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Yu Darvish says he didn't quit on Rangers 2.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Yu Darvish saved his best stuff for after his inning on the mound.
10 things about Hmong culture, food and language you probably didn't know 1.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's been 40 years since the Hmong first began arriving in Minnesota. Today, the state boasts the second-largest Hmong population in the nation.
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FIU grant will fund robots used to middle school students 1.3.2015 Science / Technology News

The university held a demonstration earlier this week with students from Edison Park K-8 Center to show how the EV3 Robotics Program works. The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.

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Eric Liu: What Star Trek taught me 1.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
I'm not one of those crazy Trekkies -- you know, those fanatics who go to Star Trek conventions and own all kinds of preciously cheesy Star Trek memorabilia.
Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots 1.3.2015 NPR News
Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.
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"Opt-out" movement: Just say no to new Colo. assessments 1.3.2015 Denver Post: Local
Debate intensifies about the role of the state and local districts in providing information to parents.
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Trayvon Martin's father: 'Change laws' 1.3.2015 Philly.com News
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Protesters target Homan Square police facility 1.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Activists gathered Saturday to demand the closing of a Chicago Police Department facility after allegations surfaced that officers abused the rights of people detained for ...
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Regis professor says business must be sustainable 1.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
By 2050, the average daily temperature across the world may be 5.4 degrees higher than it is today, the global population will top 9.6 billion and forest wildfires will be up between 50 and 175 percent. Such were the sobering scientific predictions shared by Regis University assistant accounting professor Kris Brands during presentations at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs this week. “You look outside, and nothing looks like it’s going wrong, but terrible things are happening,” said Brands, who spoke at a public forum Wednesday evening and again at a business club luncheon on campus Thursday. She said that by 2050, half of the places that have historically hosted the winter Olympics would no longer be able to do so, because they wouldn't have enough snow. Brands emphasized the important role that business can play in moving toward a sustainable future. “We should have zero impact, and that’s a game changer, a culture changer,” Brands said. “The way things happened in the ...
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Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second 1.3.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll.


Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second 1.3.2015 AP Politics
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll....
How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016 1.3.2015 NPR News
The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.
St. Paul fixture Marty's Second Hand Store to close its doors 28.2.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

Gilbert Marty used to tell customers that everything was for sale at his second-hand store on University Avenue -- even the store itself.

Anti-Israel divestment movement gaining traction at US colleges 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges 28.2.2015 Yahoo: US National
NEW YORK (AP) — The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she ...
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At Last, Private Sector Faculty Get Green Light to Unionize 28.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
A new Labor Board ruling could finally unstick the unionization of professors in the private sector—a project that's been stalled for 35 years. "People for years have talked about when Obama's NLRB finally gets stabilized and takes on the three big higher-ed issues," says longtime contingent faculty activist Joe Berry. "And finally we've got a decision on two of them." About 1 in 3 higher-education instructors works at a private college or university. But unionization efforts there virtually halted after a 1980 ruling that, because of their role in campus governance, full-time faculty counted as managers. If the reasoning in NLRB vs. Yeshiva seemed far-fetched then, it's become even farther-fetched in the 35 years since—something the board acknowledged in its precedent-setting December ruling. It upheld union rights for the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Washington, who've been organizing with Service Employees (SEIU) Local 925. The decision notes the creeping "corporatization" ...
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Anti-Israel divestment movement gaining traction at more US colleges; 'it's creating a debate' 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges 28.2.2015 AP Politics
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students wore keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while another sat draped in the Israeli flag....
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CPAC 2015: Right-Wing American Dream Kind of Crappy 28.2.2015 American Prospect
(Photo: C-SPAN) (L-R) Raffi Williams of the Republican National Committee, Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, U.S. Representative Mia Love and U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, appear on a panel about millennials and the American dream at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 26, 2015.   What is the American dream? Is it owning a house and having a job you love? Perhaps you want to be able to have children and send them off to school? Well, this year at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, members of the Republican Party are promising to help you make your dreams come true. On Thursday morning, CPAC—an annual gathering at which a broad range of right-wing constituencies are represented—officially started as presidential hopefuls, political pundits, conservative activists and college students filled the Gaylord National Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of the nation’s capital. Because both political parties go through great lengths to win over the ...
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7 Sustainability Secrets That Will Save the World 28.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In preparing to deliver the closing lecture to Hofstra University's Model United Nations Conference, I realized that I knew seven sustainability secrets that could save the world that I wanted to share with attendees. I came up with these secrets after reading almost every national sustainability plan ever written over the last few years. Each of the seven secrets emerged after getting a global picture of the state of our planetary sustainability. 1. We have plenty of resources. In the sustainability field we tend to focus on the lack of things -- food, energy, metals, etc. However, the lack is often caused by overconsumption, use of old technologies or poor distribution. For example, there are many renewable energy sources -- and we are using more and more of them all the time . Many countries, regions and cities are moving away from investment in dirty energy and focusing more and more effort on promoting green energy technologies. We also have plenty of food -- if we modify our diets . Certainly ...
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