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Vice News journalist can't escape shadow of Charlottesville
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“‘It was just like this sense of, ‘Oh, they're everywhere.’”
New Charlottesville mayor vows to keep pushing ‘until it’s done right’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“Everybody’s gotta be open to pushing until it’s done, until it’s done well, until it’s done right.”
Spaceflight’s SmallSat Express rounds up more than 70 satellites for SpaceX launch
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
LOGAN, Utah — Seattle-based Spaceflight is confirming that it has more than 70 satellites from 18 countries signed up for launch on a first-of-its-kind dedicated rideshare mission, due to fly on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket by the end of the year. The dozens of spacecraft include two SkySat high-resolution Earth-imaging satellites from Planet, which are designated as the lead payloads. But there’ll also be more exotic payloads on board — including an art project that’s designed to shine in the night sky, and a satellite built by middle-schoolers to test the viability of bacteria in the vacuum of space. The current… Read More
President Trump Says GDP Growth Next Quarter Could Be 'In the 5s'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Donald Trump says he thinks gross domestic product growth in the next quarter “could be in the 5s” — that is, higher than 5 percent — as he hosts business leaders at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort.
Venezuela's President Accuses Opposition Leader of Links to Assassination Attempt
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Nicolas Maduro went on television Tuesday night to accuse one of Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leaders of being linked to a weekend assassination attempt using drones.
Rick Gates Is Pressed About Extramarital Affair and Embezzling During Paul Manafort Trial
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Lawyer Kevin Downing began his cross-examination with questioning Gates's 'lies'
Ohio special election, a referendum on Trump, is too close to call
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A race to fill an open House seat goes down to the wire.
Argentina Votes on Legalizing Abortion Tomorrow. Here's What That Means for Women's Rights Across Latin America
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Argentina has long been a leader in the region on human rights issues—and if it votes to legalize abortion, it could be the start of monumental change
Remains of Unidentified Boy Found During Raid of Makeshift New Mexico Compound
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Searchers found the remains of a boy after raiding a makeshift compound last week in search of a missing Georgia child, authorities said Tuesday.The remains were found Monday during a search in Amalia, near the Colorado border.
Docile or hostile?: 'Domestication' genes found in foxes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A six-decade breeding experiment with foxes designed to shed light on how wolves became dogs has led to the discovery of genes that favour tame or aggressive behaviour, scientists said Monday. Comparing the sequenced genomes of foxes selected across 50 generations for their friendliness towards people with another group bred for hostility uncovered dozens of telltale differences, including one gene in particular, they reported in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. "We were able to show that a specific gene" -- known as SorCS1 -- "does have an effect on behaviour, making foxes more tame," lead author Anna Kukekova, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, told AFP.
Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments, a judge ruled.
President Trump's 'space force' prepares for launch
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Donald Trump’s call for a “Space Force” may sound like something out of this world, but it’s set to come one step closer to reality this week when the Pentagon is expected to deliver to Congress its plans to strengthen the Defense Department’s space efforts. According to a White House official, Vice President Mike Pence will unveil the plan during a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday.
Charlottesville teen goes from targeting a statue to taking on the system
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Life’s been a lot busier for Zyahna Bryant since the events of Aug. 12, 2017. A year before, Ms. Bryant – then 15 – had started an online petition to remove the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park in downtown Charlottesville. It wasn’t her first foray into activism: she was just seven when her grandmother took her to campaign for Barack Obama.
Trump Tower meeting draws attention to campaign lines of legality
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Of all the incidents in the Trump Russia saga, perhaps none has been as intensely scrutinized and speculated about as the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Numerous threads of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation may run through the meeting between a Kremlin-linked lawyer and Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump aides. What was the nature of contacts between Russian nationals and lower-level Trump campaign officials prior to its occurrence?
Project for the Paleontological Collection in SLP is being prepared
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexico, Aug. 7 (Notimex).- Specialists from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP, for its acronym in Spanish) reported on a project to register the Paleontological Collection of the Earth Sciences Area of ​​the Faculty of Engineering. The project will be developed in coordination with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH, for its acronym in Spanish), institution that will leave under the protection of the UASLP all the fossils that have rescued specialists from the area of ​​Geology and archeology. Guillermo Alvarado, professor of the Faculty of Engineering, stressed that all the pieces identified have been discovered in various areas of the state, in municipalities such as Rioverde, Charcas, Villa de Arista, Xilitla, Ciudad Valles and Cerritos, Cárdenas, sites where the own population has reported the fossils. The training geologist considered that more and more people are aware of preserving their historical heritage, so when they discover something, they worry about preserving the history of the region. He assured that the registration with the INAH will allow these countless quantities of rocks, ammonite, fangs, fish, snails and fossils, among other objects, not to be lost and may be used for future research. He stressed that this collection will be registered with the INAH and among the pieces is a fossil fish asthenocormus of more than three meters long, and estimated to be between 140 and 160 years; It is considered the link between the evolution of osseous and cartilaginous fish to ossified fish, which was discovered in a locality of Charcas San Luis Potosí in 2002. The teacher who is also president of the Mexican Society of Paleontology mentioned that many of the areas of San Luis Potosí have paleontological potential, which is one of the aspects to develop when you want to make a geopark, as you want to carry out in the Huasteca Potosina. In a statement from the UASL, Guillermo Alvarado considered that at least in this matter the state is ready because recently it has begun to conduct exploration in the municipality of Xilitla to locate fossils of great value. NTX/MSG/JCG
Significant Digits For Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 9 astronauts Nine NASA astronauts — five of whom flew on the space shuttle — have been announced as the crew of new commercial spacecrafts built by Boeing and SpaceX. Beginning next year, these crafts will head toward the International Space […]
Japanese Medical School Confirms Changing Exam Scores to Keep Women Out
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Officials at a medical school in Tokyo admit they did not want women students and tried to keep them out, according to media reports.
'Burn. Kill. Destroy.' Parkland Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz Blamed a 'Demon' for Violence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Burn. Kill. Destroy," he claimed a voice inside his head told him
Mercedes Benz Parent Halts Deal With Iran After President Trump's Sanction Threats
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Daimler AG froze a plan to make Mercedes Benz trucks in Iran
How ancient cultures explained comets and meteors
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Without the scientific knowledge we have today, ancient cultures turned to myths and legends to understand celestial objects.
Prosecutors: Man in subway bombing said: 'More is coming'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a Bangladeshi immigrant charged in a failed pipe bombing in the New York subway system told a prison guard after his arrest that "more is coming."
Cal Fire official on Trump's wildfire theories: 'I don’t know what he's getting at'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Scott McLean, a deputy chief at Cal Fire, rejected President Trump's claim that “readily available water” that could've been used to fight wildfires is being diverting into the Pacific Ocean.
Will rising summer temperatures raise world’s climate change concern?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Andreas Kadas was fast asleep in his summer home in the Greek holiday resort of Mati when the phone awoke him to warn of the approaching fire. At the time, the warning seemed more like science fiction to most ears, but he says that is no longer true.
Women flip the pay gap in this Georgia town. Here's why it's not a model
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Stroll the streets and peek into the shops here and you’ll see hints of why this Atlanta suburb is one of the few places in the United States where women outearn men. An art gallery that doubles as community space was the dream of its woman owner.
A yearning for wholeness in local news
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When the Daily News, a 99-year-old print tabloid that considers itself New York’s “hometown newspaper,” laid off half its journalists last month, the reaction was swift. The public outcry, while not matched by the necessary subscriptions to maintain the newspaper in its old glory, nonetheless revealed just how much consumers of mass media – a term first used for newspapers – still want to feel connected to their hometown and to each other. Recommended: As news ownership consolidates, will local TV become more partisan?
More Than 600 People Say Eating Chipotle Made Them Sick – But Officials Still Don't Know the Cause
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
No one has gotten ill since the restaurant re-opened
Robert Redford Says 'Well, That's Enough' to Acting With His Retirement Announcement
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
His forthcoming movie, The Old Man & The Gun, will be his last
Two Northern California Wildfires Have Grown to Become Largest in the State's History
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Climate change is making the fire season longer and more severe
Argentina's Abortion Vote Reveals the Catholic Church's Deep Fear of Female Desire
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Despite a growing feminist movement and the introduction of same-sex marriage in 2010, my country remains way behind on abortion rights"
Rick Gates Shows Why Trump Is So Worried About Witness Flipping
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
When Rick Gates took the stand in Paul Manafort’s Virginia trial Monday, he quickly showed the power Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team can wield if they can get witnesses to “flip” against former friends and colleagues.
Experts seek to protect rare colony of seahorses in northern Greece
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Diver Vasilis Mentogiannis is campaigning to protect a unique site in a remote gulf in north-eastern Greece where seahorses - a protected species ravaged by pollution and overfishing - are thriving. Having already restored their habitat in 2015 with ropes and synthetic plants after it was damaged by flood waters from a nearby village, he is now seeking broader protection. "We are talking about a very small region, I think just keeping the fishing boats away is something we can accomplish," said Mentogiannis.
A Suspected Double
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Carlton Henderson screamed “Away from me, Satan!” as he rushed out of the walk-in freezer at Sarabeth’s
Heat brings relief for French vineyards
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Torrid temperatures across much of France have made the past few weeks unbearable for many, but with grape harvests kicking off this week, the country's winemakers say the heat could not have come at a better time. "Grape vines like the sun," said Bernard Farges, president of the wine grower's association for the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur appellations. "It rained a lot last spring in nearly all winegrowing regions, especially in the south... so the vines aren't suffering from the drought," he said.
Meteorites with ‘organic material’ could throw light on origin of life on Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The team analysed meteorites found on Earth
What to Know Ahead of Ohio's Special Congressional Election
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The district has a solid chance of turning blue
Helicopter Footage Shows Reduction in Lava in Kilauea Volcano Fissure
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
There was a significant reduction in lava output from Hawaii’s Fissure 8, at the Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, on August 6, as seen in helicopter footage published by USGS Volcanoes.USGS said the significance of the change in lava flow was not immediately clear.The flight crew saw “a weak to moderately active bubbling lava lake within the fissure 8 cone, a weak gas plume, and a completely crusted lava channel” on the morning of August 6. Credit: USGS Volcanoes via Storyful
President Trump Says He Reinstated Sanctions on Iran for 'WORLD PEACE'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States"
Medics Prepare to Battle New Ebola Outbreak on Congo's Eastern Border
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New cases emerged shortly after a separate outbreak was defeated
Twin blazes form California's largest ever wildfire
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two fires mercilessly roaring through northern California have grown so rapidly that they are now the largest ever to ravage the state, authorities said. Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) -- an area nearly the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles -- and are just 30 percent contained, according to state fire authority CalFire.
Apple Cracked Down on Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones. Then Facebook and YouTube Followed
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Spotify was the first company to remove his content
Fan Fictions: On Donald Trump’s summer reading list, books celebrating Donald Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
If Donald Trump read books, it would be these by some of his most sycophantic supporters, including Sean Spicer and Jeanine Pirro.
The Democratic Divide isn't Between Left and Center. It's Between Old and New
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The party is caught in a tug-of-war between its old guard and its newcomers. Netroots suggested that the new faces are winning.
Medics Prepare to Battle New Ebola Outbreak on Congo's Eastern Border
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Health workers will begin administering vaccinations Wednesday to combat a new Ebola outbreak that has already claimed dozens of lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country’s health ministry said.
A Brazilian Judge Has Closed the Border to Stop People Fleeing From Crisis
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A judge in Brazil has blocked Venezuelan migrants from crossing the border to seek refuge from food shortages and political unrest that has wracked their country in recent years.
At Least 2 People Dead, 70 Hurt After Massive Truck Explosion Causes Partial Bridge Collapse in Italy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The explosion involved the accident of a truck carrying flammable substances
SpaceX Launches Indonesian Satellite in 15th Mission of Year
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully deployed an Indonesian satellite into orbit early Tuesday, notching another milestone in its bid to quickly reuse rockets in its 15th mission of the year. The Elon Musk-led company re-flew a booster for a second mission in less than three months, this time to carry a commercial satellite for PT Telkom Indonesia aloft from Florida. This marks SpaceX’s first reuse of a Falcon 9 Block 5, a version of its workhorse rocket that was built to be launched as many as 10 times, with limited refurbishment between missions.
WHO REPORT ON EBOLA IN CONGO
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WHO REPORT ON EBOLA IN CONGO
A Judge in Brazil Suspends Entry of Venezuelans In the State of Roraima
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A Judge in Brazil Suspends Entry of Venezuelans In the State of Roraima
Himalayan Buddhist monastery prepares for winter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some 5,500 metres (18,000 feet) above sea level in the Indian Himalayas sits the Tnagyud Gompa Buddhist monastery, where snow can leave the monks in complete isolation for seven months a year. "These are some of the busiest months as the permanent occupants follow a strict regime of Buddhist prayers, daily chores, preparation for winter months and study of the holy texts," said Perma Sandrup, the monastery's secretary. The monastery is currently occupied by around 20 monks in their saffron robes and shaved heads, staging festivals and welcoming a trickle of intrepid visitors -- but when the snows come only around a dozen will remain.