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Brazil's claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald 25.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
The bizarre, tortuous journey of the Bahia Emerald began in the depths of a Brazilian mine and eventually landed it in a Los Angeles County sheriff's evidence locker, where it remains today.
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A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools 15.1.2015 NPR News
Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.
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Trial of the century? First reality show? 13.1.2015 CNN: Top Stories
O.J. Simpson went on trial for the killings of his ex-wife and her friend 20 years ago, in what would become a wall-to-wall televised proceeding.
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New Bears general manager has experience rebuilding team from adversity 10.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
History drifts throughout the corridors of Halas Hall, around the trophies of victories past and images of football icons such as Halas and Ditka and Payton. The Bears are one of two charter NFL franchises still operating, and at team headquarters they celebrate their past. ...
Mardi Gras countdown starts amid huge, bright parade floats 7.1.2015 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A brass band strolled through a riverside warehouse holding huge, colorful parade floats as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials Tuesday kicked off the city's official countdown to Mardi Gras....
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Oregon's gripes about Californians are a familiar tune 3.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: Ah yes, the old "don't Californicate Oregon." That was the saying back in the 1970s, when I moved to Eugene, Ore. ("What do you get if you map coming climate disasters? Hello, Pacific Northwest," Op-Ed, Dec. 29)
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Amid Climate Change, What's More Important? 2.1.2015 Truthout - All Articles
At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast we ultimately act to limit it. They now confront an issue that many had hoped to avoid: adaptation. Adapting to climate change will carry a high price tag. Sea walls are needed to protect coastal areas against floods, such as those in the New York area when Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012. We need early-warning and evacuation systems to protect against human tragedies, such as those caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 and by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. Cooling centers and emergency services must be created to cope with heat waves, such as the one that killed 70,000 in Europe in 2003. Water projects are needed to protect farmers and herders from extreme droughts, such as the one that gripped the Horn of Africa in 2011. ...
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The six New Year's resolutions Angelenos should make for 2015 30.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Every year, people ask me for my New Year's resolutions.
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An Update From New Orleans 24.12.2014 NPR News
Charter schools, special education, and new preschool funding are among changes for New Orleans schools.
'The Whole Gritty City' promotes dialogue on youth engagement 22.12.2014 Twin Cities Daily Planet
MORE » Young people still need encouragement, especially during turbulent times. This was the impetus behind last week’s free screening of a documentary about New Orleans at Oak Park Youth and Family Center. “Showing the film served a two-fold purpose,” explained Pillsbury United Communities [PUC] Parent Network Manager Edwin Irwin on The Whole Gritty City, the 90-minute documentary following three New Orleans all-Black marching bands — two high schools (O. Perry Walker and L.E. Rabouin) and The Roots of Music, a new middle-age children’s band — as they prepared for a Mardi Gras performance. The film aired nationally in February 2014 as a two-hour special hosted by Wynton Marsalis on CBS’s 48 Hours Presents: THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY. Since then, communities across the country have hosted screening at local theaters, community meeting places, and school campuses. The Richard Barber film followed several individuals including 11-year-old Bear, 12-year-old Jazz, and Skully, an 18-year-old high schooler, among ...
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Jindal defends headlining at controversial Christian group's LSU campus prayer rally 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Government bungling, CIA-style 11.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Anyone skeptical about entrusting ambitious tasks to the government was not stunned by the dismal rollout of the Affordable Care Act. It featured technical snafus, cost overruns and false advertising ("If you like your plan, you'll be able to keep it."). Things got so bad that ...
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Best U.S. travel spots for 2015 10.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Think you need a passport to explore high art, exotic beaches and incredible natural wonders around the world? Lonely Planet's
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Civil Disobedience Is an Act of Love: An Interview With Tim DeChristopher 8.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Tim DeChristopher. (Photo: Linh Do / Flickr ) On December 19, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tim DeChristopher raised paddle #70 at a Bureau of Land Management auction, bidding against oil and gas companies in the leasing of Utah’s public lands—many of them situated adjacent to cherished Canyonlands National Park. Bidding started at $2 an acre and at first DeChristopher raised his paddle simply to keep the public’s heritage from going so cheaply. Then he started winning leases. When officials realized he was not a legitimate bidder—e.g., he didn’t represent an oil or gas company, nor did he have the means to pay for the leases he had won—the auction erupted into chaos and was stopped. Tim was arrested and eventually found guilty of two felony charges: violation of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act and making false statements—even though the auction he disrupted was subsequently ruled illegal. On July 26, 2011, DeChristopher was sentenced to two years in a federal prison, a $10,000 fine, ...
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Dad: Paul Walker 'had good heart' 30.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
It's been a year since "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker died in a car crash, and his father says not a day goes by that he does not think of him.
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NFL moves Jets-Bills game because of Buffalo blizzard 21.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Buffalo Bills will play the New York Jets somewhere, but it won’t be Sunday night in Buffalo.
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Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities? 20.11.2014 NPR News
In New Orleans, nine of ten children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.
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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions 14.11.2014 NPR News
Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.
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The newspaperman who helped save Rushford 13.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Myron J. Schober, 78, has died. Schober was an old-school newspaperman and says the most important words 'I ever did' were these.
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Hilary Swank co-hosts star-studded Thanksgiving TV special to help rescue dogs find homes 12.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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