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Text of President Obama’s Democratic convention speech 28.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Wednesday’s address to the Democratic National Convention
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President Obama's speech at the Democratic convention 28.7.2016 Washington Post
President Obama's speech at the Democratic convention
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Anti-abortion activist agrees to limit protest activity outside of charter school 28.7.2016 Washington Post
Anti-abortion activist agrees to limit protest activity outside of charter school
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Moratorium Days, 2016: November 7 & 8 28.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Jerry Lembcke and Jeremy Kuzmarov With the collapse of the Sanders' campaign and WikiLeaks revelations that DNC operatives worked behind the scenes to undermine it, the only efficacious vote for progressives in this election is NOTA, None Of The Above, a vote against the electoral system as it stands. As Chris Hedges has pointed out, liberals are replicating the GOP in promoting a politics of fear to try and get people to vote for Hillary Clinton as the anti-Trump. However, we are not under any illusions that she represents anything but a perpetuation of the neoliberal and militaristic policies which have bred disaster for our country and fueled the rise of anger and disillusionment underlying Trump's neo-fascism. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeremy-kuzmarov/democratic-platform-atroc_b_11154002.html) The Jill Stein campaign has offered a set of sound alternative principles to continue with Bernie's political revolution; however, a much bigger grass-roots mobilization is needed before these ...
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State grants target niches in workforce 28.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Twenty-one organizations will divide $3.4 million in state grants aimed at developing Utah’s workforce to align with the needs of employers. The funding is provided by the state Department of Workforce Service’s through its Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership, which brings government economic development officials together with educators and industry leaders to prepare for the future. “With these funds we can target specific industries and education programs that directly benefit our labor for... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Victoria's tent city could inspire national conversation about homelessness this summer 27.7.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. As a law student at Canada Without Poverty I have been watching human rights violations unfold in British Columbia over the Super InTent City case. After years of experiencing human rights only in the classroom, I have been full of emotions over the past eight months as I watched over 100 people who are homeless forced to fight for their community and basic ...
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The double-edged sword of wildlife-friendly yards 27.7.2016 Environmental News Network
Hundreds of millions of birds are killed in collisions with windows each year in the U.S. alone, and although high-rise buildings tend to be the biggest individual culprits, the vast number of suburban homes across the continent means that even a few deaths per house add up fast. A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications examines the factors that affect window collision rates at homes and shows that yards that are more attractive to birds are also the sites of more collisions.Working with Alberta homeowners who collectively contributed more than 34,000 days' worth of collision data, Justine Kummer of the University of Alberta and her colleagues found that the presence of a bird feeder, whether a house was in an urban or rural area, and the height of the vegetation in the yard were the most important predictors of collisions. Of Alberta's 421 bird species, 53 were represented in the data, mostly common urban ...
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‘Jill not Hill’ — Green Party’s Stein seeks Sanders’ backers 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Angry and disaffected Bernie Sanders’ backers have a new rallying cry: “Jill not Hill.” That’s Green Party candidate Jill Stein, whose liberal agenda of tuition-free college, $15-per-hour minimum wage and a renewable energy economy by 2030 offers a home to Sanders’ supporters disillusioned by the two-party political system and unwilling to back […]
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Rainforest greener during 'dry' season 27.7.2016 Environmental News Network
Although the Amazon Jungle may appear to be perpetually green, a University of Illinois researcher believes there are actually seasonal differences of photosynthesis, with more occurring during the dry season and less during the wet season. Understanding how a rainforest that occupies 2.7 million square miles of South America functions is crucial to the future health of the entire planet."With the potential negative effects of climate change, one key question we are trying to answer in the study of tropical ecology is how a tropical forest responds during a long-term drought," says Kaiyu Guan, an environmental scientist at the University of Illinois. "If we don't know their daily performance or their seasonal performance, what confidence can we have to predict the forests' future 20 years, 30 years, or longer?"
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"It's a Bittersweet Time": Some Sanders Backers Stay Inside DNC, Now Plan to Support Hillary Clinton 27.7.2016 Democracy Now!
As Hillary Clinton secured the party's presidential nomination Tuesday night, Democracy Now! was on the floor of the convention speaking to delegates and political leaders from around the country who formerly backed Bernie Sanders and now plan to support Clinton, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and Jesús "Chuy" García, former Chicago mayoral candidate. "This is really not necessarily about the individual," says Carol Ammons, an Illinois state representative who introduced Sanders when he spoke in her district. "It is truly about the ideas."
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White Supremacy and Sanctioned Violence in the Age of Donald Trump 27.7.2016 Truthout.com
Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for president on the final night of the Republican National Convention, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, July 21, 2016. (Photo: Eric Thayer / The New York Times) The Republican presidential campaign has resurrected the discourse of white supremacy, moving racist and ultra-nationalist movements to the center of US politics. We must counter this discourse with a broad-based movement for real structural change on the side of justice and democracy. Donald Trump accepts the Republican nomination for president on the final night of the Republican National Convention, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, July 21, 2016. (Photo: Eric Thayer / The New York Times) Truthout is your go-to source for news about the most critical issues of our time. If you want to see more stories like this one, make a tax-deductible donation today! Peter Thiel, the silicon billionaire and one of the six ultra-rich financial elite to speak at the Republican National Convention ...
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A Letter From Young Asian-Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter 27.7.2016 NPR News
Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young Asian-Americans who crowd-sourced an open letter to their family members, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.
Latest numbers on Nova Scotia's ferry deal lead to sinking conclusions 27.7.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan doesn't want you to jump to conclusions. If he had his way, you wouldn't know enough to jump to even the most preliminary conclusions. Unfortunately for him, Portland, Maine, requires Bay Ferries, operator of the Yarmouth-Portland ferry service, to submit a monthly accounting showing just how many passengers the Nova-Scotia-government-funded ferry ...
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Another American has been detained in Iran, the fourth dual national in five months to be arrested 27.7.2016 Washington Post
Another American has been detained in Iran, the fourth dual national in five months to be arrested
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Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel 27.7.2016 Environmental News Network
Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide - a common industrial waste gas."Instead of having the waste go to waste, you make it into something you want," said Ludmilla Aristilde, assistant professor in biological and environmental engineering. "In order to make the microbes do our work, we had to figure out how they work, their metabolism."Aristilde collaborated with her colleague Lars Angenent, professor of biological and environmental engineering, on the project. She explained, "The Angenent group had taken a waste product and turned it into a useful product."To make biofuel from inorganic, gaseous industrial rubbish, the researchers learned that the bacterium Clostridium ljungdahlii responds thermodynamically - rather than genetically - in the process of tuning favorable enzymatic ...
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Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party’s national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent. They rejected Sanders’ call for unity even after […]
Google’s idea factory, where failure is definitely an option 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Building a research division is an old and often unsuccessful concept, and now that Google has been reorganized as Alphabet, investors are getting something of a yardstick to judge the progress of its “moonshots.”
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Want to enroll in a clinical trial? NIH database is huge — but lacks a few key details 27.7.2016 Washington Post
Want to enroll in a clinical trial? NIH database is huge — but lacks a few key details
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Despite calls of ‘Bernie or Bust,’ Sanders goes all in to help Clinton 27.7.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Vermont senator explores options for turning popularity on the left to gain more Senate power.
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Mumia, other black issues stir hundreds of protesters on Broad Street, at City Hall 27.7.2016 Philly.com News
Protesters upset about several issues - from police-involved killings of unarmed black men to the imprisonment of Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal - took to the streets in two locations Tuesday before the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
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