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The University of California, Berkeley, announced Saturday that a conservative student group has canceled its so-called "Free Speech Week" it had organized with right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. The Berkeley Patriot's four-day event was set to begin Sunday and go through the week, and said it would be "open to all political ideologies, with speakers representing conservatives, libertarians, and even liberals."
A Puerto Rico dam damaged by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a risk to communities downstream, as people across the U.S. territory sought to dig out from the deadly storm.
The dam, which is made of earth and surrounded by trees in a largely rural region of Puerto Rico, is 120 feet (37 meters) tall, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers database. The National Weather Service extended a flash flood watch for communities along the rain-swollen Guajataca River, downstream from the dam, until 1400 local time on Sunday.
Tuesday's deadly earthquake in Mexico killed more than 300 people, but the death toll could have been higher without the country's seismic warning system.
"So one of the terrible things, one of the sadder things right now is that as you're seeing the benefit of these early systems all over the world, the Trump budget for 2017 actually zeros out further development of the West Coast early warning systems."
Dermatologists constantly stress the need to protect skin from exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which puts the body at risk for developing skin cancer.
The most common way to protect your skin from burning is to apply sunscreen that has a high SPF (sun protection factor). Research shows that most skin cancers are caused by over-exposure to UV rays from the sun and/or use of indoor tanning beds.
We asked Berkeley students what free speech means to them, and about the mood on campus ahead of an event billed as “Free Speech Week.”
The University of California, Berkeley, has been at the center of the debate over free speech taking place on campuses across the country in recent months. The faculty is divided about how to interpret the First Amendment.
The organizers of the Miss Turkey said the posting was "unacceptable" and revoked Esen's title one day after she had won the contest and the right to represent Turkey at the Miss World contest to be held in China later this year. "It is not possible for the Miss Turkey Organization, whose aim is to promote Turkey worldwide and to contribute to its image, to accept such a posting," said Miss Turkey organization head Can Sandikcioglu.