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#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.5 – Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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Time
2018-05-23 05:44:43 UTC
2018-05-23 03:44:43 -02:00 at epicenter
Location
7.398°N 36.214°W
Depth
10.00 km (6.21 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.5 – Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000eae9

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USGS Magnitude 4.5+ Earthquakes, Past Hour

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Spiral Galaxy NGC 4038 in Collision

This galaxy is having a bad millennium. In fact, the past 100 million years haven’t been so good, and probably the next billion or so will be quite tumultuous. Visible toward the lower right, NGC 4038 used to be a normal spiral galaxy, minding its own business, until NGC 4039, to its upper left, crashed into it. The evolving wreckage, known famously as the Antennae, is featured here. As gravity restructures each galaxy, clouds of gas slam into each other, bright blue knots of stars form, massive stars form and explode, and brown filaments of dust are strewn about. Eventually the two galaxies will converge into one larger spiral galaxy. Such collisions are not unusual, and even our own Milky Way Galaxy has undergone several in the past and is predicted to collide with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy in a few billion years. The frames that compose this image were taken by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope by professional astronomers to better understand galaxy collisions. These frames — and many other deep space images from Hubble — have since been made public, allowing interested amateurs to download and process them into, for example, this visually stunning composite. via NASA
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180523.html
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#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.4 – 112km SSW of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

Time
2018-05-23 01:37:48 UTC
2018-05-23 13:37:48 +12:00 at epicenter
Location
55.271°N 161.919°E
Depth
58.83 km (36.56 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.4 – 112km SSW of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000eaby

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USGS Magnitude 4.5+ Earthquakes, Past Hour

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#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.2 – 156km SW of Santiago de Cao, Peru

Time
2018-05-22 22:12:20 UTC
2018-05-22 17:12:20 -05:00 at epicenter
Location
8.911°S 80.290°W
Depth
10.00 km (6.21 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 5.2 – 156km SW of Santiago de Cao, Peru

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000ea8z

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USGS Magnitude 4.5+ Earthquakes, Past Hour

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#Earthquake Detected! – M 4.6 – 45km N of Goshogawara, Japan

Time
2018-05-22 20:11:02 UTC
2018-05-23 05:11:02 +09:00 at epicenter
Location
41.217°N 140.399°E
Depth
152.91 km (95.01 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 4.6 – 45km N of Goshogawara, Japan

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000ea4r

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USGS Magnitude 4.5+ Earthquakes, Past Hour

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DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kids

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that it’s up to individual schools to decide whether to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they suspect their students are undocumented.

“That’s a school decision. It’s a local community decision,” DeVos said during testimony before the House Education and the Workforce Committee, adding that “we have laws and we also are compassionate.” Her comments came in her first-ever appearance before the education panel, lasting close to three-and-a-half hours.

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) asked DeVos whether school principals and teachers had a responsibility to report undocumented students or their families to federal immigration authorities.

“These issues are state and local issues to be addressed and dealt with,” DeVos said.

President Donald Trump’s administration has gone after so-called sanctuary state laws, accusing some states and local officials of obstructing the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

The Department of Homeland Security has previously said that its policy generally discourages immigration enforcement in “sensitive locations” like schools, but ICE agents are permitted to enter schools under some circumstances.

DeVos was also asked about reports of immigration authorities arresting parents at schools.

“I would just say we are both a nation of laws and we are a compassionate people,” she said. “And I think it’s important that we follow the laws of the land, and if it’s important that laws be changed I encourage this body to do so.”

DeVos also said that the Supreme Court has ruled that the government must provide funding to educate undocumented students in elementary and secondary schools.

“There are undocumented children in K-12 education today that we support and give education to on a daily basis,” she said.

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/22/undocumented-children-schools-devos-immigration-603277

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“Like slavery”: Rehab patients forced into unpaid labor to cover “treatment”

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Enlarge / A heroin addict at a rehab house. (credit: Getty | AFP)

If you caught John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight this past Sunday, you saw a lengthy segment detailing the atrocities of the rehabilitation industry. As Oliver pointed out, it’s largely an unregulated, unstandardized market rife with bad actors, scams, and bunkum that offers little help to patients desperate to recover from deadly addictions. With some charging tens of thousands of dollars for a month of treatment, rehab facilities often rely on therapies with little evidence of efficacy—such as petting horses—and report largely made-up percentages for their success rates.

Even experts in the field find themselves at a loss for how to identify effective, quality facilities. The result is that many patients pay large sums only to go on to struggle with or die from their condition. And these devastating consequences are only heightened by the country’s current epidemic of opioid addiction.

While Oliver gave a skillful overview of some of the rampant problems, an ongoing investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting picked out a particularly egregious case this week—Recovery Connections Community, a rehabilitation program outside of Ashville, North Carolina.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1312995