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  1. How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

    09.21 / 22:14 upr.org Upr.org - Education
    When President Trump announced a ban on travel for citizens from several predominantly Muslim countries in January, a coalition of officials from various blue states quickly rallied to fight it. "We just started talking to each other Friday afternoon," recalls New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "By Sunday morning, we had 17 states signed on to say, 'This is unconstitutional. We're going into court to stop it.' And we went into courts all over the country and eventually got it…
  2. Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

    09.21 / 22:14 upr.org Upr.org - Education
    Waterparks can be fun, but they also can pose unexpected health risks – in this case, eye and respiratory problems. And that shower you never take before you get in the pool plays a role. In July 2015, patrons at an indoor waterpark resort in Ohio started to complain about eye and respiratory problems. Local health officials surveyed patrons and waterpark employees, who reported issues like eye burning, nose irritation, difficulty breathing and vomiting. The Centers for Disease Control and …
  3. After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

    09.21 / 22:14 upr.org Upr.org - Education
    After a cyberattack that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people, the credit reporting agency Equifax set up a website to help people determine if they had been affected, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. However, on multiple occasions over the span of weeks, the company's official Twitter account responded to customer inquiries by apparently directing them to a fake phishing site called www.securityequifax2017.com. Luckily, the fake site — blocked or flagged by many I…
  4. In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

    09.21 / 22:14 upr.org Upr.org - Education
    When filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick began research for a 10-part PBS documentary on the Vietnam War, they thought they knew the material. After all, Burns was of draft age in 1970, though his draft number was too high for him to be called to serve. But as they began interviewing subjects and sorting through archival footage, Burns and Novick soon came to appreciate just how complicated the war was. "We went in, both of us, with this kind of arrogance about it, and immediately had…