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USA Today: Will the Black Lives Matter movement finally put an end to Confederate flags and statues?

The national protest movement that has erupted in the wake of George Floyd's death has rekindled a fire under the cultural tinderbox known as the American Confederacy.

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Reader's Digest: What Exactly Is Space Junk—And Can It Be Cleaned Up?

By its very definition, space should have a lot of, well, space. And while it does, there’s also a lot of something else these days: junk. This interstellar litter isn’t naturally occurring. Like the junk that’s choking our oceans and overtaking our land, it was put there by humans and is the result of a very specific mix of innovation and carelessness. Space junk is out of sight so most people don’t even know it’s there…but that doesn’t mean it’s not a problem. These 50 powerful photos prove the Earth still needs our help.

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CNN: Discarded masks and gloves are becoming a health hazard as people dump them on streets

During a walk around his block in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mark Benfield was struck by how many discarded gloves and masks he saw on his short route.

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Fox News: LSU making PPE for medical professionals fighting pandemic

Tom Galligan, Louisiana State University Interim President, joins ‘America’s Newsroom.’

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Gizmodo: Send This Professor Pictures of Medical Trash on the Streets

I’d nearly missed it, as it lay half-swallowed by a storm drain, but the familiar shade of cornflower blue was enough to make me stop. I crouched down, snapped a photo of a single latex glove with my ancient iPhone, and moved down the block hunting for more. Forty-five minutes, 1.76 miles, and four city blocks later, I uploaded over 150 individual, geotagged photos of trash to the cloud storage of an oceanographer I’d never met. Maybe soon, you will as well.

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The Advocate: How LSU researchers, hospital leaders created a new coronavirus test lab in a week

Potential coronavirus patients across Louisiana keep encountering the same problem: They visit a hospital, receive a coronavirus test and then they wait — sometimes for several days — until their results come back.

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Sci-News: New Species of Musk Shrew Discovered in Indonesia

A team of researchers from Louisiana State University, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Museums Victoria and the University of Melbourne has discovered a new species of musk shrew living on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island.

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