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Construction of 339-Mile Power Line Begins in New York (Maria)

The author writes, “Construction has begun on an underground electrical transmission line that will bring Canadian hydropower to New York City as part of an effort to make the Big Apple less reliant on fossil fuels, state officials announced Wednesday. Once complete, the Champlain Hudson Power Express will stretch 339 miles through New York state to deliver power produced by the company Hydro-Québec. Authorities project the line will deliver enough clean energy to power more than one million homes.”

Left-Wing Voices Are Silenced on Twitter as Far-Right Trolls Advise Elon Musk (Russ)

From The Intercept: “Elon Musk claims to be ‘fighting for free speech in America’ but the social network’s new owner appears to be overseeing a purge of left-wing activists from the platform. Several prominent antifascist organizers and journalists have had their accounts suspended in the past week, after right-wing operatives appealed directly to Musk to ban them and far-right internet trolls flooded Twitter’s complaints system with false reports about terms of service violations.”

AG: Penalize Doctor Who Spoke of Ohio 10-Year-Old’s Abortion (DonkeyHotey)

The authors write, “Indiana’s Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took effect. The complaint alleges Dr. Caitlin Bernard violated state law by not reporting the girl’s child abuse to Indiana authorities and violated patient privacy laws by telling a newspaper reporter about the girl’s treatment.”

Supreme Court Case Could Curtail Rights of Medicaid Patients (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “The court’s decision, expected in spring, could have profound effects for tens of millions of beneficiaries of federal safety net programs, including those that provide health care, housing, education services and heating aid. If the court rules against the estate of Talevski, participants in many federal entitlement programs could lose the right to go to court when they believe a state, city or county has violated their rights in the administration of those programs.”

How to Move a Country: Fiji’s Radical Plan to Escape Rising Sea Levels (Sean)

From The Guardian: “In Fiji, the climate crisis means dozens of villages could soon be underwater. Relocating so many communities is an epic undertaking. But now there is a plan — and the rest of the world is watching. For the past four years, a special government taskforce in Fiji has been trying to work out how to move the country.”

Lung Cancer Survival High for Patients With Early, Screen-Detected Tumors (Mili)

The author writes, “The diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer with low-dose CT (LDCT) screening led to high rates of lung cancer-specific survival two decades later, according to I-ELCAP data. The 20-year lung cancer-specific survival rate was 80% for the 1,285 I-ELCAP participants diagnosed with early-stage disease, reported Claudia Henschke, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. She also reported 100% lung cancer-specific survival rates for the 139 participants with non-solid cancerous lung nodules and the 155 patients with nodules of part-solid consistency, and a rate of 73% for the 991 participants with solid nodules.”

Egyptian Archaeologists Rewrite History With the Discovery of a Tomb of a Previously Unknown Queen (Kiana)

From Artnet News: “The latest finds from a team of archaeologists working at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara include the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian queen as well as a new trove of 300 coffins, over 100 mummies, and other antiquities.The discoveries were made not far from Cairo, and follow the recent unearthing of objects relating to the pharaoh Teti and the sarcophagus of King Ramses II’s treasurer. (…) The latest cache of mummies likely contains the remains of Tut’s generals and advisors. Even more intriguing is a pyramid that experts now believe was dedicated to an ancient queen who is being identified for the first time.”

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