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  • Could the banana be one step closer to disappearing?

    Colombia has declared a state of emergency after a fungus, which has caused devastation to banana crops in Asia, was confirmed in its plantations.

    Global News
  • Simulated game has Scherzer one step closer to return

    The No. 1 topic around the Nationals is when ace pitcher Max Scherzer will return to the active roster. Manager Dave Martinez hopes to have a good idea Wednesday — the day after the right-hander threw a simulated game at Nationals Park. "He felt good. The next step is recovery.

    The Washington Times
  • Scientists are one step closer to an Ebola cure in the Congo

    Two new treatments against Ebola are proving so effective they are now being offered to all patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the current Ebola outbreak is the second-deadliest in history.

    CNN
  • Oregonians Are One Step Closer to Voting on Magic Mushroom Legalization

    Oregon activists Tom and Sheri Eckert are trying to put psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelics, on the 2020 ballot in Oregon. Their initiative was filed in early July and reached the threshold of 1,000 signatures two weeks after its appearance, thereby requiring the attorney general to file a draft ballot title. Local news outlet KDRV reports that Secretary of State Bev Clarno has requested public comment on the matter through August 21 to decide "whether the petition complies with...

    Reason.com
  • Amazon's drone deliveries are one step closer to becoming a reality

    Amazon's plans to launch a drone delivery service in the United States are slowly inching forward. The Federal Aviation Administration just announced an important milestone in drone flight that has significant implications for Amazon and other companies hoping to launch commercial drone operations.  The University of Alaska completed the first FAA-approved "beyond line of sight" drone flight this week, Reuters reported. Up until now, the agency has had a strictly-enforced "line of sight" rules...

    Mashable
  • Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Is One Step Closer to Joining the Marvel Universe

    Prepare to see Jon Snow in a whole new way! More than three months after pop culture fans said goodbye to Game of Thrones, one cast member may be this close to securing a brand-new

    E! Online
  • NYPD one step closer to deciding fate of Eric Garner cop, Daniel Pantaleo

    NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo is one step closer to learning his fate. The cop’s lawyer and the Civilian Complaint Review Board have submitted their responses to a department judge’s recommendation that Pantaleo be fired for his role Eric Garner’s chokehold death. The responses from both sides will

    www.nydailynews.com