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Greta Thunberg: The teenage old soul of the climate crisis

Greta Thunberg: The teenage old soul of the climate crisis

In person, she is tiny. Eyes wide and head down, her discomfort with crowds and small talk make it easy to understand why Greta Thunberg says she was “an invisible girl” for most of her 16 years. But when Thunberg went to Washington — into the lights, cameras and lack-of-action that makes up the modern…MORE

Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma is allowed bonus payout in bankruptcy case

Opioid-maker Purdue Pharma is allowed bonus payout in bankruptcy case

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case for opioid-maker Purdue Pharma issued an interim order late Wednesday allowing the company and its subsidiaries to continue paying its employees, former employees and retirees. The company estimates it will pay about $26 million in wages and benefits, including bonuses. The pharmaceutical giant and maker of the painkiller Oxycontin…MORE

A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes

A Delta flight plunged 30,000 feet in minutes

Don’t read this if you’re traveling any time soon. Passengers on a Delta flight this week were terrified when their plane plunged mid-air, dropping nearly 30,000 feet. The flight experienced a “cabin pressurization irregularity” during the journey, the airline said in a statement. It was going from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale but was diverted to…MORE

The famous Three Mile Island nuclear plant is closing

The famous Three Mile Island nuclear plant is closing

The famous Three Mile Island nuclear plant is officially shutting down Friday, plant spokesperson David Marcheskie confirmed to CNN. Exelon Generation, the company that runs the plant, announced in May that it would officially close the plant by September 30, citing a lack of state action in subsidizing clean energy. The company previously announced in…MORE

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