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Constant Flooding In Brazil Displacing Citizens, Causing Climate Migration

Ongoing flooding in southern Brazil has displaced nearly half a million people who are now considering moving to higher ground to avoid future devastation. This “climate migration” is one of the biggest Brazil has experienced.
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You’ll Need A QR Code To Access Certain Parts Of Paris During The Summer Olympics 

During this year’s Summer Olympic Games, the French capital of Paris will be split into zones for security and safety reasons. If individuals want to enter certain areas, it will be required that they have a pass on their phone in the form of a QR code. 
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Preserving, Teaching, And Experiencing Indo-Caribbean Arts And Culture | Denyse Baboolal, JayaDevi Arts Inc.

Indo-Caribbean culture isn’t often seen or represented in mainstream society and media. For Denyse Baboolal, it’s who she is at her core, which is why she founded the JayaDevi Arts Incorporation, a non-profit organization that preserves, teaches, and presents the arts and culture of Indo-Caribbean communities. With her experience, Denyse works everyday to rejuvenate cultural and artistic life, restoring self-esteem to the next generation of the Indo-Caribbean population in America.
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Lost Caravaggio Painting, That Was Previously Misidentified, To Be Shown At Prado Museum In Madrid

A lost Caravaggio painting depicting a suffering Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns is set to go on display at the Prado Museum in Madrid.
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EU Launching Formal Investigation Into Meta Regarding Election Misinformation Before June Polls Open 

The European Union (EU) is set to launch a formal investigation into Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram. The investigation was prompted over the EU’s concerns that the tech giant isn’t doing enough to counter Russian disinformation ahead of the EU elections in June.
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Scientists Create Vaccine To Potentially Help Protect Us From Future Coronaviruses 

Scientists have now created a vaccine that could potentially protect against a wide range of coronaviruses, including variants that may not even be known yet. 
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The Backbone Blueprint: Pathways to Personal Triumph | Susan Marshall

In the landscape of modern life, where obstacles and possibilities are intricately woven together, resides the timeless pursuit of personal fortitude and adaptability. Central to this journey is the concept of the “backbone” – a metaphor for the vital attributes of strength, perseverance, and confidence that underpin personal and professional triumphs. Recognizing the need for these qualities in today’s fast-paced world, Susan Marshall founded the Backbone Institute.

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Compassion & Innovation in Veterinary Medicine | Dr. Dena Lodato

In a world where our furry friends are not just pets but valued family members, the role of a veterinarian transcends simple medical care. It demands a blend of expertise, empathy, and a commitment to continuous learning and innovation. As a veterinary surgeon, Dr. Dena Lodato, DVM, embodies this role to its fullest, merging traditional veterinary practices with cutting-edge treatments to provide comprehensive care for her patients.

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World News

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Scientists Warn Of Multiple Tipping Points In Climate Change

A new scientific report has warned that the continued warming of the planet could trigger not only the collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, the single largest contributor to global sea levels rising, but also multiple environmental “tipping points” that will be irreversible.

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Bogotà, Colombia Starts Rationing Water For 9 Million People

Bogotà, Columbia is currently experiencing a severe drought due to El Niño, as reservoirs have been pushed to record lows, according to reports. The city’s authority announced this week that residents would have to start rationing water as a result. 
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Thailand Likely To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage After Bill Passes In Parliament 

Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament in Thailand have approved a marriage equality bill that would make the nation the first south-east Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages for partners of any gender. 
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France Becomes World’s First Country To Make Abortion A Constitutional Right 

This week, France became the first country in the world to make getting an abortion a constitutional right. The effort to do so in the nation began as a direct response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, which removed federal protections for abortion rights. 
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Death Toll From Chile Wildfires Surpasses 130 With More Than 300 People Still Missing

Chile is currently in a massive rescue and recovery effort after the nation has been enduring what the United Nations disaster agency is calling the deadliest wildfires on record. The fires have unfortunately claimed over 130 lives with hundreds of others still missing. 

U.S. News

Intuition and Healing: A Transformative Journey | Naomi Horii"

Empowerment Through Intuition and Healing: A Transformative Journey | Naomi Horii

The journey towards transformation is marked by moments of introspection, connection, and revelation, where the boundaries between the self and the infinite blur. As we navigate life’s challenges, spirituality can guide us toward inner peace, resilience, and a deeper understanding of our existence. Intuitive reader, healer and teacher Naomi Horii has dedicated her life to helping people uncover their innate strength, heal their deepest wounds, and reach more of their fullest potential.

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President Biden To Forgive $7.4 Billion In Student Loan Debt For More Than 270,000 Borrowers

President Biden’s administration announced last week that it will be using existing student loan forgiveness programs to cancel more student loan debt. They’re planning on forgiving $7.2 billion for around 277,000 borrowers, according to reports.
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Dozens Of US Citizens Evacuate Haiti On State Department Charter Flight Amid Increase In Gang Violence 

Dozens of US citizens have been evacuated from Haiti on a State Department charter flight this past Sunday while others wait to be taken back to the states as well. The departures are a result of increasing gang violence and political instability which has left necessities like food and gas in short supply. 
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New York Governor Sending National Guard Into Subways To Combat Crime 

New York governor Kathy Hochul has announced that she will be sending the national guard into New York City’s subway system in order to combat surges of crime. The move has been met with disagreement from some city residents and police reform activists. 
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Thousands of AT&T Customers Report Phone Service Outages Across America

On Thursday morning, a large portion of AT&T’s customer base in the US experienced a network outage, rendering them unable to use the internet or make and receive calls.

Business News

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Championing Equity and Inclusion in Education | Dr. Dorothea Gordon

Education is often hailed as a transformative force, shaping lives and futures with every lesson learned and every book opened. Yet, for many, access to quality education remains a hurdle, entwined with economic barriers and societal biases that can alter the trajectory of a young mind. These challenges are not merely academic; they are deeply personal, affecting individuals who recognize education not just as a pathway to opportunity but as a fundamental right.

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Nestlé Adds Sugar To Infant Milk Sold In Poorer Nations, According To New Report

A new report has found that Nestlé, the largest consumer goods company in the world, adds sugar and honey to infant milk and cereal products that are sold in poorer nations. This directly contradicts international guidelines that are implemented to prevent childhood obesity and chronic diseases.
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Barnes & Noble Workers Organizing Union Drive For The Largest Bookstore Chain In The US 

Workers for Barnes & Noble, the largest bookstore chain in the US, are preparing for a nationwide union drive after six outlet stores voted to organize throughout the past year, according to reports. 
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Macy’s To Downsize And Close 150 Stores 

Macy’s will be closing 150 underperforming stores. They’re planning on closing 50 by the end of 2024, and the remaining 100 over the course of the next few years. The ultimate goal is to have just 350 Macy’s stores by 2026. 
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Former Disney Star Bridget Mendler Is Launching A Satellite Data Startup 

Former Disney star Bridget Mendler, known for appearing in programs like “Good Luck Charlie,” “The Clique,” “Lemonade Mouth,” and more, is not embarking on a new venture that will change how satellite data moves from space back down to Earth. 

Culture News

Conserving Art Is Preserving History | Dr. Jan Cavanaugh

Art is one of the most universally accepted ways of learning about our world’s history. It gives the viewer the unique perspective of what it was like to live through significant periods of time. Dr. Jan Cavanaugh, PhD, MAC, has worn 3 hats: art curator, art history professor, and currently paintings conservator. As a Conservator of Paintings she understands first hand what it truly means to maintain the stories that art has told, and will continue to tell for future generations. In a growing digital age where we all have access to an unlimited amount of information in our pockets, it’s never been more important to preserve the mediums that tell our world’s stories.

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The Beatles Next Generation: John Lennon And Paul McCartney’s Sons Collaborate On New Song

The sons of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Sean Ono and James, have teamed up to bring back the Lennon-McCartney songwriting credit in a new song called “Primrose Hill.”
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Banksy Confirms Tree Mural In North London Is His Work 

A mural that appeared overnight on a residential building in the Finsbury Park area of northern London is confirmed to be a work by Banksy.
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Wendy’s Says It Won’t Use Surge Pricing After Internet Backlash

The fast food chain Wendy’s clarified that it has no plans to use “surge pricing” during its busiest hours. The announcement, made on Tuesday, followed reports in multiple media outlets suggesting the business is considering experimenting with dynamic pricing that changes throughout the day in response to customer demand.
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Four Films About Each Member Of The Beatles Are Coming From Director Sam Mendes

Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes has announced that he will be making four separate fiction films about one of the most famous bands in music history, The Beatles. Each film will cover the story of one of the members of the band, meaning John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison will have their own films. 

Entertainment News

Original Mickey Mouse Cartoon Enters Public Domain, Here’s What We Already Have To Look Forward To 

Steamboat Willie, the original Mickey Mouse cartoon, officially lost its US copyright protection on January 1st 2024, making its likeness available to the public, who have already taken advantage of having legal access to the iconic character.

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Romeo + Juliet Is Coming To Broadway With Kit Connor And Rachel Zegler To Star 

Romeo + Juliet is officially coming back to Broadway. Acclaimed director Sam Gold is set to adapt the famous Shakespeare play with the help of Grammy winner Jack Antonoff, who will be doing the music for the production. 
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Will Ferrell Talks Educating Himself On The Transgender Community At Sundance Film Festival 

Will Ferrell recently made an appearance at the Sundance Film Festival for the world premiere of his new documentary “Will & Harper.” 
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‘Fans First’ Live-Event Ticketing Reform Bill Introduced By US Senators 

Six US Senators have introduced a new “Fans First Act” to address the multiple discrepancies in ticketing sales across the country.
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A ‘Barbenheimer’ Parody Movie Is Officially In The Works 

This past summer, ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ releasing in theaters on the same day became a pop culture phenomenon known as “Barbenheimer,” with moviegoers embracing the significance of both films and their vastly unique impacts.

Health News

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From Radish Leaves to a Natural Hormone Balancing Formula: How Tenacity and Empathy for Women’s Health Challenges Led to a Groundbreaking, World First Discovery | Leanna Sue Wilson

Leanna Wilson has spent over two decades working to find natural, effective ways to balance hormone levels. She recognized early on that balanced hormones were the key to solving a myriad of health ailments, particularly those relating to women’s health. The years of research paid off. Leanna and her team at Nokomis Research found the solution. And they found it in radish leaves.

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FDA Says Traces Of Bird Flu Found In 1 In 5 Samples Of Pasteurized Milk 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that 1 in 5 samples of retail milk contains traces of the highly contagious bird flu. They also said that these findings may not be an indicator of an infectious risk to consumers.
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Public Health Emergency Declared In Puerto Rico Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

Puerto Rico’s hot and humid climate makes dengue fever an ongoing risk for its citizens. This year, however, “cases have exceeded historical figures,” according to Puerto Rico Health Secretary Carlos Mellado. 
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US FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Wegovy To Be Marketed For Heart Health Benefits 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an application from drugmaker Novo Nordisk that allows the weight loss drug Wegovy to add cardiovascular benefits to the medicine’s label.
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Ten Cases of Measles Confirmed in Florida Elementary School Outbreak

On Tuesday, the Broward County schools superintendent announced that seven children at Manatee Bay Elementary in Weston, Florida, have tested positive for measles. According to the Florida Department of Health, ten cases have been reported statewide.

Lifestyle News

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London Man Runs 365 Marathons In 365 Days For ‘Hope For Justice’ Charity

41-year-old Aaron Robinson has run 365 marathons in 365 days, a major accomplishment for not only himself, but Hope For Justice, the anti-human trafficking charity where he works.

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Secondhand Clothing Sales To Make Up 10% Of Global Fashion Sales 

Secondhand clothing sales are currently on track to make up a tenth of all global fashion market sales.
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New York City Celebrity Owl, Flaco, Dies A Year After Central Zoo Escape 

Flaco was the Eurasian eagle-owl who made headlines last year after escaping from New York City’s Central Park Zoo and becoming beloved by residents and individuals on social media. This past week, zoo officials announced that Flaco had unfortunately died, he was 13-years-old. 
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UK Universities Become First To Feature Famous Hologram Lecturers 

Some universities in the UK are beginning to enter a new era of utilizing unique technology to teach its students. The technology in question involves holograms, the same holograms that have been used to bring back retired or dead singers to the stage; like Tupac at the 2012 Coachella music festival. 
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Digital Wardrobe-Tracking Is The New Sustainability Trend Of 2024

There’s a new trend in the realm of sustainability and fashion that is emerging as we navigate the new year. Social media users are now digitally tracking the clothing that they wear every day, and challenging themselves to do it for the entire year, as a means of analyzing how much they truly wear every piece of clothing they own. 

Real Estate News

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Development Of Now Open Luxury Residential Tower In London Led To Discovery Of Shakespearean Theater

A new £750 million complex of 412 apartments in a 37-story development named ‘The Stage’ has officially opened in London. The project itself, however, initially made headlines during its development, when archaeologists discovered the remains of a 16th-century Shakespearean theater during excavations.

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President Biden’s New Affordable Housing Plan 

The housing market in the US has been hitting historic lows within the past few years. Sales are slow, current homeowners are unable to move because they don’t want to lose the record low mortgage rates they got during the pandemic, and first-time homebuyers are finding starter homes to be less and less affordable. 
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Most Expensive Home In The US Goes On Sale For $295 Million

The most expensive home for sale in the US has officially hit the market at a listing price of $295 million. The property is called Gordon Pointe, and is located in Naples, Florida, on the Gulf Coast within an enclave known as Port Royal. The property is also about 9-acres. 
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45% Of Real Estate Agents Claim They’re Struggling To Pay Rent 

According to a monthly report from Alignable, 45% of real estate agents who own their firms stated that they’re struggling to pay their offices rent in the month of November. This is a 5% increase from October, and 10% higher than September’s data, citing a consistent increase. 
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Empty Bed Bath & Beyond Stores Are Hot Commercial Real Estate Opportunities

Commercial real estate retailers are seeing a major rise in available spaces due to the influx of empty Bed Bath & Beyond stores. 

Science News

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Study Finds Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Levels Are Highest In Human History 

A new study has found that the current carbon dioxide levels on Earth are the highest they've been in all of human history.

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Children Who Are Considered Obese Are Twice As Likely To Develop Multiple Sclerosis, According To New Study

Children who are considered obese could face more than double the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults, according to a new study from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. 

Scientists In The UK Working On A Bra That Can Detect And Monitor Breast Cancer 

Scientists in the UK are currently developing a device that would fit inside of a bra to monitor whether or not a breast cancer tumor is growing. 
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Gray Whale Sighted Near New England 200 Years After Species Were Thought To Be Extinct In The Atlantic Ocean 

A gray whale has been confirmed by scientists to be seen near New England, two centuries after it was thought that the whale was extinct in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Astronomers Uncover Secret Ocean On One Of Saturn’s Smallest Moons 

Astronomers have uncovered increasing evidence that one of Saturn’s smallest moons, named Mimas, has a global ocean beneath its icy surface.

Sports News

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32 Female Athletes Sue University Of Oregon For Alleged Title IX Violations

Thirty-two female athletes at the University of Oregon have filed a lawsuit against the school alleging that they’re violating Title IX requirements, stating that their “shabby facilities and inadequate supplies” violate the equal treatment law.

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Former Lions Defensive Back Cameron Sutton Turns Himself In After Police Searched For Weeks 

Cameron Sutton has officially turned himself in after a weeks-long search for the former NFL DB (defensive back) who was wanted on a domestic violence warrant. 
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Kansas City Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman Scores Super Bowl-Winning Touchdown: ‘I Blacked Out’

Mecole Hardman of the Kansas City Chiefs told CNN he “blacked out” after scoring the touchdown that would win the Chiefs the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. 
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Yoshinobu Yamamoto Reportedly Signs With The Los Angeles Dodgers For Huge $325 Million Contract

Sources have told ESPN that Japanese star Yoshinobu Yamamoto is reportedly signing a 12-year $325 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. This would mark one of the largest deals for a pitcher in Major League Baseball.
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13-Year-Old Skateboarder, Cui Chenxi, Is China’s Youngest Asian Games Gold Medalist 

13-year-old Cui Chenxi of China has become the youngest gold medalist at the Asian Games for skateboarding. Teenage girls in general have been dominating the sport. 

Technology News

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The New York Times Is Suing Microsoft And OpenAI Over Copyright Infringement 

OpenAI and Microsoft are being sued by the New York Times over copyright infringement, alleging that the two companies' artificial intelligence technology has illegally copied millions of articles from the Times to train AI services like ChatGPT.

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Facebook And Instagram To Start Labeling Digitally Altered Content ‘Made With AI,’ Meta Says

Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, announced that they would be making major changes to its policies on digitally created and/or altered media. 
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America’s Still Moving To Ban TikTok 

Last week, a key house committee introduced and approved a bill that is targeting the social media platform TikTok. The full House is set to vote this week potentially, and the White House has stated that President Joe Biden is also prepared to sign it.
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Tesla Recalls Over 2 Million Vehicles In The US Due To Warning Light Issues 

Tesla is recalling over 2 million vehicles in the US, nearly all the vehicles sold in the US, due to some warning lights on the instrument panel being too small.
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UK Artists Potentially Joining Lawsuit Against Midjourney Over Use Of Their Work To Train AI Software 

Midjourney is one of the many new image generators available to the public online that uses artificial intelligence to generate a given image, or series of images, based on what the user enters into the given prompts. 

Travel News

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US Airlines Gearing Up For Record-Breaking Air Travel For Thanksgiving 

US airlines are expecting record breaking travel demand this year for Thanksgiving, with multiple executives across many airline companies gearing up to prepare for the influx in travel.

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US State Department Issues Travel Advisory For Jamaica Amid Crime And Health Concerns 

The US State Department has issued a travel advisory for Jamaica among an influx of crime and health concerns.
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Vietnam Opens New ‘Kissing Bridge’ As A Selfie Hotspot 

Last week, a new hotspot opened in Vietnam called the “Kiss Bridge” to give couples a chance to share a romantic moment with the beautiful Vietnamese sunsets. 
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Virgin Atlantic And British Airways Face Complaints Over Alleged Misleading Sustainability Claims 

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are currently facing formal complaints regarding accusations that the airlines are misleading the public over their sustainability claims and environmental credentials of aviation. 
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The French Government Is Vowing To ‘Protect’ Nation From Bed Bugs Outbreak 

The French government is vowing to take action and “reassure and protect” the public amid the “widespread” rise in bedbug infestations in its capital Paris.