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Bobby Jindal gets denied: Judge blocks move to ditch Common Core

Judge issues injunction against the Louisiana governor who has ditched the educational standards he passed into law

4 reasons Darren Wilson’s defenders should think twice

I hope Mike Brown's killer is charged appropriately. But it's not because I hate cops. It's because I crave justice

From Anarchists To Tibetan Monks, Here Are Some of the Outsiders Joining Protests in Ferguson

"Crisis is the leading edge where change is possible," Lisa Fithian, an itinerant protest organizer, once told me. Nowhere does that seem more true right now than in Ferguson, Missouri, where ongoing protests have drawn attention to a deep national vein of racial animus. Show More Summary

In defense of the “ugliest house in Queens”

The New York Times calls this passive home an eyesore. But it's so much more than that

Michael Brown, Gaza and a crowd-sourced record of abuse: In defense of “clicktivism”

From Ferguson to Palestine, social media has transformed protests as we know them. But can it last?

Campaign raises almost $130,000 to feed Ferguson school children

68 percent of the Ferguson-Florissant student body receive reduced-price or free lunches

The ticks that are going to turn us all into vegetarians

Red meat allergies are on the rise, and experts say this insect's bite is responsible

Updated “SNL” oral history reveals President Obama rejected a sketch about racial profiling

Plus: Hillary Clinton canceled an appearance she asked for, and how the "Karl Rove of SNL" is holding the show back

“A nation of cowards”: What Eric Holder needs to say today

As the Attorney General heads to Ferguson, here's what he must do to really combat America's racial injustice

People’s War in India Clippings 20/8/2014

Two Maoist guerrillas arrested in Latehar Two Maoists, including a ‘zonal commander’ of the proscribed outfit, were on Tuesday arrested in Latehar district, the police said. The police raided a house around and nabbed zonal commander Ravindra Yadav and his associate Lavtesh Ganju from Kuriamakhurd village under Balumath police station after being tipped [...]

US Sailors Prepare for Fresh Legal Challenge Over Fukushima Radiation

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The article was reported by the Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg, and the video was produced by Climate Desk's James West. The...Show More Summary

CPN-Maoist Clippings 20/8/2014

Baidya spews venom against energy agreement with India POKHARA, Aug 20: CPN (Maoist) Chairman Mohan Baidya has claimed that Power Trade Agreement (PTA) and Project Development Agreement (PDA) won’t be signed with India. Blaming that India is attempting to exploit Nepal’s natural resources in pretext of energy cooperation, Baidya on Wednesday announced that his [...]

GOP surrenders on Obamacare: Why they slashed spending on anti-ACA ads

The right's dream of flogging Obamacare all the way to November is over, and they're scrambling for a new strategy

Breaking: The contraception mandate benefits women

New research reinforces what we already know -- "avoiding pregnancy is a key component of women's health"

The Michael Brown case hinges on this one detail

Some eyewitnesses report having seen Brown approach Officer Darren Wilson, making him fear for his life

Don Lemon shocked to learn that National Guard used “n-word”

At CNN's "Black and White in America," the anchor couldn't believe this can still happen. Here's why he's clueless

Why season three of “Girls” got snubbed by the Emmys

The show's transitional third season wasn't bad--but it was challenging work getting these characters to adulthood

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