$2.5 trillion breathing problem? Ocean plastic endangers bacteria that create oxygen necessary for life

It's already been cast as an economic villain, to the tune of $2.5 trillion, disrupting "almost all marine ecosystem services" and suffocating every industry it touches. Now, plastic pollution in oceans could actually be suffocating the planet – by harming the tiny microorganisms that are "are thought to be responsible for up to 10 percent of the total global oxygen production."
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Elizabeth Warren Opens CNN Town Hall by Reading a Proposed Contract Freeing Women From Bloomberg's NDAs
"I thought I would make this easy," said Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at a CNN Town Hall Thursday before she read from a release form she wrote that would free people from nondisclosure agreements they signed with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
California prisoner confesses to killing two incarcerated child molesters
CORCORAN, Calif. — A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41, confessed in the letter to the...
Asian funds seek a sheltered shore in U.S. assets
Asian shares were under water on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lifting the dollar to three-year highs.
University at Albany students face heat for throwing coronavirus-themed party
College students at the University at Albany may face disciplinary action for hosting an off-campus coronavirus-themed party last weekend, the university said Thursday. Video of the gathering temporarily posted to the Barstool Albany Instagram account showed a bucket of iced Corona beers next to a person wearing a surgical mask, according to WGY News Radio....
Coronavirus on G20 agenda as China reports uptick in cases
China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, boosted by more than 200 people testing positive for the disease in two prisons outside of Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.
A small private jet skidded down a runway in Daytona Beach with no landing gear. No one was hurt
A small private plane slid on its belly down the main runway at the Daytona Beach Airport on Thursday, showering sparks and causing a fire.
This animatronic Baby Yoda is seriously impressive and up for preorder now
We've already seen an incredibly lifelike $350 figure of The Child from Star Wars: The Mandalorian, and we've seen countless plush versions of the beloved and affectionately nicknamed Baby Yoda. But Hasbro and Disney are stepping up the game with an animatronic version of The Child that moves and coos.
Disinformation dystopia: Is Big Tech prepared for the 2020 election?
One thing is near certain about the 2020 election: disinformation campaigns, both domestic and foreign, will be waged on the American electorate.
President Trump Trashes Korean Oscar-Winner Parasite at Rally
Neon, the U.S. distributor for the subtitled film, shot back on Twitter: “Understandable. He can't read"
Tom Brady Less Important Than Dak, Teddy and Two College QBs in 2020 Offseason, NFL Network Analysts Say
NFL Network analysts say Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott and one NFL backup are more sought-after than Tom Brady, one of the all-time greats in the league.
GoFundMe to send bullied Australian boy in viral video to Disneyland raises $121K
More than $121,000 in charity money has been raised to send a bullied Australian boy filmed in a viral video sobbing after school to Disneyland. Thousands of donors have chipped in to a GoFundme supporting the vacation for Quaden Bayles, 9, who was born with Achondroplasia dwarfism. The outpouring of support was inspired by a...
Laura Ingraham: Bloomberg 'trapped' in a Democratic Party that's too far left for him
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg finds himself stuck in a Democratic Party whose politics have moved far to the left of where he is trying to stand, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Thursday night.
USC cannot preserve 14-point lead in loss to Colorado
Onyeka Okongwu had 21 points, Jonah Mathews added 17, and Nick Rakocevic had 14 points and 11 rebounds but USC could not hold onto a 14-point lead and finish a comeback in a 70-66 loss to Colorado.
Global air traffic could fall this year for the first time in a decade
The global airline industry is facing huge financial losses and its first decline in more than a decade because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Seventh horse dies at Santa Anita since Dec. 26
Santa Anita had a seventh horse die while training or racing on Thursday when Unveiled suffered a fracture to his right front leg while galloping during morning training.
Trump plans to name Florida official as homeland security adviser
President Donald Trump is planning to name a Florida official in charge of preparing the state for the effects of climate change as his homeland security adviser, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
Quaden Bayles: Hugh Jackman, Megyn Kelly send support to bullied boy after viral video
Hugh Jackman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and more stars are reaching out to an Australian boy after a viral video showed the devastating impact of bullying.
Nets blow late lead in crushing overtime loss to 76ers
PHILADELPHIA — First the Nets lost their star, then they lost a heartbreaker. Hours after Kyrie Irving elected for season-ending shoulder surgery, the Nets blew what would’ve been their best win of the season, squandering a late lead in a 112-104 overtime loss Thursday to the 76ers. It was a crushing way to come out...
Review: Return of creepy killer doll can't help 'Brahms: The Boy II' overcome cliches
Katie Holmes stars in the horror sequel 'Brahms: The Boy II' about a family whose young son becomes friends with a creepy life-size doll.
Russian artist Pavlensky says leaked video that brought down Macron ally in Paris was part of a 'political porn' project
The Russian artist who published an explicit video that prompted a candidate to pull out of the Paris mayoral race told CNN he stole the footage from his girlfriend's computer, saying his actions were "just the beginning" of a "political porn" project.
YouTube Bans Anti-Semitic Channel TruNews After Founder Calls Trump Impeachment 'Jew Coup'
YouTube permanently banned anti-Semitic conspiracy news outlet TruNews Thursday, months after the organization deemed the impeachment of President Donald Trump a "Jew coup."
Illinois bill aims to remove religious exemptions for vaccines
The bill would also allow minors age 14 and older to get a vaccine, "regardless of whether the minor's parent or guardian consents."
Damon Harrison wants to keep playing after Lions exit
Damon “Snacks” Harrison needs a new team with which to continue his career. The former Jets and Giants defensive tackle will be released by the Lions, according to reports. Harrison considered retirement a possibility after Detroit finished a disappointing 3-12-1, and it looked like his tenure there was coming to end, but NFL Network reported...
'The Clone Wars' kept the 'Stars Wars' flame alive; now it's streaming toward its finale
Before "The Mandalorian," there was "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the animated series that carried the banner on television, keeping the characters alive and setting the qualitative standard for the franchise.
Warren punches up her game
With dwindling cash reserves and the arrival of a billionaire to the debate stage, the Massachusetts senator saw an opportunity to go on the offensive.
Amie Harwick was strangled before being thrown from balcony, coroner says
An autopsy determined the well-known Hollywood sex therapist suffered "manual strangulation" before being flung from a third-floor balcony Saturday.
The American Anthropology of Charles Portis
Arkansas is a state of mind and Portis was peerless at capturing it.
What's on TV Friday, Feb. 21: Series finale of 'Fresh Off the Boat' on ABC
What's on TV Friday, Feb. 21: Series finale of 'Fresh Off the Boat' on ABC
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Didi Gregorius wrecks MLB’s playoff plan, offers alternative
Count Didi Gregorius among those who think MLB’s playoff expansion idea should be thrown in the Astros’ garbage can. The former Yankees and new Phillies shortstop has been to the postseason the past three years and believes the current system is just fine. The idea of nearly half of MLB making the playoffs — seven...
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Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury fight is thankfully about everything but race
LAS VEGAS — It has been a “Don’t go there topic” to Tyson Fury, and rightly so. Any suggestion his rematch with Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight championship has racial overtones is offensive to him. When host Jason Whitlock said this week on FS1’s “Speak for Yourself” that the first fight between Wilder and...
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Trump’s Latest Intelligence Meltdown Isn’t About the Facts. It’s About The Truth.
Earlier this month, FBI Director Christopher Wray said in public testimony that Russia was meddling in the 2020 election. So how to explain President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Acting Director of National Intelligence Adm. Joseph Maguire after Maguire defended a subordinate who had briefed Congress on much the same thing? One important difference provides…
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Sean Hannity says Bloomberg campaign 'on life support,' Dem debate was 'essentially a circular firing squad'
Sean Hannity declared Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's campaign to be "on life support" after Wednesday night's debate and lambasted the rest of the party's presidential field as a "sick, twisted joke."
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Biden: Trump has blemished the soul of the country
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Michael Bloomberg remained a target of his Democratic presidential rivals Thursday night, as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts harshly criticized the former New York City mayor during CNN town halls in Las Vegas.
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Mackenzie Blackwood wins fifth start in row as Devils nip Sharks
Mackenzie Blackwood made 36 saves in winning his fifth straight start and the New Jersey Devils beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in a matchup of struggling franchises on Thursday night at Prudential Center in Newark. Defenseman P.K. Subban scored the winner on a power play early in the third period. Jesper Bratt had the...
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Jalin Turner, the UFC's Spider-Man, plans to rebuild his arachnids collection that once reached 200
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Hospitals in China, Overwhelmed by Coronavirus, Turn Away Patients With Other Pressing Needs
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Lawrence Jones polls Trump rally crowd about Democrats' Nevada debate: 'Bernie is history'
"Hannity" correspondent Lawrence Jones traveled to Colorado Springs on Thursday to interview rallygoers ahead of President Trump's event.
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‘Doomsday cult’ mom Lori Vallow arrested in Hawaii for not turning over missing kids
The doomsday-obsessed mother of two children who have been missing for months was arrested Thursday in Hawaii. Lori Vallow, 46, was nabbed on a $5 million warrant from Madison County, Idaho, after she missed a Jan. 30 court-ordered deadline to bring the kids to authorities, the Kauai Police Department said in a statement. The children,...
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Trump slams Democratic rivals during Colorado Springs rally
President Trump lashed out at his Democratic rivals during a nearly two-hour long rally in Colorado on Thursday night, using a contentious ninth debate the night before as fodder to attack many of his potential opponents in the general election. Watch his remarks here.
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Bloomberg and Biden Both Lied During Debate About Who Ended Stop-and-Frisk, Says Judge Who Ruled Against Practice
During Wednesday's Democratic Debate both former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and former Vice President Joe Biden took credit for ending stop-and-frisk, however retired Judge Shira Scheindlin said they had nothing to do with it.
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Intel officials warned lawmakers that Russia is continuing efforts to interfere in the 2020 election
Sources confirmed to CBS News on Thursday that intelligence officials warned lawmakers that Russians are continuing to interfere in the 2020 election to get President Trump reelected. CBS News' Catherine Herridge joins CBSN to discuss her reporting and the president's reaction.
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Oracle Employees Walk Out to Protest Chairman Larry Ellison’s Trump Fundraiser
The protest, called No Ethics/No Work, involved about 300 employees
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Donald Trump Jr. slams Mike Bloomberg's debate performance: 'You can't buy personality'
Donald Trump Jr. ripped former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's performance in Wednesday night's Democratic debate, telling "Hannity" on Thursday that the 78-year-old media mogul dumped millions of dollars into his campaign for naught.
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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigns after party suffers defeat in parliamentary vote
After Ireland’s parliament convened Thursday with no easy route to forming a stable government after an election two weeks ago that left three parties on roughly level pegging, the country’s prime minister has resigned, according to reports.
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New Jersey man finds missing autistic boy minutes after getting police alert about him
A New Jersey man started looking for a missing child after receiving a police alert on his phone — and actually found the boy roaming the streets within minutes. Fazil Syed, of South Brunswick, was sitting on his couch watching Wednesday night’s Democratic debate when a text came through from the local police department announcing...
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Which Galaxy S20 is right for you? It depends
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Tokyo to cancel or postpone major indoor events for next three weeks: jiji
The Tokyo Metropolitan government said it will to cancel or postpone major indoor events planned for the next three weeks as Japan tries to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Jiji newswire reported.
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