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If You Think Congress Is Bad Now, You Should Hear About What Happened in 1838 4.1.2019 Mother Jones
In 1838, Rep. William Graves, a Kentucky Whig, shot and killed Rep. Jonathan Cilley, a Democrat from Maine, and became the only member of Congress to murder one of his colleagues. The events that led to the fatal duel were convoluted and—even by today’s standards—almost breathtakingly stupid, but in her new book, Field of Blood: […]
For UCLA basketball, the easy part is over 1.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Firing Steve Alford was the easy part.

Finding a marquee replacement for a once-proud program that has become ignored and irrelevant is going to be the hard part.

UCLA axed its embattled basketball coach in a rare midseason change Monday, two days after a 15-point loss to Liberty in front of fans...

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Essential California: Why Paradise was doomed 31.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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As California has seen a year of unprecedented death and destruction from fire, here are two stories that examine the human dimension...

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Rosanne Cash on the importance of living out loud 29.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Rosanne Cash's latest album, "She Remembers Everything," cuts a path through gun violence, sexism and the relentless march of time. "There's no point in hedging my bets about what I write about anymore," she says.
The Crisis on the Border You Didn’t Learn About in School 29.12.2018 Mother Jones
Antonio Rodriguez was burned at the stake. Jesus Bazan was shot in the back. Macedonia Herrera was executed on a hill overlooking his home. Between 1910 and 1920, historian Monica Muñoz Martinez writes in her new book, The Injustice Never Leaves You, somewhere between 300 and several thousand men and women of Mexican descent—many of […]
Pop culture: 50 wonderful things from 2018 27.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A pop culture critic takes some time to run down not 10, not 20, but 50 wonderful things from movies, TV and more in 2018.
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Pope's Christmas wish: World fraternity despite differences 25.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Pope Francis made a plea for unity among people describing the world's differences as a richness in his annual Christmas wish.
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To save their endangered language, Cherokee brothers learn as they teach 24.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Jakeli and Micah Swimmer aren't fluent in their native Cherokee dialect, but it's an important part of their identity. "If we're not speaking Cherokee, then what are we?" Jakeli asks.
After loss of a loved one, holiday traditions change but hope endures 24.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Grief can be amplified this time of year, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or other traditions. Listeners shared stories about how honoring the memory of late family members helps them process their heartache.
4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods 17.12.2018 WRI Stories
4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods Comments|Add Comment|PrintA community resiliency workshop in Surat, India. Photo by Lubaina Rangwala/WRI As 21st century cities continue to grow, their capacities to adapt, learn and transform need to increase as well, especially in vulnerable neighborhoods. Cities are key players in the global movement to address the threats posed by climate change. Cities across the world can thrive when they invest in climate-resilient... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods 17.12.2018 THE CITY FIX
As 21st century cities continue to grow, their capacities to adapt, learn and transform need to increase as well, especially in vulnerable neighborhoods. Cities are key players in the global movement to address the threats posed by climate change. Cities ...
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Europe's Divisions Pose Rising Threat to Governments 12.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: Europe
The U.K. government’s pratfalls over Brexit show one thing still unites London with the continent: the growing difficulty of governing Western European nations in which new schisms have made it hard to find a majority for any way forward.
In Iraq, a race to protect the crumbling bricks of ancient Babylon 24.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A U.S.-funded conservation project is shoring up the brick walls of the ancient city. The hope is that Babylon will qualify for UNESCO World Heritage status.
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4 radical, futuristic scenarios to steer your sustainability strategy 9.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
These changes are rapid, complex, interconnected, uncertain and nonlinear. How will they affect your business?
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Amendment 74’s multi-billion dollar threat to Colorado taxpayers and our environment 27.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Amendment 74’s multi-billion dollar threat to Colorado taxpayers and our environment
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3 challenges — and opportunities — for businesses to help save tropical forests 10.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Research shows climate finance is reaching most jurisdictions, but slowly.
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Demand is driving deforestation — what can companies do? 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Research found that 27 percent of global forest loss is caused by permanent commodity-driven deforestation-as-usual.
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Sarah Weinman's 'The Real Lolita': A girl is kidnapped in Camden, and a great novel is written 22.9.2018 Philly.com News
In the gripping and heart-rending "The Real Lolita," Weinman paints a vivid picture of the notorious Sally Horner case and a wholly empathetic portrait of young Sally Horner. Weinman also connects the Horner case to Vladimir Nabokov's provocative 1955 modernist novel, "Lolita." Sally Horner of Camden may have been the "real" Lolita, or at least an important shaping influence.
Finally, Minnesota's Ethiopians feel free to visit their homeland 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new prime minister and relaxed attitudes have eased fears of persecution or worse.
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Wildwood businesses grapple with culture shift this season 4.9.2018 Philly.com News
Jack Morey, the executive vice president of Morey's Piers, has been watching his beloved Wildwood experience a culture shift during the last five years - from the mid-century motels that have defined the resort town's aesthetic for decades to newer condominiums.
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