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In New Orleans, scandal tarnishes a jazz star and the libraries he was asked to help 17.7.2016 Washington Post
In New Orleans, scandal tarnishes a jazz star and the libraries he was asked to help
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Like these books? Here are 60+ things you might also like 15.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
You know that feeling when you put down a great book and all you want is more? We took 27 recent books and paired them with movies, musicals, TV shows, comics and podcasts to keep your buzz going.
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Baton Rouge Police Got Military Gear Through Controversial Defense Department Program 14.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The street protests that have taken place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since last week's police shooting death of Alton Sterling outside a convenience store have drawn scrutiny in part for the heavily militarized police response. That militarization can be seen in  the iconic image  that's emerged from the actions showing Ieshia Evans, a bespectacled protester in a sundress, standing calmly as two officers in full riot gear rush at her with handcuffs as a phalanx of similarly-suited police stand behind them. Police have also deployed armored vehicles during the protests, while National Lawyers Guild observers  have witnessed  police with their fingers on the triggers of military-style rifles pointed at protesters. Lisa Batiste, a Baton Rouge resident who allowed protesters to gather in her yard, criticized the conduct of the police, who entered the property to make arrests. "I'm disappointed. So disappointed," she  told The Advocate . "It was extremely unnerving -- the military-style policing." In fact, ...
The most progressive Democratic platform ever 12.7.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Bernie Sanders has pushed the party to the left on many issues.
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Duke Energy Ups Bond Demand From Nonprofits Challenging Fracked Gas Plant to $240 Million 11.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Back in May, Duke Energy asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) to require a $50 million bond from two environmental nonprofits for them to continue to challenge the company's plans to build a $1 billion fracked gas plant on the site of a shuttered coal plant near Asheville. The NCUC instead ordered the nonprofits -- NC WARN and The Climate Times -- to show they  have assets to post a $10 million bond , what's known as an "undertaking." The groups have said that would be impossible. The NCUC issued a permit for the project back in March. But now Duke Energy is asking for a $240 million bond, arguing that the groups' appeal of the fast-tracked project would delay construction. The company and NCUC are citing a never-before-used provision of a 1963 state law to justify the bond demand. The nonprofits would have to pay the bond only if they lose their case against the plant in court. NC WARN Executive Director Jim Warren  told The News & Observer  that he would "find it hard to believe we'd ...
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French victory in European Championships would help heal the wounds of Paris 10.7.2016 Washington Post
French victory in European Championships would help heal the wounds of Paris
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Op-ed: Credit Chaffetz for his help in improving Freedom of Information Act 9.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
There were two big reasons to celebrate the Fourth of July this year: America’s 240th birthday and the 50th anniversary of passage of one of the most important pieces of legislation in our nation’s history — the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). For half a century, Americans have relied on FOIA to gain access to vital information from the government. FOIA has brought to light numerous issues of public concern, including the link between cancer and a top-selling toothpaste; the E. coli-tainted b... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Kanye West unveils "Famous" video of him, celebrities 25.6.2016 AP Top News
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kanye West has unveiled a video on a subject he knows something about: fame....
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Kanye West unveils “Famous” video of him, celebrities 25.6.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West has unveiled a video on a subject he knows something about: fame. The video for a single titled “Famous” — unveiled Friday night at a promotional event in the Los Angeles Forum — features what appears to be a naked West with images of 11 other famous people, some […]
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The better we understand Beyoncé, the more there is to know 24.6.2016 Washington Post
She's making big-audience pop while speaking to the immense complexity of society, all while maintaining her mystique.
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Louisiana student denied graduation still gets celebration 17.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana honors student and standout athlete who was blocked from participating in his graduation ceremony last month because of facial hair is getting the celebration he was denied. Democratic state Rep. Katrina Jackson of Monroe and the Rev. Roosevelt Wright III of New Orleans are sponsoring a delayed ceremony for […]
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Louisiana student denied graduation due to facial hair still gets celebration 17.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New Orleans • A Louisiana honors student and standout athlete who was blocked from participating in his graduation ceremony last month because of facial hair is getting the graduation celebration he was denied. Democratic state Rep. Katrina Jackson, of Monroe, and the Rev. Roosevelt Wright III, of New Orleans, are sponsoring a ceremony for Andrew Jones after news spread that he was prevented from attending his graduation ceremony because of a Tangipahoa Parish Schools System policy about facial ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Senator's Report Finds 'Fundamental Concerns' About Red Cross Finances 16.6.2016 NPR News
A congressional inquiry finds that the American Red Cross stonewalled lawmakers as they sought to understand the charity's finances, and that it sent significantly less money to Haiti than claimed.
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Allen Toussaint's 'American Tunes' album caps a distinguished career 13.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Allen Toussaint’s email to producer Joe Henry arrived unexpectedly last fall. The message from the veteran New Orleans producer, songwriter, pianist and arranger was short and to the point.

“He wasn’t a man who used e-mail conversationally,” Henry said. “He responded like a man who was sending...

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For Struggling Renters in New Orleans, Hope May Be Coming a Bit Late 13.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Twenty-four-year old Stuart Marino is a finance major at University of New Orleans with $8,000 in student loan debt and 33 credit hours until graduation. But the alternative to obtaining that diploma is worse. As statistics show, those not having a college degree are much more likely to remain poor. Marino was not fortunate enough to have been born a decade earlier. Then, tuition at UNO was half of what it is now. During Republican Governor Bobby Jindal's term, from 2007 to 2015, tuition at Louisiana public colleges skyrocketed due to massive budget cuts. Despite having a job, Marino says he spends more than 30 percent of his income on rent and utilities. He would not be able to cover the cost of a $1,000 medical emergency. Indeed, he has delayed getting his car fixed, something vital to reaching his job and school. "Fixing my car would be something I would be doing with that $700," he said, referring to the monthly rent. Marino's story personifies what many people here and nationwide have experienced ...
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In Natural Disasters, Companies Operate Like Neighbors 8.6.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Just as Wal-Mart rushed to help during Hurricane Katrina, oil firms leaped into action when wildfires swept Alberta, Canada.
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So, who said the screwball’s dead? 8.6.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Mississippi’s fan’s errant toss comes back to bite him.
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New Orleans embraces water inside city with new green model 2.6.2016 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a metamorphosis, New Orleans - once overwhelmed by failed levees and Hurricane Katrina&apos;s floodwaters - is moving to become a national model of how an urban center can embrace green tactics to tame water....
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New Orleans Demonstrates That It's Ready For Hurricane Season 1.6.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on Wednesday. For city leaders, it's an opportunity to show residents that they are prepared. The Crescent City was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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Hurricane season could be busy 1.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
June 1 marks the beginning of the hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. Here are three things you need to know about this year's season:
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