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Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Dutch police question researcher

Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Dutch police question researcher

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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

Technology
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie on either side of an interstate highway and in the shadow of a sprawling oil refinery that belches soot and fumes.Landrum, a Black retiree from General Motors and a longtime anti-pollution activist, wasn't impressed when Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler recently pledged $ 200,000 to promote “community health initiatives” in her section of the city during his blitz of visits to battleground states in the presidential election campaign.“Is this a joke?” she said. “It would take billions of dollars to fix what is wrong with our environment here. All of a sudden he's going to throw somebody a
Researchers question Einstein’s theory of relativity, but it holds up

Researchers question Einstein’s theory of relativity, but it holds up

Science
July 26 (UPI) -- It's been more than a century since Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity. And while new research shows that it remains intact, they also say new questions have arisen. A comprehensive test identified a relativistic redshift from light emitted from a star circling the Sagittarius A* black hole in the middle of the Milky Way, according to a study published Thursday in Science. "Einstein's right, at least for now," Andrea Ghez, who runs the Galactic Center Group at UCLA and study co-lead author, said in a news release. "We can absolutely rule out Newton's law of gravity. Our observations are consistent with Einstein's theory of general relativity. However, his theory is definitely showing vulnerability. It cannot fully explain gravity inside a black hole, and ...
Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question for now

Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question for now

World
The US Supreme Court has blocked the Trump administration from adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census for the time being.The White House has argued that the question will bolster protections for minority voters. But opponents say it could deter immigrant households from taking part because of fears that data could be shared with law enforcement agencies.President Trump responded by saying he would try to delay the census. The justices wrote in a 5-4 ruling that the reason for including the question seemed "contrived". Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's liberal justices, saying the administration did not provide adequate justification for the question.The Census Bureau's ow...