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Palo Alto: Driver in crash that injured 5 told to re-test for license 2.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
The elderly driver who struck and injured five people in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday while trying to parallel park has been notified to take an 'emergency retest' at the Department of Motor Vehicles to see if his license should be taken away, a police spokesman said.
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Latin America comes out in force against Israel 2.8.2014 Yahoo: Politics
Latin America's leaders are among the most vehement in condemning Israel's Gaza offensive -- labelling the Jewish state "terrorist", recalling ambassadors, and offering near-unanimous, unwavering support to Palestinians. "I can't remember another similar situation where (all the countries in the region) have reacted practically as a bloc," said political scientist Reginaldo Nasser, a professor at the Pontifical University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. One of the most symbolic recent developments came from Bolivian President Evo Morales -- one of the leaders of Latin America's far left -- who put Israel on its list of "Terrorist States" and eliminated a visa waiver program for Israeli ...
Utah Girl Scouts design sleek, sustainable cabins 2.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Girl Scouts at Trefoil Ranch in Provo Canyon have three new, sleek cabins to spend the summer in — and the girls helped design them. The cabins were part of a two-year collaboration between the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning and the Girl Scouts of Utah to introduce the field of architecture to the girls. A group of female architects and university students worked with about 18 girls on the project. The Scouts, in grades seven through 12, shared their ideas about wha...
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The Politics of Going Green 1.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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The Future MBA, week 4: Communication is key 1.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

What would the Future MBA look like? Explore the potential in week 4 of this new 100-day series.

The Future MBA, week 4: Communication is key
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Why The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Should Matter To Black Americans 1.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The recent explosion of the Gaza War, rooted in a long feudal history between Israel and Palestine, has sparked international debate. The 25-day conflict may be halfway across the world from United States, but it is not far from the minds of black Americans. HuffPost Live hosted a discussion on Thursday, about where black American allegiance should fall on the sides of this conflict, especially in light of recent comparisons drawn to the American Civil Rights Movement. Kristian Davis Bailey, a research assistant at the Martin Luther King Institute at Stanford University, asserted that black Americans should oppose Israeli attacks of Palestine on the premise of the nation’s “colonial” ambition. “I think that first and foremost what’s important to note is that Israel is a colonial project and as black people, we have a tradition, a right, and an obligation to oppose colonial projects." He further tied the struggle of black Americans to that of Palestinians in highlighting “material connections” between ...
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The Politics of Going Green 1.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Headlines for August 1, 2014 1.8.2014 Democracy Now!
Ceasefire Collapses in Gaza; Palestinian Death Toll at 1,460, White House: Shelling of U.N. School "Totally Unacceptable", U.N., Amnesty International Criticize U.S. Military Support for Israel, 5 Latin American Countries Recall Ambassadors to Israel over Gaza Assault, Death Toll from Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Tops 700, Ukraine: Investigators Reach Plane Crash Site amid Violence, Congress Fails to Pass Bill on Migrant Crisis Before Recess, 112 Arrested in Immigration Protest at White House, CIA Admits to Spying on Senate Torture Investigators, White House Accidentally Leaks Torture Report Talking Points to AP, European Human Rights Court Issues 1st-Ever Ruling on CIA Torture Program, Argentina Denies "Default," Blames U.S. Judge for Blocked Debt Payment, U.S. Unveils Travel Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials, Texas: Hundreds Protest Right-Wing American Legislative Exchange Council
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Congress Through the Looking Glass of Science 1.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In an earlier blog post, " The Stupid Party? Which One? " I looked into the worrisome issue of the Republican Party being hijacked by anti-science Luddites. But what about the House of Representatives? So I spent a day putting together a spreadsheet on the 435 members of the House in the 113th Congress, their backgrounds, and how they have voted on a few important (to me!) science bills. U.S. House of Representatives Who Are These Folks? Yep, they are mostly Republican (234 to 199), with 109 members (all Republican) affiliated with the Tea Party Caucus, according to Wikipedia . They are very young. While 33 congressmen have been in office for 25 years or more, 175 have been there for fewer than five years. They are also dominated by liberals. According to rankings by conservatives.org, 107 members rate over 80 percent in their voting for conservative bills, while 170 are liberal and vote fewer than 20 percent of the time for conservative bills. In terms of careers, the House is dominated by lawyers and ...
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Labor and the BDS Movement: Two Perspectives 1.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Don't call it 'student' debt 1.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Van Jones says "student debt" should be called "education debt" because entire families are paying the cost of a broken system.
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Chris Christie Defends His Record In Second Summer Stop In New Hampshire 1.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Promising to visit New Hampshire often, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday defended his economic record against Democratic attacks while courting voters in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state for the second time in little more than a month ahead of a prospective White House bid. The New Hampshire visit came as Christie crisscrosses the country this summer to bolster fellow Republicans as chair of the Republican Governors Association. His schedule also is packed with stops in key states on the presidential nomination calendar, giving him the opportunity to make inroads with fundraisers, party leaders and activists who will be crucial if he decides to run in 2016. Before attending a pair of closed-door GOP fundraisers, Christie briefly addressed intensifying Democratic criticism about his economic record while campaigning at BAE Systems alongside New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein. "I can tell Walt that it's not easy when you're governor having ...
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Israel-Gaza Conflict Puts Interfaith Relations To The Test 1.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When a group of Arab college students visiting New York met last week for a Ramadan iftar, they were greeted with an unexpected keynote speech. Rabbi Marc Schneier, head of The Hampton Synagogue on Long Island and the leader of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, an interfaith-oriented nonprofit, had come by for what initially seemed simple and routine: Sharing about his religion and his belief in Muslim-Jewish friendship. Instead, he addressed the tension in the room full of Muslims, and the space between his views and theirs on Israel and Gaza, now on day 24 of fighting with more than 1,300 dead. Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire that begins Friday. "I don't see an end to this conflict until more Muslims speak about against terror and evil in their midst," Schneier said in an interview, paraphrasing his speech at Nusantara, a Muslim-run charity, to students who hailed from Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and Turkey. Afterward, prominent New York mosque leader Imam Shamsi Ali, who was hosting ...
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Palo Alto: Car drives into downtown building, injuring six people, one critically 1.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Six people were hurt -- one critically -- when a car drove into a building Thursday afternoon on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, according to police.
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Boat noise impacts development and survival of marine invertebrates 31.7.2014 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
The development and survival of an important group of marine invertebrates known as sea hares is under threat from increasing boat noise in the world's oceans, according to a new study by researchers from the UK and France. While previous studies have shown that marine noise can affect animal movement and communication, with unknown ecological consequences, scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter and the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) CRIOBE in France have demonstrated that boat noise stops embryonic development and increases larval mortality in sea hares.
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Are There Two Different Versions of Environmentalism, One "White," One "Black"? 31.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published on Grist . Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death, The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies, We, the people, must redeem The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers The mountains and the endless plain – All, all the stretch of these great green states – And make America again! – Langston Hughes, 1938 I really didn’t want to have to address this. While reading through University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor’s latest report , "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations," and thinking about what I would write about it, I had hoped to focus on the solutions. Those solutions—confronting unconscious and subconscious bias and other subtle forms of discrimination—are the parts I had hoped environmentalists would be eager to unpack. I thought they’d read about the " green ceiling ," where mainstream green NGOs have failed to create a workforce where even two out of 10 of their staffers are people of color, and ask themselves what could they do ...
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From Fukushima fallout to retreating ice: 10 great New Yorker pieces now outside paywall 31.7.2014 MinnPost
CC/Flickr/Maureen McLaughlin Year after year, New Yorker writers are well represented in the "Best American Science and Nature Writing" annuals. Since The New Yorker's announcement of a summer-long relaxation of its paywall policies — allowing open access to all content published since 2007 — the blogosphere has been abuzz with read-it-while-it's-free advice on the magazine's best coverage of sports, business, food and other subjects. Strangely, there's been no similar attempt as yet (and as far as I know) to nominate standouts in the magazine's exemplary long-form coverage of  environmental and natural science subjects. It was The New Yorker, after all, that brought us Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" in serial form in 1962. In the same way that work changed forever the way we think of pesticides, and of ecosystems, Bill McKibben's "The End of Nature" and Elizabeth Kolbert's "Field Notes From a Catastrophe" would, decades later, reshape public awareness of global warming and its threats. Year after year, ...
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Headlines for July 31, 2014 31.7.2014 Democracy Now!
Palestinian Toll Tops 1,370, Including 315 Children, Israel: No Ceasefire Without Tunnels' Destruction, Secretary-General Condemns Israeli Shelling of U.N. School, U.S. Approves New Weapons Transfer to Israeli Military, Israeli Bombing Kills 17 in Shejaiya, Israeli Bombing Kills 2 Journalists in Gaza, Much of Gaza Without Electricity, Running Water, Pillay: Israel in "Deliberate Defiance" of Int'l Law, Several Arrested in CodePink Protest at Israeli Embassy, House Approves Boehner Request to Sue Obama, Congress Poised to Approve VA Healthcare Bill, D.C. Protest to Call on Obama to End Deportations, Take Exec Action on Immigration, Undocumented Immigrants Stage Hunger Strike at Tacoma Facility, U.S. Border Patrol Sued for Shooting Death of Mexican Teen, Argentina in Default After Refusing Order to Pay Vulture Funds
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How the '60s shaped my life 31.7.2014 CNN: Top Stories
I'm looking forward to Thursday night's installment of CNN's "The Sixties" with some trepidation. True, it's another excellent installment in the series. Capturing the highlights and essence of a decade, especially one as turbulent and historically significant as the '60s, is not easy.
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This Cute Shirt Could Make Your Child Smarter 31.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A new campaign from the early childhood initiative Too Small To Fail is using clever T-shirts to encourage parents to teach their young children new words by conversing more with them. The cute kid-sized shirts list conversation topics that parents can use when chatting with their children. The campaign is designed to address the so-called "word gap" that exists between children from low-income families and those from more affluent families. According to research, affluent children have heard 30 million more words by age 3 than children from low-income families . "One of the things that families told us is that they know they should be talking, reading and singing," Susan True of the Bay Area Council, an organization that collaborated on the campaign with Too Small To Fail, said in a promotional video for the campaign (above). "We also know that families are so overwhelmed that telling them what they should do is probably not that helpful." True goes on to say, "So we thought, 'What about every time you ...
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