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Nun's 1969 cold case murder is kept alive by retired 'grandma Nancy Drews' and docu-series 'The Keepers' 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

They call themselves retired grandma Nancy Drews. One is a former emergency room nurse, the other a longtime elementary school teacher.

They make notes on coffee filters instead of index cards and wear clam diggers and sensible sneakers.

But thanks in part to the amateur sleuth work of Gemma Hoskins...

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Frustrated with campus discourse limits, California Republicans take on 'free speech zones' 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In the realm of political odd couples, state Sen. Jim Nielsen of Gerber and aspiring public interest lawyer Nicolas Tomas may be among the oddest. Tomas, a 26-year-old Democrat, is a promoter of the vegan lifestyle. Nielsen, a 72-year-old Republican, is a cattleman and dairyman by trade.

The unlikely...

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Duchossois family donates $100 million to University of Chicago Medicine 24.5.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
A prominent Chicago-area family is giving $100 million to University of Chicago Medicine to research how the immune system, bacteria in the body and genetics can work together to keep people healthy. The donation from the Duchossois family is the largest single gift to University of Chicago ...
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Students at Minnesota's public colleges face likely tuition hikes 24.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Though Minnesota Legislature's budget increases total spending by $210 million over the last two-year budget, the overall amount is much lower than what higher education leaders wanted.
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No charges planned over protest of college guest speaker 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police department says it doesn’t plan to file criminal charges in the March protest of a college guest speaker who co-wrote a book discussing racial differences in intelligence. The Middlebury Police Department said Tuesday it had completed its investigation and was unable to identify any specific individual who injured […]
Who killed Winnie Harris? Friends, family, police want to know 24.5.2017 News
Police have no leads. Now friends and family are trying to get the word out to find the person who fatally shot the beloved West Philly community activist in her Powelton home.
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Campus liberals: resist the conservative bait 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The most effective way to block an obvious attempt to bait you is to swim away. Don’t petition. Don’t attend. Don’t enrich those who make a livelihood out of getting under your skin.
Puerto Rico university chief quits ahead of arrest order 24.5.2017 Washington Post: World
The head of Puerto Rico’s largest public university announced on Tuesday that she has resigned just hours before she faced arrest for failing to reopen an institution that has been shut down by a student strike for nearly two months.
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Temple study: Baby boxes help improve infant sleep safety 23.5.2017 News
Baby boxes and face-to-face parent education has helped increase infant sleeping safety practices, a new Temple University Hospital study has shown.
Ask Brianna: Should I pick my first job based on my debt? 23.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to . Q: I’m […]
Puerto Rico university president faces jail amid strike 23.5.2017 Washington Post: World
A judge on Monday threatened to arrest the president of Puerto Rico’s largest public university if she doesn’t reopen the institution, which has remained closed for nearly two months amid a student strike.
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Notre Dame’s commencement walkout wasn’t about stifling academic freedom 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Notre Dame’s commencement walkout wasn’t about stifling academic freedom
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Delta Dispatches: Louisiana's Working Coast 22.5.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Welcome to the latest episode of Delta Dispatches with hosts Jacques Hebert & Simone Maloz. We’re happy to welcome Lacy McManus and Joni Tuck to the show today. Lacy is the Director of Program Development of GNO Inc. and talks with Jacques and Simone about the economic case for restoration in Southeast Louisiana. In the second half the show, Joni sits in studio to chat about Port Fourchon & The Working Coast. Joni Tuck is the External Relations Manager for the Greater ...
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Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assault 22.5.2017 AP Top News
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed - sexual aggression among classmates....
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The Evolution Of Sustainability Education 22.5.2017 Green on
This past week we celebrated graduation at Columbia University. Throughout the week, schools gathered under tents on campus, and on Wednesday the entire university gathered for the official commencement and to hear Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger speak on the importance of free speech and the free global exchange of ideas. Some advocates of sustainability push a particular ideology or set of answers to these pressing problems, but at Columbia we have worked hard to ensure that multiple perspectives are part of our teaching and learning. We teach climate law and command and control regulation, and at the same time offer a certificate in sustainability finance that focuses on market-based solutions to the challenges of transitioning to a renewable resource-based economy. Our search for sustainability must be an open and honest one. My favorite part of President Bollinger’s speech was when he put his own office and prestige behind his advocacy of free speech and observed that: “Anyone with a voice can ...
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Immigrants in Detention Centers Are Often Hundreds of Miles From Legal Help 22.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Only 6 percent of the men held at the Lumpkin detention center in Georgia have legal representation, according to a 2015 study. Nationwide, it's not much better, the study of data from October 2006 to September 2012 found: Just 14 percent of detainees have lawyers. That percentage is likely to get even smaller under the Trump administration. A woman and her son visiting the Donald W. Wyatt jail in Central Falls, Rhode Island, on September 9, 2008. The facility held thousands of immigration detainees that year. (Photo: Suzanne DeChillo / The New York Times) One morning in February, lawyer Marty Rosenbluth set off from his Hillsborough, North Carolina, home to represent two anxious clients in court. He drove about eight hours southwest, spent the night in a hotel and then got up around 6 a.m. to make the final 40-minute push to his destination: a federal immigration court and detention center in the tiny rural Georgia town of Lumpkin . During two brief hearings over two days, Rosenbluth said, he convinced ...
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The Daily 202: Trump hypocrisy continues at home and abroad 22.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do president seeks to cut the safety net while praising Islam
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"I Could Have Died": Protesters Detail Violent Attack by Turkish President Erdoğan's Guards in DC 22.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles

Last week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail assaulted a group of peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence. Video from the scene shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looking on during the assault. It's not clear if Erdogan gave the order for the attack. The assault came shortly after Erdogan was welcomed to the White House by President Trump. For more, we speak with Seyid Riza Dersimi, who was violently attacked during the protest and rushed by ambulance to the hospital, where he received stitches on his nose and was treated for a head injury. We also speak with Ruken Isik, a Kurdish activist and Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She attended last week's protest and wrote a piece for The Huffington Post titled "Will Erdogan's Thugs Face No Consequences for Attacking Us on US Soil?"

Please check back later for full transcript.

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For Democrats in California, a generational shift pulls the party left, with danger and opportunity ahead 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For decades, Democratic politics in the nation’s most populous state has been overseen by a quintet of leaders who helped propel California from reliably Republican to dominantly Democratic.

To outsiders, they were the West Coast liberals whom conservatives love to hate — stereotyped as chardonnay-sipping,...

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Protesting students walk out on Pence's address at Notre Dame 22.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Student organizers said they walked out because Pence's policies "have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation."
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