August 21, 2016

Detroit Public Schools loses lawsuit against teachers who encouraged colleagues to call in sick to protest working conditions. http://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2016/08/18/sickout-lawsuit-ruling/88970526/

Unruly protesters reportedly shove and spit on Trump donors at Minneapolis fundraiser. http://www.startribune.com/ahead-of-visit-democrats-bash-trump-on-immigration-tax-records/390721831/

States with tough voter ID laws, Arizona, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Kansas, have allegedly not prosecuted anyone for voter impersonation fraud between 2012 and 2016.  http://www.thedenverchannel.com/decodedc/no-voter-impersonation-fraud-found-in-key-states-with-voter-id-laws-per-review

Political turmoil in Ethiopia leads to expulsions of journalists, travel advisories.  http://www.voanews.com/a/ethiopia-travel-warning/3472320.html

Rio visitors flock to bay-side area with sponsor exhibits, few visit historic slave port two blocks away, biggest in the Americas. Not on map, no signs. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-20/coca-cola-scores-on-olympic-boulevard-where-slave-past-sidelined

Beach volleyball uniforms – shorts and t-shirts for men, tiny bikinis for women. Sexism or seduction?  http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/women-beach-volleyball-bikinis-men-uniform-guidelines-kerri-walsh-jennings

Ivanka Trump reportedly blogs advice on how to survive when you’re working as an unpaid intern. And not from a wealthy family.  http://fusion.net/story/338700/ivanka-trump-unpaid-internships/

Green Party candidate calls for “climate state of emergency” in response to fires, flooding. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/20/jill-stein-green-party-climate-state-of-emergency

Texas has the maternity-related death rate of a less developed country says study. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/20/texas-maternal-mortality-rate-health-clinics-funding

Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Miami police of wrongfully killing Lavall Hall, a mentally ill man who attacked an officer with a broom. https://news.vice.com/article/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-against-miami-cops-who-killed-mentally-ill-man-lavall-hall

North Korea claims high-ranking diplomat who defected in England was wanted for embezzlement, espionage and child rape. https://news.vice.com/article/north-korea-claims-diplomat-thae-yong-ho-london-wanted-for-sex-crimes

Tea Party candidate reportedly arrested for possession of meth lab equipment in Alabama. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/alabama-tea-party-talk-show-host-and-failed-politico-busted-for-meth-trafficking/

Plight of Columbia’s indigenous Wayuu people overlooked by mainstream media.  http://fair.org/home/humanitarian-nightmare-for-colombias-wayuu-fails-to-awaken-corporate-media/

Food activist asks why genetically modified foods are unique enough to patent, but are not considered different enough from natural foods that consumers need explicit labeling. http://fair.org/home/if-youre-so-proud-of-this-technology-put-it-on-the-label/

Writer claims that John Hinckley, Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan, was a family friend of the Bushes, FBI allegedly refusing to release its files on Hinckley and his associates. http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/08/16/bush-angle-reagan-shooting-still-unresolved-hinckley-walks/

 

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August 21, 2016

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