Daily Archives: September 18, 2017

Non-STEM professors reportedly push for boycott of UC Berkeley ‘Free Speech Week’

Citing the threat to the student body’s “physical and mental safety,” 177 professors at the University of California, Berkeley, have signed an open letter calling for a boycott of the campus’ so-called “Free Speech Week. Continue reading

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Retired American teacher fatally stabbed in Jamaica

Police say a 68-year-old Californian retired teacher has been fatally stabbed in Jamaica. Continue reading

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The Latest: Suu Kyi: Most Rohingya villages violence-free

The Latest on the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

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New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage

New Zealand’s lawmakers and public employees have been told to cancel all nonessential flights to Auckland as a fuel shortage at the nation’s largest airport continues to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of people. Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria, month’s 2nd Cat 5 storm, lashes at Dominica

Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on … Continue reading

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Veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes

An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is among 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. Continue reading

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Reports: Maria makes landfall in Dominica as Category 5 hurricane; Puerto Rico braces for direct hit

Islands devastated by Irma just a few weeks ago are now bracing for Hurricane Maria as it bears down on the northern Caribbean. Continue reading

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Violence breaks out at Georgia Tech after vigil for student killed in police shooting

Violent protests broke out on the Georgia Tech campus Monday night, with one police car set on fire, according to reports. Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton, on book tour, cheers the ‘resistance’

Hillary Clinton brought her promotional book tour to Washington, D.C. on Monday night. Continue reading

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Anti-communist mob attacks Indonesia meeting, 22 arrested

A mob opposed to public discussion of Indonesia’s 1965 massacre of communists tried to force its way into a Jakarta building where they believed communists were meeting, injuring five policemen. Continue reading

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Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria slams Caribbean as ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm

Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 3 earlier in the day. Continue reading

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Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian. Continue reading

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Tree pulled down by hammock nearly paralyzes woman

An unlikely accident left a mother in Minnesota nearly paralyzed after a tree fell on her hammock. Continue reading

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Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort wiretapped by US investigators, report says

Former chairman of the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort, was surveilled by the U.S. government both before and after the 2016 presidential election, according to a report. Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria upgraded to ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 5 storm

Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 3 earlier in the day. Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria upgraded to ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm

Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 3 earlier in the day. Continue reading

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University assailed over handling of sexual harassment case

Questions over the University of Rochester’s handling of sexual misconduct accusations against a professor have sparked protests, calls for the resignation of top administrators, vows by alumni to stop donations and even a hunger strike by one student … Continue reading

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Dylann Roof asks court for new lawyers, says race makes them his ‘political and biological enemies’

Convicted killer Dylann Roof has requested that new lawyers be appointed for his federal appeals case, saying the races of his current ones make them his “political and biological enemies.” Continue reading

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As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the U.S., Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation’s historic transition to democracy. Continue reading

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