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  • Her recycling project faced long odds in Lebanon. Still, she persisted.

    Packed inside are bundles of crushed plastic water bottles and barrels of empty soda cans, plastic bottle tops, and glass shards. The warehouse is the hub of a small but thriving local recycling initiative that began when a group of women came together to improve their village’s environment.

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:56:04 -0400
  • The law that has a soldier’s back

    In March, the Trump administration threatened a preemptive strike on North Korean nuclear facilities. In April, it launched missiles against Syria for its use of chemical weapons. Like many presidents before him, Mr. Trump has initiated military actions as commandeer in chief without clear approval from lawmakers.

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:51:18 -0400
  • Clues from Georgia on Democrats' future

    This was the special House race Democrats thought they could win. Clearly, anti-Trump energy alone isn’t enough to beat Republicans not named Trump. Not that Jon Ossoff, the Democrats’ young, first-time candidate for an open House seat near Atlanta, was relying just on anti-Trump feeling to defeat his Republican opponent June 20.

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:36:43 -0400
  • An epic case of medical fraud – and the agent who cracked it

    In December 2009, the Iowa Republican demanded to know how a Miami psychiatrist was writing more than 96,000 prescriptions for Medicaid patients. Health-care fraud costs the US government and insurance companies some $100 billion a year in overcharges and other rip offs, according to experts.

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:18:13 -0400
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