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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay? 22.9.2016 NPR News
What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.
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Cows in Fukushima radiation zone find new purpose: science 22.9.2016 AP Top News
NAMIE, Japan (AP) -- In an abandoned Japanese village, cows grazing in lush green plains begin to gather when they hear the familiar rumble of the ranch owner's mini-pickup. This isn't feeding time, though....
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Cows in Fukushima radiation zone find new purpose: science 22.9.2016 Washington Post: World
In an abandoned Japanese village, cows grazing in lush green plains begin to gather when they hear the familiar rumble of the ranch owner’s mini-pickup. This isn’t feeding time, though.
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Prop. 55 feeds voter cynicism by extending a 'temporary' tax hike on the rich 22.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

When politicians backpedal on their word — bait and switch and play voters for suckers — they further erode public confidence in our democratic institutions.

That provides footholds for populist demagogues such as Donald Trump. It feeds cynicism and distrust of government. And we’re indisputably...

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Josh Kun, new MacArthur fellow: We use food and music to draw boundaries, but also cross them 22.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Josh Kun was awarded the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for his work as a cultural historian, using ephemera and pop culture artifacts to explore who we — particularly we Angelenos — are. Kun, a professor at USC, is the author of the books “To Live and Dine in L.A.” and “Songs in the Key of Los...

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Garfield players explain protest as Eric Metcalf, a team dad, prepares for ‘The Talk’ about police 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Mekhi Metcalf is a starter for the Garfield football team, which dropped to its knees during the national anthem last week. His dad, former NFL player Eric Metcalf, understands. He tells of “The Talk” he’ll soon have with his son about interacting with police.
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23 New 'Geniuses' Pushing The Boundaries Of Art And Science Today 22.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
From a 44-year-old microbiologist to a 32-year-old long-form journalist to a 67-year-old jewelry maker, the 2016 class of MacArthur Fellows is a diverse selection of the sharpest minds in America today. The  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation  announced the recipients of its annual MacArthur Fellowship ― commonly referred to as the “Genius Grant” ― early Thursday morning. Dianne Newman, Sarah Stillman and Joyce J. Scott are just three of those recipients, earning themselves a $625,000 stipend and a spot in the history books next to previous fellows like writer Susan Sontag, astrophysicist Joseph Taylor, and artist Carrie Mae Weems. The MacArthur Fellowship dates back to 1981, created to acknowledge and celebrate high-achieving individuals in disciplines as diverse as sculpture, chemistry, human rights law and engineering. What was once a $50,000 award has since grown into a six-figure prize, awarded to American citizens and residents with a “no strings attacked” policy to enable them to pursue ...
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Man killed in Charlotte amid protests of police shooting 22.9.2016 Washington Post
Charlotte officials said a man was shot by another civilian on Wednesday during a second night of protests after sharply divergent accounts emerged of the death of a black man at the hands of police. A march turned chaotic after protesters tried to follow police in riot gear into an uptown hotel.
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Defeating Trump Will Take More Than An Electoral Victory 22.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If you're like me, you have probably been exhorted in every possible way to vote for Hillary Clinton: We are told that we have a moral obligation to support her--some even say that we must vote for her in states where the election isn't even close. It is suggested that it is not enough for Donald Trump to simply lose; instead, he must lose by a wide margin--and, we are further told, that if this sort of defeat of Trump does not take place, it is our fault and not the fault of Hillary Clinton, the Clinton campaign, or the Democratic Party. This narrative is both dangerous as a theory of social change and deeply wrong. Clinton supporters are right that many people ought to vote for Hillary Clinton--at least, those in swing states. But they are wrong in thinking that it is enough to prevent the election of Donald Trump, even by a large margin; we must counter Trump with a social movement of our own. Our moral obligations run two ways this election--voters in swing states must vote for Clinton, but Clinton ...
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Privilege Isn't An Effective Argument For Clinton 22.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Over the course of this election cycle, the concept of privilege has been oft-invoked in support of Hillary Clinton's candidacy; accusations of support for other candidates coming from a place of privilege were first levelled at supporters of Bernie Sanders, and even Bernie himself , and now have been targeted at those contemplating a vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein or other Left third party candidates. Notwithstanding the substance of the argument, its use as a tool to convince supporters of Left candidates to support Clinton exemplifies a serious misunderstanding of the rationale for voting for Sanders or Stein: The distinction between Left voters and Clinton voters is not necessarily a matter of policy, but rather one of ideology, the lens through which they view the world; broadly speaking, Left voters embrace a class politics, while Clinton voters embrace an identity politics. As a result, the language of identity politics will not likely persuade many supporters of either Sanders or Stein ...
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Garfield football team will continue to kneel during anthem, seeks meetings with police, community leaders 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Two more shootings of black men since team first knelt during the anthem Friday further prompted the team to protest to draw attention to social injustices.
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Kept off the debate stage, Gary Johnson very politely protests 22.9.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Polling stronger than any third-party contender since 1996, Johnson had missed the 15 percent polling threshold, and there was no recourse before the first debate on Sept. 26.
Photos of the Day: Sept. 21 22.9.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
In photos selected Wednesday by editors of The Wall Street Journal, a policeman in the midst of a student demonstration in South Africa, a man saves a child after an airstrike in Syria, police face off against protesters in Charlotte, N.C., and more.
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Second man arrested after hotel heist near U-Md. 22.9.2016 Washington Post
Second man arrested after hotel heist near U-Md.
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After Grassroots Activists Expose Scam, Elizabeth Warren Tells ‘Gutless” CEO John Stumpf to Resign 22.9.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Peter Dreier

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was on the hot seat Tuesday when he faced Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and other angry lawmakers at a Senate Banking Committee hearing designed to investigate the bank’s widespread rip-off of its customers.

Warren told Stumpf, who earns $19 million a year: “You should resign...You should be criminally investigated.”

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Leaked Powell Emails Detail Ties to Key For-Profit College Investor 22.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The hacked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell have been widely noted because of Powell's candid remarks about topics including Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and nuclear weapons. But Republic Report is intrigued by a series of exchanges about the for-profit college industry between Powell and Jeffrey Leeds , a key private equity investor in, and advocate for, schools that have been sued by law enforcement agencies for defrauding students and taxpayers. The email messages capture Powell and Leeds not only musing about politics but also addressing unfavorable media coverage of their joint involvement with the for-profit colleges, discussing possible acquisition of campuses of disgraced Corinthian Colleges, flagging business opportunities with Bill Gates and investors in Kazakhstan, and contemplating how they could persuade perceived kindred spirits in the Obama Administration to end the government's supposed "war" on their schools. Powell, Leeds, and for-profit colleges Last time I had ...
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Tiering up over tuition fees 21.9.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
This fall, tuition fees in Canada are set to increase by 2.8 per cent to a weighted average of $6,373. That's a smaller increase than in previous years, but (as always) averages can mask some important details : in this case, the plethora of options provinces are pursuing to address the optics of rising tuition fees, and what that looks like on paper (and on balance sheets). (Note that these figures do not include additional compulsory fees which are much more deregulated and can add anywhere from $250 to $1,000 to the total annual cost, depending on the university you attend and the program in which you're ...
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Warren Tells "Gutless" Wells Fargo CEO To Resign 21.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was on the hot seat Tuesday when he faced Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and other angry lawmakers at a Senate Banking Committee hearing designed to investigate the bank's widespread rip-off of its customers. Warren told Stumpf, who earns $19 million a year: "You should resign...You should be criminally investigated." Warren's verbal assault on Stumpf generated considerable publicity. But this issue wouldn't have surfaced in the first place without the hard work of grassroots community and labor organizations - especially the Committee for Better Banks -- that first brought the scandal to the attention of the media, elected officials, and regulators. Warren also demanded both the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission criminally investigate Stumpf for the bank's practice of pressuring its low-level employees to create over 2 million unwanted checking and credit-card accounts without consumers' knowledge or permission in order to grow the ...
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Black man fatally shot by Charlotte police was armed, chief says, after night of violent protests 21.9.2016 Washington Post
Sixteen officers and numerous protesters were injured as they clashed after a black man was fatally shot by a black officer outside an apartment complex Tuesday. Police said the man was armed, but his family disputed that claim.
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Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival 21.9.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Salmon have been swimming in Pacific Northwest waters for at least seven million years, as indicated by fossils of large saber-tooth salmon found in the area. During that time, they've been a key species in intricate, interconnected coastal ecosystems, bringing nitrogen and other nutrients from the ocean and up streams and rivers to spawning grounds, feeding whales, bears and eagles and fertilizing the magnificent coastal rainforests along the way. For as long as people have lived in the area, salmon have been an important food source and have helped shape cultural ...
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