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Associated Press 13 Feb 2020

US House acts to revive Equal Rights Amendment

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In a bid to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the House on Thursday approved a measure removing a 1982 deadline for state ratification and reopening the process to amend the Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sex. (Feb. 13)


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In the Italian Alps, firefighters and sanitation workers have come up with a new solution to fight the spread of coronavirus - using snow cannon from the ski slopes to spray disinfectant around local villages.

This week in Val Gardena, firefighters used their hoses to fill a giant tank with diluted hydrogen peroxide.

The tank was then attached to a snow cannon placed at the back of a large truck.

The truck drove through the towns of Santa Cristina and Selva di Val Gardena, disinfecting roads, walls, and buildings. Snow cannon are usually used at ski resorts to supplement natural snow on the slopes to extend the ski season.

(AP)
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