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Introducing Blockchain Impact Award Runner Up Diwala 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Diwala seeks to address two major problems facing people in developing countries: identity theft and certification fraud.
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Asian Americans may have an educational advantage, but they face a 'bamboo ceiling' at work 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In a controversial and closely watched federal trial last fall, an anti-affirmative action group, Students for Fair Admissions, argued that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants by holding them to higher academic standards and rating them poorly on personal characteristics.

The...

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‘Rule of the Rabbis’ Fuels Holy War in Israel 21.2.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Palestinians, the secular and women all face a harsher environment as theocratic tendencies are entrenched, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In which country did a senior, state-salaried cleric urge his followers last month to become “warriors,” emulating a group of…Read more →
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To End the HIV Crisis, We Must Address Poverty 20.2.2019 Truthout.com
The main driver of the disease has more to do with social inequity than with the virus alone.

The post To End the HIV Crisis, We Must Address Poverty appeared first on Truthout.

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Congress passes bill to avoid government shutdown, but Trump has a surprise in store 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As the witching hour approached, Congress reached a bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government, and President Trump offered his own surprise.

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Barriers but No Wall

The spending bill that Congress approved Thursday night is more than 1,000 pages long and will keep the federal...

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Some Owatonna parents question district's decision to call police 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Two juveniles have been charged with assault, and some parents say the school's response was excessive.
To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments 14.2.2019 Raw Story

In his State of the Union speech, President Trump called for ending the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and senior public health officials stated that the government plans to focus on highly impacted areas and getting drugs to people a...

The post To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments appeared first on Raw Story.

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Betsy DeVos is making campuses safer for rapists and their enablers 14.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
In 2016, Michigan State University gymnast Lindsey Lemke told her coach, Kathie Klages, that she had been sexually abused by Larry Nassar, a doctor in the school’s athletic department. Klages didn’t report Lemke’s allegation to anyone. In 2017, three Baylor football players allegedly raped two female Baylor students at an off-campus apartment. In this case, […]
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Nearly one in five girls is wed before she turns 18. Think about them on Valentine’s Day 14.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Every year the world celebrates love, romance and marriage on Valentine’s Day.

But there’s one kind of marriage that shouldn’t be celebrated. Today, about one in five girls is wed before she turns 18. For Valentine’s Day, the United Nation’s Population Fund promotes using the hashtag #IDONT, as...

Saving One of America’s Last Black Women’s Colleges 13.2.2019 Mother Jones
Just two months ago, Bennett College looked like it might have to close its doors. One of the last two remaining historically black colleges for women, Bennett lacked the funds needed to meet its accreditation requirements. But over 55 days, the 146-year-old North Carolina school used social media and found an array of allies in […]
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Stockton teacher sentenced to life in prison for incest, longtime sex abuse 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A Stockton special education teacher has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing minors, including his own children, for nearly 20 years.

Rodney Flucas, 50, was given a life sentence Tuesday for transporting minors with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Flucas also...

USC’s controversial $215-million settlement with gynecologist's victims moves forward 13.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As federal regulators continue investigating USC’s handling of a campus gynecologist accused of sexual abuse, the university is pressing forward with a $215-million class-action settlement with former patients.

An agreement filed in federal court Tuesday outlines the process for determining how...

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Rule could limit college response to off-campus sex assaults 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For now, federal guidelines urge colleges to take action against any sexual misconduct that disrupts a student's education, regardless of where it took place.
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Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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Here are 11 things other countries do way better than America 12.2.2019 Raw Story

Even tiny countries like Ecuador, Nepal and Estonia are kicking our butts in certain areas....

The post Here are 11 things other countries do way better than America appeared first on Raw Story.

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‘100% clean, renewable energy by 2030’ : the policies behind the Green New Deal’s ambitious goal 11.2.2019 Raw Story

The Green New Deal is one of the first major policy proposals to come from the spate of new Democrats elected to Congress. It’s an homage to the New Deal, which helped lift Americans out of the Great Depression by creating jobs while helping boost US infrastructure. The Green New Deal pledges ...

The post ‘100% clean, renewable energy by 2030’ : the policies behind the Green New Deal’s ambitious goal appeared first on Raw Story.

It’s been 40 years since Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Here’s how the country has changed 11.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s been 40 years since Iranians came together to topple the Shah.

Stirrings of opposition became apparent in 1975. The Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who had been reinstalled in 1953 after the CIA helped overthrow democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, used tough and sometimes...

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ChangeMakers: Justice Alan Page and Paris Yarbrough, a legal legend and the next generation 11.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Justice Alan Page is Minnesota's first black Supreme Court justice and is the founder of the Page Education Foundation. Paris Yarbrough is a Page Scholar studying law at the University of St. Thomas.
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All Schools Should Teach Students That Black Lives Matter 10.2.2019 Truthout.com
Last week's Black Lives Matter at School discussed restorative justice, internationalism, Black families and more.

The post All Schools Should Teach Students That Black Lives Matter appeared first on Truthout.

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GOP Lawmaker Wants Porn Declared Health Crisis 9.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Representative Michelle Udall believes porn impacts health and encourages violence.
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