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  • 9 days ago
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    GM to significantly expand its S.F. self-driving car unit

    General Motors is adding 1,163 employees to its self-driving car unit in San Francisco, according to a state filing flagged by Bloomberg's Dana Hull. The company confirmed the plan to Axios, adding: We have made significant progress in developing safe and high-quality self-driving vehicle technology and as a result we expect to further grow our team and test fleet. We appreciate the opportunity the state offers through the California Competes program to support our expansion and continued d...

  • 12 days ago
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    These women weren't allowed to run the Tehran marathon. So they risked arrest to complete their own race instead

    A group of female runners who were told at the last minute they could not take part in the Tehran marathon risked being arrested and detained by Iran’s strict religious authorities in order to stage their own race instead. Around 160 women out of a total of 600 runners had registered to compete in Friday’s first ever ‘TehRUN’, a 26 mile (42 kilometre) race around the Iranian capital, including dozens of foreigners.

  • 13 days ago
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    Single sex schools ‘failing’ in their legal duties to accommodate transgender pupils, experts warn

    Single-sex schools are failing in their legal duties to accommodate transgender pupils, according to leading charities that specialise in supporting transgender children. Susie Green, CEO of Mermaids UK, told The Independent a growing number of same-sex schools are refusing to admit transgender pupils, despite this being discriminatory under the Equality Act 2010. Campaigners are now calling for greater education on trans issues both as part of teacher training and the national curriculum.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Solar power-related jobs in U.S. grew 25% in 2016

    New data from the Solar Jobs Census 2016 shows that employment in the solar-power industry increased by a historic 25% nationwide from 2015 to 2016, for a total of 260,077 workers. The industry added 51,218 new jobs in 2016, a growth rate about 17 times faster than that of the overall U.S. economy, which grew by 1.45%. One out of every 50 new jobs added in the U.S. was created by the solar industry, representing 2% percent of all new jobs. Growth occurred in 44 of the 50 states. And in 21 states...

  • 1 month ago
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    Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years

    Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display Tuesday at the Amsterdam museum dedicated to the Dutch master. "They're back!" said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger, calling their return one of the "most special days in the history of our museum."

  • 1 month ago
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    Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

    Germany is embarking on an innovative project to turn a hard coal mine into a giant battery that can store surplus solar and wind energy and release it when supplies are lean. The Prosper-Haniel coal mine in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia will be converted into a 200 megawatt pumped-storage hydroelectric reservoir that acts like a giant battery. The capacity is enough to power more than 400,000 homes, Governor Hannelore Kraft said, according to Bloomberg.

  • 1 month ago
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    Centenarian who danced with Obama celebrates 108th birthday with Harlem Globetrotters, schoolchildren

    The centenarian who became an internet sensation after dancing with then-President Barack Obama last year celebrated her 108th birthday at a Washington, D.C., school Monday. Virginia McLaurin, who turned 108 on Sunday, continued her birthday celebrations into Monday at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, surrounded by schoolchildren and the Harlem Globetrotters.

  • 1 month ago
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    East Tenn. woman with epilepsy dies after government benefits stop

    A mother is mourning the loss of her daughter after she died of an epileptic seizure on February 17. She died less than half a year after the government cut her benefits, including medication. To her friends and family, Amy Schnelle, a former factory worker, was kind, fun loving and vivacious. She battled with epilepsy most of her life.

  • 1 month ago
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    Boeing granted patent for virtual library of 3D printable aircraft parts

    Aerospace giant Boeing has had a patent approved for a new system that allows for on-demand 3D printing of aircraft parts. The company and its clients could use the system to order replacement aircraft parts, which can be manufactured more quickly and at a lower cost using 3D printing technology. The new system involves storing designs for parts in a virtual library, which could be made available to clients.

  • 1 month ago
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    In Pakistan, sexual violence affects 93 percent of women

    In Pakistan, nearly all of the female population has experienced some sort of sexual violence in their lifetime. Seventy percent of Pakistani women and girls have experienced physical or sexual violence, and 93 percent of women in the country have experienced some sort of sexual violence in public places, according to Zia Ahmed Awan, Pakistan’s national commissioner for children and the founder of the Madadgaar National Helpline 1098, The Express Tribune reported.

  • 1 month ago
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    MLB POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands four weeks before opening day

    We are now less than a month until opening day, and most Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are done making important offseason moves. So let's take a look at how all 30 teams are shaping up as the season approaches, and some of the decisions they made this winter. Using two projection systems from Baseball Prospectus (PECOTA) and Fangraphs and over/under win totals from Vegas Insider — think of this as how much confidence the public has in each team — we have our first power ranking of ...

  • 2 months ago
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    Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

    Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side.

  • 2 months ago
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    Health cuts most likely cause of major rise in mortality, study claims

    An unprecedented rise in mortality in England and Wales, where 30,000 excess deaths occurred in 2015, is likely to be linked to cuts to the NHS and social care, according to research which has drawn an angry response from the government. The highly charged claim is made by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Oxford University and Blackburn with Darwen council, who say the increase in mortality took place against a backdrop of “severe cuts” to the NHS and so...

  • 2 months ago
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    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox: 'We’re ready for the trade war'

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox challenged U.S. President Donald Trump to go through with his proposal to impose a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for a controversial wall between the two nations. "Trump has brought back a very strong Mexican spirit and we’re ready for the trade war, and we’re ready, of course, for not paying (for) that wall," Fox said Friday in an exclusive interview on TODAY.

  • 2 months ago
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    German population hits record high due to asylum seekers

    Germany's population grew by some 600,000 last year to reach a record high of 82.8 million people due to the number of asylum seekers who have arrived in the country, the country's Federal Statistics office has said. In a preliminary estimate for 2016, the statistics office said the population had eclipsed the previous record high of 82.5 million recorded at the end of 2002, even though the number of deaths in 2016 exceeded the number of births by between 150,000 and 190,000.