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Wildfires in California caused toxins to leak into drinking water from plastic pipes. One sample found benzene, a carcinogen, at 40 times the state’s legal standard.
Japan is working on wooden satellites that can be burned up on re-entry in order to cut back on space pollution.
This video is going viral of young people attacking a BMW for no reason with a man and woman inside. It is upsetting. New York City officials are investigating.
A black man is suing New Jersey police and prosecutors because he was wrongly arrested and accused of a crime due to errant facial recognition software.
Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri has committed to being the one Senator to object to the Presidential vote certification next week. Several Representatives are in on this plan but one Senator was needed to bring up a debate. They’ve got it now.
The FDA has recalled Sportmix dog food after at least 28 dogs died from it.
Coronavirus Update: Total confirmed U.S. cases as of 6:15 p.m. ET Wednesday: 19,679,455 — Total deaths: 341,313 — Total tests: 245,005,299
- She survived a 3-hour tour but not Covid. Dawn Wells, the actress who played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island died Wednesday from the virus.
- The US hit a new daily death record on Tuesday with 3,725 people dying from the virus.
- Sweden has come around on masks, recommending them for commuters during rush hour as the country’s death rate has increased.