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Indian officials lament inaction of cities with world's worst air

Indian officials lament inaction of cities with world's worst airBy Neha Dasgupta and Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Only a handful of India’s 100 most polluted cities have drawn up plans to combat air pollution despite being asked to do so three years ago, senior government officials said on Wednesday after a damning report by the World Health Organisation. India is home to the world’s 14 most polluted cities, the WHO said, based on the amount of particulate matter under 2.5 micrograms found in every cubic meter of air. Environment ministry officials said the WHO’s findings were embarrassing but not surprising.



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Senators lament killing the filibuster but do it anyway

Senators lament killing the filibuster but do it anywayWhen it came time Thursday morning for Democratic senators to force the hand of their Republican colleagues, compelling them to employ the “nuclear option” to blow up the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, Sen. Chris Coons looked physically ill. As the senator from Delaware’s name was called during a vote to end debate on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the high court, Coons grimaced before voting “no,” along with all of his Democratic colleagues. On the other side of the aisle, 52 Republicans proceeded to vote in favor of doing away with the judicial filibuster, clearing the way for Gorsuch to be confirmed with a simple majority vote.



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