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Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch program in jeopardy?
“One of Michelle Obama’s signature accomplishments as first lady may be in jeopardy under the Trump administration…” (CNN)

Democrats urge one another not to get distracted by Trump’s taxes
“Democratic operatives and lawmakers who once would have rejoiced at the release of President Donald Trump’s taxes reacted to the publication of his 2005 tax return by urging their colleagues not to get distracted from the Republican health care plan…” (CNN)

Czech zoo to remove horns of 18 white rhinos following French attack
“A Czech zoo has said it will use a chainsaw to remove the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack last week in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns…” (The Guardian)

Netanyahu hits out at ‘libellous’ report his wife threw him out of car
“Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has appeared in court to deny a claim that his wife, Sara, expelled him from an official motorcade during a furious argument in 2015, endangering his security arrangements…” (The Guardian)

When nationalism summons Gallicism to keep foreign workers out of France
“Hoping to squeeze out foreign workers and reap electoral rewards, a number of French regions have passed a controversial rule obliging workers on building sites to speak the language of Molière…” (France24)

Top EU court rules employers have right to ban religious symbols
“Private employers may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday…” (France24)

Humpback Whales Are Forming Mysterious ‘Super-Groups’, and No One Can Explain It
“Humpback whales are known for being the loners of the sea – while they tend to migrate, feed, and mate in groups, they spend much of their existence in solitude, or in small, short-lived groups of up to seven individuals…” (Science Alert)

Scientists Need You to Solve This Chess Problem to Help Find the Key to Human ConsciousnessWhat separates us from supercomputers.
“Consciousness is the most important quality of a human being, but scientists have struggled for millennia to explain it – where does it come from, and how does it arise?” (Science Alert)


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