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The sociology of Cardi B: Why the rapper's rise speaks volumes 14.8.2018 Philly.com News
The Association for Black Sociologists came to Philadelphia for its annual conference, dedicating a panel discussion to the popular rapper.
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Thousands of D.C. Residents Overshadow White Nationalists 13.8.2018 American Prospect
(Kristen Doerer) “This is ‘Chocolate City,’” said 36-year-old D.C. resident Ahmed Ali, as he stood among hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest the white supremacists who arrived on Sunday afternoon. “You can’t come to D.C. with that.” One year after his rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, white nationalist leader Jason Kessler planned a second Unite the Right rally in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square, with the White House as backdrop, having been unable to get a permit to march in Charlottesville. Local protesters were determined that what happened the year before in Virginia—when a white supremacist drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer—was not going to happen in Washington, D.C. “I was born and raised here. There’s no place for this here or anywhere else in the world,” said 39-year-old Pliney Britford, who came to protest for his two daughters. “I don’t want my kids living in fear.” President Donald Trump was notably absent, choosing to vacation at ...
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Counterprotesters expected to dwarf white supremacists in D.C. 12.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A day after tensions between police and community activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia's campus, the city of Charlottesville marked Sunday's anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred.
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Activists rally against hate on Charlottesville anniversary 11.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State and local authorities framed this weekend's heightened security as a necessary precaution, but some activists in the Virginia community are concerned the measures could be a counterproductive overreaction.
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Laura Huenneke selected to lead as President of the Ecological Society of America for 2018-2019 term 10.8.2018 EcoTone
Laura Huenneke, an ecologist and conservation scientist who has also served in university and nonprofit leadership positions, became President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) during the Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, LA. Elected by the members of ESA for a one-year term, Huenneke presides over the world’s largest professional society of ecologists. ...
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Sex-ed class revelations jolt Delco school board 9.8.2018 Philly.com News
The allegations by Strath Haven High School student Abby McElroy against the Drexel Hill-based Amnion Pregnancy Center shot through the 3,500-student Delaware County district, causing more than 500 people to sign a Change.org petition against the center's future participation and superintendent Lisa Palmer to issue a public statement that "we will thoroughly investigate."
Minnesota's August primaries: a field guide 9.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota has an unusually high number of competitive primaries to keep track of this cycle. Here's a breakdown of the major races and candidates to watch on election night Tuesday.
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Report on Calgary civic election polling failures criticizes Postmedia coverage of 'radically mistaken' polls by partner firm 8.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga A report by three high-profile academics with expertise in public opinion research who were commissioned to look into polling failures that marred the 2017 Calgary municipal election campaign sharply criticizes the role of the city's media in covering and sponsoring the polls. Christopher Adams of the University of Manitoba, Paul Adams of Carleton University, and David Zussman of the University of Victoria singled out Postmedia, whose Calgary Herald and Sun newspapers sponsored a controversial series of polls that wrongly indicated a conservative candidate was dramatically in the lead, for particular criticism. Professors Adams, Adams and Zussman were also critical of the polls that contributed to the controversy, in particular three demon-dialler surveys done by Mainstreet Research of Toronto for Postmedia that put Conservative candidate Bill Smith far ahead of incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi in the October 2017 campaign, in one instance by 17 per cent. "The panel heard that these ...
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Where are you most likely to be killed by a car in Philadelphia? (Hint: Not Center City) 8.8.2018 Philly.com News
The highest rates of fatalities in Philadelphia are outside the city's core, data shows.
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End the Open Season on Trumpsters | Stu Bykofsky 8.8.2018 Philly.com News
Anti-fascist protesters surrounded the restaurant after they learned Kirk and Owens, leaders of Turning Point U.S.A., a right-wing organization for conservative college students, were eating there.
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Who are Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens? Philly protest of Turning Point USA leaders goes viral 7.8.2018 Philly.com News
Do the names Candace Owens, Charlie Kirk and Turning Point USA mean anything to you? Here's why you may have seen their videos from an altercation at a Philly restaurant in your newsfeed.
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Where Trump Sees Foreign Danger 7.8.2018 American Prospect
Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP Immigrant rights' activists march towards the University of Georgia Arch downtown in Athens, Georgia.  What’s the most worrisome foreign intrusion into the United States—unauthorized immigrants, Chinese imports, or interference in our democracy? For Trump, it’s immigrants and imports. He doesn’t care much about the third. “Border security is national security,” Trump said last week, as he threatened a government shutdown if Congress didn’t come up with money to build a wall along the Mexican border (at an estimated cost at least $25  billion). Meanwhile, Trump has ordered his administration to consider raising tariff rates on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting China to threaten higher tariffs on $60 billion more of American goods. Yet Trump continues to assert that talk of Russian meddling in American elections is “a big hoax.” And his White House still has no coordinated plan for dealing with it.   Trump has it backwards. Illegal immigration isn’t the ...
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Ohio State suspends football coach amid allegations he ignored abuse 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Ohio State placed Urban Meyer, one of the most successful coaches in college football history, on paid administrative leave Wednesday while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against an assistant coach years before the staff member was fired last week.
Grad student helps Blue Shield of California cross the finish line on solar project 1.8.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Grad student helps Blue Shield of California cross the finish line on solar project
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Sick kids, hazardous classrooms: The solution requires better planning for Philly's schools | Opinion 31.7.2018 Philly.com News
The magnitude of what's at stake - our children's future - should compel us to work with our school districts, not against them.
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Who's on the DFL primary ballot in the 5th? Meet the candidates 30.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Voters in Minneapolis and neighboring suburbs will elect a new member of Congress this year. The 5th Congressional District seat has been in Democratic hands since 1963, which means the August DFL primary will likely decide who goes to Washington.
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No teen lifeguard on duty: Summer jobs are no longer an attraction 26.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More teens have shifted away from typical summer jobs in recent years, opting to spend time with family instead, or take unpaid internships.
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How environmental outreach efforts are targeting Philly Latinos: The most interested in climate change, study shows 25.7.2018 Philly.com News
Local agencies and community organizations are working together on climate change, as a Yale University study suggests U.S. Latinos are most interested in the global issue.
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Freedom Conservative Party's Derek Fildebrandt demonstrates his talent for getting up his opponents' noses 24.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Derek Fildebrandt, the self-described "Alberta redneck" who now leads the minuscule Freedom Conservative Party, has a talent for getting up his opponents' noses. This has served the university-educated Ottawa native extremely well in his tireless quest to earn himself a place in the headlines, and it worked for him again last week when he provoked his former Best Friend Forever, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney, into directing a remarkably intemperate blast his way. "We are not going to be distracted from our focus on defeating the NDP by a political vehicle designed to gratify a discredited MLA's ego," huffed Kenney in a Facebook post . "Derek Fildebrandt was caught cheating on his expenses, renting out a taxpayer-funded apartment, and was found guilty by courts of law of a hit and run, and poaching," Kenney went on -- inaccurately insofar as the now-Independent Strathmore-Brooks MLA was not found guilty of poaching, although the difference between that and being found ...
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Girls from Philly high school pursue caddie scholarship for college 22.7.2018 Philly.com News
Six low-income girls from Cristo Rey High School are participating in a caddying academy in Chicago this summer with hopes of eventually receiving an Evans scholarship to Penn State.
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