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IETA files to intervene in DOJ vs. CA linkage lawsuit   
January 16, 2020 Associated Profiles : Western Climate Initiative (WCI) - USA
Source: ICIS - The civil suit filed by the DOJ against California, state officials, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Western Climate Initiative Inc. (WCI) claims the linkage agreement with Quebec violates the US Constitution by...
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Precise measurements find a crack in universal physics   
January 16, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Institute of Standards and Technology
Source: Phys.org - Understanding the applicability and the robustness of universal physics is thus of great interest. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have carried out a...
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Scott LaFee: After Unplanned Hospital Visit, Another Unpleasant Surprise   
January 16, 2020 Associated Profiles : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: Noozhawk - For participants who neither were admitted to a hospital nor visited the emergency department, only 3 percent died during the study. The most common causes of death were cancer and cardiovascular disease. Every year, an estimated...
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Boulder County’s Jim Burrus, with legacy rich in stories and service, dead at 57   
January 16, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Institute of Standards and Technology
Source: Daily Camera - He joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder 11 years ago as a supervisory public affairs specialist, and was working there at the time of his death. His death was discovered after he did not report for...
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Nevada, other states part of $200K PayPal settlement   
January 16, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Association of Attorneys General
Source: The Columbian - Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said Tuesday PayPal’s charitable arm agreed to pay the money to the National Association of Attorneys General to deposit in its charities enforcement and training fund. The nonprofit...
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PayPal Charity Arm Settles For $200K Over Diverted Funds   
January 16, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Association of Attorneys General
Source: Law360 - The settlement money will go to the National Association of Attorneys General and be earmarked for the organization's Charities Enforcement and Training Fund, James’ office said. “We are pleased with the settlement,...
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Ruiz Food Products, Inc. recalls frozen sausage breakfast burrito products due to possible foreign matter contamination   
January 15, 2020 Associated Profiles : U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
Source: WJBF - the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. 3.38-lb. Value Pack, containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. “EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE &...
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USDA’s New Swine Slaughter Rule Hit By Another Lawsuit   
January 15, 2020 Associated Profiles : U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
Source: Food Safety Magazine - Another lawsuit has been brought against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection, a final rule that became official in October. This...
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The battle against facial recognition goes to college   
January 15, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Institute of Standards and Technology
Source: Fast Company - Several studies, including a brand-new one from the U.S. government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, show that face recognition performs far better with light-skinned people than with dark-skinned...
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EPA Looks at 3D Printing Emissions   
January 15, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Institute of Standards and Technology
Source: Material Handling & Logistics - Also conducting research on 3D printer nanomaterials is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). “Users may not be aware of chemical emissions during the printing process,” notes Dr. Souhail Al-Abed,...
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