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Each of these failures compounded and led to the current US death toll — and local and state governments, as hard as some tried, simply don’t have the resources to fight a pandemic on their own as the federal government flails.
TRUMP SAYS US COVID-19 DEATHS WOULD BE LOW IF YOU EXCLUDED BLUE STATES. THAT’S WRONG.GERMAN LOPEZSEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
As recently as 2017, the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement issued a report outlining continuing failures by the state to police water pollution by coal companies.
THIS BILLIONAIRE GOVERNOR’S COAL COMPANY MIGHT GET A BIG BREAK FROM HIS OWN REGULATORSBY KEN WARD JR.SEPTEMBER 17, 2020PROPUBLICA
I wish I would have gotten that memo or a fax perhaps in the ’90s, but on the other side of it, I don’t even know how many hours, hundreds of hours, of therapy and public failures later.
GET GABRIELLE UNION’S BEST CAREER ADVICEJOSHUA EFERIGHESEPTEMBER 16, 2020OZY
But, I mean, if I worked at Netflix, I might think, “Well, maybe I will get fired if it’s a big enough failure, if I actually screw up enough.”
WHAT IF YOUR COMPANY HAD NO RULES? (BONUS EPISODE)MARIA KONNIKOVASEPTEMBER 12, 2020FREAKONOMICS
The heart can recover from myocarditis, but in rare cases, the condition can damage the heart muscle enough to lead to heart failure.
COLLEGE ATHLETES SHOW SIGNS OF POSSIBLE HEART INJURY AFTER COVID-19AIMEE CUNNINGHAMSEPTEMBER 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
All of these fires come from a legacy of long-term fire suppression, failures of forest management, and a lack of adequate funding.
OUR CLIMATE-CHANGE FUTURE IS HEREHEATHER HANSMANSEPTEMBER 11, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Some of the most well-known scientific facts follow a trail of failures.
A SECRET OF SCIENCE: MISTAKES BOOST UNDERSTANDINGRACHEL KEHOESEPTEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
If a company’s prevalence metric rose above a preset threshold, Facebook suggests, that company “might be subject to greater oversight, specific improvement plans, or—in the case of repeated systematic failures—fines.”
WHY THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL US INTERNET LAW IS WORTH SAVINGAMY NORDRUMSEPTEMBER 9, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It’s so easy to waste energy worrying unproductively about our failures, when you could be redirecting that energy to making meaningful positive impact.
17 EXTREMELY USEFUL PRODUCTIVITY TIPS FROM THIS YEAR’S 40 UNDER 40MARIA ASPANSEPTEMBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
Be equally comfortable with success and failure and never stop learning from either one.
PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A BETTER LIFE AND CAREER FROM FORTUNE’S 40 UNDER 40ARIC JENKINSSEPTEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
Choose the synonym for trace
lull

WORDS RELATED TO FAILURE

  • abatements
  • belly flops
  • cuts
  • declines
  • declivities
  • decreases
  • diminutions
  • dips
  • dives
  • downgrades
  • downward slopes
  • drops
  • dwindlings
  • ebbs
  • headers
  • inclines
  • lapses
  • lessenings
  • nose dives
  • plummets
  • plunges
  • pratfalls
  • recessions
  • reductions
  • slants
  • slips
  • slopes
  • slumps
  • spills
  • tumbles
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WORD OF THE DAY

serotinaladjective | [si-rot-n-l, ser-uh-tahyn-l ]SEE DEFINITION