30 Apr

Evening Edition: Schools nationwide are pressed to act on an unseen danger: Lead in the water

Trump is not ruling out military action against North Korea; Trump administration weighing how to make it easier to sue the media, Priebus says; The melting Arctic threatens a traditional lifestyle of living off the water; 50 years after Vietnam’s bloodiest battles, the ‘lucky ones’ meet for what could be a final reunion; Trump invites Philippine strongman Duterte to the White House; Hasan Minhaj’s Trump-bashing routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner, annotated; What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger? Inside the minds of ‘extraordinary altruists.’; Student was kicked out of chess tournament for ‘seductive’ dress, coach says; A skeptical climate-change column whips up outrage among N.Y. Times readers; I have witnessed the death of the playbook. The killer is virtual reality.; Trump set up a hotline for information about criminal aliens. The Internet took him literally.; Nancy Pelosi: ‘I never thought I’d pray for the day’ when George W. Bush was president again; Delta says pilot who struck a passenger was trying to break up a fight on boarding ramp; The big idea from TED conference: Prioritize these 3 things to improve your life;
 
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Schools nationwide are pressed to act on an unseen danger: Lead in the water
Parents are pushing for action, but districts are challenged by aging buildings, strained budgets and a regulatory vacuum that seldom mandates testing. Health officials agree that no amount of lead exposure is safe. Even small amounts risk irreversible cognitive and developmental damage, particularly in young children.
Trump is not ruling out military action against North Korea
Appearing on “Face the Nation,” the president said “we’ll see” about a U.S. response — declining to reveal his next move — if Pyongyang were to move ahead with another nuclear test.
 
Trump administration weighing how to make it easier to sue the media, Priebus says
As one of the most visible public officials in the world, it would be extremely difficult for President Trump to prove that journalists had met the judicial standard of actual malice in their critiques of him.
 
The melting Arctic threatens a traditional lifestyle of living off the water
Climate change has upended the culture and economy of the Inugguit, hunters who arrived in Greenland’s northernmost village in 1953. Encroaching problems include mercury polluting their food supply and increased isolation for a people used to traveling atop the ice.
 
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50 years after Vietnam’s bloodiest battles, the ‘lucky ones’ meet for what could be a final reunion
In 1967, these graduates from Quantico were shipped to Vietnam. They would fight in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. Some were killed only days after arriving.
 
Trump invites Philippine strongman Duterte to the White House
The relationship between the United States and the Philippines soured under President Barack Obama, who criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs.
 
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Hasan Minhaj’s Trump-bashing routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner, annotated
The comedian and “Daily Show” correspondent also lampooned the news media that invited him.
 
What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger? Inside the minds of ‘extraordinary altruists.’
Donors like these see just as much value in strangers as in the people they are close to, and they are genuinely puzzled that the rest of the world doesn’t view other people the same way.
 
Student was kicked out of chess tournament for ‘seductive’ dress, coach says
The tournament director said the 12-year-old Malaysian chess champion’s knee-length outfit was a “temptation.”
 
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A skeptical climate-change column whips up outrage among N.Y. Times readers
New conservative columnist Bret Stephens’s debut touched off a switchboard-clogging reaction from readers, who began calling the Times to dump their subscriptions.
 
Perspective
I have witnessed the death of the playbook. The killer is virtual reality.
The technology is still in its clumsy, crude, awkward, unsharpened infancy, but it’s already clear that it will alter the sports experience for everyone — from player to spectator.
 
Trump set up a hotline for information about criminal aliens. The Internet took him literally.
The VOICE hotline was inundated with calls about extraterrestrials.
 
Nancy Pelosi: ‘I never thought I’d pray for the day’ when George W. Bush was president again
The House minority leader made a Freudian slip on “This Week,” but she said Democrats have worked with Republican presidents before.
 
Delta says pilot who struck a passenger was trying to break up a fight on boarding ramp
“We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” an airline spokesman said.
 
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The big idea from TED conference: Prioritize these 3 things to improve your life
Some simple, almost obvious, life improvements were shared during the international meeting.
 
 
     
 
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