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March Astronomy: Venus Appears at Both Dawn and Dusk on Some Days, as the Planets Continue Their Cosmic Dance

March Astronomy: Venus Appears at Both Dawn and Dusk on Some Days, as the Planets Continue Their Cosmic Dance

Monday, February 27, 2017  |  Robert Victor

This month’s selection of happenings includes the last evening and first morning appearances of Venus ; the year’s most favorable apparition of Mercury ; early evening moonrises; simultaneous views of planets low above opposite horizons ( Mars - Jupiter and Mercury-Jupiter in the evening, with Venus-Jupiter...

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EPA Head to Conservatives: Rollbacks of Obama-Era Regulations to Begin Soon

EPA Head to Conservatives: Rollbacks of Obama-Era Regulations to Begin Soon

Sunday, February 26, 2017  |  Reuters

(Reuters)—U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday adding he understood why some Americans want to see his agency eliminated c...

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Classes on Life: A Vocational Nonprofit in Desert Hot Springs Has a Large New Home—and a Lot of People to Serve

Classes on Life: A Vocational Nonprofit in Desert Hot Springs Has a Large New Home—and a Lot of People to Serve

Thursday, February 23, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

A growing number of young students are eschewing college in favor of vocational or certification programs—and as part of that trend, a new facility in Desert Hot Springs is offering classes that help underprivileged and at-risk men and women take steps toward vocational certification.

The slogan of S...

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No Death With Dignity: While Desert Regional, JFK Memorial Are Starting to Support California's End of Life Option Act, Eisenhower Medical Center Keeps Saying 'No'

No Death With Dignity: While Desert Regional, JFK Memorial Are Starting to Support California's End of Life Option Act, Eisenhower Medical Center Keeps Saying 'No'

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act in October 2015, and the law went into effect on June 9, 2016.

But for many Coachella Valley residents who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given a prognosis of less than six months to live, the end-of-life option remains out of grasp—...

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Democracy in Crisis: The Extreme Right Freaks Out Over Flynn's Resignation; the Irony of McConnell’s Use of Senate Rule 19

Democracy in Crisis: The Extreme Right Freaks Out Over Flynn's Resignation; the Irony of McConnell’s Use of Senate Rule 19

Tuesday, February 14, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

The far, far right started freaking out when “lock her up”-chanting former Gen. Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser in the wake of revelations that he discussed loosening sanctions with a Russian ambassador while Obama was still president.

Mike Cernovich, one of those DeploraBallers w...

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Risks With Rules: Trump's Attack on Government Regulations Could Have Some Nasty Consequences

Risks With Rules: Trump's Attack on Government Regulations Could Have Some Nasty Consequences

Monday, February 13, 2017  |  Elizabeth Shogren

With the stroke of his pen, President Donald Trump on Jan. 30 unleashed the biggest assault ever made by a president on the government regulations that protect Americans and nature.

In an executive order , he mandated that two existing regulations be eliminated for every new regulation issued—and he dic...

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