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This single issue could decide how Western Pennsylvania votes

This single issue could decide how Western Pennsylvania votes

In Western Pennsylvania, it’s not hard to see why the fracking industry is central to the local economy. In parts of Washington County, just 30 miles west of Pittsburgh, the rolling hills are dotted with quaint, rustic farmhouses — and fracking rigs. Fracking, the drilling for natural gas through shale rock, is big business. Incomes…MORE

Virginia’s governor signs legislation banning no-knock warrants

Virginia’s governor signs legislation banning no-knock warrants

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed police reform legislation that includes a ban on no-knock warrants, making the state the third in the country to outlaw no-knock, forcible-entry raids frequently used by law enforcement to serve narcotics search warrants. The move comes as the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor at the hands of…MORE

Even vampire bats know to socially distance themselves when they get sick, study says

Even vampire bats know to socially distance themselves when they get sick, study says

While the term “social distancing” is a new concept for most of us, researchers are finding that it’s actually standard practice for some animals when they are sick. A study published in Behavioral Ecology this week found that wild vampire bats naturally distance themselves from other bats in such situations. Previous findings have already shown…MORE

What we know about the Philadelphia Police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

What we know about the Philadelphia Police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

Philadelphia Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man waving a knife on Monday afternoon as his mother watched nearby. Protests in the city have raged in the two nights since. The police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., captured on cell phone video, is just the latest instance of police officers using violence against Black…MORE

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