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Where to start in pursuing the ‘American Dream’ of prosperity

The pursuit of the ‘American Dream’ of prosperity and success is an attractive aim for many business leaders: How do they get there?
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Jail sentences for miscarriages in Honduras

Abortion is illegal in all circumstances, including rape and incest, whilst women are currently facing serious jail time for miscarriages in Honduras.
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Research finds antibiotic contamination of global rivers

Concentrations of antibiotic contamination found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, according to researchers at the University of York.
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Where are the Syrian victims of ISIS?

Families whose relatives disappeared in the custody of the Islamic State (ISIS) while the group controlled parts of Syria struggle to learn what happened to victims of ISIS.
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Venezuela: Violent response to anti-government protests

Reports of violence by security forces against anti-government protests in Venezuela raise fears of widespread violations of human rights against opposition supporters in the days to come, Human Rights Watch said today (3 May 2019).
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Trump forces asylum-seekers back into Mexico

In this piece, Amnesty sheds light on how the asylum cases in San Diego recently are examples of humanitarian violations: Whilst the West is distracted by Brexit, forced returns continue to happen.
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Agricultural issues: Protecting the United States from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases

The work of the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the United States covers a wide range of agricultural issues, including protecting the U.S. from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases, as this article uncovers.
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Progressing science in the U.S. – Enabling discoveries for understanding life

The work of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance science is charted here, with a focus on the work of their Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) in enabling discoveries for understanding life.
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Time for cyber insurance to grow up: Protect customer data

The U.S. and Europe have very different approaches when it comes to motivating organisations to protect customer data: Which approach is better?
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European space policy is at a crossroads

Dominique Riquet MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe explains why European space policy is at a crossroads.
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The U.S. Space Force: Rising stakes for Europe in space defence

In this article, an oncoming U.S. weaponisation of space via Trumps' Space Policy Directive 4 is examined in context of Europe in space defence.
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Supporting vital Alzheimer’s disease research in the U.S and beyond

The work of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is placed into focus here, with examples of how they are supporting vital Alzheimer’s disease research in the U.S and further afield.
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Imprisoned without trial: The Indigenous population of Mexico

In this article, Kristin Dilani Nadarajah describes the human rights movement happening to stop the mistreatment of indigenous prisoners by the Mexican government.
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The reinvention of North American energy systems

In this report, Bruce Nagy discusses the reinvention of North American energy systems, particularly electricity storage and intelligent load management.
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Filling the digital skills gap: why US businesses are looking to veterans

US businesses are calling in reinforcements to fill the ever-widening skills gap that pervades the tech sector: our military veterans.
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State of Disunion: no address by President Trump

President Donald Trump was refused entry into the House of Representatives to give State of Union speech by Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who wants progress on #EndTheShutdown.
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Essure implant vs. women

The Essure implant method of female sterilisation caused atleast 20,000 documented painful experiences, but how did the situation get so far?
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Enigmatic radio waves heard from distant galaxy

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, have detected new Fast Radio Bursts in a galaxy beyond the Milky Way.
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Neurodegenerative disorders in the U.S.

The vital work of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are explored here by Open Access Government, with a special focus on neurodegenerative disorders.
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Astronomy and the universe of discovery

Richard F. Green, Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) explores the wonders of astronomy and the universe of discovery In October 2017, telescopes across the globe observed a kilonova radiating from a galaxy 130-million- light-years from Earth. Thousands of scientists saw the event unfold, the explosive...

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