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Wednesday January 1st, 2020 night edition

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he would enact federal drinking water standards for a group of toxic chemicals that have caused widespread contamination in New Hampshire and other states.

Sanders, a Vermont senator, said instead of spending millions on lawsuits to gut clean water rules, such companies should be paying to clean up contamination.

He said as president, he will create national clean water standards for PFAS and other chemicals in an effort to guarantee clean drinking water “as a human right.”.

“Corporate greed is threatening one of the most basic necessities of life: clean water,” he said in a statement.

“Not only will we support state efforts to enforce stronger clean water laws, we are going to create federal clean water standards that force these companies to clean up their mess.”.

More than 700 homes in New Hampshire whose drinking water was contaminated by PFAS have been connected to new water, and the state estimates that more than 100,000 other people eventually could be affected.

3M Co., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, said in a statement Tuesday that it “supports appropriate science-based regulations of PFAS” and therefore backs “consideration of an enforceable, science-based national drinking water standard” for the toxic chemicals. »

Polish PM furious at Putin rewriting history of second world war

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Mateusz Morawiecki issued a four-page statement on Sunday accusing the Russian president of “repeated lies” over the history of the conflict.

Putin gave the assembled leaders an hour-long history lecture, drawing on a sheaf of archival documents he had brought with him.

Putin used his speech on the occasion to warn against a “unipolar world”, implicitly comparing the modern-day US with Nazi Germany. »

NY farmers sue to block law that gives workers overtime, right to unionize

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New York farmers filed a last-minute lawsuit Monday to block the state from implementing a landmark farm labor law on Jan. 1.

The law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July, gives New York farmworkers the right to unionize, collect overtime pay and take at least one day off per week for the first time in the state’s history.

But those same farm owners, family members and supervisors, representing the farm business, are prohibited by federal law from discouraging union activity or assisting in the formation of a union. »

Critic's Notebook: Baby Yoda, 'The Dark Crystal' and the Need for Puppetry in the Age of CGI

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Herzog, who guest-starred on a few episodes of the Disney+ Star Wars spinoff series, was one of Baby Yoda's earliest champions.

And indeed, Baby Yoda — a colloquial epithet referring to the mysterious alien toddler merely known as "The Child" in the script — was designed for maximum neoteny.

If Baby Yoda were entirely 3D animation, he wouldn't have become an icon the minute we laid our eyes on him. »

Sonos gives a lame reason for bricking older devices in 'Recycle Mode'

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However, those facilities are unable to resell the products, which could bring around $200 to $250 in good condition.

We could have sold these, and ensured they were reused, as we do with all the working electronics we're able.

"We could have sold these and ensured they were reused, as we do with all the working electronics we're able. »