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How ESG investing got tangled up in America’s culture wars
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Michael Copley | September 12, 2022
Republican politicians claim big financial firms are using environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing to try to bankrupt the fossil fuel industry and to advance other purported liberal objectives they couldn't achieve at the ballot box. MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images A growing number of Republican politicians are moving to ...
Anne Frank’s diary speaks to teen girls in a secret Kabul book club
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Diaa Hadid | September 11, 2022
About a dozen teen girls in a secret book club in Afghanistan are reading — and finding comfort in — Anne Frank's diary. Arzou, one of participants, said it was the first time they had read the firsthand account of a teenage girl living through extreme hardship. "I think Anne ...
Poliovirus detected in more wastewater near New York City
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The Associated Press | September 10, 2022
FILE - This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. The polio virus has been found in New York City's wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn't been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly ...
7 fun facts about sweat
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Max Barnhart | September 10, 2022
There's nothing stinky about the salty sweat dripping from your face after a run. It's just your body throwing off otherwise dangerous heat. Werayuth Tessrimuang | EyeEm/Getty Images Phew, this summer was hot — and some places are still roasting! With people around the world experiencing dangerously high, record-breaking temperatures, ...
A high rate of monkeypox cases occur in people with HIV. Here are 3 theories why
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Pien Huang | September 9, 2022
New data shows a high instance of monkeypox among people who are HIV positive. Above: a finger prick test for an HIV test. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images In recent months, as the monkeypox virus swept through Europe, the Americas and parts of Asia, researchers discovered a puzzling trend: A ...
How a new hard hat technology can protect workers better from concussion
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Jon Hamilton | September 9, 2022
Workers typically rely on plastic hard hat styles designed in the 1960s. But newer technology does a better job at protecting brains, especially from oblique impact caused by falls. Al Bello | Getty Images A new generation of hard hats is promising better protection against on-the-job concussions, also known as ...
Patient satisfaction surveys fail to track how well hospitals treat people of color
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Rae Ellen Bichell | September 8, 2022
After a hospital stay, many patients are surveyed to weigh in on how good their experience was. Survey results can affect how much hospitals get paid. But instances of racial or other discrimination are not covered in the surveys. David Sacks | Getty Images Each day, thousands of patients get ...
Forehead thermometer readings may not be as accurate for Black patients, study finds
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Ayana Archie | September 8, 2022
A municipal police officer holds a no-touch forehead thermometer at a checkpoint amid increased restrictions on residents' movements in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Niteroi, Brazil, Monday, May 11, 2020. Silvia Izquierdo | AP Forehead thermometers may not be as accurate in reading temperatures ...
A 1931 law criminalizing abortion in Michigan is unconstitutional, a judge rules
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Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network | September 7, 2022
Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Paul Sancya | AP Updated September 7, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Enforcement of Michigan's 1931 abortion ban was ...