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First Fall Semester Debtors’ Assembly at SIUC: A Critique of the Student Debt Regime 20.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop 20.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cupich will be installed in the Archdiocese of Chicago in November, succeeding Cardinal Francis George, who has been battling cancer.
Main Line rower's route from Boy Scout to bomber to fugitive 20.9.2014 Philly.com News
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat. - Jean-Paul Sartre, Leo Burt's favorite philosopher
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Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed for Zero Waste Program today 20.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Zero Waste Program needs Zero Heroes this weekend. The last Steamboat Farmers Market and Steamboat OctoberWest will take place today along with the DitchFest Art and Music Festival in Oak Creek. Volunteers are needed at all three events to help divert resources while educating the community about zero waste. To volunteer, contact Carol Wilson at 970-819-9398 or carol@yvsc.org.    Plein Air Paint Out this week, sign up today at art museum The Steamboat Art Museum invites Steamboat Springs residents to participate in its Plein Air Paint Out from today to Sept. 27. Artists will meet at the Steamboat Art Museum today to sign in and have their canvas and papers stamped. They will have five days to paint the Steamboat area choosing three of their best works from the week to be displayed in the Steamboat Art Museum and available to be purchased. The entry fee is $25. An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Paint Out will conclude a Quick Draw event ...
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O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district 20.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
A former English teacher at Newport Harbor High School is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses.
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Alleged hazing results in no charges against students 20.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
In late June, news about alleged hazing incidents involving the Moffat County High School football team shook the Craig community, resulting in the removal of football coaches, suspension of upperclassmen and a police investigation. Events that took place at a football camp in Evanston, Wyoming, from June 18 to 20 led to allegations, questions and confusion among community members, school district employees, students and football coaching staff. On Wednesday, the Craig Daily Press spoke with Uinta County Attorney Dean Stout (Evanston is located in Uinta County) who answered questions about the Evanston Police Department investigation that has been underway since mid-August. Ultimately, Stout concluded he will not file charges against the accused upperclassmen and he said nothing beyond rough horseplay and bullying took place. Additionally, he determined no sexual assault took place — an accusation made by one of the freshmen. “It looked like there was a culture of bullying that had developed a little bit ...
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How Many of the Hundreds of Thousands of Untested Rape Kits in the US Are in Your City? 20.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
For decades, anti-rape activists have been fighting to raise awareness about backlogged  rape kits , the forensic evidence gathered after a rape report is made. And yet, today, the Department of Justice estimates that there are more than  400,000 unprocessed rape kits  in the United States. One of these 400,000 belonged to Heather Marlowe. In May 2010, while at a party in San Francisco, Marlowe was drugged and raped. She went to the police, made a report and a rape kit was completed. Marlowe assumed that the police would investigate and contact her. After a year of waiting, she'd heard nothing back. Marlowe followed up with the police repeatedly, working through a revolving door of people assigned to her case. She was told that her case file had been moved to Iron Mountain, a storage facility. "It could be anywhere from another six months to 10 years," until the kit was examined. When Marlowe asked why, an officer explained that her rape "was not a good enough rape," to pursue. "It will probably will ...
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Chimps May Look Cute, But Controversial New Study Says They're Natural-Born Killers 20.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Chimpanzees can be cute and cuddly, but they're also capable of murderous violence. They wage war against their own kind, savagely maiming and even killing their neighbors and their neighbors’ offspring . Such behavior is rare among mammals. In fact, humans -- who are more closely related to chimps and bonobos than any other animal -- are the only other mammals known to inflict this level of lethal violence against others of their species. What causes this violence in chimps, and can they teach us anything about our own propensity to wage war? Some research has suggested that chimps are inherently peaceful, and that they turn violent only because of human interference. One landmark study conducted in the 1960s showed that chimps in Tanzania's Gombe National Park began attacking each other only after Jane Goodall and other primatologists began handing out bananas. When the banana feeding stopped, so did the violence -- a fact that led some researchers to conclude that we are to blame for chimps' violent ...
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People's Climate March Preparation In Full Swing 20.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
5. The Climate Train is making its way across the country We're headed to NY aboard the #climatetrain ...and planning for the great clean energy transition! #climateleadership pic.twitter.com/fB6vSlMy05 — Climate Solutions (@climatesolution) September 17, 2014 Savoring the views on the #ClimateTrain tonight. Next stop: Elko, NV! — NARP (@narprail) September 16, 2014 6. And this group from Maine is biking all the way to New York Hats off to our friends from Maine on their way to @Peoples_Climate March by bike! http://t.co/FMiVexohdI @350Maine pic.twitter.com/5dAZ4pqSNY — 350 dot org (@350) September 18, 2014 7. Artists are getting together in a giant warehouse to create signs and and banners for the march Beautiful banner being painted at the #PeoplesClimate March art space (by Crystal Bruno, for @seachange2014 ) pic.twitter.com/hkMNKKFiCY — Energy Action (@energyaction) September 12, 2014 Something beautiful is coming to the streets of New York this Sunday. #PeoplesClimate : pic.twitter.com/dHIraZujG2 — ...
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A Ticking Time Bomb: Eliminating Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture 20.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Antibiotics serve as the foundation of modern medicine. We rely on them for everything from treating small cuts and scrapes to protecting patients from infections during open-heart surgeries. And yet antibiotic resistance -- when bacteria do not respond to the drugs designed to kill them -- threatens to dismantle nearly 100 years of medical advances. We are already seeing the health and financial impacts of these so-called "superbugs." Around 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic resistant infections each year and thousands more succumb to longer, riskier, and more expensive hospital stays. Antibiotic resistance costs the United States $20 billion a year in direct health care expenses and $35 billion a year in lost productivity . Tom Frieden, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently called antibiotic resistance "one of the biggest health threats of our time ... a ticking time bomb." And in its most recent report, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology ...
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Wow, man: '60s-style protest disrupts Cheltenham High 20.9.2014 Philly.com News
No headphones in the hallway? No eating outside? One-way stairwells? Come on, man. Those newly enforced rules at Cheltenham High School were too much for some 500 students who staged a sit-in Friday to protest the school's onerous measures.
Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march 20.9.2014 Yahoo: Politics

South Street Seaport, an area of lower Manhattan that was severely flooded during Hurricane Sandy, on March 31, 2014 in New York CityNew York (AFP) - Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said.


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Just 15 States Require Students To Attend Kindergarten 20.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. While high-quality preschool tops the agenda for many federal, state, and local officials, kindergarten--widely considered the first year of formal schooling--has received far less attention. Despite kindergarten's pivotal role in preparing children for reading and other academics, state laws on what districts must provide still vary widely, resulting in a patchwork of mandatory and voluntary half-day and full-day offerings. Those disparities can leave children less than prepared for the demands of 1st grade, some educators say. According to the Denver-based Education Commission of the States, just 15 states require students to attend kindergarten. And while most states require districts to offer at least a voluntary half-day program--Alaska, Idaho, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania are the exceptions--that half-day could be just a few hours. Such laws reflect a disconnect between state policy and the importance of ...
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Leading environmental groups announce fossil fuel free retirement plan options 20.9.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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The Gathering Storm 19.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Winston Churchill saw the gathering storm long before the rest of the world. Europe sacrificed millions of people before it openly acknowledged and then directly confronted the crisis. Yet, even after the Allies responded, the outcome was uncertain. Only when the U.S. entered the fray could the Allies see a clear path to end the threat. While meeting that threat, the war mobilization also provided employment for millions and pulled the U.S. economy out of the Great Depression, leading to a half-century of prosperity. Americans mostly look back fondly on that period, as the world became a better place in many ways for the changes that were made. Today, we face another threat, this time from climate disruption. Again, the U.S. must lead -- this time to a clean energy future and a healthier world. As we experience more intense and longer heat waves, prolonged drought, crop failures, rising seas, increasing wildfires and floods, and as natural systems begin to crash, we will see profoundly destabilizing ...
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Environmentalist Bill McKibben Explains How We Can 'Stave Off Real Disaster' 19.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
It's not too late for the world to recalibrate their methods of consuming energy, but according to environmentalist and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, that action should've gone into effect years ago. "If the question's when do we need to make change, the correct answer is 25 years ago," he told HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski in a Thursday appearance to promote the People's Climate March , happening in New York City on Sunday. Proof of environmental damage includes a rise in average temperatures, which has the potential to impact human life on an extreme scale. "We've raised temperature one degree. We're headed for two degrees even if we do everything right. The trouble is, we're not doing everything right, so at the moment we're headed to an increase of four or five degree celsius, eight or nine degrees Fahrenheit this century. If we let this happen, we can't have civilizations like the ones we're used to," he explained. "We just won't be able to grow the grain to support them." While environmental ...
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College students, sports driving Green Line ridership far above projections 19.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The region's newest light rail is already nearing its 2030 forecast of 40,936 daily passenger trips, officials say.
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Headlines for September 19, 2014 19.9.2014 Democracy Now!
Scotland Votes "No" on Independence; Cameron Promises New Powers, Senate Adjourns After Backing Plan to Arm Rebels, ISIS Seizes Kurdish Villages in Syria; British Journalist Shown in New Video, U.N. Declares Ebola "Threat to International Security", Sierra Leone Begins 3-Day Lockdown to Combat Ebola, Guinea: 8 Bodies Found After Ebola Health Team Attacked, White House Unveils $46 Million in Military Aid to Ukraine, Bahraini Activist Maryam Alkhawaja Released from Prison, Chinese Firm Alibaba's Debut Marks Largest IPO in U.S. History, China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Record $490 Million for Bribery, Home Depot Announces Massive Credit Card Breach, Panama to Invite Cuba to Summit of Americas, Defying U.S., NOAA: Summer of 2014 was the Hottest on Record, New York City to Host Largest Climate Change March in History, King Fire Devours Forestland in Drought-Hit California, New Details Emerge in Domestic Violence Case Against NFL's Jonathan Dwyer, U.S. Judge in Alabama Faces Calls for Resignation over Domestic ...
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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger 19.9.2014 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month....
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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger 19.9.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.
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