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Thousands march in Zimbabwe to demand Mugabe step down after 37 years in power 18.11.2017 Washington Post: World
It was the first time in decades Zimbabweans had been able to protest against President Robert Mugabe without fear of arrest, coming days after the 93-year-old leader was detained by the military.
These Philly schoolkids marched against injustice 50 years ago, and police responded with nightsticks. Today, they inspire a new generation 18.11.2017 Philly.com News
"The clubs were going in every direction," said an adult organizer of the walkout to bring reforms and more awareness of black students' concerns. Then-Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo ordered more than 100 men in full riot gear to charge students who had been largely peaceful. "The kids were helpless."
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On the Ground: “Win A Trip with Nick Kristof” 2018 Contest Rules 18.11.2017 NY Times: Editorials
Apply to win a reporting trip to the developing world.
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Seagrass is a Key Fishing Ground Globally 17.11.2017 Environmental News Network
New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A study led by Dr Lina Mtwana Nordlund at Stockholm University, published in the scientific journal Fish & Fisheries, examines the global extent to which these underwater meadows support fishing activity.
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Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice 17.11.2017 Truthout.com
Since the breakup of the Soviet bloc and China's turn toward free markets, many economists have pronounced an "end of history," where capitalism reigns supreme as the ultimate form of economy. Indeed, free markets are glorified in popular culture -- but many of us in the 99 percent are not feeling so happy or secure about this economy. Are we trapped in capitalism? (Photo: Blend Images - Hill Street Studios / Getty Images)   Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Since the breakup of the Soviet bloc and China's turn toward free markets, many economists have pronounced an "end of history," where capitalism reigns supreme as the ultimate form of economy. Perhaps "there is no alternative" to a globalized neoliberal economy, as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher often said. Indeed, free markets in which individuals compete to get what they can while they can are glorified in ...
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In a historic vote, a divided SRC moves to abolish itself 17.11.2017 Philly.com News
The School Reform Commission, the state-devised panel that has ruled the Philadelphia School District for 16 years, voted to dissolve itself Thursday night, declaring the era of distress for the city's schools over.
Al Michaels says Trump's comments on NFL protests 'like throwing a match into a gas tank' 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Al Michaels says Trump's comments on NFL protests 'like throwing a match into a gas tank'
Muslim student is kicked off junior-college basketball team after national anthem incident 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Muslim student is kicked off junior-college basketball team after national anthem incident
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Philly's John Raines was an American hero. Today we need a lot more like him 17.11.2017 Philly.com News
In 1971, Philadelphia professor John Raines risked his comfortable life to join a burglary that exposed illegal FBI operations. Could today's resisters make that same tough choice?
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Philly just lost one of its three monuments to women. Let's build five more | Conrad Benner 17.11.2017 Philly.com News
Although the city of Philadelphia is home to over 1,500 public sculptures, there are only two that celebrate the life of a real, historical woman.
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Genomic Study Explores Evolution of Gentle 'Killer Bees' in Puerto Rico 16.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A genomic study of Puerto Rico's Africanized honey bees – which are more docile than other so-called “killer bees” – reveals that they retain most of the genetic traits of their African honey bee ancestors, but that a few regions of their DNA have become more like those of European honey bees. According to the researchers, these changes likely contributed to the bees' rapid evolution toward gentleness in Puerto Rico, a change that occurred within 30 years.
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Study Reveals Structure and Origins of Glacial Polish on Yosemite's Rocks 16.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
The glaciers that carved Yosemite Valley left highly polished surfaces on many of the region's rock formations. These smooth, shiny surfaces, known as glacial polish, are common in the Sierra Nevada and other glaciated landscapes.
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University of Oregon research maps major shifts in Colorado River history 16.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Geologists have long debated how and when the Colorado River made its first connection to the ocean. In a new study, a team led by the UO’s Becky Dorsey has helped pull the river’s story together.The river did not, as many thought, simply roar down out of the Colorado Plateau and pour into the Gulf of California.
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Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat 16.11.2017 AP Top News
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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Algae plague raises doubts about voluntary runoff prevention 16.11.2017 AP National
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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Whatever happened to the presumption of innocence? 16.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I want to praise Jeremy Piven. That’s a risky thing to do, I know. Piven is one of Those Men. One of those big entertainment figures who has fingers pointed at him. He has joined Harvey Weinstein, James Toback and many others in facing accusations that he abused his power to sexually abuse women.

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Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC 16.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars to religious groups....
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Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it 16.11.2017 AP Top News
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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UC regents seek ways to expand financial support and speed graduation 16.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

University of California regents are looking at ways to make UC educations more affordable, including handing out grants for summer school and giving students multiyear financial aid commitments.

A recent survey found that the 10-campus UC system awards the most generous freshman financial aid...

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John Raines, accomplice in 1971 burglary that revealed FBI abuses, dies at 84 16.11.2017 Washington Post
John Raines, accomplice in 1971 burglary that revealed FBI abuses, dies at 84
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