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High School Cancels Musical Production Because It Includes A Same-Sex Wedding

High School Cancels Musical Production Because It Includes A Same-Sex Wedding | General News | Scoop.it
Monty Python's Spamalot is apparently inappropriate for high school students, according to one Pennsylvania school district.
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Pinterest's Design District deal would push out tenants

Pinterest's Design District deal would push out tenants | General News | Scoop.it
Pinterest, the San Francisco darling of crafters and do-it-yourself enthusiasts, has signed a deal to take over a four-story brick warehouse in the heart of San Francisco's Showplace Square Design District. Just as showroom businesses are bouncing back from the recession, dozens of tenants in the San Francisco Design Center building at 2 Henry Adams St. face likely eviction if the landlord is successful in obtaining the approvals needed to convert the 311,000-square-foot building into Pinterest's headquarters. Landmark designationIn spring 2013, Bay West Development, the property management firm hired by building owner RREEF in Chicago, filed an application with the city Planning Department to obtain landmark designation for the building. The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved the designation, and it was cruising toward final approval at the Board of Supervisors when Supervisor Malia Cohen learned of the Pinterest deal. At a time when warehouses across her district are being knocked down to make way for $1 million condominiums, Cohen said the potential ousting of small businesses at 2 Henry Adams St. is worrisome. Cohen had the city's planning staff put together a list of other potentially historic PDR buildings that could be converted - 14 structures totaling 1 million square feet. [...] she said, the property management has been traipsing through the space with entourages of prospective tech tenants, commercial brokers and architects. While the showrooms may not have the on-site blue-collar jobs commonly associated with PDR, the buildings are the underpinning of an ecosystem of skilled trades for people who are able to earn a living wage without a college education, Gallagher said. Several design center tenants echoed Murphy's contention that Pinterest - which designers use to showcase their goods - is a nice fit at 2 Henry Adams St. Joe Gaul, a partner with custom furniture maker GaulSearson, said the footprint of his business has declined from 25,000 square feet in the early 1970s to 9,000 square feet today. For its part, Pinterest would like to stay close to its current spot on Brannan Street, "but drawn to the building by the prospect of ... having our company embedded with the very design community that is at the heart of our service," said company spokesman Barry Schnitt.
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1/3 of Canadian kids read racist or sexist content online daily or weekly: study

1/3 of Canadian kids read racist or sexist content online daily or weekly: study | General News | Scoop.it
TORONTO - More than one in three Canadian kids said they read racist or sexist content online on a daily or weekly basis, according to a new study.
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Garden theft: Is plant pilfering a growing Toronto problem?

Garden theft: Is plant pilfering a growing Toronto problem? | General News | Scoop.it
CBC Radio's Metro Morning may have drawn attention to a "growing" problem in Toronto: plants pilfered from homeowners' gardens. Host Matt Galloway interviewed two listeners Tuesday who shared their stories of rising in the morning to discover only empty holes in garden beds where once thrived their carefully nurtured flowers. Cindy Wilkes, who owns the Brooklyn Tavern, had flowers go missing from a planter outside her Leslieville eatery. "They were dug completely up and holes were left in the garden," she said Tuesday. "They were the mature plants, the tall plants, ones that really popped out." Wilkes says her neighbour even caught and confronted a plant thief. "My neighbour caught a woman stealing the flowers and ran after her.
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911 Dispatcher Tells Rape Victim To 'Quit Crying' (AUDIO)

911 Dispatcher Tells Rape Victim To 'Quit Crying' (AUDIO) | General News | Scoop.it
A 911 dispatcher in Columbus, Ohio, is not facing any disciplinary measures after telling an alleged rape victim to "quit crying."

The victim called 911 around 4 a.m. on June 8, ABC News reports. She told the dispatcher that a man had fo...
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Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup

Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup | General News | Scoop.it
An investigative report by FIFA, obtained by The New York Times, found that a match-rigging syndicate and its referees conspired to fix global soccer exhibition matches and exploit them for betting purposes.
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New Research Finds One Factor That Impairs Your Driving Far More Than Alcohol

New Research Finds One Factor That Impairs Your Driving Far More Than Alcohol | General News | Scoop.it
This is a national problem that just as bad as driving under the influence.
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As Internet behemoths rise, Chattanooga highlights a different path | Al Jazeera America

As Internet behemoths rise, Chattanooga highlights a different path | Al Jazeera America | General News | Scoop.it
Chattanooga’s municipally run Internet is faster than most connections in the world and could be a sign of the future
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Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor

Using Jailed Migrants as a Pool of Cheap Labor | General News | Scoop.it
As the federal government cracks down on immigrants in the country illegally and forbids businesses to hire them, it is relying on tens of thousands of those immigrants each year to provide essential labor.
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Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough To Prevent Debtors Prisons

Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough To Prevent Debtors Prisons | General News | Scoop.it
In 1983, the high court ruled judges can't jail people because they're too poor to pay their fines and fees. But an NPR investigation found judges still use jail time as punishment for nonpayment.
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Eight surprising new findings on American exceptionalism

Eight surprising new findings on American exceptionalism | General News | Scoop.it
Americans are okay with war, as long as someone else does the fighting.
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Colombian Shaman Has No Remorse in UK Teen's Death

Colombian Shaman Has No Remorse in UK Teen's Death | General News | Scoop.it
A Colombian shaman is showing no remorse and taking no responsibility for the death of a British teenager who drank a hallucinogen during a tribal ritual. Guillermo Mavisoy says it's common to vomit and become ill while consuming yage. But he says he's never seen anyone die during the...
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From ‘torturer in chief’ to a life in U.S.

From ‘torturer in chief’ to a life in U.S. | General News | Scoop.it
An Afghan spy chief, whom the Taliban tried at least twice to kill, has surfaced after years of being off the radar.
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Red Cross: How We Spent Sandy Money Is a ‘Trade Secret’

Red Cross: How We Spent Sandy Money Is a ‘Trade Secret’ | General News | Scoop.it
The charity is fighting our public records request for information on how it raised and spent money after the superstorm.
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Google executive Kevin Rose buys, plans to demolish 1892 house in NW Portland

Google executive Kevin Rose buys, plans to demolish 1892 house in NW Portland | General News | Scoop.it
Kevin and Darya Rose bought the house in March for $1.3 million. On Monday, the city issued a permit to tear down the house.
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Watch These 14 Indie Artists Now, Because YouTube Is About to Remove Them for Good

Watch These 14 Indie Artists Now, Because YouTube Is About to Remove Them for Good | General News | Scoop.it
The Internet giant wants to make you pay — and will take down some of our greatest indie music if you don't.
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Some letters backing Corinthian College were sent by employees

Some letters backing Corinthian College were sent by employees | General News | Scoop.it
For Corinthian Colleges Inc., more than four dozen letters that arrived in federal lawmakers’ offices last month offered critical support: They came from business people who said they had hired graduates of the company’s schools, finding them ready for the workplace.
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Education Department Could Give Billion-Dollar Contract To Company Accused Of Cheating Soldiers

Education Department Could Give Billion-Dollar Contract To Company Accused Of Cheating Soldiers | General News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education is seriously considering granting a potentially billion-dollar, decade-long contract to a former unit of Sallie Mae, the student loan company the Justice Department last month accused of cheating U.S. soldiers.

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Chris Christie donor's property venture given $106m by state after law changed

Chris Christie donor's property venture given $106m by state after law changed | General News | Scoop.it
New Jersey awarded public subsidy to close friend of governor after amendments made to state law eased approval of tax break
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Tennessee Man Accidentally Shoots, Kills Self While Driving

Tennessee Man Accidentally Shoots, Kills Self While Driving | General News | Scoop.it
A man accidentally shot and killed himself while driving Wednesday afternoon down a Tennessee highway, Chattanooga TV station WTVC reported.
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Sure, A Terrorist Attack Map Cheese Plate Sounds Like A Fine Idea

Sure, A Terrorist Attack Map Cheese Plate Sounds Like A Fine Idea | General News | Scoop.it
The new 9/11 Museum at the former site of the World Trade Center might be New York City's hottest tourist attraction right now, and both the museum and its gift shop of items in questionable taste ...
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Latest Jobs And Housing Reports Show Americans Are Struggling More Than Ever | PopularResistance.Org

Latest Jobs And Housing Reports Show Americans Are Struggling More Than Ever | PopularResistance.Org | General News | Scoop.it
The latest nationwide jobs and housing statistics released this week suggest that America is no longer a country where—for most people—the future is going to
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards

Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards | General News | Scoop.it
(CHEYENNE, Wyo.) — Wyoming, the nation's top coal-producing state, is the first to reject new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups mainly because of global warming components.
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GOP Senate Candidate Equates Food Stamp Recipients to Wild Animals

GOP Senate Candidate Equates Food Stamp Recipients to Wild Animals | General News | Scoop.it
It would appear that the GOP is starting their bi-annual "make horrifically monstrous statements in public during an election cycle" push early this year. Hah! As if they ever stopped, even during off years.
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