Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-05-01

Voices, The Peoples News

May 1, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
Mark Kelly Says Listen to Border States, as DHS Draws Fire On
Immigration: “I think it’s important that folks listen to folks that have to deal with this every day,” Democratic Senator Mark Kelly told Newsweek.

Texas governor approves almost $500M to fund state’s National Guard border mission: Texas Military Department leaders say they’ve addressed many of the issues that arose late last year when the mission ramped up to 10,000 service members — but more money is needed to run the mission at its current pace.

14 AGs sue Biden administration over changing asylum policy: Fourteen attorneys general, led by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri, have sued the Biden administration for altering immigration policies established by Congress related to the immigration asylum process.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Proponents Say Storing Captured Carbon Underground Is Safe, But States Are Transferring Long-Term Liability for Such Projects to the Public: As companies propose storing carbon dioxide in depleted oil fields or saline aquifers, some states are putting themselves on the hook for future problems with the projects.

California Regulators Banned Fracking Wastewater for Irrigation, but Allow Wastewater From Oil Drilling. Scientists Say There’s Little
Difference: An analysis by Inside Climate News found many of the same chemicals in “produced” water from fracking and conventional drilling.
“It doesn’t matter from a chemical perspective,” one scientist said.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Fishermen and scientists probe phosphate’s connection to Florida’s red
tides: A new nonprofit connects fishermen and scientists to determine whether the state’s phosphate mines are linked to the harmful algal blooms.

The Current Rate of Ocean Warming Could Bring the Greatest Extinction of Sealife in 250 Million Years: A new study suggests that warming, oxygen-starved seas could lead marine species to vanish at a rate matching the planet’s biggest extinction event on record.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Deforestation: facts, figures, and pictures: Forests are being burned and cleared for palm oil, beef, and pulpwood production. Industrial agriculture accounts for 80% of global deforestation.

# General Information / Other News
Jan. 6 Committee Sees Breakthrough, Will Get Trove of Trump-Related Emails https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/jan-6-committee-sees-breakthrough-will-get-trove-trump-related-emails-1702450__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jAHUZxg1HdPRK_8lz_pDaVc2ewPWjFZoZIKN2Q7hUXtmcQ935YyvglhwjBQHHf0qbuDL$

The Texas Conman Who Brought Scandal to Washington, D.C: Billie Sol Estes not only bilked investors out of their hard-earned cash, but he did so in such a charismatic, well-connected way that it infected politicians and presidents.

# Global Politics
Everyone Is Starting to Admit Something Frightening About Ukraine: The conflict has become a proxy war between NATO and Russia, with more risks for everyone involved.

Russian TV Says Mariupol Almost ‘Normal,’ Schools To Use Russian Textbooks https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/russian-tv-says-mariupol-almost-normal-schools-use-russian-textbooks-1702255__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jAHUZxg1HdPRK_8lz_pDaVc2ewPWjFZoZIKN2Q7hUXtmcQ935YyvglhwjBQHHaQLv8wU$

Amid Unrest in Israel, Iraq’s Iran Allies Tout Missiles That Can Hit Foe https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/amid-unrest-israel-iraqs-iran-allies-tout-missiles-that-can-hit-foe-1702211__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jAHUZxg1HdPRK_8lz_pDaVc2ewPWjFZoZIKN2Q7hUXtmcQ935YyvglhwjBQHHeYA_Dcw$

The Ukraine War Is Reshaping the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: With Russia unable to act as a key mediator, the countries are looking elsewhere for help.

Putin Preparing Russians for War With NATO https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/putin-preparing-russians-nato-war-1702308__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jAHUZxg1HdPRK_8lz_pDaVc2ewPWjFZoZIKN2Q7hUXtmcQ935YyvglhwjBQHHVyjMaYz$

# Gov / Politics
Republican who refuses to bend the knee to Trump surges in Ohio Senate race. Matt Dolan, who wants the former president to stop pushing “lies about the outcome” of the 2020 election, is showing a late burst of momentum.

Ken Lieberthal on Washington’s Major China Challenges: The longtime China expert and political advisor talks about the TPP, the unbalanced “pivot” to Asia, and the five missteps hurting the Biden administration’s China policy.

# Law Enforcement
State Worker Investigating Dog Attack Is Mauled to Death: The dogs’
owner, Brandy Dowdy, has been charged with manslaughter.

# Legal / DOJ
A Federal Appeals Court Just Devastated the Power of Judges to Reject Bad Plea Deals: 97 percent of people convicted of a crime plead guilty in this country, often in exchange for a favorable sentencing recommendation or the dismissal of some other criminal charges.

# Military / Global
NATO fighter jets positioned around the Baltic and Black seas scrambled multiple times over four days to track and intercept Russian aircraft flying near allied airspace https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_194994.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!jAHUZxg1HdPRK_8lz_pDaVc2ewPWjFZoZIKN2Q7hUXtmcQ935YyvglhwjBQHHYBKovZR$

# Science
Osteoarthritis: Realigning bad knees may prompt the body to generate cartilage again Scientists have begun viewing this form of arthritis differently with a deeper understanding of the disorder’s causes and an eye toward personalized medicine as a treatment option.

Researchers observe three types of hormone response to surgical disruption in cardiac patients: Cardiac surgery patients may experience different levels of disruption to their body producing life-saving hormones during their operations, a new study reveals.

A nanofiber-based biodegradable millirobot called Fibot was successfully developed in research led by a scholar from City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Fibot can move in the intestines and degrade in response to the pH of its environment, thus releasing different drugs in different anchored positions.

# Social
Children’s Book Authors Are Fighting Back Against Censorship and Book Bans Right-wing attempts to ban books dealing with race, gender identity and sexuality are meeting resistance.

Evictions Are Climbing to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Cities Across the U.S:
Data suggest more than a third of households nationwide worry about facing eviction in the next two months.

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