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50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spill: How the catastrophe sparked a modern environmental movement

50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spill: How the catastrophe sparked a modern environmental movementJan. 28, 2019, marks 50 years since the pristine shores and Pacific waters of Santa Barbara, California, were blemished and blackened by an estimated 3 million gallons of crude oil.



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Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. historyWalter Moody was put to death by lethal injection at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore and gave no final statement, prison officials said. It was the eighth execution this year in the United States. Moody replaced John Nixon, who was 77 when put to death in December 2005 in Mississippi, as the oldest person executed since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which monitors U.S. capital punishment.



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Las Vegas shooting: Autopsy on Stephen Paddock reveals little about what triggered the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history

Las Vegas shooting: Autopsy on Stephen Paddock reveals little about what triggered the deadliest mass shooting in modern US historyAn autopsy report on the Las Vegas gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history has offered little evidence as to what triggered his violent behaviour. Documents revealed Stephen Paddock had anti-anxiety drugs in his system when he opened fire on crowds at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in October 2017. Paddock unleashed a deadly barrage from a high-rise room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Vegas strip, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800 others attending the concert below.



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DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyesThe first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, London scientists said on Wednesday, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago. Known as “Cheddar Man” after the area in southwest England where his skeleton was discovered in a cave in 1903, the ancient man has been brought to life through the first ever full DNA analysis of his remains. In a joint project between Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London, scientists drilled a 2mm hole into the skull and extracted bone powder for analysis.



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Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought

Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thoughtWASHINGTON (AP) — A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.



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Las Vegas attack is deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history

Las Vegas attack is deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. historyAt least 58 people were killed and more than 515 wounded when a gunman opened fire during a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday night, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The suspected shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was found dead in his hotel room on the 32nd floor of at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, from which he had been firing at the crowd attending the outdoor concert across the street. Prior to Sunday night’s massacre, the deadliest shooting in recent history had taken place at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. in June 2016, where 49 people were killed, not including the gunman, Omar Mateen.



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Worst mass shootings in the modern United States

Worst mass shootings in the modern United StatesWashington (AFP) – After a gunman killed more than 50 people at a Las Vegas concert Sunday, here are some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the past 25 years.



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Steve Bannon Says Trump Firing Comey May Be Biggest Mistake In Modern Politics

Steve Bannon Says Trump Firing Comey May Be Biggest Mistake In Modern PoliticsSteve Bannon, the former chief strategist at the White House, described President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey as a historic error.



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Nissan attacked for one of 'nastiest anti-union campaigns' in modern US history

Nissan attacked for one of 'nastiest anti-union campaigns' in modern US historyDays before a potentially historic union vote at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, the car company has been accused of running one of the “nastiest anti-union campaigns in the modern history of the American labour movement”. The vote, a fiercely contested effort by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to represent a foreign automaker’s US plant, is planned for Thursday and Friday this week. In the closing days of the campaign, which has attracted support from the former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, UAW officials and their allies have become increasingly confident of victory even as managers have pressured workers to vote no. “People are rallying,” says Frank Figgers, co-chair of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan.



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Henri Cartier-Bresson’s India: Father of modern photojournalism’s rarely seen photos

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s India: Father of modern photojournalism’s rarely seen photosA pioneering photographer caught India at midcentury, during a time of major transition. Some of his work will soon be seen in a New York exhibition.



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