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Antero Pietila, author of “The Ghosts Of Johns Hopkins” charts the rise of the influential Baltimore-based university while the city embraced segregation The post How Johns Hopkins’ Influence Haunts Baltimore (Pt 1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.

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UAE-Backed Yemen Troops Seize Southern City From Houthis

May 19, 2019           |                                       

A statement from the Yemeni Security Belt forces, a UAE-backed part of the Army, claims to have “liberated” the city of Qatabah, in the Dhalea Province. This capped off an offensive launched Friday against the contested city, claiming “dozens” of Houthis killed. Dhalea is deep within the territory generally held by pro-Saudi and pro-UAE forces, […]

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Kazakh Activists Say They're Being Conscripted As Punishment For Political Activities

May 18, 2019           |                                       

Kazakh authorities have moved to conscript two opposition activists for mandatory military service, a move the activists say is punishment for their political protests. The effort targeting Beibarys Tolymbekov and Aslan Sagutdinov has worried opposition groups who say Kazakh officials are stepping up pressure against political activists ahead of next month’s presidential election. Last month, […]

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Saudi Warplanes Pound Yemeni Capital, Heavy Casualties Reported

May 16, 2019           |                                       

In moves which Saudi Defense Ministry officials clearly tied to the Houthi drone strikes on a Saudi oil pumping station, Saudi warplanes pounded the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa on Thursday, hitting a number of military sites, and also surrounding populated areas. Local officials reported heavy casualties, with six civilians confirmed killed and 60 wounded […]

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ISIS Splits Khorasan Affiliate, Announces New Groups Based in India, Pakistan

May 15, 2019           |                                       

One of the most important ISIS affiliates in recent months is ISIS-K, or ISIS Khorasan. The Group is based out of eastern Afghanistan, but is claimed as the ISIS affiliate for a vast amount of central and southern Asia. On Wednesday, ISIS issued a statement announcing it is being split. ISIS is turning ISIS-K into […]

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Thousands Protest Proposed Church For Third Day In Russia's Yekaterinburg

May 15, 2019           |                                       

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered for a third day straight day to protest over a proposal to build a new Russian Orthodox church on the site of a popular park in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. Local activists reject the plan, saying it would destroy one of the few green public spaces in the Urals […]

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Police, Protesters Clash At Russian Cathedral Construction Site

May 13, 2019           |                                       

Police have clashed with protesters demonstrating against plans to construct a Russian Orthodox cathedral in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. Trouble began on March 13 when some of the demonstrators torn down fences erected to protect the construction site as police tried to wrest the barriers away. Young men, many wear track suits, also harassed […]

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The New Gold Rush: Illinois Lawmakers Are Growing Worried as Neighbors Move to Expand Gambling

May 9, 2019           |                                       

1) Welcome to Kentucky, where the gambling industry was “buying its own regulator.” Horse racing tracks in Kentucky were paying to regulate their own video gambling machines, says the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. Here’s what was happening: The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has the job of making sure video gambling in the state is […]

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Ignazio D’Andria is in no doubt at all about the matter. When Alessandro Di Battista, one of the most prominent members of the ruling anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, came to Taranto to hold a rally two years ago he was welcomed as a hero, but now he would be kicked out. Ignazio is the owner of […]

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The first time I met Marva Herndon and Gail Hicks, in 2014, they took me riding around Milwaukee in Herndon’s RV, on an unofficial tour of fly-by-night voucher schools, housed in crumbling strip malls and corner stores. We saw an eighth-grade science class in which students were instructed in creationism, and we watched children play […]

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By now you’ve likely heard about Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-seven-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is running as a Democrat for President in 2020. Buttigieg’s story is a study in contrasts. South Bend is a blue city in a red state; a rust belt city staging a comeback. Buttigieg, or “Mayor Pete” as he […]

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ProPublica Illinois, ProPublica and Partners Win Three Sigma Delta Chi Awards From the Society of Professional Journalists

April 26, 2019           |                                       

The Society of Professional Journalists announced Thursday that investigative series from ProPublica and ProPublica Illinois won three Sigma Delta Chi Awards. The awards honor exceptional professional journalism produced in 2018, with entries spanning television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines. “Stuck Kids” was recognized with the award for Online Non-Deadline Reporting (Independent). […]

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