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Climate bill: Could coal communities shift to nuclear?

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) ??" A major economic bill headed to the president has "game-changing" incentives for the nuclear energy industry, experts say, and those tax credits are even more substantial if a facility is sited in a community where a coal plant is closing. The transformative bill provides the most spending to fight climate change by any one nation ever in a single push. Among the many things it could do nuclear energy experts say is spur more projects like one Bill Gates is planning...

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Hawaii voters picking nominees in race to succeed Gov. Ige

HONOLULU (AP) ??" The candidates running in Saturday's primary election to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. David Ige include a former first lady, a retired mixed martial arts champion and a congressman who moonlights as a Hawaiian Airlines pilot. Democratic U. S. Rep. Kaiali'i Kahele's decision to run for governor has opened up his congressional seat representing rural Oahu and the Neighbor Islands. In the U. S. Senate, incumbent Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz is also up for reelection and...

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WHO plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

LONDON (AP) ??" The World Health Organization says it's holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations. In a statement Friday, the U. N. health agency said it has also renamed two families, or clades, of the virus, using Roman numerals instead of geographic areas, to avoid stigmatization. The version of the disease formerly known as the Congo Basin will now be known as Clade one or I and the be...

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