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Science & Nature
America’s largest inland port is running out of water

“For years and generations, wars have been fought over oil,” Vice President Kamala Harris said at an April event in Chicago, Illinois. “In a short matter of time, they will be fought over water.” Harris did not appear to know that just 40 miles away from the downtown office where she warned the country of…

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Health & Medical
‘America’s Got Talent’ Singer Nightbirde Has Died of Breast Cancer at Only 31

In sad news, Jane Marczewski, who went by the stage name Nightbirde, died on Saturday after four years of living with breast cancer. The Ohio-based singer was a contestant on America’s Got Talent during the most recent season, Season 16, finding fame when she was awarded judge Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer. She was just 31 years…

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General
Inside America’s first supervised drug injection site

Video Issued on: 17/02/2022 – 18:41 Needles at a supervised drug injection site in East Harlem, New York City. © AFP Video by: Sam BALL Amid soaring rates of overdose deaths blamed on increasingly powerful synthetic drugs such as fentanyl and other opioids, New York City has opened two supervised drug injection sites – the…

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Business
How America’s talent wars are reshaping business

DCL LOGISTICS, like so many American firms, had a problem last year. Its business, fulfilling orders of goods sold online, faced surging demand. But competition for warehouse workers was fierce, wages were rising and staff turnover was high. So DCL made two changes. It bought robots to pick items off shelves and place them in…

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Health & Medical
The Region of the Americas surpasses 100 million COVID-19 cases

PAHO data shows COVID-19 cases continue to rise in North America, driven by the United States. Omicron variant has now been reported in 19 countries and territories. Washington, D.C. Dec. 22, 2021 (PAHO) – The Region of the Americas has now surpassed 100 million cases of COVID-19, latest Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) epidemiological data…

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Business
America’s favorite pastime —

SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Americans love to Zillow surf — most of them alongside someone else — and now they have a new way to do it. Using the Zillow app on an iPhone or iPad, home shoppers are now able to search and browse for-sale home and rental listings in a seamless, synchronous…

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Business
Lithium Americas raises US$258 million from note offering

Lithium Americas Corp. [LAC-TSX, NYSE] said Friday it has raised US$258.75 million from a convertible senior note offering, and will used to proceeds to pay down debt. The amount was raised after initial purchasers under a previously announced offering of US$225 million aggregate principal amount of 1.75% convertible notes due on 2027 exercised an option…

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Health & Medical
Americas report surge in drug-resistant infections due to misuse of antimicrobials during pandemic

Ivermectin and Chloroquine among drugs proven ineffective against COVID-19. PAHO calls for responsible use of antimicrobials to prevent further spread of resistance. Washington D.C., November 17, 2021 (PAHO) – Countries in the Americas are reporting surges in drug-resistant infections that are likely due to the unprecedented misuse of antimicrobial drugs in the treatment of COVID-19,…

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General
America’s 2nd COVID Halloween is looking a lot more normal

The second COVID-era Halloween is upon us, but the festivities look set to be much closer to business as usual across much of America after 2020’s disruption.Why it matters: While the holiday is coming just before kids are set to be vaccinated, trick-or-treaters look set to be out in (almost) full force.State of play: Our Axios…

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Health & Medical
As the Americas celebrates 30 years without polio, PAHO calls for increased vigilance

Declining immunization rates, which have worsened amid the COVID-19 pandemic, have raised concerns about reintroduction of the disease. Washington, DC, October 22, 2021 (PAHO) – On the eve of World Polio Day, celebrated on October 24, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is marking the 30th anniversary of the last case of poliomyelitis in the…