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Articles from the August 19, 2016 edition

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If Caster Semenya Is Female, Then So Is Bruce Jenner

Those who know me know that I am not afraid to say the emperor has no clothes, there is an elephant in the room, and it's time to call a spade a spade. Whatever Intersex athlete Caster Semenya's True...

 

Zika Virus Escapes the Wynwood, Miami Exclusion Zone

A case of infection has been reported by Florida health authorities outside the one square mile Wynwood area of Miami, where the virus was thought to have been contained. It is not known if a...

 
 By Liz Miller    Health    August 19, 2016

Polio is Back in Africa, says World Health Organization.

After two years with no reported cases, experts had hoped that the disease was gone from the African continent forever. Now, Nigeria joins Afghanistan and Pakistan on the short list of countries...

 
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"Casablanca" Remake Greenlit as Last Remaining Cast Member from Original Dies at 92.

Madeleine Lebeau, an actress known best for her role as Rick's girlfriend in the classic film "Casablanca," died May 1. Coincidentally, a remake of one of the three most romantic films of all time is...

 
 By Liz Miller    Science    August 19, 2016

Scotland Met 106% of Energy Needs with Wind on August 7

Scotland has the European Union's biggest oil reserve, but they have pledged to use only 100% renewable sustainability for energy by the year 2020. Any doubts about their plans disappeared on August...

 

Rio Police Pull US Swimmers Off Plane Home for Lying to Rio Police

Update 8/19: Jimmy Feigen, one of the U.S. Olympic swimmers caught up in Ryan Lochte's fabricated tale of robbery in Rio reached a deal with authorities to donate $11,000 in order to leave Brazil,...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 19, 2016

SM Airport Dodges Another Bullet in City's Attempt to Close Cloverfield

In the City's long-running battle to close the Santa Monica Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has only to lose one time and the airport closes. Thus far, the City seems to always...

 
 By Trina Kaye    Business    August 19, 2016

Who Killed the Electric Car? asks AltCar Expo

On Saturday, September 17, Filmmaker Chris Paine will present journalist Dan Neil with AltCar's first annual Disrupter Award, followed by a discussion about how creative influencers are impacting the...

 

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