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She began fighting climate change as a child. Now she sits on the DWP's board 21.10.2017 LA Times: Business
From the love for community instilled in her native Colombia, Aura Vasquez grew her passion into the focus of her life's work as an entrepreneur and DWP commissioner.
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Government needs more women, Nancy Pelosi says 20.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Nancy Pelosi has 30 years' worth of insight for women starting out in politics. She's run into plenty of naysayers over the years, but said she hasn't let other people's doubt stop her.Her advice for those at the beginning of their career is simple."Know your purpose," she said in an interview...
‘Black girl magic’: D.C. Retro Jumpers remind D.C. how to double Dutch 19.10.2017 Washington Post
‘Black girl magic’: D.C. Retro Jumpers remind D.C. how to double Dutch
Do men have it easier? Your politics might determine how you answer 18.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Democrats were more than twice as likely as Republicans to say that the country hasn't gone far enough in achieving gender equality, according to a new survey from Pew.
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Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US 18.10.2017 AP Politics
NEW YORK (AP) -- Does the United States still have hard work ahead of it in enabling women to attain equality with men? The answer, according to a new large-scale survey, may depend on whether it's coming from a Democrat or a Republican....
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Will Virginia Stay Blue? It Depends on Black Turnout Next Month. 18.10.2017 Mother Jones
Terry McAuliffe had voters of color to thank for his narrow victory in Virginia’s 2013 gubernatorial election. Black voters, who make up one-fifth of the state’s electorate, turned out at the same rate they did for Barack Obama in 2012 and pushed McAuliffe, a Democrat, to victory. Black women, who alone accounted for 11 percent […]
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The many reasons you need iron in your diet 18.10.2017 Washington Post
The many reasons you need iron in your diet
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The old obit man looks around 18.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
I tell myself to buckle down. Pay attention. Do your job. Don’t kill time.
New Jersey Teacher Caught On Video Telling Students To 'Speak American' 17.10.2017 Crooks Liars
Video taken this past Friday at Cliffside Park High School in New Jersey shows a female teacher telling her class to "speak American" and stop speaking Spanish. In the video, the teacher says: "Men and women are fighting. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish. They are fighting for your right to speak American." Wait, who is fighting for people to speak a certain language? What is "speaking American" exactly? If a person is American and they are speaking a language, is that not "speaking American"? Is American a language? I have so many questions. Oh, but my biggest one is this: When will this teacher be fired? NJ.com reports that students pulled the fire alarm on Monday at 11:30am and hundreds of students came out of school with teachers. The high school student council president said that the board of education was planning a "closed session meeting" to discuss the incident. This is Trump's America. So most likely she will be promoted to Vice Principal or ...
Flood of 'Me Too' brings attention to sexual harassment and assault 16.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Two words are probably showing up on your social media feed: "Me too." It started Sunday after actress Alyssa Milano asked people on Twitter to reply "me too" if they've been sexually harassed or assaulted.
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A Snapchat threat, the end of exit exams, DeVos' priorities: What's new in education 16.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Head of California Senate to challenge US Sen. Feinstein 15.10.2017 AP Politics
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Democrat Kevin de Leon, president of the California Senate, says he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in next year's election....
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A nursing home's high school teaches lessons on life 15.10.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a classroom, an old man glides in pushing a walker, and none of the young faces turn. In the cafeteria, a white-haired woman eats across from a teenager, to no one's surprise. And walking to the school bus, students pass wheelchairs and oxygen tanks as nonchalantly as if they were backpacks and notebooks....
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List of hotels with discounted rooms for North Bay fire evacuees 14.10.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Here is a partial list of Bay Area hotels that are offering discounted rates to evacuees. Rooms are filling up fast, but some still had availability for Friday night, as of Friday morning. All hotels are in San Francisco except as noted. Becks Motor Lodge $50; rate includes parking; no pets allowed. Tel (415) 621-8212 Berkeley City Club, Berkeley 30% off; no pets; parking fee not included; complimentary breakfast.

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Social commerce startup Meesho gets $3.4M Series A to build a reseller network in India 13.10.2017 TechCrunch
 While most of the attention paid to India’s e-commerce boom focuses on big players like Flipkart, there’s another fast-growing sector: people, mostly women, who resell items on social media. Several startups now exist to serve the so-called “housewife reseller” market. One of them, Y Combinator alum Meesho, announced today that it has raised a $3.4 million Series A led… Read ...
Baby Money: Can Cash Allowances Help Young Brains Grow? 13.10.2017 American Prospect
(Shutterstock) Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece.  Ever since the election of a Republican majority in Congress in 1994, the trend in assistance to the poor has been to reduce it. Work requirements for recipients, time limits on assistance, and stricter eligibility conditions to receive food stamps were all part of the 1996 welfare reform overhaul signed by President Bill Clinton. The result was  fewer kids  receiving aid, and those who did received  less money . In 2015, while 15 million American children, or about 21 percent, grow up in homes with incomes below the official poverty line—which many children’s policy experts maintain is set far too low—just 2.3 million of them received welfare benefits, down from a peak of 9.5 million in 1993. (The poverty rate was  even higher  in California.) But what if mothers in poverty received a cash handout every month, beginning ...
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Eli Broad, top L.A. philanthropist and power-broker, is stepping back from his foundation work 13.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist who has been a powerful force in Los Angeles arts, education and politics, is stepping back from the day-to-day operations of his foundation.

Broad, 84, announced Thursday that he is retiring immediately, said Swati Pandey, spokeswoman for the Eli and Edythe...

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Flyover: American faith and the rise of the 'nones' 12.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Fewer and fewer Americans are identifying with a particular faith background. Why is this? Tell us your experience with faith to help inform this week's Flyover.
NBC Reportedly Axed the Harvey Weinstein Story as Hollywood Made Rape Survivors the Butt of Jokes 12.10.2017 Truthout.com

As part of a roundtable discussion on the rape and sexual assault allegations against disgraced and now-fired movie producer Harvey Weinstein, we speak with journalist Irin Carmon, who wrote an essay titled "Women shouldn't trust the men who call themselves allies." We are also joined by two women who are survivors of assaults by Weinstein: Tomi-Ann Roberts, professor of psychology at Colorado College, and Louise Godbold, executive director of Echo Parenting & Education.

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Sanders: To Lift "Outrageous" Burden of Student Debt, Time for Tuition-Free College for All 11.10.2017 Truthout.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd at a health care rally in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2017. (Photo: Edward Kimmel ) Truthout combats corporate power by bringing you trustworthy, independent news. Join our mission by making a donation now! In order to lift the burden of debt on millions of students and unleash the potential of current and futute generations, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared on Tuesday night that the time is now "to make public colleges and universities tuition free" in the United States. In the speech, delivered at Castleton University in his home state of Vermont, Sanders called for all US students, regardless of background or ambitions, to have access to higher education that would not saddle them with loans. "It's time to reduce the outrageously heavy burden of student debt that is weighing down the lives of millions of college graduates," Sanders said. "And let me be very clear," he added. "I am not just talking about 4-year universities and colleges. I am talking about ...
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