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Kofi Annan leaves 'powerful' legacy at Macalester College 20.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The president of St. Paul's Macalester College said former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan leaves a "powerful" legacy at the school.
Zimbabwe’s coup did not create democracy from dictatorship 19.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

Zimbabwe’s coup did not create democracy from dictatorship Steven Feldstein, Boise State University Many citizens and international observers cautiously hoped that the southern African nation of Zimbabwe would find its way from dictatorship to democracy this year. President Robert Mugabe was militarily removed from office in November 2017 after 37 years in office, opening the […]

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Fifty years ago, students created the 'Ultimate' anti-sport sport 18.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Ultimate Frisbee was invented 50 years ago this summer. The sport has its own honor system, known as the "spirit of the game," that can be traced back to the counterculture of 1968.
Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440 Percent in Half Decade 18.8.2018
Fracking is using more water and generating more toxic wastewater than it is producing oil or gas.

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North Dakota To Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November 17.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Another step forward in the seemingly unstoppable movement toward nationwide legalization.
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NYU medical school plans free tuition for those studying to be doctors 17.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New York University said the move was to address the high cost of entering a career in medicine. Most med students graduate in debt, which can often top $200,000.
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Durham University to spend £105m on new colleges 17.8.2018 BBC: Business
The colleges are due to open in the summer of 2020.
Elizabeth Warren Proposes a Second New Deal 16.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks in Woburn, Massachusetts, on August 8, 2018. When Bernie Sanders offered up his definition of socialism in a speech at Georgetown University in 2015, he basically equated it with the governmental programs created by the New Deal. Sanders cited Social Security, and New Dealer Lyndon Johnson’s three-decades-later follow-up, Medicare, as the primary U.S. examples of publicly funded universal programs that provided older Americans with income and access to health care. That, said Sanders, was a tradition he sought to renew, by creating single-payer health care for all, free public university educations, and a host of other programs. The historic ground on which Sanders took his stand was the experience of the United States when New Deal programs were most effectual. Before they’d been eroded by the financialization and globalization that commenced in the 1970s, FDR’s New Deal gave the nation its one and only period of broadly shared prosperity. But it ...
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When Algeria Became the Liberation Capital of the “Third World” 16.8.2018
Elaine Mokhtefi reflects upon the Algerian war of independence.

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What the primary results tell us about the 2018 midterms 16.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The results are in for Minnesota's 2018 primaries. What do they signal for the fall midterms?
Small moments have big impact on orchestra's South Africa trip 16.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It was the young musicians of the South African National Youth Orchestra who inspired the Minnesota Orchestra's tour of their country this month. On Wednesday, the groups rehearsed side by side.
Law gives officers wide discretion in deadly force incidents 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Recent fatal shootings by police officers have prompted discussion about the laws around deadly use of force and the discretion officers are given by the law.
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U of M students pepper 5th Congressional District DFL candidates with questions 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
State Rep. Ilhan Omar, state Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and former State House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher held a forum a day before the primary to discuss issues.
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Trump's Cabinet of Con Artists 13.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Trump speaks during a meeting with members of his cabinet on July 18, 2018. During the 2016 campaign, and from time to time afterward, Donald Trump would regale his crowds with a dramatic reading of a song called "The Snake," in which a snake begs a woman to take him into her home, and then when he bites her and she expresses her shock, he says, "You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in." In Trump's telling, it was a parable about immigration—that foreigners were inherently untrustworthy and if we let them come to our country they might just kill us. But at times he almost seemed to be talking, with a wink, about himself. The country knew who he was, and made him president anyway. That may explain Trump's unusual ability to survive scandals that would have destroyed other politicians (along with the fact that there are so many of them that it can be hard to focus on any one for long). Think about Trump's various misdeeds. Were there any that were actually ...
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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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University Of Maryland Football Coach Suspended Amid Reports Of ‘Toxic Culture’ 12.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
The head football coach at the University of Maryland has been suspended after reports of a "toxic environment" that led to the death of a student athlete in June.
Hegemony Is Never Complete: Using Gramsci to Understand the Arab Uprisings 11.8.2018
The ideas of the famous Italian Marxist can help us make sense of authoritarianism and building movements from below.

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U president search firm: best candidates have to be 'coaxed into it.' 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents has a big job ahead - selecting a new president. Eric Kaler will retire in 11 months, and the board has to find a replacement that will take over the university at a time when higher education is in flux.
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As Violence Consumes Dhaka, Protesters Struggle to Get Their Story Out 9.8.2018
The ruling party is limiting internet and social media access as it unleashes rape and assault on protesters.

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Students take the lead in campus mental health programs 8.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Conversations about mental health are changing on college campuses, thanks to students.
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