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Colorado Board of Education debates what to teach fourth-graders about guns 14.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Some members of the Colorado State Board of Education worry lessons in the state's fourth grade health standards could be biased against guns.
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Analysis: By Trump's own yardstick, NKorea pact falls flat 12.6.2018 Philly.com News
SINGAPORE (AP) - After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what's perhaps the world's most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the U.S. president himself has long said is needed to settle the North's decadeslong pursuit of nuclear weapons.
This Evangelical Minister Helped Build the Religious Right. He Now Believes He Made a Terrible Mistake. 8.6.2018 Mother Jones
The past four decades have seen an ever-tightening alliance between American evangelicals and the Republican Party, and few have played as pivotal a role in fostering that coupling as Reverend Rob Schenck. The evangelical minister from Buffalo, New York, gained national notoriety in the 1990s as a fervent anti-abortion activist who orchestrated shocking stunts to […]
As a Teen, Emily Joy Was Abused by a Church Youth Leader. Now She’s Leading a Movement to Change Evangelical America. 25.5.2018 Mother Jones
The #MeToo stories that were flooding Emily Joy’s social feeds for weeks had been nagging at her. Last November, as her own story played on a loop in her mind, she finally texted a group of close friends: “Do I out my high school abuser? Probably, huh?”  Joy’s story is familiar in all the ways we’ve become intimately acquainted with over the last six-plus […]
The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it’s a Pyrrhic victory.
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In N. Broad reversal, Pennsylvania Ballet will demolish historic building 23.5.2018 Philly.com News
Preservationists have worked to save the building, but the ballet says its demolition is key to the company's success.
Couple's historic Philly home came with an unusual caveat: Annual battle reenactments | We the People 23.5.2018 Philly.com News
From the Battle of Germantown to the "Wizard of Oz," Upsala mansion's new owners are hip and historic.
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China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism 22.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A Chinese judge sentenced a Tibetan shopkeeper to five years in prison for inciting separatism, based on his comments in a New York Times documentary in which the man talked about the erosion of his culture and language in the tightly secured region.
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China’s mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution 18.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.
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Lawyer who ranted against Spanish speakers faces complaint 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

An attorney who threatened to call immigration enforcement on restaurant workers who angered him by speaking Spanish has had a complaint filed against him with a disciplinary committee that oversees lawyers in New York state.

The lawyer's brief rant, which was captured on video, prompted two elected...

Lawyer who threatened to call ICE about Spanish speakers is now target of complaint 18.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Two New York officials identified the man in the video as lawyer Aaron Schlossberg, and submitted a formal complaint that accused him of misconduct for his rant.
‘Thank the Party!’ China tries to brainwash Muslims in camps 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.
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EU chief Tusk chides Trump for ‘capricious’ policies 16.5.2018 Washington Post: World
European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday derided the actions of the United States under President Donald Trump as “capricious,” noting: “Someone could even think ‘with friends like that, who needs enemies?’”
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Cocoa partnerships: How collaboration helps the Arhuacos of Colombia conserve the forest and improve economic opportunity 14.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Cocoa partnerships: How collaboration helps the Arhuacos of Colombia conserve the forest and improve economic opportunity
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West Virginia Teachers Won Their Strike. Now, They’re Rebuilding the Local Economy. 7.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It’s early January, but the high tunnel at Mount View High School in McDowell County, West Virginia, is sweltering. High tunnels are inexpensive greenhouses, unheated but covered in plastic, that make it easier for farmers to extend the growing season for their fruits and vegetables. In this case, it’s strawberries: About 300 strawberry plants, donated by a McDowell farmer, are growing in raised beds. The students at Mount View chose to plant the strawberries, says Jenny Totten, who works with the high school students as the McDowell County Community Development Coordinator at the West Virginia Community Development Hub. The students don’t get to make a lot of their own decisions, she says. So she lets them choose what they want to do, whether it’s the work that they’ll do in the high tunnel or what they’ll make with the harvested plants. The kids don’t just learn gardening and cultivating, but also how to ...
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Denver Zoo, bursting at the seams and back in the city’s good graces, retools for the future 5.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver Zoo is on the verge of hiring a new chief executive. It marks the end of a rocky year and a start to a new master plan that deals with crowding and improvements to the historic nonprofit's grounds.
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Fed up with catcalls, Philly woman sets up a hotline - for street harassers 2.5.2018 Philly.com News
Cara Corrigan, 21, a theater student from Columbus, Ohio, is finishing out her third year at University of the Arts - and, last weekend, she decided she just couldn't take one more summer of lewd Philly catcalls. So, she took action. This week, she launched a hotline just for sexual harassers, and created a template for cards so that any woman can keep the number handy to offer up in a pinch.
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When cultural appropriation debates leave us less knowledgeable about culture 1.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
When cultural appropriation debates leave us less knowledgeable about culture
Hundreds of languages are in danger of vanishing. A new audio project aims to preserve the sound of some of them 30.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

As the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization puts it, “language is one manifestation of cultural diversity” and “every language reflects a unique world-view with its own value systems, philosophy and particular cultural features.”

But the globe’s dynamic cacophony of...

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Essential Arts & Culture: Glenda Jackson's scalpel, Laurie Anderson's multiverse, losing Laura Aguilar 28.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

An unforgettable encounter with Glenda Jackson. Laurie Anderson reinvents the book tour. And the loss of artist and photographer Laura Aguilar, whose subjects were her own body and Chicano identity. For Carolina Miranda, who is taking a well-deserved vacation, I’m Laurie Ochoa, arts and entertainment...

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