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7 questions for Erica Newsome, West Virginia teacher, about the West Virginia teacher’s strike

I met Erica Newsome at Netroots Nation 2018 where she was one of the panelists speaking about the West Virginia teachers strike. Other panelists included Zanetta Stallworth, Ryan Frankenberry, and Brianne Solomon (now running for state legislator in WV-14).
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7 questions for Erica Newsome, West Virginia teacher, about the West Virginia teacher’s strike

I met Erica Newsome at Netroots Nation 2018 where she was one of the panelists speaking about the West Virginia teachers strike. Other panelists included Zanetta Stallworth, Ryan Frankenberry, and Brianne Solomon (now running for state legislator in WV-14). I told Erica how the strike had been an inspiration to many educators and others around the country and asked her if she’d share her experiences.  What’s your background as a teacher, Erica?  My parents always told me that they thought I would be a good teacher, so that’s always what I leaned toward. I originally wanted to be a Music teacher but eventually switched to English Language Arts. I have taught English in West Virginia as well as Toronto, Canada, and South Korea. This will be my ninth year teaching. What led to the strike? For a very long time, teachers have been mistreated and overworked. Central Offices spend millions of dollars on programs that take control away from educated professionals and put us at the mercy of a different school’s programming, or a computer generated lesson, while we can barely obtain school supplies for our rooms. West Virginia, as a state, has failed its teachers spectacularly. Years ago, lawmakers told us that we would never be at the top pay scale but we would have good benefits from the state and be taken care of in terms of insurance and retirement. For the past several years, the state has not contributed any money to the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) and have passed the rising costs of health care onto their underpaid state workers, including teachers. This past year, the PEIA board decided to cut premiums for the top tier of public employees (which would include people such as Dana Holgorson, West Virginia University’s head football coach, who reportedly makes over 2 million a year) because they were “paying too much” and shifted additional costs onto lower income workers instead. They also planned to charge extra to married employees, and charge per child instead of offering a single family plan. Deductibles were to be higher than ever while our salaries have been stagnant for several years. I think the last straw was when we learned we would be forced to download a phone app that would track our movement, food intake, body measurements, and more. Failure to do so would result in even higher deductibles and would force even retired employees to report their biometrics regularly via a phone app. Some teachers who downloaded the app reported that they already had targeted ads and other evidence of tracking appear on their phones even before signing up for the program. Invading our privacy while asking more and more of us each year and paying less was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The lack of respect and basic decency afforded to some of the most highly educated and important employees of West Virginia left us little recourse than to walk out of the classroom.

“Truth isn’t truth”: Rudy Giuliani tries to explain why Donald Trump won’t testify on Russia

The former mayor of New York created another meme Sunday after he embraced the post-truth world Donald Trump wants
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“Truth isn’t truth”: Rudy Giuliani tries to explain why Donald Trump won’t testify on Russia

The former mayor of New York created another meme Sunday after he embraced the post-truth world Donald Trump wants

What makes a man a man? A new memoir explores the limits of the gender binary

In “Amateur,” transgender boxer Thomas Page McBee becomes the first trans man to fight in Madison Square Garden
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What makes a man a man? A new memoir explores the limits of the gender binary

In “Amateur,” transgender boxer Thomas Page McBee becomes the first trans man to fight in Madison Square Garden

Butter, eggs and sugar: How to make famous Brooklyn baker Margaret Palca’s chocolate chip cookies

“I love chocolate chip cookies. I believe a chocolate chip cookie a day keeps the doctor away,” Palca writes
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Butter, eggs and sugar: How to make famous Brooklyn baker Margaret Palca’s chocolate chip cookies

“I love chocolate chip cookies. I believe a chocolate chip cookie a day keeps the doctor away,” Palca writes

The final battle of the Civil Social Justice War will be in the heart, mind and spirit of the nation

Welcome to the third and final installment in my series on the ongoing American Civil/Social Justice War between corporate/white power and freedom, fairness, and justice for all persons within America which originally began over 100 years before the Declarati
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The final battle of the Civil Social Justice War will be in the heart, mind and spirit of the nation

Welcome to the third and final installment in my series on the ongoing American Civil/Social Justice War between corporate/white power and freedom, fairness, and justice for all persons within America which originally began over 100 years before the Declaration of Independence. It has continued through the first Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments which weren’t fully implemented until the second Civil Rights War, and even on to the modern day. Today the most deeply entrenched battleground is the fight over whether there even is a fight going on at all. On one side you have those who argue that Social Justice for all America’s people—minorities, women, LGBTQ, workers and consumers—remains a distant achievement. You have NY Governor Mario Cuomo who recently shocked many by saying “America has never been that great” because it has failed to admit and correct gender equality. Largely in solidarity with Cuomo you have the #MeToo movement, the Black Lives Matter movement, #MarchForOurLives and the Sandy Hook parents. The Sandy Hook parents, of course, are pitched against Alex Jones and his 2 million subscribers who would call them all “Social Justice Warriors” in an effort to demean and minimize the legitimacy of their efforts. They fight against the alt-right, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists.  But these are not the worst of the opposition.  The worst are the deniers who provide aid, comfort, and cover for bigots and predators. Those who could look at the ridiculous decades-long litany of bigoted statements and actions, multiple lawsuits for racial discrimination in the ‘70s and in the ‘90s which he lost, his crazed Jihad against the wrongly convicted Central Park Five, the nearly two dozen allegations of sexual assault including his “impromptu inspections” of semi-dressed teenagers competing in his beauty pageant, his history of racially biasing the results of those contests and still say they don’t believe that Donald John Trump is a bigoted sexist asshole because they simply haven’t yet heard him utter the N-word on tape, even though they have seen his Twitter feed. On the other side are people like Tucker Carlson who says that white supremacy is nothing more than a "liberal delusion.”

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Bank of India puts on sale 50 corporate NPAs with Rs 55.57 bn outstanding

The aim is to conclude the sale before the end of September to get the benefit of reduction in NPAs and better recoveries in the second quarter
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Bank of India puts on sale 50 corporate NPAs with Rs 55.57 bn outstanding

The aim is to conclude the sale before the end of September to get the benefit of reduction in NPAs and better recoveries in the second quarter

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As promised, Netflix’s user reviews are no more

Netflix user reviews are no more. Sure, chances are pretty decent you didn’t realize Netflix still had reviews at this point, but the video streaming giant has delivered on its promise to do away with the one-time mainstay of the service. Last month, it inf
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As promised, Netflix’s user reviews are no more

Netflix user reviews are no more. Sure, chances are pretty decent you didn’t realize Netflix still had reviews at this point, but the video streaming giant has delivered on its promise to do away with the one-time mainstay of the service. Last month, it informed recent users that reviews would be sunset soon. Netflix dropped the […]

The Kindle Voyage is no longer available from Amazon

The Kindle Voyage is no more. The e-reader is currently unavailable through Amazon, as noted by a few sites. You can still pick up a refurbed version through the retailer, but listings for the new model note that, “[t]his item is only available from thi
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The Kindle Voyage is no longer available from Amazon

The Kindle Voyage is no more. The e-reader is currently unavailable through Amazon, as noted by a few sites. You can still pick up a refurbed version through the retailer, but listings for the new model note that, “[t]his item is only available from third-party sellers.” TechCrunch confirmed that the product is no longer available […]

A paper battery powered by bacteria

In remote areas of the world, everyday items like electrical outlets and batteries are luxuries. Health care workers in these areas often lack electricity to power diagnostic devices, and commercial batteries may be too expensive. Today, researchers report a
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A paper battery powered by bacteria

In remote areas of the world, everyday items like electrical outlets and batteries are luxuries. Health care workers in these areas often lack electricity to power diagnostic devices, and commercial batteries may be too expensive. Today, researchers report a new type of battery -- made of paper and fueled by bacteria -- that could overcome these challenges.

Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease

The life-threatening bacteria MRSA can cripple a medical facility since it is resistant to treatment. But scientists report that they are now making advances in a new technique that avoids antibiotics, instead using light to activate oxygen, which wipes out b
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Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease

The life-threatening bacteria MRSA can cripple a medical facility since it is resistant to treatment. But scientists report that they are now making advances in a new technique that avoids antibiotics, instead using light to activate oxygen, which wipes out bacteria. The method also could be used to treat other microbial infections, and possibly even cancer.

Jack Dorsey admits Twitter hasn’t ‘figured out’ approach to fake news

Jack Dorsey is hedging his bets. In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, the beard-rocking CEO said Twitter is reluctant to commit to a timetable for enacting policies aimed at curbing heated political rhetoric on the site. The executive’s lukewarm comm
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Jack Dorsey admits Twitter hasn’t ‘figured out’ approach to fake news

Jack Dorsey is hedging his bets. In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, the beard-rocking CEO said Twitter is reluctant to commit to a timetable for enacting policies aimed at curbing heated political rhetoric on the site. The executive’s lukewarm comments reflect an embattled social network that has been the brunt of criticism from both […]

A university is outfitting living spaces with thousands of Echo Dots

Soon, Saint Louis University students won’t be able to avoid Amazon’s near ubiquitous smart speakers. The university announced this week a plan to outfit living spaces with 2,300 Echo Dots. The devices are set to be deployed by the time classes start, lat
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A university is outfitting living spaces with thousands of Echo Dots

Soon, Saint Louis University students won’t be able to avoid Amazon’s near ubiquitous smart speakers. The university announced this week a plan to outfit living spaces with 2,300 Echo Dots. The devices are set to be deployed by the time classes start, later this month. SLU is quick to note that it’s “the first college […]

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The Latest: Strong quake cuts power across Indonesian island

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 1:25 a.m. A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and toppled buildings. The shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hi
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The Latest: Strong quake cuts power across Indonesian island

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 1:25 a.m. A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and toppled buildings. The shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit just after 10 p.m. Sunday is one of multiple ...

French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse

PARIS (AP) - An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damage and at risk of collapse in the coming several years. President Emmanuel Macron's government had already promised new infrastructure spe
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French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse

PARIS (AP) - An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damage and at risk of collapse in the coming several years. President Emmanuel Macron's government had already promised new infrastructure spending, but is coming under new pressure after Tuesday's bridge collapse ...

Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel. Instead
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Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel. Instead, two modest signs bearing the MGM initials are set against a ...

UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

PULA, Croatia (AP) - Croatia's coast guard says a British woman has been saved after spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night after she fell from a cruise ship. The unidentified woman was taken to a hospital Sunday in the town of Pula and is believed t
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UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

PULA, Croatia (AP) - Croatia's coast guard says a British woman has been saved after spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night after she fell from a cruise ship. The unidentified woman was taken to a hospital Sunday in the town of Pula and is believed to be ...

Report warns 840 French bridges may face risk of collapse

PARIS (AP) - An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damages and at risk of eventual collapse. President Emmanuel Macron's government had already promised new infrastructure spending but is comin
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Report warns 840 French bridges may face risk of collapse

PARIS (AP) - An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damages and at risk of eventual collapse. President Emmanuel Macron's government had already promised new infrastructure spending but is coming under new pressure after last week's bridge collapse in neighboring Italy ...

AP Interview: Photographer documented 1968 Soviet invasion

PRAGUE (AP) - It's been 50 years, but powerful images of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia taken by photographer Josef Koudelka still resonate among Czechs and elsewhere in the world - they've even been admired in Russia. As the armies of the five War
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AP Interview: Photographer documented 1968 Soviet invasion

PRAGUE (AP) - It's been 50 years, but powerful images of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia taken by photographer Josef Koudelka still resonate among Czechs and elsewhere in the world - they've even been admired in Russia. As the armies of the five Warsaw Pact countries invaded his country an ...

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60-year-old Billy Torrence races to first NHRA Top Fuel win

Billy Torrence raced to his first career Top Fuel victory at age 60, winning the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway
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60-year-old Billy Torrence races to first NHRA Top Fuel win

Billy Torrence raced to his first career Top Fuel victory at age 60, winning the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway

Dolphins' run defense still a concern after first two preseason games

The Miami Dolphins defense has allowed 299 yards rushing in the first two exhibition games; Adam Gase is still confident it will be better than last year.
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Dolphins' run defense still a concern after first two preseason games

The Miami Dolphins defense has allowed 299 yards rushing in the first two exhibition games; Adam Gase is still confident it will be better than last year.

Pocono IndyCar: Rossi dominates again, scores third win of the season

The race almost immediately went under yellow when Graham Rahal made an inauspicious start from 18th on the grid, tagging the back of Spencer Pigot’s Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet as he tried to make an early getaway. He broke the front left wing of the Rah
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Pocono IndyCar: Rossi dominates again, scores third win of the season

The race almost immediately went under yellow when Graham Rahal made an inauspicious start from 18th on the grid, tagging the back of Spencer Pigot’s Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet as he tried to make an early getaway. He broke the front left wing of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda and spun the ECR car into the inside wall, while bouncing his own car off the outside wall. Pietro ... ... Keep reading

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