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Weekend Reads 12/7/19

House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment

He warned Democrats to "be careful what you wish for" and he added that impeachment "is tearing the nation apart. ... And I want to bring people together."

Van Drew, whose district voted for Trump in 2016, said he would have preferred a censure vote on Trump so they could "move on."

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Weekend Reads 11/30/19

Eye-popping rise in BB-gun injuries, study finds

Between 1990 and 2016, the data suggests there were 364,133 children (less than 18 years old) injured by nonpowder firearms, which include BB, paintball, airsoft, and pellet guns.

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Weekend Reads 11/9/19

Democrats give Warren's 'Medicare for All' plan the cold shoulder

The proposed elimination of private insurance and its trillions of dollars in tax hikes are prime reasons Democrats cite for rejecting her approach.

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Voyager: Special Midweek Weekend Reads

We've received contact from outside our solar system! Rather than writing up an article about it, I've collected articles with further information about the data we've received from Voyager 2's first year in interstellar space. Enjoy!

NASA Voyager 2 spacecraft that was shot into interstellar space gives first findings after leaving solar system

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Weekend Reads 11/2/19

How Do Children Acquire Prejudices?

But what we really wanted to know was whether the nonverbal signals directed toward the individuals in the video would impact children’s attitudes toward the groups—people from Blackpine and people from Redvale. When we asked children which group they liked best we saw a tendency for them to favor the group whose member received more positive nonverbal signals in the video.

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Weekend Reads 10/26/19

GOP worries it's losing impeachment fight

“Does he need to be so unhinged? He says the dumbest things,” said one Republican senator who vented frustration with the president’s outbursts on Twitter and in front of the White House press corps.

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Weekend Reads 10/19/19

Humans Will Never Live on Another Planet, Nobel Laureate Says. Here's Why.

Well, you might say, plenty of things seemed out of reach until we reached them, such as sending aircraft on intercontinental flights. But "in this case, the required physics to reach the stars, if it exists, is not known to us and it would require a fundamental change in our understanding of the relationship between mass, acceleration and energy."

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