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Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building

Technicians did not have protective clothing, so they purchased dish-washing and gardening gloves from a general store. They then used a broken mop handle to lift the contaminated buckets into a truck.

Stephenson said the containers were stored next to a taxidermy exhibit, where children on tours sometimes stopped for presentations, sitting next to uranium for 30 minutes or more. By his calculation, those children could have received radiation dosages in excess of federal safety standards within three seconds, and adults could have suffered dangerous exposure in less than a half-minute.

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Adidas pulls all-white Black History Month sneaker after social media backlash

Adidas is pulling a shoe it designed to commemorate Black History Month after customers and social media users expressed confusion and disappointment in the design. The running shoe is an all-white edition of their existing Ultraboost Uncaged collection. And while the website doesn’t specify what materials were used to make the shoe, one Twitter user said a store employee told her they were made of cotton.

h/t RM

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Dozens arrested after climate protest blocks five London bridges

Protesters, including families and pensioners, began massing on five of London’s main bridges from 10am on Saturday. An hour later, all the crossings had been blocked in one of the biggest acts of peaceful civil disobedience in the UK in decades. Some people locked themselves together, while others linked arms and sang songs.

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‘The Simpsons’ producer confirms Apu is being written out of show following controversy

The long-running show has come under fire for it’s depiction of Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, with viewers complaining that the character promotes racist stereotypes of people of Indian and Asian descent.

Couldn’t the same be said about every character on the show? Why single out Apu?

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Lectures on sexual impropriety from a Clinton? CBS fails to ask Chelsea once about Bill’s sex assault allegations during three-minute interview in which she attacked Brett Kavanaugh

She told presenters that Kavanaugh should not be confirmed to the court because of his ‘nakedly partisan’ testimony to senators, and said she personally opposes him because of his views on worker’s rights and women’s rights.

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