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Teens use social media to document a party that destroyed a former NFL player’s home

In upstate New York, three hundred teenagers allegedly broke in and threw a party in the vacant home of former New England Patriot, Brian Holloway. Holloway learned of the break-in and vandalism not via the police, who cleared the teenagers from the house, but from his son, who had been…

Florida police chief: George Zimmerman is ‘a Sandy Hook waiting to happen’

A series of indiscreet emails by a Florida police chief has revealed his belief that Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman is a volatile character who is “a Sandy Hook waiting to happen”. Steve Bracknell is the chief of the Lake Mary police department, which is investigating Zimmerman, 29, for allegedly…

CUNY students say they will continue protesting ‘war criminal’ David Petraeus

Students at the City University of New York have said they will continue protesting against David Petraeus and pledged to “make his time in New York a living hell” after a video emerged showing the former general being hounded as he left the university on Monday. The footage, which went…

Beijing-based ecologist and filmmaker inspires people to save Earth’s ecosystem

John Dennis Liu inspires people to save Earth’s ecosystem (via The Christian Science Monitor) Filmmaker John Dennis Liu, here in Rwanda, has documented ecological projects in diverse locations such as Haiti, Jordan, and China.(Courtesy of Environmental Education Media Project) John Dennis Liu doesn’t do small talk well. Even a brief…

Inside one of the world’s most sustainable cities

An Inside Look At Living In One Of The World’s Most Sustainable Cities — Melbourne, Australia (via Clean Technica) Originally published on ClimateProgressby Ari Phillips Melbourne is a sprawling network of neighborhoods, trams, trains, bikes, laneways and, around almost every corner, coffee shops — a bit like Portland, Oregon but…

Obama names Jeffrey Zients as his new top economic adviser

President Barack Obama announced Friday he would name Jeffrey Zients, a management expert who has led his budget office, as his new top economic adviser from January 1. Zients, who twice served as acting budget director under Obama as well as the government’s chief performance officer, will replace Gene Sperling…

Three friends of Boston bombing suspect to be arraigned

Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be arraigned on Friday on charges of lying to investigators and conspiring to obstruct justice. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19-year-olds from Kazakhstan, had previously pleaded not guilty to charges of impeding the investigation into the April 15 attack…

Nobel Laureate Stiglitz: ‘The only true and sustainable prosperity is shared prosperity’

Nobel Memorial Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz gave a powerful speech at the annual AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles. “It’s been clear to me that our economy has been sick for a long time,” he began, introducing a theme he would hammer home throughout the speech. “For too long, the hardworking…

Black recruit with ‘perfect score’ denied entry into segregated University of Alabama sororities

Fifty years after Gov. George Wallace “stood in the schoolhouse door” in an effort to prevent Vivian Malone Jones, Dave McGlathery and James Hood from enrolling in classes at the University of Alabama, The Crimson White reports that the school’s Greek system remains rigidly segregated. “Are we really not going…

CA Gov. Jerry Brown to support minimum wage hike to $10 an hour

California Gov. Jerry Brown says he will he’ll back legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, Sarah Hashim-Waris reports.  …

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