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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Drones attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early on Saturday, the kingdom's interior ministry said, sparking a huge fire at a processor vital to global energy supplies. A military spokesman for Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the strikes. Yahia Sarie made the announcement on Saturday in a televised address carried by the Houthi movement's al-Masirah satellite news channel. He said the rebels had sent 10 drones to attack the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field. He said attacks against the kingdom would get worse if the war in Yemen continued. "The only option for the Saudi government is to stop attacking us," he said. A Saudi-led coalition has been at war with the rebels since March 2015.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Drug-resistant germs, including Candida auris, prey on severely ill patients in skilled nursing facilities, a problem sometimes amplified by poor care and low staffing.


The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to complete the legal repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation, which had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies. read more


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

In a series of analyses published recently in the American Journal of Political Science, the three researchers found that people's moral codes don't cause or predict their political ideology; instead, people's ideology appears to predict their answers on the moral-foundations questionnaire. As Peter Hatemi, one of the study's authors and a political-science professor at Pennsylvania State University, puts it: "We will switch our moral compass depending on how it fits with what we believe politically." read more


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Tuesday that he would annex much of the occupied West Bank if voters return him to power in the election next week, a change that could dramatically reshape the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict. read more


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