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Ecuador’s president moves government to avoid protests

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Electronic device batteries: Nobel winners and new fire risk worries

Lithium-ion batteries made headlines for two reasons last week – one positive, one negative. The good news is a Nobel Prize for chemistry, awarded to three pioneering researchers. The flip side is fresh concern about fire hazards from use of the...

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The Serious Study of Imaginary Friends


Researchers say that by the age of seven, 65% of kids have an imaginary friend, and horsing around or talking with phantasms can play a crucial part of growing up. But, most children soon forget they ever had an imaginary friend. Children with friend...

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Did we betray our Kurdish allies?

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This week's word in the news: OUTLIER

DEFINITION:

Something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of. Someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior or beliefs.

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Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network.
The Boston Globe -- 10/14/2019

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