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Low-wage federal workers still want their shutdown pay, please 20.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
It will take Lila Johnson months to rebound from the financial hit she endured earlier this year, going for weeks without pay during the federal government shutdown. A contracted custodian who has worked for the past 21 years at the Department of Agriculture, Johnson still has not been reimbursed for her lost income, and her rage […]
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Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 20.3.2019 techCrunch
The seven African-focused companies which presented as part of Y Combinator’s 200 strong cohort of Winter 2019 class of 200 startups may seem like a small percentage for such a large class, but it represents the growing significance of African ventures in YC’s universe. Since 2016, the Silicon Valley accelerator—that provides seed funds and mentorship […]
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Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2 20.3.2019 techCrunch
Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, […]
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Devin Nunes sues Twitter for parody account pretending to be his mom and cow 19.3.2019 Raw Story

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is furious at parody accounts on Twitter claiming to be his mom and one of his cows. According to Fox News, Nunes is sick of being mocked and ridiculed on Twitter and is striking back. “In her endless barrage of tweets, Devin Nunes’ Mom maliciously attacked every aspect...

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After New Zealand Attack, Gun Owners Turn In Weapons 18.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Once you accept that these things can be harmful in the wrong hands, the trade-off is a small inconvenience," one gun owner said.
California is awash in cannabis cash. Some is being used to bribe public officials 17.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Sheriff Jon Lopey was startled when the mysterious stranger offered him $1 million if he would keep deputies away from certain illegal cannabis farms in Siskiyou County.

Lopey called in the FBI, and, later, deliveries of envelopes stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash were recorded by cameras...

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Peterson, Craig talk farm issues in Red Wing, Minn. 16.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Democrats sympathized with farmers dealing with low commodity prices, building damage from heavy snow and uncertainty about U.S. trade policy.
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Roy Emerson gets the royal treatment at BNP Paribas Open — and rightfully so 15.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Roy Emerson may be 82, but that hasn’t kept him out of the news recently. His neighbors in Newport Beach probably don’t even know.

He was invited back to the Australian Open Tennis Tournament in January, and there was good reason. Some kid named Novak Djokovic had a chance to win a seventh Aussie...

Colorado co-ops seeing a revival in state with strong ties to “radical tradition” 15.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado has a long history of cooperative businesses flourishing in agriculture and other rural industries. Now, as socially minded employers start companies in other areas and with a champion of co-ops in the governor's seat, cooperatives are seeing a revival.
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Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"It was clear that the greatest danger or damage being done to women was the inequality of higher education," Bayh said in a 2012 interview. "If you give a person an education, whether it's a boy or girl, young woman or young man, they will have the tools necessary to make a life for families and themselves."
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You Can't Fix Human Trafficking With Immigration Laws 13.3.2019 Crooks Liars
Bob Spires , University of Richmond Robert Kraft , the New England Patriots’ billionaire owner, recently made headlines when he was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution. The women involved were undocumented Chinese immigrants who were human trafficking victims at the Orchids of Asia spa in Jupiter, Florida ...
AgroStar gets $27M Series C to give more Indian farmers increase crop production with data analytics 13.3.2019 TechCrunch
Indian agriculture tech startup AgroStar announced today that it has raised a $27 million Series C for its platform, which helps farmers increase crop production, manage orders and buy supplies online. The round was led by Bertelsmann India Investments, with participation from returning investors Accel, Chiratae Ventures and Aavishkaar Bharat Fund. AgroStar bills its app […]
It's 2050 and this is how we stopped climate change 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Let's imagine that we've ended global warming. Humans no longer are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Here's what life is like in a zero-carbon world.
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Trump budget proposes subsidy cuts to farmers as they grapple with crisis 11.3.2019 Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget on Monday proposed a 15 percent cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, calling its subsidies to farmers “overly generous” at a time when they are going through the worst crisis in decades due to depressed commodity prices and Trump’s trade tariffs. The Repub...

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Green power runs up against desert conservation in California 11.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California lawmakers’ grand ambitions to fight climate change are running into a familiar obstacle: the parochial concerns of local governments and property owners.

The latest battle over state needs vs. local control is being fought in San Bernardino County, where the Board of Supervisors voted...

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Africa’s Sovereignty Over Food 9.3.2019
Local food and seed systems must be rebuilt for Africans, write Mariam Mayet, Stephen Greenberg and Linzi Lewis. By Mariam Mayet, Stephen Greenberg and Linzi Lewis  African Centre for Biodiversity in Johnnesburg Inter Press Service Africa is facing dire times.…Read more →
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Unvaccinated child contracted tetanus. It took two months, more than $800K to save him. 9.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
For more than 30 years in Oregon, cases of tetanus in children were almost mythical – studied in textbooks but never seen in person – thanks to the effectiveness of pediatric vaccination programs.
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Trade Deficit Hits Record Levels Despite Trump’s Tariffs 8.3.2019 Outside the Beltway
Notwithstanding President Trump's tariffs, America's trade deficit hit a record level last year.
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Linda Ronstadt leads kids to intersection of arts and understanding across the border 8.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rosa Armida Contreras and Rafael Vindiola stood to the side of a portable wood dance surface plopped down in the town square, the two high school students shyly eyeing each other after being invited to join members of a visiting music and dance group that had traveled nearly 1,100 miles south from...

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Unvaccinated Boy First Oregeon Tetanus Case In 30 Years 8.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Despite the recommendation of doctors, the child's parents refused a second dose of the DTaP vaccination given to the boy during treatment, along with other vaccines.
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