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Twin Cities Engineer Says Comedy Show Helped Boost Interest In Her Nonprofit 24.9.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)It wasn't the intent of the comedy bit, but now a national television show is boosting interest in an organization that provides financial help to women who want to become engineers.
Quadriga Charioteer Removed From Capitol For Repairs 23.9.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: CBS)One of the most recognizable statues in Minnesota is getting a bit of a makeover. The Quadriga charioteer figure, the big gold and copper statue on top of the Capitol, needs repairs after several years of harsh Minnesota winters.
Emily's List to spend $1.2 million on TV ads for Burke in race against Walker 22.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Afghanistan's president-elect to name woman to Supreme Court, boost women in government roles 22.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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The Politics of Pre-K: How A Program Known to Help Poor Mothers Could Doom Your Candidacy 22.9.2014 American Prospect
  (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez) In Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race, education has emerged as one of the most heated issues. A Quinnipiac University poll released this month found education ranked as the most important issue for voters, after jobs and the economy. Despite contentious politics surrounding reform of public education from kindergarten through twelfth grade, Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf have discovered that plugging expansion of pre-kindergarten programs wins them political points without treading into treacherous waters. That is, as long as they don’t mention the mothers who will benefit the most. The governor’s record is haunted by his 2011 budget, from which he cut nearly $900 million in public education funds—a decrease of more than 10 percent. The severe cuts have garnered national attention , particularly for Philadelphia—the state’s largest school district—which wrestled with a $304 million cut this past school year. Last year, a GOP ...
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Unique Australian Rules program for Indigenous students in Cairns makes closing the gap a reality 21.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Former footballer Rick Hanlon established Cape York House, but says its not about developing footballers its about developing young men wholl have a chance at life

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'Ebola makes you a risk to yourself: touching your face can infect you' 21.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
As Sierra Leoneans endure a lockdown to contain the virus, Monica Mark reports from Freetown on her own anxiety visiting hospitals and villages, and the key role of charities in fighting the epidemic Continue reading...
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Spotlight on green news & views: People's Climate March, cutting carbon emissions, Bardarbunga burps 21.9.2014 Daily Kos
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,360 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. What to Do When You're Running Out of Time —by Rebecca Solnit via TomDispatch: "There have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or come to have. Everything has been changing continuously, profoundly—from the role of women to the nature of agriculture. For the past couple of hundred years, change has ...
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Literary journalist Gail Sheehy on her 'Daring' career 20.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In her new memoir, "Daring: My Passages," literary journalist Gail Sheehy describes her struggles and triumphs as she made an imprint on the world of journalism starting out in the 1960s when it was a "man's world." At the heart of the memoir is the deep love she shared with the late Clay...
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This week at progressive state blogs: LA lobbyist in charge, how Gov. Deal got rich, disbarred in NJ 20.9.2014 Daily Kos
Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents. At Eclectablog of Michigan, LOLGOP writes— Republicans understand consequences better than Democrats—which is why they’re terrified : In her painfully good new book This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein sums up what she thinks it would take to address the threat of climate change: “In short, it means changing everything about the economy so that our ...
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Better late than never: Expect a high court OK on marriage equality soon 20.9.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Tony Abbott's visit to Indigenous NT communities follows a basic rule keep the show moving 20.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The prime minister and his entourage came to Yirrkala, met Indigenous leaders and children, and conquered Australians TV screens and front pages. But who benefits from this type of visit remains questionable

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Women buying a car want what men want 19.9.2014 Durango Herald
DETROIT – What do women want in a car? The same things men do – with subtle differences.Exterior styling and overall value are the most important things to new car buyers of both sexes, according to TrueCar.com, an auto buying site that regularly surveys buyers. Past experience with the brand and driving performance are...
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Pay pressure 19.9.2014 Financial Times: Analysis
Rich countries have lost the knack of improving middle class living standards. The Financial Times polled economists from across the political spectrum for their ideas to jump-start wage growth
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The White House’s New Rape Prevention Campaign Puts The Emphasis On Men 19.9.2014 Think Progres

It's a refreshing change from victim blaming.

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Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100 18.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
Earth is fast becoming a more crowded place — and it may become more crowded than expected. According to a new projection of human population growth, there could very well be 12.3 billion people by century's end, up to two billion more than some ...
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Global population may boom well beyond the year 2050 18.9.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The population was expected to peak at 9 billion by 2050, but high fertility rates in Africa may mean it surges as high as 12.3 billion by ...
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Truvada has been called the 'miracle' HIV pill so why is uptake so slow? 18.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

It has been approved by the FDA and endorsed by the World Health Organization as safe and effective in preventing HIV, so why is there so much pushback to this so-called miracle drug?

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What do Iranian women want from the Rouhani Presidency? 18.9.2014 Abu Aardvark
What do Iranian women want from the Rouhani Presidency? Pretty much what most women want anywhere, Norma Claire Moruzzi of the University of Illinois-Chicago, tells me in the latest installment of our POMEPS Conversation series. I learned a lot from...
John Kerry Calls On Code Pink To Support Military Action In Iraq 18.9.2014 Think Progres

"I respect the right of Code Pink to protest and to use that right," the former Massachusetts senator said.

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