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How can we prevent the next Philando Castile? Start by integrating our schools 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The first time I saw my students ball their fists and lunge at each other, I hurled my body across the room, smashing the buzzer on the wall for security — something I would do many times during my first year of teaching 10th grade in post-Katrina New Orleans.

“Stop it this second, both of you!”...

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Meet the Southern Senators Critical to Blocking Obamacare's Repeal 19.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Before leaving town for the July 4 recess, the GOP-controlled US Senate is expected to vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare" -- and last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky put the proposal on the fast track . The measure, which could be brought up for a vote at any time without a single public hearing, is controversially being written in secret , so details are scarce. But there have been reports that lawmakers are discussing phasing out the ACA's Medicaid expansion over seven years rather than the two-year schedule set out in the American Health Care Act, the deeply unpopular Obamacare repeal bill the House passed last month. There have also reportedly been discussions among senators about a provision preventing insurance companies from charging higher premiums for people with pre-existing conditions, which the House measure did not include, and about preserving some Obamacare taxes to delay funding cuts. The House passed its bill before ...
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85 percent of the top science jobs in Trump's government don't even have a nominee 7.6.2017 Washington Post
85 percent of the top science jobs in Trump's government don't even have a nominee
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Hurricane season begins, and odds are it will be busier than normal 2.6.2017 Washington Post
The National Hurricane Center and forecasters at Colorado State University expect an unusually active season.
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Nation’s weather forecasts have improved, but few realize it 1.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Make fun of the weatherman if you want but modern forecasts have quietly, by degrees, become much better.
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When schools meet trauma with understanding, not discipline 30.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Children in New Orleans suffer from trauma at high rates. Now, several schools there are focused on catching and helping students whose behavior may be a response to their suffering.
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No, the ‘resistance’ isn’t failing at the voting booth. Here’s where it’s winning. 30.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The progressive insurgency is real and energized.
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When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline 30.5.2017 NPR News
Children in New Orleans suffer from trauma at high rates. Now, several schools there are focused on catching and helping students whose behavior may be a response to their suffering.
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Lawsuit Targets Potential Cancer Threat in the South's Farming Communities 23.5.2017 Truthout.com
More than 800 cancer patients nationwide are involved in a class-action lawsuit that accuses the chemical giant Monsanto of failing to adequately warn them about a possible link between their disease and glyphosate, the key ingredient in its enormously popular Roundup herbicide. The lawsuit was sparked by a 2015 determination by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen, with research tying it to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, in humans. The IARC also found "convincing evidence" that glyphosate can cause cancer in laboratory animals, while other studies it reviewed found the chemical damages human DNA. Monsanto maintains that glyphosate is safe, as industry-funded studies have found. But the class-action lawsuit has unearthed documents that cast doubt on its safety -- and on the handling of its potential risks by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the New York Times reported earlier this year: The ...
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How Trump's New "Election Integrity" Appointee Has Unleashed Chaos on Elections in the South 20.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, November 20, 2016. (Hilary Swift / The New York Times) Why doesn't this site have ads? In order to maintain our integrity, Truthout doesn't accept any advertising money. Help us keep it this way -- make a donation to support our independent journalism. President Trump signed  an executive order  last week creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to promote "fair and honest Federal elections," following up on his  unproven claims  that he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton because of widespread voter fraud. The commission will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, and its vice chair will be Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, also a Republican. Kobach's appointment has alarmed voting rights advocates, who point to his record of  making unsubstantiated claims  about the extent of voter fraud -- which  study after study  has found to be ...
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Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy 20.5.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mitch Landrieu enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans drawing less attention to what’s been built than to what’s been taken down: Century-old landmarks, three honoring Confederate leaders and one heralding white supremacy, have disappeared from the city landscape at his behest. Emotional debates, state and federal court battles […]
Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy 20.5.2017 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Mitch Landrieu enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans drawing less attention to what's been built than to what's been taken down: Century-old landmarks, three honoring Confederate leaders and one heralding white supremacy, have disappeared from the city landscape at his behest....
A 25-year-old mystery solved: Last unidentified victim of '92 L.A. riots has a name 20.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For a quarter-century after his charred body was found inside a Pep Boys torched in the 1992 Los Angeles riots, he was known as John Doe No. 80.

He was the only remaining unidentified victim among the more than 60 people who lost their lives in the deadliest riots in U.S. history.

His body was...

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Thursday's TV highlights: 'Scandal' on ABC and more 18.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

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Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History This new installment recalls the benefit concerts and musical tributes that followed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN

Supernatural The drama ends its 12th season with back-to-back new episodes; Jared Padalecki and Jensen...

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New Orleans: Removal of 3rd Confederate-era monument begins 17.5.2017 AP Top News
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Piece by piece, New Orleans' landscape is changing as city workers take down massive works of bronze and stone that once seemed immoveable in a region where some still cling to a Confederate legacy....
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Prominent Virginia Politician Implicated in North Carolina GOP Voter Fraud Deceit 3.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
An elections watchdog is calling for a criminal investigation into whether the campaign of former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, the NC Republican Party and their attorneys falsely accused hundreds of citizens of voter fraud in the wake of last year's election, which McCrory narrowly lost to Democrat Roy Cooper. At the scandal's center is  Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky  (HVJT), a prominent Virginia law firm that filed most of the voter challenges. It's headed by Jill Holtzman Vogel, a three-term  Virginia state senator  from Fauquier County who's  running for lieutenant governor  in the June 13 primary. The firm's other principals include  a former chair of the Federal Election Commission  and a  former assistant attorney general  for the US Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Last week Democracy North Carolina released  "The Deceit of Voter Fraud,"  a report documenting how in the aftermath of the November 2016 gubernatorial elections the McCrory-NCGOP-HVJT team had filed legal paperwork ...
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Author Jean Stein, who wrote about New York and Hollywood elite, falls to her death 2.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Jean Stein, the literary editor and author known for producing engrossing oral histories on topics as disparate as the tumultuous life of an Andy Warhol acolyte and the dastardly intrigues of early Hollywood, has died at 83.

Her death Sunday was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Nation magazine...

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Grungy, interesting and with plenty of quirk on tap: America’s most authentic dive bars 30.4.2017 Washington Post
We hit the road to find the diviest of dives based on these guidelines: They must have history; they must have regulars; they can’t be expensive; they can’t have craft cocktails. Here are eight bars from across the nation that have risen to the surface.
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Florida homeowners playing climate change ‘chicken?’ 29.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some Florida homeowners are already selling because of rising sea level.
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APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues 24.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

New Orleans were preparing to begin removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy. Workers arrived to begin removing the first memorial, one that commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War […]
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