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1 hr ago | Counterpunch

A Rubber Bullet to the Head

Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel's War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California's Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

5 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

NY race shows influence of Asian-American voters

The two Democratic candidates for New York lieutenant governor are courting the votes of Asian-Americans, highlighting the political influence of the nation's fastest growing minority group.

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5 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Celebrating the Sun Ra centennial

May 22 was the official centennial of the birth of the brilliant bandleader, composer, and keyboardist Sun Ra , but I'm thankful that the entire year is being used to celebrate his memory and particular brand of visionary genius.

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Related Topix: Space Is the Place, Music!, Science Fiction Movies, Sun Ra, Jazz, Chicago, IL

8 hrs ago | The Nation

Columbia University Email Reveals Disdain for Anti-Rape Campus Movement

Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies are beginning to give up on the notion that Columbia will ever work with them in good faith.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, UC Berkeley, Emerson College, US News, Liberal Political News

8 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Q&A: Jefferson Parson

The singer and songwriter plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Admission costs $10.

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Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Stanley Brothers, Peter Rowan, Arts, Literature

8 hrs ago | The Newtown Bee

Snapshot: Robbie DuBroff

Occupation: I grew up in San Diego and graduated from Berkeley with a degree in social work, and attended school at the University of Texas and University of Louisiana.

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13 hrs ago | Science Daily

Global warming pioneer calls for carbon dioxide to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground

Wally Broeker, the first person to alert the world to global warming, has called for atmospheric carbon dioxide to be captured and stored underground.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, World News, Iceland

13 hrs ago | Daily Policy Digest

Tax Credit Scholarships Create Academic Opportunities

Brittany Corona, research assistant at the Heritage Foundation, reports that 14 states across the nation have tuition tax credit programs, enabling students to enroll in schools that they may otherwise not be able to access.

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17 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Q&A: Jefferson Parson

The singer and songwriter plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Admission costs $10.

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Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Stanley Brothers, Peter Rowan, Arts, Literature

Thu Aug 28, 2014

University Business

The quest for change in higher education

First American's 5th Annual Peer Discussion event at the Seattle Space Needle during NACUBO was facilitated by David Helfand, former Columbia University professor and current president of Quest University - the first private university in Canada, which opened in 2007 with an innovative approach to higher education.

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TheAlternativePress.com

Phelan Named Director of Curriculum; Nine New Teachers Added to Watchung Hills H.S. Faculty

Nine new teachers have been added to the faculty at Watching Hills Regional High School for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Related Topix: Watchung, NJ, Muhlenberg College, Franklin & Marshall College, Seton Hall University, Rider University

Forbes.com

Ukraine Defends Against a Russian Invasion

I am a New-York-based multimedia producer and journalist. One of my strongest interests is Eastern Europe and anything related to Post-Soviet territory: its richness in oligarchs, political battles, economic crises, prominent cultural figures - and the wheat.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Asia,

Commentary Magazine

Columbia Boycotts Israel?

The Gaza war has raised up another tide of Holocaust inversion: the claim by assorted Jew-baiters that Israel has become the Nazis, and the Palestinians their Jewish victims.

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Island Ad-Vantages

Haystack announces final summer exhibit, evening programs

Haystack's final summer exhibition of 2014, Made in Maine: Work by Recent Fellowship Recipients is on view at the school's Center for Community Programs through August 31. The Center, located at 22 Church Street in Deer Isle village , will be open Wednesday, and Friday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m. for the duration of the show.

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Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Bar Harbor, ME, Gateway (Washington, DC), Life, Hobbies, Crafts, University of Minnesota

Newsday

Teachout tours, Cuomo continues Rose Garden strategy

Zephyr Teachout and her running mate Timothy Wu talk with reporters Aug. 19, 2014, outside State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Fordham University, Buffalo, NY, Uniondale, NY

Newsday

Don't blame war correspondent victims

The line between tragedy and rescue when a journalist is kidnapped is thin and random, writes Columbia University journalism school dean Steve Coll in the New Yorker.

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Related Topix: Journalism, New York, Prison

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Directions Magazine

Geography 2050 Fall Symposium Announced by American Geographical Society

Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the one-day event will take place in the historic Low Library, site of the Pulitzer Prize Award Ceremony.

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Switched

What Makes A Phobia Different From Fear

In the course of everyday life, the words "phobia" and "fear" are often used interchangeably.

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Pridesource.com

Will & Grace Featured In The Smithsonian Collection

The creators of Will Grace, David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, traveled to Washington D.C. today [Aug. 19] to donate items from the hit show to be added into the Smithsonian.

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Related Topix: Will and Grace, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Transgender, Gay/Lesbian

WNYC-AM New York

Inspired Architect James Stewart Polshek

Architect James Stewart Polshek , whose works include the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Newseum in Washington, D.C., discusses his life's work and the process of designing buildings.

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