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Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Are Sending Pizza to U.S. Colleagues

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Canadian air traffic controllers are showing their support of their American counterparts by buying them hundreds of pizzas as the U.S. government's partial shutdown continues.
Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association said it all started when employees at Edmonton's control center had the idea to buy the pizza for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday. And as word got out, many other facilities across Canada decided to join in on the act of solidarity.
"The next thing we knew, our members were buying pizzas left, right and center for the colleagues in...
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Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans

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The Canadian government, two territories and several First Nations are expressing concerns to the United States over plans to open the calving grounds of a large cross-border caribou herd to energy drilling, despite international agreements to protect it.
“Canada is concerned about the potential transboundary impacts of oil and gas exploration and development planned for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain,” says a letter from Environment Canada to the Alaska office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Yukon and the Northwest Territories have submitted similar concerns as...
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No talks, but plenty of Trump tweets as shutdown over Mexico border wall drags on

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President Trump took to Twitter Sunday to beat a drum for the southern border wall that he wants so badly he's willing to shut down parts of the U.S. government.
The federal shutdown entered into the record books Saturday, one day after 800,000 workers were forced to go without their paychecks. The U.S. government now has been partially shuttered for 23 days and counting.
The damage done to our Country from a badly broken Border - Drugs, Crime and so much that is bad - is far greater than a Shutdown, which the Dems can easily fix as soon as they come back to Washington!
- Donald J. Trump...
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Canadian air traffic controllers buy pizza for unpaid U.S. colleagues hit by shutdown

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Canadian air traffic controllers are buying pizzas for their American counterparts as a show of support during the U.S. government's partial shutdown.
Nav Canada's national media manager Ron Singer says the initiative began when employees at Edmonton's control centre took up a collection to buy pies for controllers in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Anchorage, Alaska.
All seven of Canada's control centres and many towers have since joined in and ordered pizzas for their U.S. counterparts working along the border, many of whom have taken to social media to express their gratitude.
Singer says...
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Furloughed Workers In Hard-Hit Community Organize Potluck During Shutdown

Furloughed Workers In Hard-Hit Community Organize Potluck During Shutdown

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Friday evening, as the shutdown bordered on becoming the longest in U.S. history, hundreds of furloughed workers gathered in Montgomery County, Md., to share a meal.
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The Government Shutdown Could Be Devastating for Climate Research

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Climate scientists are warning that the U.S. government shutdown will have negative consequences for the environment, as climate and weather research are slowed during a crucial time. Some disaster relief efforts may also be hindered, and access to data will be limited, as will some field work.
While hurricane season generally occurs between June and November, forecasters and researchers say they do some of their most important work during the off-season, particularly in terms of improving forecasting models and technology, according to CNN .
Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist with the...
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U.S. Government Website Certificates Are Not Being Renewed Due to the Shutdown

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Government websites are warning its users not to enter sensitive information as their digital certificates expire during the U.S. government shutdown .
Security certificates ensure that communications between devices and websites are sent in an encrypted, secure manner and are an essential part of keeping IT infrastructure up and running, the BBC reports. When issued, they are given a specific expiration date that can range a few months to several years.
Netcraft , an internet services website, states that more than 80 security certificates used by .gov websites have expired and will not...
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