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[OP-ED]: Prevarications On Pot: Nonsense Clouds Common Sense

 04/21/2017 - 12:33
Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto
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Two days after another Trump Administration official made another astoundingly inaccurate assertion about the dangers of marijuana, Ricardo Rivera gave a group of Temple University students a poignant account about the powers of pot.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto

Paris Shooting: Could the attack influence the elections?

 04/21/2017 - 03:27
French Police officers after a shooting in which two police officer were killed along with their attacker and another police officer wounded in a terror attack near the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 20 April 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

A police officer was gunned down in the heart of this capital on Thursday, just three days before French voters will cast ballots in the first round of the presidential election. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:15am
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French Police officers after a shooting in which two police officer were killed along with their attacker and another police officer wounded in a terror attack near the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 20 April 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Protests in Venezuela: two dead, at least 57 injured and over 400 arrested

 04/20/2017 - 04:52
A demonstrator holds a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police during protests in Caracas, Venezuela, 19 April 2017. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Mother of four deported to Mexico despite having no criminal record

 04/20/2017 - 04:27
Maribel Trujillo and her family. Screenshot

Ivanka Trump brand secures China trademarks on day US president met Xi Jinping

 04/19/2017 - 02:46
Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as US President Trump, left, listens during a meeting with women small business owners in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, Mar. 27, 2017. EPA/ANDREW HARRER / POOL

Elections in Georgia: an early referendum on the Trump presidency?

 04/19/2017 - 02:27
Democratic US House of Representatives candidate Jon Ossoff (R) speaks with volunteers on the morning of the special election at a campaign office in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 18 April 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

[OP-ED]: Book focuses on why we need power -- and how to get it

 04/18/2017 - 08:30
Liu’s latest act of courage and belief is that he has written an important book on a topic -- power -- that Americans need to understand better. He has a message for us. And we’d be wise to listen.
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At America’s core, you’ll find two competing beliefs about citizen power. On the one hand, Americans cherish the idea that one person can create social change. But there is also the sense that -- to quote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- the game is rigged.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:30am
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Liu’s latest act of courage and belief is that he has written an important book on a topic -- power -- that Americans need to understand better. He has a message for us. And we’d be wise to listen.

Hundreds gather at White House to protest Trump's immigration policies

 04/14/2017 - 03:12
Under the slogan "We belong together," families from Miami, New York, Colorado and the Washington DC area gathered at Lafayette Park, in front of the presidential mansion, to "raise the community's awareness that we should be united." EFE/Shawn Thew
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About 200 people – including a number of small children – gathered before the White House on April 13, 2017, to protest the immigration policies of President Donald Trump and denounce the family separation created by the massive deportations undertaken by the magnate.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:00am
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Under the slogan "We belong together," families from Miami, New York, Colorado and the Washington DC area gathered at Lafayette Park, in front of the presidential mansion, to "raise the community's awareness that we should be united." EFE/Shawn Thew

[OP-ED]: Are living standards truly stagnant?

 04/13/2017 - 08:14
A causa del aumento de la desigualdad, muchos norteamericanos “se sienten peor ... incluso cuando su consumo material de bienes esté aumentando.” O quizás sea la decepción. La gente obtuvo menos de lo que esperaba, y el ritmo del cambio fue tan lento que pareció un estancamiento.
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It may turn out that the widespread belief that most Americans’ incomes have stagnated for years is, well, false or at least overstated.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00am
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The rise in inequality may make Americans “feel worse ... even if their material goods consumption is rising.” Or maybe it’s just disappointment. People got less than they expected, and the pace of change was so slow that it seemed like stagnation.

United States' first female Muslim judge found dead in New York

 04/13/2017 - 05:05
Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Photo: Youtube
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The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court was found in the waters off Harlem.

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Photo: Youtube

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