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Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia
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Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

Peruvian artists try to make chalk sidewalk murals popular again

 05/04/2017 - 05:58
Peruvian artists Christian Ventura and Amador Quispe pose next to their chalk painting in La Paz, Bolivia, May 3, 2017. EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ
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With the project, the Peruvians are hoping to promote pavement art in Bolivia.

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Peruvian artists Christian Ventura and Amador Quispe pose next to their chalk painting in La Paz, Bolivia, May 3, 2017. EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ

Richard Negrin wants a "community-based" DA's Office

 05/02/2017 - 16:22
Richard Negrín es el primer hispano en tener opciones reales de ganar una elección a nivel de toda la ciudad. 
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The former City's Managing Director proposes to give a comprehensive approach to the mission of the judicial body of Philadelphia. He says that the secret to reducing crime is working directly with people, in the city's neighborhoods.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Richard Negrin is the first Latino with a real chance of wining the city-wide elections.

Trump ending Michelle Obama's girls education program

 05/01/2017 - 15:51
Mrs. Obama delivers remarks on the Let Girls Learn initiative. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
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President Trump plans to end ‘Let Girls Learn,’ former first lady Michelle Obama’s girls education program, according to a Monday CNN report. 

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Mrs. Obama delivers remarks on the Let Girls Learn initiative. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Philly's Playground - The 2017 NFL Experience

 04/27/2017 - 16:24
The NFL Experience and the NFL Draft has returned in Philadelphia since the first draft took place in 1936.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Donald Trump to stick with free trade pact with Mexico and Canada – for now

 04/27/2017 - 04:41
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speaks during a press conference with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) in Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, 31 August 2016. EPA/JORGE NUNEZ

The President of the United States Wednesday agreed with his Mexican counterpart and Canadian Prime Minister to immediately begin renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement and not terminate it.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:30am
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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speaks during a press conference with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto (L) in Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, 31 August 2016. EPA/JORGE NUNEZ

Trump firmará hoy un decreto para limitar los visados a profesionales extranjeros

 04/18/2017 - 06:06
Members of the "Caravan Against Fear" , an activist group that fights against Trump anti-immigration policies in San Diego, California. EFE/David Maung
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El presidente, Donald Trump, firmará este martes una orden ejecutiva para imponer un escrutinio más riguroso a los peticionarios de la H-1B y en lugares de empleo con empleados que tengan esa visa, para confirmar que no hayan desplazado a trabajadores estadunidenses.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:30am
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Miembros de la "Caravan Against Fear" , una organización que informa sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes en la zona fronteriza entre Mexico y California.  EFE/David Maung

Trump to overhaul H-1B visa program that admits foreign workers

 04/18/2017 - 05:41
Members of the "Caravan Against Fear" , an activist group that fights against Trump anti-immigration policies in San Diego, California. EFE/David Maung
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The US President is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday reviewing high-skilled H-1B immigration visas to encourage hiring Americans.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:30am
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Members of the "Caravan Against Fear" , an activist group that fights against Trump anti-immigration policies in San Diego, California. EFE/David Maung

At least 36 ISIS militants killed in US 'mother of all bombs' attack

 04/14/2017 - 02:59
A GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb being prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center, Florida, USA, on Mar. 11, 2003. EPA/Department of Defense
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GBU-43/B device is the largest non-nuclear bomb US has used in combat.  The bombing killed at least 36 members of the Islamic State (IS) and also destroyed several important installations, the Afghan Ministry of Defense announced on Friday.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:45am
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A GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb being prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center, Florida, USA, on Mar. 11, 2003. EPA/Department of Defense

Shoot first and ask later

 04/07/2017 - 15:46
Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout
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During early hours of Friday (Damascus time), the United States government deployed a bombing to an airbase in central Syria.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:00am
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Moment of the launch of a self-guided missile from the destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) at an unspecified point on the Mediterranean Sea, early morning today, April 7, 2017. EFE / Seaman Ford Williams / US Navy / Handout

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