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J Weekly
9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should knowClockwise from top left: Fran Drescher (Wikimedia Commons), Larry Kramer (Court
9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should know
J Weekly / Posted 15 hours ago
Clockwise from top left: Fran Drescher (Wikimedia Commons), Larry Kramer (Courtesy of HBO), Rabbi Steven Greenberg in 2014 (Wikimedia Commons), Jazz Jennings (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Trevor Project). The deadliest such attack in U.S.... Read more
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WBGO-FM Newark
Conversations with Allan WolperOn Demand Allan Wolper talks to Letitia JamesMay 6, 2016 New York City Public
Conversations with Allan Wolper
WBGO-FM Newark / Posted yesterday
On Demand Allan Wolper talks to Letitia JamesMay 6, 2016 New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is a fierce fighter for low income tenants facing eviction from predatory landlords. James is pained by the fact 60,000 people have to sleep in... Read more
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JTA
9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should knowClockwise from top left: Fran Drescher (Wikimedia Commons), Larry Kramer (Court
9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should know
JTA / Posted 2 days ago
Clockwise from top left: Fran Drescher (Wikimedia Commons), Larry Kramer (Courtesy of HBO), Rabbi Steven Greenberg in 2014 (Wikimedia Commons), Jazz Jennings (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Trevor Project). Also, the parade brought out a new... Read more
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Quartz
Americans can no longer be trusted with the Second AmendmentAmendment — Quartz FOUNDERS' FOLLY I appreciate their efforts. But such piece
Americans can no longer be trusted with the Second Amendment
Quartz / Posted 2 days ago
Amendment — Quartz FOUNDERS' FOLLY I appreciate their efforts. But such piecemeal measures offer very little in terms of real policy. The fact is that we need fewer guns in the... Read more
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The New Yorker
Afghanistan’s Theorist-in-ChiefAshraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, wakes up before five every morning
Afghanistan’s Theorist-in-Chief
The New Yorker / Posted 3 days ago
Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, wakes up before five every morning and reads for two or three hours. He makes his way daily through an inch-thick stack of official documents. He reads proposals by applicants competing for the job of mayor... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
University of Northern Colorado’s handling of speech deemed offensive raises questions, concernsFrom censuring students to censoring professors, officials at the University of
University of Northern Colorado’s handling of speech deemed offensive raises questions, concerns
Greeley Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
From censuring students to censoring professors, officials at the University of Northern Colorado have spent the past year regulating speech on their campus in a way First Amendment advocates say should raise serious questions. Two years ago, UNC... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Learning From the China's Model of Poverty Reduction StrategyThe World Bank Organization describes poverty in this way: "Poverty is hunger.
Learning From the China's Model of Poverty Reduction Strategy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The World Bank Organization describes poverty in this way: "Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Editorial: Orlando surfaces issues of moral urgencyOrlando now joins the growing list of previously benign locales -- Columbine, S
Editorial: Orlando surfaces issues of moral urgency
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
Orlando now joins the growing list of previously benign locales -- Columbine, Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, Charleston, to name just some of the better-known -- that have become the unpredictable itinerary of a gun-obsessed... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Immigrants disappointed in Supreme Court split, vow to continue fightcalling his father after Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. The 4-4 tie vote eff
Immigrants disappointed in Supreme Court split, vow to continue fight
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
calling his father after Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. The 4-4 tie vote effectively ends President Barack Obama's effort to expand deportation protection to older immigrants like Hwang's father. The University of Chicago graduate student is... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Editorial Rounduppublic access to police body camera footage: There's no contest when it comes
California Editorial Roundup
The Record Searchlight / Posted 7 days ago
public access to police body camera footage: There's no contest when it comes to police privacy vs. the public's right to know. The cops are winning all the lobbying battles in the state Capitol this year. So far, at least. Next up is a bill by... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
So you wanna fly a drone in New York? You just might be able toThe 10-minute flight marked the first legal commercial drone operation in New Y
So you wanna fly a drone in New York? You just might be able to
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
The 10-minute flight marked the first legal commercial drone operation in New York City. It also turned out to be one of the last. Despite the huge demand for footage that only drones and their cameras can provide—for film and TV, real estate... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
An Oromo Dilemma - the National Question and Democratic Transitiondescribed America's race problem as a vicious cycle in which whites oppressed b
An Oromo Dilemma - the National Question and Democratic Transition
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
described America's race problem as a vicious cycle in which whites oppressed blacks and then blamed their alleged poor performance as the reason for their oppression. The way to break this cycle, Myrdal suggested, was to disprove whites'... Read more
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Calcutta News
Israel accuses UNHRC of having obsessive and compulsive disorder GENEVA, Switzerland - The Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Human Righ
Israel accuses UNHRC of having obsessive and compulsive disorder
Calcutta News / Posted 15 days ago
GENEVA, Switzerland - The Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council has launched an unprecedented attack on the body, arguing it has "an obsessive, compulsive... Read more
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The News & Observer
Orlando letters: Readers take on HB2, gay people and guns13, 2016 11:55 AM Nicole Souza, center, reflects during a vigil for the vict
Orlando letters: Readers take on HB2, gay people and guns
The News & Observer / Posted 16 days ago
13, 2016 11:55 AM Nicole Souza, center, reflects during a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting on Sunday at the Legends Club on Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh. Robert... Read more
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The Register
US govt OKs handover of internet's control panel to ICANNThe US government has formally approved a plan to transition control of the int
US govt OKs handover of internet's control panel to ICANN
The Register / Posted 20 days ago
The US government has formally approved a plan to transition control of the internet's administrative tasks to the private sector. In an announcement Thursday, the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) gave the green light... Read more
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Salon.com
Charter schools’ dire lesson: Deregulation invariably leads to disasterThis article originally appeared at The original concept of charter schools em
Charter schools’ dire lesson: Deregulation invariably leads to disaster
Salon.com / Posted 24 days ago
This article originally appeared at The original concept of charter schools emerged nationally more than two decades ago and was intended to support community efforts to open up education. Albert Shanker, then president of the American Federation of... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Peter Thiel's Gawker war not his first brush with a high-priced vendettaon Gawker Media has reminded me that there was a time when Thiel himself backed
Peter Thiel's Gawker war not his first brush with a high-priced vendetta
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 24 days ago
on Gawker Media has reminded me that there was a time when Thiel himself backed another controversial media figure famed for causing outrage in his pursuit of the “truth” – conservative “film-maker” James O’Keefe. Shortly after I began working... Read more
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Torontoist
Racism and Homophobia in the Pages of a Police Magazinein bold, the introduction to Staff Sergeant Tom Moclair’s article “The Homosexu
Racism and Homophobia in the Pages of a Police Magazine
Torontoist / Posted 25 days ago
in bold, the introduction to Staff Sergeant Tom Moclair’s article “The Homosexual Fad” in the March 1979 edition of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Association’s (MTPA) newsletter News & Views seemed to confirm that prejudice toward the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sanders movement will go on as ‘People’s summit’ is plannedaligned with his causes, plan to gather in Chicago later this month to plot the
Sanders movement will go on as ‘People’s summit’ is planned
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 26 days ago
aligned with his causes, plan to gather in Chicago later this month to plot their road ahead. The event is a “declaration of independence from establishment politics” that’ll address the current “rupture in the political fabric of this country,”... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
How Brampton, a town in suburban Ontario, was dubbed a ghettoin Brampton on Friday. (Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail) I live in a suburban O
How Brampton, a town in suburban Ontario, was dubbed a ghetto
The Globe and Mail / Posted 26 days ago
in Brampton on Friday. (Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail) I live in a suburban Ontario town where the visible minorities are now the majority. Brampton – a.k.a. “Browntown,” “Bramladesh”or “Singhdale” – is just like the nicknames imply: mostly... Read more
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The Hill
Is ObamaCare feeding the trial lawyers?This summer marks over 40 years since the release of Steve Spielberg's masterpi
Is ObamaCare feeding the trial lawyers?
The Hill / Posted 26 days ago
This summer marks over 40 years since the release of Steve Spielberg's masterpiece "Jaws." The film depicts a blood-hungry great white shark lurking under the surface, stalking a small town's peaceful beachgoers and striking fear in the hearts of... Read more
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Sherdog
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Ali Expansion ActPoetically, the bill was introduced on the same day that the Muhammad Ali Boxin
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Ali Expansion Act
Sherdog / Posted 27 days ago
Poetically, the bill was introduced on the same day that the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act was enacted by the 106th Congress back in 2000. The Ali Act was an amendment to the aforementioned Professional Boxing Safety Act that expanded its... Read more
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New Haven Independent
How Police Stations Became FortressesOn March 31, an issue was opened on the web-based platform for reporting non-em
How Police Stations Became Fortresses
New Haven Independent / Posted 30 days ago
On March 31, an issue was opened on the web-based platform for reporting non-emergency issues in New Haven, SeeClickFix, in response to a point made on a WNHH Radio show by Paul Bass, editor of the New Haven Independent, about the city’s community... Read more
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The Signal
Meet the candidates for SCV's congressional districtEditor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of profiles for candidates seeki
Meet the candidates for SCV's congressional district
The Signal / Posted 1 months ago
Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of profiles for candidates seeking office on the June 7 primary ballot. Candidates for the 25th Congressional District are listed in alphabetical order with each person’s response to questions. Age:... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
EVE Women's Summit aims to 'accelerate progress' for female leaders in JacksonvilleA total of 51.5 percent of Jacksonville residents are women, the U.S. Census Bu
EVE Women's Summit aims to 'accelerate progress' for female leaders in Jacksonville
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 1 months ago
A total of 51.5 percent of Jacksonville residents are women, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. But only four women hold seats on the 19-person Jacksonville City Council. Many boards of directors of Jacksonville-based companies don’t have a single seat... Read more
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The Signal
Meet the Fifth District supervisor candidates for primary electionThis is the fifth in a series of profiles of candidates seeking office on the J
Meet the Fifth District supervisor candidates for primary election
The Signal / Posted 1 months ago
This is the fifth in a series of profiles of candidates seeking office on the June 7 primary ballot. Four of the eight candidates for the Board of Supervisors Fifth District seat, a non-partisan office, are listed below n alphabetical order with each... Read more

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