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Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

By JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist’s possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world’s most iconic wheelchairs and a script from [READ MORE HERE]…

Climate fund approves $1B for projects in poor countries

By The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Officials overseeing a U.N.-backed fund to help poor countries tackle climate change have approved more than $1 billion in new investments after a four-day meeting in Bahrain. The Green Climate Fund said Sunday that the meeting approved 19 new projects, including a program to protect freshwater [READ MORE…

For the first time in decades, the race for Congress is close in Eastern Washington

By David Gutman Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District hasn’t had a close election since it tossed out House Speaker (and Democrat) Tom Foley in 1994. This year, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the House’s fourth-ranking Republican, faces a well-known, well-funded challenger with her own history in the 5th. [READ MORE HERE] Source: Seattle Times