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Utah colleges to talk campus sex assault 2.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As college students return to classes, Utah higher education officials and others are joining a national chorus for more attention to campus sexual assault. “We need to open our eyes to the fact that we’re failing our students,” said Melissa Flores, the advising attorney to Westminster College. “Every student should feel safe at school.” That’s the idea behind a federal update to rules for colleges and universities investigating and reporting sexual assault. And it’s the topic of a two-day even...
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Extremely Unpopular GOP PA Governor In A Serious State Of Denial 1.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Since we're now a little over two months away from the midterm elections, figured I'd do a post on the Governor's race in my home state of Pennsylvania. Personally, I'm predicting that the Democrats will indeed hold onto the Senate (whether it's by the same number of seats or if Vice President Biden will be the tie breaker for the next two years) and with gerrymandering, I think the GOP will hold onto the House. What remains to be see is if the GOP will lose some seats but still have a small majority but of course anything could happen between now and November. The one area where Democrats are sure to make some serious gains are in the Governor races. Florida, Maine, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, Georgia and even Arizona are all competitive races for Democrats and they could get lucky with Nebraska, Texas and South Carolina. We shall see. The only competitive Governor races Democrats have are in Illinois, Colorado and Connecticut. Hawaii might be competitive after Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D. HI) got the ...
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Business briefing, Sunday, Aug. 31 30.8.2014 Business

Martin Williams Advertising Inc., Minneapolis, has been named agency of record for St. Paul-based Pavay Organics, developers of skin-care products.

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She The People: Obama visit adds heat to contentious and crucial North Carolina Senate race 29.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
About the only thing that’s certain about North Carolina’s crucial Senate race is that it’s close. Polls show a tight contest, with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and her Republican opponent Thom Tillis exchanging slim leads. It’s not even clear what the November midterm will be ...
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In Texas, big school finance questions remain 29.8.2014 AP National
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take - and how those funds should be divvied up - isn't likely to get sorted anytime soon....
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Why 'tradition' shouldn't block gay marriage 29.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The most intriguing part of a three-judge smackdown administered to opponents of same-sex marriage Tuesday in a Chicago federal courtroom was when Judge Richard Posner mused on the value of ...
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The Hidden Problems With The NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy 29.8.2014 Think Progres

The NFL announced harsher punishments for sexual assault and domestic violence offenses Thursday, but a closer look suggests the policy might fail to make the big progress it promises.

The post The Hidden Problems With The NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

No, Kirsten Gillibrand Shouldn’t Have To Name Her Harassers 29.8.2014 Think Progres

Just a few hours after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) went public with accounts of sexual harassment from her fellow lawmakers, a cadre of mostly male reporters took to the airwaves and Internet to question her credibility.

The post No, Kirsten Gillibrand Shouldn’t Have To Name Her Harassers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

11 Schools Taking Real Steps To Start Fixing The College Rape Crisis 29.8.2014 Think Progres

With increased national attention on campus sexual assault, students will see some progress as they return to school this fall.

The post 11 Schools Taking Real Steps To Start Fixing The College Rape Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Women think the GOP is 'stuck in the past.' Reince Priebus tries to find the good news. 28.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Reince Priebus is frantically trying to spin the internal Republican polls finding that women don't like the Republican Party because it's "intolerant," "lacking in compassion," and "stuck in the past." The RNC chairman's main argument is that there are also women who have unfavorable views of the Democratic Party, so it's not too much of a problem that there are more women with unfavorable views of the GOP. When it comes to the deficit on the issues the poll identified for Republicans, Priebus is equally unconvincing: He cited the report’s findings that female voters care primarily about the economy, jobs, health care and education as evidence that the Republican Party could still win over female voters. “[I]f you push back on what the Democrats are selling out there in the field, you can actually win women over,” he said. The memo found that Democrats have a major advantage with female voters who care about those four major issues. So, Democrats have huge advantages on the issues women care most about. ...
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Republicans poll women, are told they're 'stuck in the past' 28.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Ha ha ha ha ha: A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.” The only real surprise here is that Republicans bothered to actually check what women think of them. Republicans do have an edge among married women, but otherwise, it's tough going for them, issue by issue: When female voters are asked who “wants to make health care more affordable,” Democrats have a 39 percent advantage, and a 40 percent advantage on who “looks out for the interests of women.” Democrats have a 39 percent advantage when it comes to who “is tolerant of other people’s lifestyles.” Female voters who care about the top four issues — the economy, health care, education and jobs — vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Most striking, Democrats hold a 35-point advantage with female voters who care about jobs and a 26 percent advantage when ...
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Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people, UN chief warns 28.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

UN deputy secretary general says failure to address sanitation and open defecation threatens disaster for third of humanity

The worlds lack of progress in building toilets and ending open defecation is having a staggering effect on the health, safety, education, prosperity and dignity of 2.5 billion people, the UN deputy secretary general, Jan Eliasson, has warned.

Speaking as the UN prepares to debate a new set of development goals and in the aftermath of the rape and murder of two Indian girls who were attacked as they ventured into a field to relieve themselves Eliasson said the failure to address the issue of sanitation would prove disastrous for a third of humanity.

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France's new education minister prompts rightwing protests 27.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, an outspoken proponent of gender equality, was promoted during French cabinet shakeup Continue reading...
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WorldViews: How all sides are committing war crimes in Syria 27.8.2014 Washington Post: World
A report published Wednesday by a United Nations-appointed commission on Syria indicates that both the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel factions seeking its overthrow, including the extremist Islamic State, are guilty of war crimes amid the country's ongoing, brutal civil war. Last week, the U.N. said at least 191,000 Syrians have died since hostilities broke out in ...
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Campolindo High baseball coach Max Luckhurst resigns 27.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Saint Mary's Vicki Shimkus, former Cal Golden Bears football star Jim Hanifan honored
North Dakota teacher of the year suspended 26.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The reigning North Dakota teacher of the year who is accused of a child sex crime has now been suspended from his job.
Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them 26.8.2014 Think Progres

The Home School Legal Defense Association has spent tens of thousands of dollars in opposition to Common Core, including federal lobbying, a microsite, and even a fully produced 39-minute documentary.

The post Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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She The People: Which states ranks the best and the worst for gender equity? 26.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The best place to be a woman, if you’re interested in workplaces that promote equal opportunity, is Nevada. New Hampshire rates highest for women’s political empowerment. Mississippi takes the top spot for women’s health and education. But the best place in the country for gender equity? ...
GovBeat: In Colorado, ‘Personhood’ backers try a new tack 26.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
PUEBLO, Colo. — Heather Surovik’s story is heartbreaking. In 2012, the young mother was leaving her final prenatal appointment when a drunk driver slammed into her car. Heather survived. The fetus she was carrying, whom she had named Brady, did not. The doctors told her that Brady weighed 8 pounds, 2 ...
How to End the Criminalization of US Mothers 25.8.2014

Nightmarish stories about the criminalizing of motherhood have been making headlines of late. There was Shanesha Taylor, arrested on child abuse charges for leaving her kids in a car to go to a job interview and Debra Harrell, locked up for child abuse for letting her 9-year-old play at a nearby park while she worked her shift at McDonald’s, among others. This week at The Curve, we ask contributors what, in their view, is driving America’s assault on mothers, and what is the remedy?

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