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Robert Mueller to testify before Congress

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/26/19, 10:25 am

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress in response to subpoenas from House Democrats. Mueller is scheduled to appear in separate hearings before the House Intelligence and the House Judiciary committees on July 17. Some members of his investigative team also will answer lawmakers’ questions in a closed-door session.

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Full steam ahead for gene editing?

Science | Russian scientist plans more babies with altered DNA
by Julie Borg
Posted 6/20/19, 03:19 pm

Seven months ago, Chinese scientist He Jiankui sparked global outcry when he announced he had produced the first gene-edited babies. Now, a Russian scientist wants to try his hand at it. Denis Rebrikov, head of a genome-editing laboratory at Russia’s largest fertility clinic in Moscow, announced in the June 10 issue of Nature that he plans to implant gene-edited babies into women’s wombs by the end of the year.

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Nigerian Christians seek U.S. intervention

International | Several communities still feel the effects of Boko Haram and armed Fulani herdsmen
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/18/19, 05:21 pm

Nigerian Christians terrorized by the Islamist group Boko Haram and insurgent, militant herdsmen implored U.S. President Donald Trump last week to intervene in their increasingly forgotten crisis.

Boko Haram’s violence in northeastern Nigeria has killed tens of thousands of people. The insurgency has withered down to sporadic attacks, but hundreds of people remain in captivity, including about 110 girls kidnapped in 2014 from Chibok, and Leah Sharibu, a Christian schoolgirl taken in 2018 and remains in captivity because of her faith.

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