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Conservation Experts Fear That a New Amusement Park in Cambodia Could Endanger the Ancient Temple of Angkor Wat

Plans to build a new amusement park and resort near Cambodia’s most famous historic site, the Angkor Archaeological Park, have worried conservation experts. In November, the Cambodian government granted NagaCorp, a Hong Kong-based company that runs the NagaWorld hotel and casino in…

/ February 19, 2021
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Trust in science helps New Zealand avoid COVID-19 lockdown again

New Zealand has avoided locking down for a second time over COVID-19 community cases because of a swift, science-led response.Why it matters: The Health Ministry said in an email to Axios Friday there's "no evidence of community transmission" despite three…

/ January 30, 2021
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Trump Pardons Art Dealer Helly Nahmad, Convicted of Running a Gambling Ring Out of Trump Tower, in One of His Final Presidential Acts

In an 11th-hour act, President Donald Trump has pardoned art dealer Helly Nahmad, who was sentenced in 2014 to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to a single federal gambling charge. Nahmad, a member of the Nahmad family…

/ January 20, 2021
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Amazon’s Parler ban sets off a free speech showdown for Big Tech

Amazon's decision to boot conservative chat site Parler from its hosting platform, on the heels of Twitter and many other services banishing President Trump, brings three decades of hot argument over online speech to a boil. Why it matters: Four…

/ January 10, 2021
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Voice boomed before Music City explosion

Police say a spooky audio recording boomed from an RV parked in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, just before the vehicle blew up and turned a historic stretch of the bar-lined tourist district into a glass-strewn shambles.Officers, responding to a…

/ December 25, 2020
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MasterChef Australia’s Melissa Leong And MKR Judge Manu Feildel’s Throwback Snap Is A True Blast From The Past

‘MasterChef Australia’ has been the hero of TV during the coronavirus pandemic and not just because of the delicious food, but because of the touching stories of its contestants and judges.  So as 2020 nears its end, we decided to…

/ December 24, 2020
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A Group of Brooklyn Artists Is Opening a Neighborhood Dive Bar and Art Gallery to Revive Community in the Isolation Era

In February, artist Brian Whiteley signed a lease on a former tax office in Brooklyn with the plan to realize a long-held dream of opening a permanent art space that would be part bar, part gallery, part performance venue. The…

/ November 27, 2020
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The Damage Of Trump’s International Anti-Abortion Policy Won’t Be Easy To Undo

President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to pursue an “aggressive” plan to further women’s equality in the U.S. and around the world ― a sharp reversal from the Trump administration’s moves to roll back reproductive rights, sexual health and family planning. Part…

/ November 20, 2020
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Hong Kong: Joshua Wong remains defiant ahead of his trial | DW Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TZLNWkNTNEHong Kong activist Joshua Wong told DW that defying "the greatest human rights abuser is essential" ahead of his trial next week. He faces up to five years in prison for his role in pro-democracy protests.Wong rose to prominence during…

/ November 20, 2020
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The Economics of Prisons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No7HGqJz9WgJoin the mailing list! ❤️➡️ http://www.economicsexplained.io/email▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀There are over 10 million people in some form of government incarceration around the world today. There are 2.3 million in the USA alone and anyway you slice it that is a huge population of…

/ October 4, 2020