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The problem with the cost of college isn't the price but who's paying the bill 23.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Over the next two months, high school seniors will find out which colleges on their wish lists came through with acceptances. But the tensions won't end when the admission letters arrive. As paying the bill for a four-year degree becomes a reality, families will struggle to understand why higher...

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Fewer high school students are applying for college aid under the California Dream Act 23.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Fears about heightened enforcement of federal immigration laws combined with confusion and anti-immigrant rhetoric might be causing thousands of California students who came to the United States without legal papers to forgo valuable college aid.

Far fewer students than last year have applied for...

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Philly activist is running to help lead Democrats nationally 23.2.2017 Philly.com News
Melissa Byrne of Philadelphia wants to put her political organizing skills to work for the Democratic National Committee. She's running for vice chair in the most wide open party leadership race since 2005.
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Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender kids 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback. “We’re not discouraged. And we’re going to […]
Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they’re learning reality can be complicated. With Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the future of the conservative movement has become entwined with an unconventional New York […]
AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change 23.2.2017 AP Top News
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line - three times more than in 2014....
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Burning down the globe: Climate change denial in Canada's house 23.2.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Environment You might think that even after virtually every scientist with expertise in the discipline agrees that human-induced climate change is not only real but a dire threat to the stability of our civilization and our environment; that after virtually every scientific academy on the planet concurs with this view; that after the phenomenal work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, arguably the most thorough and extensive international scientific enterprise of all time) has definitively established the causes and consequences of this danger; that after 174 countries on the planet put their signatures to the Paris Agreement at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference to undertake immediate action to try and halt this phenomenon; that after over a century of increasing global temperatures, and in recent years, record monthly and annual temperatures records; that after an increase in atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide by 42 per cent (from 280 parts ...
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These Students Are Adopting The Climate Goals That Trump Dismisses 23.2.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Two days after President Donald Trump ’s stunning election victory in November, about 80 high school students crammed into the classroom of a suburban Seattle science teacher for an emergency meeting. The students from Tesla STEM High School were worried that Trump, an occasional climate change denier , would follow through on his campaign promise to abandon the 2015 Paris Agreement on reducing global carbon emissions, and cause irreversible harm to the environment. Rather than wait for the newly elected president to show a commitment to fight warming global temperatures and rising sea levels, the students opted for a more grassroots approach. The teens would hold their school to the same tough standards on greenhouse gas emissions that the accord had set for the U.S., even if Trump wanted to walk away from the agreement. With any luck, they figured, other schools and institutions would notice and follow their lead. Today, between 80 to 100 of the around 600 students attending the Tesla STEM High School ...
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Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Prize winner whose theories changed modern economics, dies at 95 23.2.2017 LA Times: Business

Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel Prize-winning Stanford economist whose groundbreaking work redefined the world’s understanding of the free marketplace, has died at his home in Palo Alto.

Stanford University, where Arrow spent much of his career, reported that the economist died Tuesday at the age of 95.

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Conservatives welcome Trump with delight _ and wariness 23.2.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House....
Supreme Court rejects use of racial stereotypes in deciding punishment, reopens case of death row inmate 23.2.2017 LA Times: Nation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday firmly rejected the use of racial stereotypes when deciding the proper sentence for a convicted criminal, reopening the case of a black man who was condemned to death after his Texas jury was told African Americans are statistically more likely than whites to commit...

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Conservatives welcome Trump with delight — and wariness 23.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they’re learning reality can be complicated. With Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the future of the conservative movement has become entwined with an unconventional New York […]
Your Representatives Are Home This Week. Make Them Listen to You. 23.2.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Myrna Ivonne Wallace Fuentes, Ezra Levin

A month into the Trump administration, we can see the outline of Trump’s vision for America: An attorney general who prosecuted voting rights activists; a secretary of education devoted to dismantling our public education system; and a head of the Environmental Protection Agency who wants to dismantle environmental protections.

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Abcarian: UC Berkeley's tiny minority of black students finally get a space to call their own 23.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: The end of the L.A. Unified iPad saga Feb. 22, 2017, 12:02 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: The FBI has completed its investigation into L.A. Unified's iPad plan, and the U.S. Attorney's office says...
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Beware of Milo the Wounded Tiger 23.2.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Lacy MacAuley

Milo Yiannopoulos is like a wounded tiger right now. I have pity for him, but I still know that, given the chance, he would gladly strike me down.

 

 

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Researchers Gain Insight Into a Physical Phenomenon That Leads to Earthquakes 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Scientists have gotten better at predicting where earthquakes will occur, but they’re still in the dark about when they will strike and how devastating they will be.
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OFFSHORE WIND PUSH 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Researchers show US grid can handle more offshore wind power, cutting pollution and power costsInjecting large amounts of offshore wind power into the U.S. electrical grid is manageable, will cut electricity costs, and will reduce pollution compared to current fossil fuel sources, according to researchers from the University of Delaware and Princeton University who have completed a first-of-its-kind simulation with the electric power industry.
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Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Discovery could lower cost and expand possibilities for building-integrated solar energy collectionResearchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon nanoparticles.The researchers developed technology to embed the silicon nanoparticles into what they call efficient luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). These LSCs are the key element of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy. When light shines through the surface, the useful frequencies of light are trapped inside and concentrated to the edges where small solar cells can be put in place to capture the energy.The research is published today in Nature Photonics, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group.
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Science vs. the sea lamprey 22.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Of all the fishy predators in the Great Lakes, few are more destructive than the sea lamprey. There’s something of a horror movie in their approach: jawless, they attach to prey such as salmon, whitefish or trout with a sucker mouth and drain the victim of its blood and lymph.For years, scientists and policy-makers have been trying to devise strategies to curb this population, which first arrived from Europe through shipping channels in the early 20th century.
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Supporting Trump is the easy, ineffective reaction to losing a factory job 22.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The Times’ article contains excellent reporting about how the North American Free Trade Agreement has shaped post-industrial America and manufacturing in Mexico. But articles about bereft blue-collar workers such as ex-Delphi factory employee Chris Wade often miss an element: educational...

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