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Tlaib, Omar are promoting policies that harm Israel, Rep. Lee Zeldin says

Tlaib, Omar are promoting policies that harm Israel, Rep. Lee Zeldin saysRepublican Rep. Lee Zeldin reacts to the controversy over the Democrat congresswomen visiting Israel.



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Tlaib, Omar are promoting policies that harm Israel, Rep. Lee Zeldin says

Tlaib, Omar are promoting policies that harm Israel, Rep. Lee Zeldin saysRepublican Rep. Lee Zeldin reacts to the controversy over the Democrat congresswomen visiting Israel.



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Warren apologizes to Native Americans: 'I am sorry for harm I have caused'

Warren apologizes to Native Americans: 'I am sorry for harm I have caused'Appearing at the first-ever Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, on Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologized for her previous claims of tribal ancestry.



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Vitamin and mineral supplements won't help you live longer, could cause harm, study says

Vitamin and mineral supplements won't help you live longer, could cause harm, study saysThe study found excess intake of calcium through supplements was associated with a higher risk of death from cancer.



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U.S. doesn't want to harm friends, allies with Iran sanctions: Bolton

U.S. doesn't want to harm friends, allies with Iran sanctions: BoltonU.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday the Trump administration wants sanctions on Iran’s crude exports to strain Tehran, but does not want to harm countries that depend on the oil. The United States is preparing to impose the new sanctions on Iran’s oil industry after Washington withdrew from a nuclear deal between Tehran and other global powers earlier this year, but is also considering offering waivers to some allies that rely on Iranian supplies. “We want to achieve maximum pressure but we don’t want to harm friends and allies either,” Bolton said in a talk at the Hamilton Society.



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Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump

Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dumpDuke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River.



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U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-Americans

U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-AmericansThe U.S. Justice Department on Thursday backed a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, throwing its support behind a case that could impact the use of race-based college admissions. The department, which has been investigating Harvard for potential civil rights violations over its affirmative action policy, made its argument in documents filed in federal court in Boston, where the case is scheduled to go to trial in October. The Justice Department argued that Harvard had failed to prove that its use of race as a factor in deciding which students to admit had not resulted in it illegally discriminating against Asian-Americans.



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China says business ties with Iran no harm to any other country

China says business ties with Iran no harm to any other countryChina’s business and energy ties with Iran do not harm the interests of any other country, the country’s Foreign Ministry said, after U.S. President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States. China has already defended its commercial relations with Iran as open and transparent as U.S. sanctions on Iran took effect despite pleas from Washington’s allies. In a statement released late on Friday, China’s foreign ministry reiterated its opposition to unilateral sanctions and “long-armed jurisdiction”.



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Device to clean-up Great Pacific Garbage Patch could harm wildlife, warn conservationists

Device to clean-up Great Pacific Garbage Patch could harm wildlife, warn conservationists  A controversial scheme to clean up plastic in the Pacific Ocean could harm wildlife and release unnecessary greenhouse gases into the air, conservationists have warned. On September 9th, The Ocean Cleanup foundation will launch a device to sweep up plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and remove it from the water. The system uses a 2000ft long u-shaped floating cylinder with a 10ft skirt beneath which moves along with the current capturing plastic as it goes. The refuse is corralled into a small area and then picked up by boat every few months and taken to land for processing and recycling. A section of the floating system which will move with the water currents collecting plastic  Credit: The Ocean Cleanup The Ocean Cleanup claims that full-scale deployment of their system could clean up 50 per cent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years. However marine experts claim the project could do more harm than good. Dr Sue Kinsey, Senior Pollution Policy Officer at the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) said: “We have serious concerns about the Ocean Cleanup and its effectiveness.  “It seems likely that wildlife will be affected, especially the smaller floating plankton that many creatures depend on and those organisms that passively float in the oceans who won't be able to avoid these arrays.    “Also much of this litter is distributed throughout the water column and this may only pick up the surface material.” Some of the plastic picked up from The Great Pacific garbage patch during monitoring  Credit: The Ocean Cleanup  The MCS also warned that the time and energy it takes to collect and return the waste could result in large amounts of greenhouse gases and carbon, and called for organisations to do more to stop litter entering oceans in the first place.  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is located between California and Hawaii is the area where plastic rubbish accumulates because of ocean currents, known as gyres which act like a vortex pulling waste into a central channel. It is around three times the size of Spain. Research by the foundation found that, at its peak, the patch contains around 330lbs of plastic per square mile, reducing to 33lbs at the outer edges. The project to clean up the patch is the brainchild of Boyan Slat, a 24 year old Dutch inventor and entrepreneur, who founded the foundation in 2013. Last month the company published its Environmental Impact Assessment and found there was a ‘medium’ risk to sea turtles who found themselves trapped within the floating tube system. The cleanup system works by using a floating cylinder with a trailing skirt which picks up debris Credit: The Ocean Cleanup A survey of 15 experts by the ecologist and shark researcher David Shiffman of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver also found that it is unlikely that the floating device will clean up a significant amount of plastic without harming wildlife. One in four believed that the entire concept is “a bad idea with little or no redeeming value.” Writing on the website Southern Fried Science Dr Shiffman said: “This device is designed to aggregate objects of a certain size to remove them from the water but cannot distinguish between plastic and living things. The captured plastic will be collected by boats and taken to the mainland for processesing Credit: The Ocean Cleanup Commenting in the survey Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager, California Coastal Commission, said: “To make the claim, as the Ocean Cleanup Project is, that they will “clean the oceans” by 2040 or whenever, is disingenuous and misleading, when it will, at best, clean a very small percentage of what’s found on the surface.” However  The Ocean Cleanup said that the device moved slowly enough through the water that any animals would easily have time to escape. “Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the ocean,” said a spokesman. “The Ocean Cleanup is developing a passive system, that moves with the currents – just like the plastic – to catch it. “”The Ocean Cleanup's passive system is comprised of a floater with an impermeable screen underneath, concentrating the debris before it is extracted by support vessel, while also moving slow enough for sea life to follow the slight downward current as not to be entangled in the system.”



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Justice Kennedy's Retirement Could Harm Reproductive Rights For Decades

Justice Kennedy's Retirement Could Harm Reproductive Rights For DecadesPresident Donald Trump's pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony



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