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Today’s jobs report is a disaster. But why?

Today’s jobs report is a disaster. But why? | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Why was job growth so weak in March? We look at the possible culprits, and what the report could mean for the Fed.
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God Help The Outcasts

The song "God Help the Outcasts" is a soft ballad sung by Esmeralda inside Notre Dame after she sees how Quasimodo and her people are treated by society. I
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Now charities are dumping Trump, too

Now charities are dumping Trump, too | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Days after Trump lost the support of CEOs, his Florida club is losing business as charities cancel plans for galas
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Donald Trump Needs To Not Be President Yesterday

Donald Trump Needs To Not Be President Yesterday | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
We're done with the 'take what we can get' phase of Donald Trump's administration. It's time for the 'he's a disaster and needs to go' phase.
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Statement on Confederate Memorials: Confronting Difficult History | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Statement on Confederate Memorials: Confronting Difficult History | National Trust for Historic Preservation | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The Confederate Memorials debate reminds us that while we should always remember the past, we do not necessarily need to revere it.
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Watch this embedded reporter from HBO in Charlottesville.

Watch this embedded reporter from HBO in Charlottesville. | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Update 8.15.2017, 2:37pm. An idea to share that’s come up in the comments — call your state and local officials to bring this video to their attention. Watching this, as a history and government professor, I can’t help but think that in a 10
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Opinion | The Hate He Dares Not Speak Of

Opinion | The Hate He Dares Not Speak Of | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
White supremacists see President Trump’s failure to condemn them as a sign of implicit support. Which of course it is.
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"Mr. Trump is alone in modern presidential history in his willingness to summon demons of bigotry and intolerance in service to himself." — The Editorial Board
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Nazis Can March on My Hometown, but They Can’t Win

Nazis Can March on My Hometown, but They Can’t Win | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Charlottesville doesn’t belong to this sad pack of misfits.
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It's Up To Congress to Call Trump to Account

It's Up To Congress to Call Trump to Account | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
A bipartisan vote condemning the president’s failure to distance himself from white supremacism could provide the leadership he has failed to offer.
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Charlottesville Is the America That Donald Trump Promised

Charlottesville Is the America That Donald Trump Promised | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The Charlottesville tragedy is the America that Donald Trump promised: One where vile bigots knew that they would once again have a platform.
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The Game Is Over and North Korea Has Won

The Game Is Over and North Korea Has Won | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The Game Is Over and North Korea Has Won « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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How the Trump budget harms global health and weakens international stability

How the Trump budget harms global health and weakens international stability | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The President Donald Trump budget calls for a 24 percent reduction in spending on foreign assistance for global health. These are the U.S. government funds that support efforts abroad to improve di…
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Mueller issues grand jury subpoenas

Mueller issues grand jury subpoenas | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has launched a grand jury in his investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election
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Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
An email sent Thursday by Mr. Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, on President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.
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As Your Doctor, I Am Protesting the Removal of Your Tumor Because I Don’t Want to Erase Your Medical History

As Your Doctor, I Am Protesting the Removal of Your Tumor Because I Don’t Want to Erase Your Medical History | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”
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Stan Lee recycles 1968 column condemning bigotry after Nazi rally

Stan Lee recycles 1968 column condemning bigotry after Nazi rally | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Stan Lee’s thoughts on bigotry are as relevant today as they were in 1968, unfortunately.
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Obama tolerance tweet becomes most liked - BBC News

Obama tolerance tweet becomes most liked - BBC News | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
A tweet was posted by the former President following the fatal attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Porter Novelli, Weber Shandwick CEOs Issue Statements On Charlottesville Violence

Porter Novelli, Weber Shandwick CEOs Issue Statements On Charlottesville Violence | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
"Sometimes people need to hear a voice and be reminded that diversity and inclusion is a core value."
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New Trump Video Names Journalists -- Not Nazis -- As ‘Enemies’

New Trump Video Names Journalists -- Not Nazis -- As ‘Enemies’ | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The ad was released during a weekend of alt-right violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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The Battle of Charlottesville

The Battle of Charlottesville | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Jelani Cobb on the alt-right and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, and on Donald Trump’s refusal to strongly speak out against white supremacists.
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The Moral Shambles That is Our President

The Moral Shambles That is Our President | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Denouncing Nazis and the KKK and violent white supremacists by those names should not be a difficult thing for a president to do, particularly when those groups are the instigators and proximate cause of violence in an American city, and one of their number has rammed his car through a group of counter-protestors, killing one and…
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Map: Track the 917 Hate Groups operati g in the US

Map: Track the 917 Hate Groups operati g in the US | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
917 Hate Groups are currently operating in the US. Track them below with our Hate Map.
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My fellow white Americans.

My fellow white Americans. | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
These are images from Charlottesville, Virginia last night. These are white people in their twenties and thirties. Like me. These are people who are in my generation, the millennial generation, the one frequently lambasted for "participation trophies" and "needing safe spaces." These are people that look like my coworkers, my colleagues, my brothers, my cousins.…
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Google Fires the Engineer Whose Sexist Anti-Diversity Memo Went Viral

Google Fires the Engineer Whose Sexist Anti-Diversity Memo Went Viral | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Google's CEO said that the employee's memo violated company rules. The engineer claims he was let go for "perpetuating gender stereotypes."
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Does Trump still want to be president? America’s boy king doesn’t like to work hard

Does Trump still want to be president? America’s boy king doesn’t like to work hard | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Donald Trump promised "forgotten Americans" he'd be their tireless advocate in the White House. That hasn't quite panned out thus far.
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Secret Service vacates Trump Tower command post in lease dispute with president’s company

Secret Service vacates Trump Tower command post in lease dispute with president’s company | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Supervisors, standby agents are moved to trailer on the street more than 50 floors below.
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