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Burping cows are fueling the climate crisis. This company says it’s got a solution

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Cows produce beef, milk -- and a lot of methane. A byproduct of digestion, methane is produced from both ends of the animals, although over 90% enters the atmosphere via their burps. And that's a problem, because m...

Leaders spar at UN General Assembly amid global crisis

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World leaders gathered virtually Tuesday for this week's United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with the UN's historic 75th anniversary overshadowed by strongmen leaders, fraying relations and a sense of intensifyi...

This is the moment where the White House’s lack of credibility becomes an immediate crisis

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Americans awoke Friday morning to the news that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19, a deeply unsettling development sure to drive anxiety in every corner of the coun...

Protesters and vigilantes scuffle in Kyrgyzstan capital as political crisis festers

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Anti-government protesters scuffled with vigilante groups in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek overnight, after authorities in the Central Asian nation annulled parliamentary election results, local news website 24.kg...

Los Angeles will create unarmed crisis response teams for nonviolent 911 calls

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Los Angeles The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a proposal to create unarmed crisis response teams to respond to nonviolent emergency 911 calls, instead of Los Angeles Police Department ...

Iran Hostage Crisis Fast Facts

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Here's a look at the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, in which 52 US citizens were held captive for 444 days. Timeline 1978 - Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi's authoritarian rule sparks demonstrations and riots. January 16, ...

Walmart files lawsuit seeking to prove its pharmacists are not responsible for opioid crisis

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New York (CNN Business)Walmart on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the federal government asking a court to clarify that the company and its pharmacists were not responsible for the distribution of improper opioid pr...

The 8-year-old who fears adults can’t be trusted to fix the climate crisis

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John D. Sutter is a CNN contributor and a National Geographic Explorer. He is director of the forthcoming BASELINE series, which is visiting four locations on the front lines of the climate crisis every five years un...

New Jersey releases more than 2,200 eligible inmates under nation’s public health crisis sentencing law

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In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, more than 2,200 prisoners in New Jersey will be released on Wednesday under a new law. The law, passed by the state legislature in September, allows for sentencing credit...

Dozens wounded in Peru as protesters and police clash amid political crisis

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At least 27 people have been wounded in clashes between police and protestors as thousands of Peruvians took to the streets to demonstrate against the dismissal of President Martin Vizcarra, police and rights groups...

Peru’s Congress appoints new leader amid political crisis

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Peruvian lawmaker Francisco Sagasti is set to become the country's next interim president as violence, protest and political crisis grip the South American nation. On Monday, Sagasti was appointed as the new head o...

Sacramento County declares racism a public health crisis

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Sacramento County this week became the latest local government to declare racism a public health crisis. The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution that declared racism a...

Biden prioritizes climate crisis by naming John Kerry special envoy

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Washington President-elect Joe Biden on Monday appointed John Kerry as his special presidential envoy for climate, underscoring his commitment to tackling the global crisis and offering a symbolic rebuke to President...

Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges related to nation’s opioid crisis

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Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three federal criminal charges related to the company's role in creating the nation's opioid crisis. Purdue Pharma board chairman Steve Miller pleaded...

There is a hunger crisis in America this Thanksgiving

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It took just 10 minutes for Regina Status to pick up her Thanksgiving basket in front of her Bronx, New York, apartment. A last-minute delivery from Agatha House Foundation, a local food pantry, arrived just in time...

Venezuela election comes amid humanitarian crisis, hunger

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Caracas In some countries, voting is compulsory and failure to show up at the polls can be penalized, often with a fine. But in Venezuela the penalty can be more severe than most: If you don't vote, you don't eat. "F...

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