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#VictimsOfYourComplicity: NU Divest Stages Student Center Take-Over In Light of Administrative Apathy

By On November 6, 2015

After more than 6 hours of tense and emotion-infused debate on the night of February 19, 2015, a coalition of students at Northwestern University who called themselves “NU Divest” successfully pushed their… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: August 14, 2015

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Britain making ‘formal protest’ to Ecuador over Assange case “The criticism against the Ecuadorian government comes after Swedish prosecutors dropped a sexual assault probe against Assange, without investigators having succeeded in questioning… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: August 6, 2015

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UK Copyright Law Deems iTunes Illegal “The IPO specifically notes that copying a CD to an MP3 player is not permitted. This means that iTunes’ popular ripping feature, which Apple actively promotes… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: August 5, 2015

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Snowden Leaks Confirm Existence of Secret Satellite Communication Surveillance Network “NSA newsletters cited by The Intercept confirm that the program was set up in 1966, just a year after the first communication satellites… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 30, 2015

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Russia Vetoes Downed Flight MH17 Tribunal Bid “Eleven countries on the 15-member council voted in favor of the proposal by Malaysia, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine, while three countries abstained: China,… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 28, 2015

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Iran Cuts Off Financial Aid to Hamas “Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has transferred millions of dollars to the Palestinian group’s military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam brigades, within the last year to… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 26, 2015

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15-Year Chinese Ban on Video Game Consoles Ends “Video game consoles were first banned in 2000 over concerns that these games would have a negative mental and physical affect on the development… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 24, 2015

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Moon Return 10x Cheaper Than Initially Thought, Could Lead to Mars Mission “The extensive NexGen Space study by the National Space Society (NSS) and the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) said that partnerships with private… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 23, 2015

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Dolphin Fertility is Harmed By Chemical Pollutants “Dolphins are struggling to reproduce because of industrial chemical pollution in European waters that can linger in the animals’ bodies for a lifetime, a study… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 20, 2015

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Beijing City Government Developing Megalopolis 6 Times the Size of New York’s “Jing-Jin-Ji, as the region is called (‘Jing’  for Beijing, ‘Jin’ for Tianjin and ‘Ji,’ the traditional name for Hebei Province),… Read More

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In Retrospect: Week of July 18, 2015

By On July 18, 2015

Remembering Srebrenica: 20 Years Later “The 20-year anniversary of Srebrenica is an opportunity to remember the lessons we drew after the massacre, but seem to have forgotten since.”… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 10, 2015

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China Is In A “Triple Bubble” “Yes, China’s stock-market slide has been stunning. Until June 12, the Shanghai Composite, mainland China’s biggest stock market, had enjoyed a glorious 150% rally for about… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 9, 2015

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NASA Reveals Most Detailed Photograph Of Pluto To Date “The image, which New Horizons took on Tuesday when it was less than 5 million miles (8 million kilometres) from Pluto, shows a… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 8, 2015

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$500 Million US Program Has Only Trained 60 Anti-ISIS Fighters The program’s goal was to produce 5,400 fighters a year as part of the White House’s strategy to provide assistance to those… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 7, 2015

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FIFA Awarded American Women 6% of Men’s Prize “Despite winning the most World Cup titles in women’s soccer history and garnering a record-breaking 25.4 million viewers while doing it, the U.S. Women’s… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 6, 2015

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Serbia Asks Russia To Veto UN Resolution Labeling Bosnian War Genocide “Many Western countries and Russia have been debating in the UN over whether the incident, which occurred during the war in… Read More

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Feel the Bern: ReadCONTRA @ the Historic Madison Rally

By On July 3, 2015

On Wednesday, Madison, Wisconsin made headlines as Bernie Sanders dropped by for a quick meet up with 10,000 of his closest friends. While campaign rallies aren’t anything special in the scope of… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: July 1, 2015

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Shoeseller Starts Crowdfunding Project to Bailout Greece “A British shoe salesman who launched an online crowdfunding drive to bail out Greece has raised more than 500,000 euros in two days. Thom Feeney,… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know: June 26, 2015

By On June 26, 2015

Vatican Signs Treaty Formally Recognizing State of Palestine “The accord, the result of 15 years of negotiations, covers ‘essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in the State… Read More

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To Pamela Geller, From One of Her 18 Year-Old Targets

By On June 23, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my job on campus, doing homework between calls, when my own phone vibrated. As I read the news alert that had flashed onto my… Read More