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[PureInsight.org] Before the tower was built, there was a nursery rhyme circulating in Bishi City, the capital of the Motian Kingdom, “The monkey has courage, the eagle has a stick. These two treasures are different, and all the glory of the world belongs to the king. Fortune, prosperity, and longevity will be yours.” Although people did not understand the first two sentences at first, a soon-to-happen event solved the mystery. In the south of the city of Bishi, more than a hundred miles away on a mountain, there was a large tree that required three adults to encircle it. One…

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The environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) movement has just suffered a major setback, with the withdrawal on Feb. 15 of three of Wall Street’s largest firms from one of the most prominent climate activism clubs.  BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, JPMorgan Chase, America’s largest bank, and State Street, the world’s third-largest asset manager, announced their withdrawal from Climate Action 100+, an investment club that pledges “to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.” Advocates for worldwide action against global warming have hailed Climate Action 100+ as a key player in efforts…

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A missed deadline last weekend means someone in Florida lost out on $36 million. No one stepped up to claim the prize from the August drawing before the deadline, rendering the Mega Millions lottery ticket void. As a result, the winner has forfeited the winnings—the ticket is now only worth the paper it was printed on, Michelle Griner, a spokesperson with the Florida Lottery, told CNN. The deadline to claim the prize was Sunday, marking the end of the 180-day claim period. The winning ticket was purchased at a Publix in Jacksonville with the winning numbers: 18-39-42-57-63. The Mega Ball…

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DANA POINT, Calif.—A massive landslide on a coastal bluff has left a Southern California mansion on the edge of a cliff, but authorities have determined that the ocean-view home and neighboring residences are not in immediate danger. The slide occurred last week in the city of Dana Point after back-to-back drenching storms that also caused numerous mud and debris flows throughout the region. The city’s building inspector assessed the residential structures and a geotechnical engineer observed the slide site, the city said in a statement Wednesday. “At this point, the City has deemed that no additional action is necessary, and…

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Singer Taylor Swift has made a $100,000 donation to a GoFundMe page set up for the family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan, the sole fatal victim in Wednesday’s mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade. During the shooting, 22 other people were injured, at least half of whom were under 16, with the youngest shooting victim being 8, police said. Ms. Lopez-Galvan, the daughter of a locally famous mariachi musician, was a popular DJ in the local Hispanic community and a co-host of a weekly radio show on local station KKFI 90.1 called “A Taste of Tejano.” A GoFundMe page…

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NEW YORK—Nike is cutting 2 percent of its global workforce, or little over 1,600 jobs, as the athletic wear giant aims to cut costs and reinvest its savings into what it sees as big growth areas like sport, health and wellness. Nike, based in Beaverton, Oregon, joins a growing number of companies including Estee Lauder and Levi Strauss & Co. that have announced job cuts in recent weeks. “Nike’s always at our best when we’re on the offense,” Nike said in an emailed response confirming the layoffs. As of May 31, 2023, Nike employed roughly 84,000 workers, according to its…

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ROME—An accident at a supermarket construction site in the Italian city of Florence on Friday killed at least three workers and left two others missing, local officials said. The accident happened when a reinforced concrete beam toppled over a slab of a pre-fabricated building, which then collapsed. Local authorities said rescue teams were searching for the missing and that they feared the death toll could rise further. Three other workers who were pulled out from the rubble of the collapsed building were taken to local hospitals and were later said to be in serious but not life-threatening condition. Tuscany region’s…

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ST. LOUIS—St. Louis prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old man in the deaths of a mother and daughter from Chicago who were fatally struck by a Jeep after leaving a Drake concert. Monte Henderson of suburban St. Louis was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and two counts of armed criminal action. Court records show that he has been jailed on a $200,000 bond and doesn’t yet have an attorney. He has no phone listing. The accident happened early Wednesday. Police said 42-year-old Laticha Bracero and her 21-year-old daughter, Alyssa Cordova, were crossing a downtown street when they…

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Oil giant ExxonMobil Corporation filed a complaint in a Fort Worth, Texas court on Jan. 21 in an effort to prevent climate activist investors from bringing a climate proposal up for a vote during the company’s shareholder meeting in May. The move marks the first time Exxon has sought to block a shareholder proposal by filing a complaint in court. The case has been assigned to a judge appointed by former President Donald Trump. According to Exxon, the investors are motivated by an extreme agenda that neither reflects shareholder interests nor serves to promote long-term shareholder value. In particular, the…

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The Florida House passed a bill on Wednesday to ban social media use for people under the age of 17 to limit the negative effects on their psychological state and development. The new bill, following a bipartisan 106 to 13 vote, is now going to the Senate. If passed, it will require social media companies to delete all accounts of people 16 years or younger, and cooperate with a third-party identification partner to identify accounts of people younger than 17 by using IDs or driver licenses. “We must address the harmful effects social media platforms have on the development and…

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