Supreme Court opens up possibility for online sales tax
Jun21

Supreme Court opens up possibility for online sales tax

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In a case that could likely mean consumers paying more nationwide, the Supreme Court on Thursday opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on purchases from online retailers even if that company doesn’t have a p…

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First day of summer brings flooding, extreme heat in some parts of US
Jun21

First day of summer brings flooding, extreme heat in some parts of US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thursday marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year across much of the Northern Hemisphere.New York City will experience 15 hours and 6 minutes of daylight, while Los Angeles will see 14 hours and 26 mi…

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Hawaii authorities arrest people taking selfies near Kilauea volcano
Jun21

Hawaii authorities arrest people taking selfies near Kilauea volcano

U.S. Geological Survey(HONOLULU) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island in Hawaii makes for very photogenic selfies and social media posts, but authorities are cracking down on thrill-seekers who are getting too close for comfort.S…

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Threshold for harmful chemicals in drinking water lower than thought, study shows
Jun21

Threshold for harmful chemicals in drinking water lower than thought, study shows

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A government study found that chemicals found in drinking water around the country could pose risks to human health at lower levels than the government currently recognizes, potentially opening the door for more states to…

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Could SAT and ACT scores become a thing of the past?
Jun21

Could SAT and ACT scores become a thing of the past?

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — After the University of Chicago announced late last week it’s scrapping a requirement for applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores, some experts predict other colleges may soon do the same.”I know other schools will fol…

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