Previous prime minister of the Netherlands walking

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The Netherlands is facing an influx of asylum seekers. What especially polarizing immigration policy led to the collapse of the Dutch coalition government and resignation of the Prime Minister?

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In an effort to transition to renewable energy production, a fossil fuel power plant in New York will be the first in the US to do what?

New York City’s largest fossil-fuel plant will be converted into a clean energy hub. Its owners struck a deal with union members to retrain and upskill employees to work on renewable energy equipment. New York has mandated that 70% of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030.

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What condition, most commonly found in middle-aged men, is now on the rise in younger women and girls, possibly due to ultra-processed diets and more dehydration?

Kidney stones are rising among children and teens, especially girls. Some hospitals have even opened pediatric “stone clinics.” Experts aren’t entirely sure why, but they suspect a combination of ultra-processed diets, increased antibiotic use, and increased dehydration from hotter summers.

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What claim did Twitter make in the cease-and-desist letter they sent to Threads, the new social media platform that Meta launched last week?

Twitter is threatening to sue Meta based on their claim that Meta hired dozens of Twitter employees and stole trade secrets to build their new Twitter clone called Threads. Analysts have noted this may be the first sign that Twitter considers Meta to be a serious competitive threat.

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The president of this Baltic country, where same-sex marriage is still illegal, became the first openly gay head of state in the EU after being sworn in yesterday.

The new Latvian president Edgars Rinkevics is the first openly gay head of state in the EU. In some countries, the heads of state and heads of government are different, as the president and prime minister. Former Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo was the EU's first openly gay head of government.