At least 10,000 bills submitted in state legislatures and Congress over the past eight years were almost entirely copied from so-called model legislation drafted by industry groups and other special interests. More than 2,100 of those bills eventually became law, including the Asbestos Transparency Act, which makes it harder for victims of asbestos-related diseases to claim compensation.
Three visitors to Grand Canyon National Park have died in separate incidents in as many weeks—with two falling over the rim while taking a selfie. The cause of the third person’s death was unclear. The park had 17 fatalities last year.
Astronauts from NASA’s six Apollo moon missions left 96 bags of human waste on the moon. If a future moon mission discovers that any of the microorganisms in that waste were able to survive the intense temperatures and bombardment of radiation on the lunar surface, it might indicate that hardy microbes can spread life throughout the universe.
President Trump’s penchant for making false or misleading statements is accelerating. Trump averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. He hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year. So far in 2019, he’s averaging nearly 22 false or misleading claims a day.
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