size, and contains more than 1.2 Trillion transist

cruisemissile-aug20.jpg The United States successfully tested a medium-range cruise missile after pulling out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. The cold war era treaty was a deterrent among the world's two super powers from proliferating such nuclear-capable weapons. The Trump administration withdrew from the treaty on August 2 accusing Russia of violating it. But Russia denied the charge.

whitehouse-aug19.jpg White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow dismissed concerns about a possible recession in the wake of volatile global bond markets last week, which is seen as a predecessor of recessions. "There is no recession in sight. Consumers are working. Their wages are rising. They are spending and they are saving," Kudlow said in a television talk show, "Fox News Sunday". Citing data showing 0.7 per cent

apple-aug19.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump said he discussed with Apple Inc.'s CEO Tim Cook about the impact of the U.S. tariffs on goods imported from China as well as the competition for Apple from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Cook reportedly warned Trump that the tariffs on Chinese imports would hurt Apple's business as the tech giant relies heavily on manufacturing in China.

Craft 1861, a maker of hemp cannabidiol or CBD technology and products, said it will partner with the World Boxing Council or WBC to develop a new line of co-branded CBD wellness products to be distributed globally. This venture is the largest and first co-branded line of products to be distributed...

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