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Headlines for August 4, 2015 4.8.2015 Democracy Now!
Obama Unveils Plan to Cut Power Plant Emissions, Yemen: Brigade of UAE Ground Troops Arrive to Fight Houthis, Report: U.S.-Led Airstrikes Killed 459 Iraqi & Syrian Civilians, Republicans Jockey in Town Hall as Frontrunner Trump Refuses to Show, Polling Orgs. Protest Fox News' Plan to Pick Top 10 for First Debate, Republican Push to Defund Planned Parenthood Fails in Senate, Louisiana: Gov. Cuts Medicaid Contract with Planned Parenthood, Idaho: Judge Overturns "Ag Gag" Law, Citing Free Speech Rights, Colorado Movie Theater Shooter James Holmes Could Face Death Penalty, Ohio Coroner: Bottle in Sam DuBose's Car was Air Freshener, Not Gin, ACLU: Kentucky Officer Handcuffed 8- and 9-Year-old Schoolchildren, London: Wall Street Trader Sentenced to 14 Years for Rigging Libor, Report: Rio de Janeiro Police Killed 1,500 People in Last 5 Years
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Why does this town have so many climate change deniers? 4.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb 4.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Clinton to hit Sanders on race 4.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Hillary Clinton has been largely hands off when it comes to Bernie Sanders.
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Is Obamacare's Research Institute Worth The Billions? 4.8.2015 NPR: Healthcare
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is supposed to figure out which medical treatments work best. But there are sharp political and scientific disagreements over how to do that.
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Egypt's disaffected youth increasingly calling for violence 4.8.2015 AP Top News
CAIRO (AP) -- The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police....
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Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again 4.8.2015 AP Business
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet....
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2 immigrants in U.S. illegally are named to Huntington Park commissions 4.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Julian Zatarain always assumed the doors of City Hall were closed to him because he is here illegally, arriving from Sinaloa in 2007 when he was 13.
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Aspen Ideas Festival: Is math important? 4.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
At the Aspen Ideas Festival they posed an interesting question: Is math important? Teachers in some other countries think kids need more understanding of math fundamentals instead of the high-falutin' stuff. Which kinds of math are actually important to know? and why??
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UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Harper government 3.8.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 A wake-up call for Canada: the UN Human Rights Committee subjects the Harper government to severe criticism over its shortcomings. Read a detailed analysis here. Chip in to keep stories like these ...
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Rewriting History or Acknowledging It? 3.8.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Hauling down the Confederate battle flag from its staff on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in July marked a tectonic shift in white rulers' manipulation of the tragic racial history of the American South. It may have been just the beginning. Triggered by a single act of hate and madness, the cold-blooded killing of nine African-American parishioners at bible study, the focus on the flag as a symbol of racist strife changed South Carolina politics in a moment. Flying defiantly at the top of its solitary staff as the American and South Carolina flags were lowered to half-staff in mourning, the battle flag of an army defeated 150 years ago drew the angry eyes of millions watching television or tapping into the Internet. Republican Governor Nikki Haley quickly sensed the shift in political sensitivity and led her party and state to strike the colors and move them to the state's museum of Confederate relics and military history. It was, after all, the battle flag of a defeated army forced to drop it ...
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Study predicts bird deaths at wind farms 3.8.2015 Seattle Times: Local
A Washington State University Vancouver researcher has helped develop a model aiming to predict the number of birds that would be killed by a wind farm if it’s built.
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Busted: 3 myths about Obama's climate plan 3.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
On Sunday morning, President Obama released a video "memo to America." It pointed to droughts, super-storms and increases in asthma as evidence that climate change is not just a problem for future generations, but our own.
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How Schools Can Reduce Energy Costs and Promote a Sustainable Future 3.8.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Part III of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, Managing Principal of The Stone House Group When you think back on your education, what experiences had the most impact on you? Many would cite team projects, fieldwork, and hands-on learning experiences as their strongest memories. Personally, my 8th-grade camping trip helped me retain more information about the environment than any previous classroom lecture ever did. All educational institutions share the goal of preparing their students for the future--but can they achieve this goal while they simultaneously compromise that future by harming the environment? I believe schools have an obligation to protect and enhance the world they're preparing their students for by being good stewards of the environment--and that the steps to get there aren't as difficult or expensive as many seem to think. In the United States, buildings alone consume 41 percent of our total energy , 65 percent of our electricity, and 5 billion gallons of ...
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Headlines for August 3, 2015 3.8.2015 Democracy Now!
Obama Unveils "Strongest Action Ever" in U.S. on Climate Change, California: Thousands Evacuated & Firefighter Killed amid Wildfires, Obama Authorizes Airstrikes to Defend U.S.-Trained Syrian Rebels, Turkey: 2 Policemen & 1 Soldier Killed in Suspected PKK Attacks, French Police Pepper-Spray Migrants Trying to Enter Channel Tunnel, 1,800 Migrants Rescued by Italian Coast Guard at Sea, 5 Dead Aboard, Mexico: Hundreds Denounce Murder of Photojournalist Rubén Espinosa, U.N. Peacekeeper Killed in Attack in Central African Republic, TPP Critics Optimistic After Talks End Without Final Deal, Egypt and U.S. Resume Security Talks as U.S. Delivers F-16 Warplanes, VP Joe Biden Considering Presidential Bid, State Department Releases 2,000 of Hillary Clinton's Redacted Emails, Report: 400 Families Donate Nearly Half the Money in 2016 Campaign, Journalists Promise Not to Reveal Attendees at Closed-Door Koch Event, Puerto Rico Misses $58M Debt Payment as Island Teeters into Default, Germany: 1,000 Protest Possible ...
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The Inclusive Strength of #BlackLivesMatter 3.8.2015 American Prospect
(Photo: Amanda Teuscher) Attendees to the Movement for Black Lives Convening that took place in Cleveland July 24-26 gather for a group photo on the final day of the conference. An estimated 1,200 organizers and activists participated in the meeting. It would be tempting to say the timing was surreal, if it didn’t happen so often. Less than an hour after the close of last weekend’s conference of Black Lives Matter activists, attendees were pepper-sprayed by a Cleveland transit police officer while they were protesting the arrest of a 14-year-old boy. The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) Convening at Cleveland State University brought together more than 1,000 activists and organizers from across the U.S., and even from other countries. Nearly one year after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the goal of the convening was to provide a space for the activists to mourn the loss of those killed by police, to show support for one another, to demonstrate pride in their community , and to begin developing a ...
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Taiwan’s Anti-Curriculum Change Campaign Intensifies Following Student Activist's Death 3.8.2015 Global Voices
"Today is Guan-Hua Lin’s birthday, July 30. He had only one hope...that we Taiwanese can receive an education based on a Taiwanese perspective. "
Obama's 38th Camp David Tour: History of a Presidential Playground With a Vacation Count 3.8.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
How high must an American president get to escape the sweltering heat of the Washington summer? About 1,700 feet. That's how high Camp David, the official presidential retreat, sits in the relatively cool Catoctin Mountains, 62 miles from the White House. Maybe -- more on that later. How many times has President Barack Obama retreated there? 38. His mountain stays there have spanned all or part of 91 days -- including his overnight stay Saturday with some old high school and college friends in town to celebrate the president's 54th birthday this coming week. Obama and high school buddies from Hawaii played golf at Joint Base Andrews down in the sweltering Beltway realm of another summer weekend in Washington on Saturday before heading up to "camp'' with some college and Chicago friends. The president and retinue came down from the mountain today. Obama's a virtual stranger, though, in comparison with his predecessor. George W. Bush paid 126 visits to Camp David at a similar point in his presidency, ...
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These are two indisputable and seemingly contradictory realities of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign 2.8.2015 Washington Post: Politics
These are two indisputable and seemingly contradictory realities of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign
Still Boxed Out: NYU Discriminates Against Students Who Have Faced Arrest 2.8.2015 Truthout.com
It's time to abolish application questions that require an individual to disclose documented interaction with the criminal legal system when applying to college or university. Reformist approaches to this problem are tacit acceptances of the violence that this discriminatory practice inflicts on communities disproportionately targeted by the criminal legal system. (Image: Check box via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)"Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony? Check yes or no." For over two years the Incarceration to Education Coalition at New York University (NYU) has been organizing to abolish this checkbox from NYU's admissions application. Composed of current and former New York University students (both with and without "documented" criminal records), the coalition has obtained support from a vast coalition of community members, scholars, activists and artists to abolish this application question, which we refer to as "the box." We know that this question discriminates against poor ...
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