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Can midterms get sexy? 31.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Midterm elections don't usually have the same excitement as presidential elections. Given our short attention span, celebrity-driven culture, we're more drawn to the race to be the "leader of the free world" rather than "leader of the House Ways and Means Committee."
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Breaking 43 Years of Silence, the Last FBI Burglar Tells the Story of Her Years in the Underground 31.10.2014 Truthout.com
(Image: Alfred A. Knopf and Vintage Books)The following is excerpted and adapted from the epilogue to the paperback version of Betty Medsger’s The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI , out today from Vintage Books . It was clear to Judi Feingold what she should do after she and seven other people broke into an FBI office near Philadelphia in 1971, removed every file and then anonymously distributed them to two members of Congress and three journalists: Get out of town. She took drastic steps. Remaining in Philadelphia seemed dangerous, so she left town and headed west, moved into the underground and lived under an assumed name, moving from place to place west of the Rockies for years, owning only a sleeping bag and what she could carry in her knapsack. As she was about to detach herself from her past geography and her personal connections, she called her parents and told them she had committed a nonviolent direct action “and was possibly being pursued by the federal government. I told ...
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Prominent Hong Kong activist says protesters need to unify, strategize 31.10.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest organizers need to rethink their strategy and bring disparate factions together under a new structure to help lead the movement forward, a prominent left-wing lawmaker from the semiautonomous city urged this week. Failure to do so, he warned, would...
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China gets silence from Hong Kong tycoons instead of vocal support 31.10.2014 L.A. Times - World News
With a $32-billion fortune and business interests as diverse as supermarkets and ports, Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, would seem to have little to fret about. But as the Hong Konger told a class of graduating students in the summer at mainland China's Shantou University, he's kept up at...
At Temple, a central campus green is planned 31.10.2014 Philly.com News
Temple University is to roll out a master plan Friday that calls for a new library, an interdisciplinary science building, and a full city block of green space - more than the urban campus has had.
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Minn. protest against DC football team's name could be largest ever 31.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When football fans arrive Sunday at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium for the Vikings game, they'll be greeted by a group of protesters from across the country.
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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries 31.10.2014 NPR Health Science
Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.
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Sheridan sons hire expert pathologist to investigate their parents' deaths 31.10.2014 Philly.com News
SKILLMAN, N.J. - The sons of Cooper University Health System chief executive John Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, have hired a nationally known pathologist to assist them as forensic tests are conducted in the investigation into their parents' deaths.
Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination 31.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
HONG KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an ...
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Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination 31.10.2014 AP Top News
HONG KONG (AP) -- On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening....
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Hong Kong student protest leaders consider visiting Beijing during APEC summit 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
Emily Cain vs. Bruce Poliquin Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Maine District 2 Congressional Race 2014 31.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Emily Cain vs. David Poliquin Congressional race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and university administrators, faculty, and student leaders to increase student participation in America's elections. For the 2014 elections we have created and distributed voter guides to campuses in more than 20 states so they can provide their communities with accurate information for informed voting. Because these guides have been so well received and are useful for all voting citizens who want to be better informed, we are also posting them here. We developed our guides by analyzing information from trusted resources such as www.votesmart.org , www.ontheissues.org , www.ballotpedia.com , www.politifact.com , www.factcheck.org , www.vote411.org and from candidate websites, ...
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Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC 31.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic ...
Inmate freed in landmark capital punishment case in Illinois 31.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Alstory Simon’s confession gained world attention in 1999, largely because of an investigation by a journalism professor and students from Northwestern University that helped secure Anthony Porter’s release less than 48 hours before he was to be executed for a double murder.
Endorsements: Kimmel, Willingham and Pinto in MN House races 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
Last in a series of endorsements in legislative contests.
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UC Berkeley Stands By Bill Maher Amid Commencement Speech Controversy 31.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The University of California, Berkeley administration will not rescind political talk show host Bill Maher’s invitation to speak at December’s commencement despite a student petition and decision by the speaker-selection committee to disinvite him. According to a letter released Wednesday by the university, a committee called the "Californians," tasked with selecting commencement speakers, convened without the administration and decided to rescind the "Real Time With Bill Maher" host’s invitation after students rallied against his involvement in the event. “The UC Berkeley administration cannot and will not accept this decision , which appears to have been based solely on Mr. Maher’s opinions and beliefs, which he conveyed through constitutionally protected speech,” officials wrote. A Change.org petition launched this week by a student government leader and members of the campus advocacy group Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Coalition chastised Maher as a “a blatant bigot and racist” for comments ...
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Let Bill Maher Speak at UC Berkeley! 31.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Free Speech Under Fire On American Campuses Fifty years ago this month, the University of California, Berkeley, became the vanguard of the free speech movement when left leaning Mario Savio led a movement to challenge campus restrictions on free expression. This week's attempted revocation of HBO Real Time host Bill Maher's invitation to deliver UC Berkeley's fall commencement threatened the institution's proud legacy. The administration rightly sets an important example to counter the disturbing nationwide trend of campus censorship by overruling the proposed revocation. The Supreme Court's rationale in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette , 319 U.S. 624 (1943), invalidating compulsory school flag salutes, holds true over a half century later here as well: If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by ...
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Parents, Teachers Deliver Over 100,000 Signatures To Time Magazine Demanding Apology 31.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Teachers, parents and union leaders gathered in front of Time magazine headquarters on Thursday to protest the publication’s latest cover. According to a press release from the American Federation of Teachers, the cover (pictured below) depicts teachers as "'rotten apples’ needing to be smashed by Silicon Valley millionaires with no experience in education.” The activists delivered boxes of petitions to the magazine’s editors, asking them to apologize to teachers for the cover. The petitions –- initiated by the American Federation of Teachers -- had over 100,000 signatures , according to AFT President Randi Weingarten, who spoke at the event. “A cover that suggests that teachers need to be smashed is dead wrong, and that’s why over 100,000 people have signed petitions in less than a week, saying and asking Time to apologize for its cover,” said Weingarten at the event. “Frankly, of those 102,000, over 11,000 are Time subscribers and over 64,000 are people that use Time magazine in schools.” She ...
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WorldViews: Why Burkina Faso’s attempt to topple a long-serving leader matters 31.10.2014 Washington Post: World
The current crisis in Burkina Faso largely comes down to one fact: Blaise Compaoré, the president of the landlocked West African state, came to power in a 1987 coup d'etat, and -- despite a 2000 constitutional amendment that limits presidents to two five-year terms -- he has led the country ...
Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Larry Diamond on Political Change in Hong Kong 30.10.2014 NY Times: World
Larry Diamond, a political sociologist, discussed the prospects for political liberalization in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland in light of the pro-democracy demonstrations.
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