5 things to know for November 2: Midterms, Russia, Google, school bus stop crashes

(CNN) 1. Midterm elections It was billed as a big announcement on asylum policies, but President Trump’s address on immigration turned out to be more like his typical campaign speech. He said he would sign an executive order next week that would restrict asylum rules to close the door on…

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Just Five Countries Hold 70 Percent Of The World’s Remaining Wilderness

One hundred years ago, roughly 15 percent of the planet was used to tend to crops and livestock. Since then, the global population has quadrupled and our dominance of the Earth (land and sea) has radically expanded. According to an article published in Nature, as much as 77 percent of land and 87 percent of ocean excluding Antarctica…

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Army Base Stew for the Amerasian Soul

On existing as reminders of the trauma of U.S military occupation in Korea Youtube / Seonkyoung Longest Budaejjigae is always served in massive pots. Kept piping hot on a Butane burner, the dish is meant to be shared with a table full of people. With a name that translates to…

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‘Gay conversion therapy’ to be banned

It includes plans to introduce a national LGBT health adviser, tackle discrimination, improve the response to hate crime and to improve diversity in education institutions. Theresa May has also launched a 16-week public consultation in England and Wales about the process of gender reassignment after research showed that trans people…

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Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted a Sketchy Chrome Extension at Teen Girls

Earlier this week, the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released roughly 3,500 Facebook and Instagram ads purchased by the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Russian troll farm. Among them: Ads purchased in May of 2016 that promoted a suspicious Chrome extension that gained wide access to the Facebook accounts…

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New Destinations for Philippine Workers Are Russia, China

Source: Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Note: Latest available data as of 2016 With exports faltering and stocks suffering outflows, officials are banking on remittances to help stabilize the peso, Asia’s worst-performing currency this year. The peso has lost more than 4 percent against the dollar in 2018. The Middle East…

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