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Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico Officially Closes. It’s a Massive Blow to Science.

The National Science Foundation said it’s too dangerous to keep operating the single dish radio telescope given the significant damage it recently sustained.

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These Four Groups Will Likely Be First to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine supplies will be limited at first, yet getting the shots to the right people could change the course of the pandemic.

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Peru’s Interim President Forced to Resign After Police Kill Two Protesters

“Two young people were absurdly, stupidly, unjustly sacrificed by the police,” Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said in a recorded video shared on Twitter.

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Hurricane Iota Barrels Toward Central America, Two Weeks After Eta

Hurricane Iota would probably come ashore over areas where Eta’s torrential rains saturated the soil, leaving it prone to new landslides and floods.

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World-Renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico Is on the Brink of Collapse

More than 250 scientists around the world were using the telescope.

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UN Applauds Mexico Decision to Stop Holding Migrant Children in Detention

“This announcement provides fresh hope that Mexico is willing to do the work necessary to ensure that the rights of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees are protected,” a refugee advocate said.

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US Deports Migrant Women Who Alleged Abuse by Georgia Doctor

More migrant women face deportation as they speak out against an OBGYN doctor at an ICE detention center in Georgia.