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Generation Z voters could make waves in 2018 midterm elections 19.10.2018 Raw Story

Unlike the much-studied millennials, we don’t know much about Generation Z, who now make up most of the 18- to 24-year-old voting bloc. These young people started first grade after 9/11, were born with the internet, grew up with smartphones and social media and practiced active-shooter drills in the...

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WATCH: Dunkin Donuts refuses to serve family for speaking Somali – then calls the cops on them 19.10.2018 Raw Story

A Dunkin Donuts manager in Maine refused to serve a Somali family for speaking their native language — and then called the police on them. The Portland Press Herald reported that the owner of the Portland, Maine Dunkin Donuts location met with 20-year-old college student Hamdia Ahmed to apologize fo...

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Betsy DeVos just lost a major battle in her attempt to undo Obama’s student loan protections 19.10.2018 Raw Story

Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, just lost a major court battle over consumer protections for Americans who take out student loans.This article was originally published at Salon U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss decided against the request from a group representing for-profit c...

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Northern State freshman from Minnesota found dead in dorm room 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Police in Aberdeen, S.D., say the death remains under investigation, but that they do not suspect foul play.
America’s archaeology data keeps disappearing – even though the law says the government is supposed to preserve it 18.10.2018 Raw Story

Archaeology – the name conjures up images of someone carefully sifting the sands for traces of the past and then meticulously putting those relics in a museum. But today’s archaeology is not just about retrieving artifacts and drawing maps by hand. It also uses the tools of today: 3D imaging, LiDAR ...

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Crimea attack: Kerch students left with horrific bomb injuries 18.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
The number of people killed in a bomb and gun attack rises to 20, as a teenage girl dies of her wounds.
Minnesota voter guide: Where the 6th District candidates stand on the issues 17.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer is campaigning for re-election in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, with Democrat Ian Todd aiming to flip the district for the DFL. Here are the candidates' positions on major issues.
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Technology Access Gap Leaves Millions of Students Struggling to Keep Up 17.10.2018 Truthout.com
Not having access to the internet and computers outside school puts millions of children at a huge disadvantage.

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Blue wine? A tea-infused vintage? Spain startup shakes things up 17.10.2018 Raw Story

Five years ago, a group of university students in Spain’s Basque Country decided they wanted to shake up a sector — any sector — but preferably one to do with food or drink. So Imanol, Inigo, Gorka, Aritz and Taig picked the most traditional of them all — and created blue win...

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Kerch blast: Crimea college bomb attack kills 18 17.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
A blast that killed 18 people at a college was caused by an explosive device, Russian officials say.
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Why do TV channels play the divisive game? 17.10.2018 Rediff: Columns
'Embedded with the divisive regime, they administer heavy doses of the opium of religion and nationalism day in and day out,' observes Mohammad Sajjad.
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The students who fear for their ambitions amid college cuts 17.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
Teenagers share their views as staff and students prepare to protest against cuts to further education funding.
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Should universities consider ethnicity in admissions? 17.10.2018 BBC: Business
Harvard has been accused of racial bias in picking students. Should universities really consider ethnic backgrounds?
Minnesota voter guide: Where the 4th District candidates stand on the issues 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Democrat Rep. Betty McCollum, who's been in Congress for 18 years, faces the same challengers she did in 2016: Republican Greg Ryan and Susan Pendergast Sindt with the Legal Marijuana Now party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Robot 'talks' to MPs about future of AI in the classroom 16.10.2018 BBC: Technology
Pepper goes to Parliament to talk to MPs about the role robotics and AI will play in the classroom.
Charlottesville’s other Jim Crow legacy: Separate and unequal education 16.10.2018 Raw Story

The Virginia city has one of the widest achievement gaps in the U.S., and a ProPublica/New York Times analysis shows that white students there are about four times as likely as black students to be considered gifted. High school seniors Zyahna Bryant and Trinity Hughes have been friends since they w...

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New U fellowship honors civil rights leader Josie Johnson 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Johnson said she hopes the fellowship will encourage students to take risks, to deeply study and try new ideas. "I just think it's important for our children to feel that things are possible," she said.
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Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans at trial 16.10.2018 Raw Story

Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group suing the school said on Monday at the start of a trial that could have wider implications for the role of race in U.S. college admissions. The trial in federal court in Bost...

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65 16.10.2018 Outside the Beltway
One of the people most responsible for the personal computer revolution has passed away at the far-too-young age of 65.
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‘Price of democracy’: Afghans risking their lives to vote 16.10.2018 Raw Story

From a university student to a middle-aged housewife, Afghans planning to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election say they are willing to risk their lives for democracy. Nearly nine million people have registered to vote, but far fewer are expected to turn out on polling day due to threats of ...

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