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Sunday December 2nd, 2018 morning edition

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The size of each circle represents the magnitude of the associated quake or shock.

The massive earthquake that struck northeast Japan Friday (March 11) has shortened the length Earth's day by a fraction and shifted how the planet's mass is distributed.

More refinements are possible as new information on the earthquake comes to light, he added.

The closer the mass shift during an earthquake is to the equator, the more it will speed up the spinning Earth.

The earthquake also shifted Earth's figure axis by about 6 1/2 inches (17 centimeters), Gross added.

The 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile last year also sped up the planet's rotation and shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds.

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19 of 20 World Leaders Just Pledged to Fight Climate Change. Trump Was the Lone Holdout.

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“We recognize the contribution that the multilateral trading system has made,” the statement read.

Trump, of course, pledged in June 2016 to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and the United States will officially stand alone in the world in rejecting climate action when Trump can fulfill that promise formally in 2020.

Trump’s reason for rejecting the overwhelming evidence for climate change has been to cite his “natural instinct” for science. »

Horrifying video shows trans girl ‘harassed by school staff’ in bathroom

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A transgender girl in Minnesota has posted a horrifying video that appears to show Osseo Senior High School staff breaking into a bathroom stall while she was using the toilet.

Transgender teen Cece, who attends Osseo Senior High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota, posted two clips to Facebook of an incident in a women’s bathroom.

In the clip, the student is on the toilet with their trousers down while several adults, reportedly members of staff at the school, attempt to break into the locked stall. »

Dark web dealers voluntarily ban deadly fentanyl

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Major dark web drug suppliers have started to voluntarily ban the synthetic opioid fentanyl because it is too dangerous, the National Crime Agency has said.

The NCA has had a series of successes against UK fentanyl dealers, who typically source the drug from China and then sell it on the dark web.

Some of the biggest dark web fentanyl suppliers were closed down last year with the most famous – Alphabay – often described as the largest underground market ever seen - shut following a global police investigation. »