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Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die? 14.1.2017 NPR News
Do people still believe the age-old notion that the next generation will deliver us from racism? Code Switch asked young and old(er). They rarely agreed on the answer.
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The roots of bigotry 14.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
“Stamped from the Beginning,” the National Book Award winner for nonfiction, is a work of history very much rooted in recent events. Ibram X. Kendi’s 600-page narrative traces the origins and justifications for racism in the U.S. from colonial times to the present. Kendi began working on the book shortly before the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012, and he felt a special urgency to write about what he calls “stimulations,” individuals “who believe that black people were culturally or behaviorall... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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D.C. sniper’s life sentence unconstitutional, his attorney argues 14.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

In a motion filed Friday, public defender James Johnston argues that Lee Boyd Malvo’s mandatory life sentence is illegal because the U.S. Supreme Court determined such sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles.
Woman accused in adopted teen's rape-murder also had 30 foster children, state says 14.1.2017 Philly.com News
The adoptive mother of slain 14-year-old Grace Packer had 30 foster children in her care over the course of a decade, and her foster rights were terminated seven years before her daughter's death, state officials said Friday.
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Why the Senate's Attack on Backpage Will Backfire 13.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A grueling Senate probe of the adult classifieds website Backpage may have done little to stop sex trafficking but it did raise concerns about First Amendment rights and the safety of sex workers. The real question hanging over Backpage is whether or not the company is doing enough to ensure that the people in their ads are consenting adults and not victims of human trafficking, which involves coercion and is often incorrectly conflated with sex work. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) speaks during a news conference on the opioid crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 19, 2016. Portman joined Sen. Claire McCaskill in leading a senate committee to shut down Backpage.com, a listings site often used by sex workers. (Photo: Zach Gibson / The New York Times) The businessmen who run the classifieds website Backpage.com received a serious verbal lashing from a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday. They were accused of committing a crime that every member of the committee eagerly denounced -- profiting from the ...
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Xu Hongci - Mao's victim, freedom's hero - tells his story in 'No Wall Too High' 13.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Xu Hongci is a legend in a certain Chinese subculture: The estimated 550,000 people who were accused of being “rightists” in Mao Zedong’s purge of the late 1950s and spent 20 years or more as inmates of China’s gulag archipelago. In that large crowd of unjustly, illegally imprisoned people, Xu...

Judge tosses case against man in drive-by death of son 13.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Hennepin County judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges against a Minneapolis man whose young son was killed in a drive-by shooting.
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DA: Sara Packer knew husband had sexual contact with Grace's foster sister 13.1.2017 Philly.com News
The adoptive mother accused in the rape and murder of 14-year-old Grace Packer knew that her then-husband had sexual contact with the girl's foster sister, Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin said Thursday.
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Han Kang's 'Human Acts' is a fractured fictional reckoning with the Gwangju massacre 13.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

South Korea is such a prosperous democratic republic that it’s easy to forget that the country was under military dictatorship as recently as 1987. Easy, at least, from the outside — in South Korea, everyone over 30 has lived through authoritarian rule, which might explain why millions have turned...

Four children struck by car near Colorado Springs elementary school; one critically hurt 12.1.2017 Denver Post: Local
Four children were struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Colorado Springs near an elementary school, according to authorities.
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Juvenile charged after baby found in plastic container 12.1.2017 Yahoo: US National
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police say a juvenile has been charged with trying to kill her baby after the child was found in a plastic container in Roanoke.
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Girl killed in 'rape-murder fantasy' endured life of abuse 12.1.2017 Philly.com News
A 14-year-old Abington girl raped, tortured and killed at her adoptive mother's home had been abused or neglected in at least three homes during her short life.
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Real survivors get fairy-tale endings 12.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
He seemed like such a nice man, the clean-cut 25-year old who visited a rural Wisconsin church one autumn morning in 1996, looking for a wife.
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Milwaukee’s Voucher Verdict 12.1.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Tromain Collier was looking for work last year when he heard about an opening at Ceria M. Travis Academy, a private K–12 school in Milwaukee where student tuition was funded by taxpayers. He was hired and started at the beginning of October. Collier, 33, had an online bachelor’s degree in business and experience as a security guard and basketball coach. He figured teaching couldn’t be that much harder. He was assigned to teach a split class of third- and fourth-graders. The school, he says, offered him no curriculum and no record of what the previous teachers had taught. He started punching search terms into the computer such as “third grade reading” and “Common Core”—academic standards he’d heard of on the news. The classroom bookshelf held a total of five science books, which Collier recognized from his own elementary school days. They still listed Pluto as a planet, though it was demoted more than a ...
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FBI awaits au 12.1.2017 AP National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Federal investigators in New Mexico are trying to piece together the final moments of two sisters and their children who were found dead on tribal land just days after authorities issued an alert that they were missing and might be in danger....
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Polaneczky: Montco moms to honor girl raped and killed by her mother 12.1.2017 Philly.com News
Grace Packer deserved a mom who loved her, worried about her and protected her. Instead, she got Sara Packer, a ham-faced monster who adopted her as a baby and, authorities say, enthusiastically assisted with her rape, torture, murder and dismemberment.
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Doctors Without Borders Adds Food To Its Medical Bag 12.1.2017 NPR News
The food crisis in Nigeria is so severe that MSF is now providing food as well as medical help.
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Live Now: Has Hollywood lost touch with American values? Let us know what you think 12.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Today in Entertainment: Woody Harrelson joins Han Solo 'Star Wars' film; Coen Brothers head to TV Jan. 11, 2017, 12:48 p.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today: Woody Harrelson officially joins Han Solo film Coen Brothers are headed to TV with 'The...
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'Believe,' Obama Tells Nation in Farewell. 'Not in My Ability to Bring About Change – But in Yours.' 11.1.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Common Dreams staff

Appearing live on television and via a livestream online, President Barack Obama offered his official farewell address from Chicago on Tuesday night.

Near his conclusion, Obama told the nation, "I am asking you to believe.  Not in my ability to bring about change – but in yours. 

Watch:

What follows is an unedited transcript of Obama's remarks as provided by the White House:

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4 hurt when school bus slides off icy road, hits tree 11.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say three children and a school bus driver were injured when the bus slid off an icy road in Newark and hit a tree. Newark police said in a statement Wednesday that the Christina School District bus was making a slow speed turn onto another street when the […]
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