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Donald Trump promised a “new era of peace” during the first stop of his “Thank You” tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, vowing that the US will stop trying to overthrow world governments and will cooperate with countries fighting terrorism.
The president-elect also promised to cooperate with any country interested in destroying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
“People are getting creative,” said Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former cancer researcher. “Youth and innovation are driving an agenda.”
The deal would cover 800 workers from the Indianapolis furnace plant and an additional 300 research and headquarters positions that weren’t planned to go to Mexico, according to the Journal.
But 600 jobs will still move from Indianapolis to Mexico.
The Need To Read (jdargis)
Making the case for packing your life with fewer unnecessary activities and material items in order to make room for the thing you already love but do too little of: read books. Here’s what books do for one author, and what they can do for you.
Among the department’s fleet of thousands of vehicles, including Ford Explorers racing to 911 calls and tow trucks clearing traffic lanes during the evening rush, the Smart car is quite possibly the only one that has its picture routinely shared on social media, described as “adorable” or, in the case of one parked in the West Village, “Cuuuuuute.”
The hope is that with more power, more space, and more controls, the astronauts aboard the ISS will be able to grow larger and more robust plants than before. Space tomatoes? Sure, why not! But for the meantime, the test run is every scientist’s favorite plant, Arabidopsis, a plant in the kale and mustard family that often serves as the lab rat of plants: it’s exceedingly well researched and well understood, so it’s ideal for experiments (researchers recently tested a new way to make photosynthesis more efficient on the same kind if plant.).
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