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Student didn’t think yearbook would carry her commentary on racism. It did 25.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With the distribution of high school yearbooks, we are knee deep in yearbook controversies as usual. The latest is from Revere, Mass., where Betshina Bernier's yearbook quote was taken from a Florida student's yearbook from last year.
Bill Moves to Block U.S. From Buying Chinese Surveillance Equipment 25.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The government will be banned from buying Chinese-made surveillance cameras under a $717 billion defense-policy bill, the latest move against Chinese technology on the basis of national security concerns.
'Astounding ignorance of the law': Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented students 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Civil rights groups called DeVos ignorant and uninformed, and worried her comments would mislead school officials.
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To fight the status quo, the activists of 1968 harnessed the power of fashion 24.5.2018 Washington Post
While the hippies rejected the Establishment, civil rights protesters dressed to be accepted.
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President Trump wanted consequences for NFL players who protest racism before games. Today he got them. 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
NFL players will have a harder time protesting before football games.
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Trump intensifies push on what he calls improper snooping with 'Spygate' brand 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump argues the story about the FBI investigating his campaign's potential conspiracy with Russia actually is a story about unlawful surveillance.
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Running for fifth term, Feinstein now says capital punishment is unfair and ineffective 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Steve Bannon thinks Martin Luther King Jr. would be 'proud' of Donald Trump 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But he ignores King's full message.
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Hickenlooper signs bill reauthorizing Colorado Civil Rights Commission, capping its down-to-the-wire passage 23.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday capped what had been months of partisan clashing and down-to-the-wire negotiations on the panel's future.
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Amazon is selling facial recognition to law enforcement - for a fistful of dollars 22.5.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amazon has been providing facial recognition tools to law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando for only a few dollars a month, according to documents obtained by American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, paving the way for a rollout of technology that is causing concern ...
With Pop Star as Bait, China Nabs Suspects Using Facial Recognition 22.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
A string of fugitive arrests at Cantopop star Jacky Cheung’s China concerts have spotlighted China’s expanding use of surveillance technology such as facial recognition in public security.
Amazon is selling facial recognition to law enforcement — for a fistful of dollars 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Amazon is selling facial recognition to law enforcement — for a fistful of dollars
Dovey Johnson Roundtree, defense lawyer and civil rights warrior, dies at 104 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Dovey Johnson Roundtree, defense lawyer and civil rights warrior, dies at 104
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Judge: Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros didn't substantiate surveillance claims 22.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Judge: Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros didn't substantiate surveillance claims
Trump’s Authoritarian Grip Tightens 21.5.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Trump waves as he arrives for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill on May 15, 2018. On every issue where America has made progress over the course of the last decade, the Trump administration is rolling back those gains with alarming speed. While it’s tempting to think of this regression as a return to an earlier time—a dirtier, more racist, more sexist, less compassionate America—it’s far worse than that. This is what authoritarianism looks like in its nascent stages. And we’re letting it happen. In the course of the last two weeks, President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration made a series of announcements that the news media necessarily address individually: the separation of parents seeking asylum from their children in detention centers, the order to cut federal funding from reproductive health clinics that even dare to utter the word “abortion,” the president’s demand that the Justice Department investigate the FBI for allegedly ...
The Republican Primary in Georgia Is Taking Racism to a Whole New Level 21.5.2018 Mother Jones
The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia has devolved in recent weeks into a chest-thumping argument over which candidate hates undocumented immigrants the most. In their rush to prove themselves, two candidates—both currently elected officials—have engaged in an escalating competition over who can personally “round up” and remove more immigrants from the state. In a television […]
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Richard N. Goodwin, ‘supreme generalist’ who was top aide to JFK and LBJ, dies at 86 21.5.2018 Washington Post
Richard N. Goodwin, ‘supreme generalist’ who was top aide to JFK and LBJ, dies at 86
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Watching but not treating cancer can be hard. Sometimes it’s the right approach. 21.5.2018 Washington Post
Watching but not treating cancer can be hard. Sometimes it’s the right approach.
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Arrest records of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. to be preserved 20.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rather than just containing the familiar names of Parks and King, the records include the names of lesser-known people such as witnesses who saw Parks' arrest; bus boycott participants; attorneys; and those who put up bond to free people from jail.
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Judge Dismisses Surveillance Lawsuit Filed by Former Fox News Host 19.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Andrea Tantaros accused the cable news channel of spying on her and tapping her phones after she alleged Roger Ailes sexually harassed her, but a federal judge said her suit was based on speculation.
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