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How the Supreme Court's Ruling on Michigan Affirmative Action Affects Colleges (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: education, government, Supreme Court, discrimination, Affirmative Action, society, rights, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 8 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The new Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action leaves in place, for now, a system that allows public universities in Maryland, Virginia and many other states to consider race and ethnicity in admissions.
Bob Dole Says the GOP Is Way More Conservative Than It Was Even 20 Years Ago. He's Right.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bob Dole, Americans, conservatives, republicans, government, ethics, constitution, congress, usa, politics )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Here's Bob Dole on the current state of the Republican party: "I thought I was a conservative, but we've got some in Congress now who are so far right they're about to fall out of the Capitol."
1.6 Million Americans Don't Have Indoor Plumbing. Here's Where They Live (INTERACTIVE MAP INCLUDED)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, census questions, indoor plumbing, rural areas, government, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Looking beyond the present day, it's worth remembering that indoor plumbing is a fairly new development for many communities. In 1950 fully one quarter of U.S. households did not have a flush toilet --
William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday: 50 Everyday Phrases That Came From the Bard
Society & Culture  (tags: Shakespeare, language, popular phrases, 450th birthday, interesting, society, education, culture )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - independent.co.uk
Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare. Your plays are still the pinnacle, your poetry among the finest and many phrases you coined are still in wide usage.
Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?
Society & Culture  (tags: spite, empathy, society, ethics, world, personality, research, aggression, interesting )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - npr.org
Why do people willingly inconvenience or even harm themselves in order harm others? And why are some of us more spiteful than others? Being aggressive and lacking empathy might have a lot to do with it, researchers say.
Fight Child Slavery ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, protection, children, slavery )

Cher
- 3 hours ago - nochildforsale.ca
Sign our petition urging leading Canadian retailers* to expand their efforts to improve labour conditions in their supply chains by signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh agreement.
Government of Yukon: Protect the Peel ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, forests, destruction, habitat, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 4 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
Please help us to send an urgent and clear message to the Government of Yukon, and to the Prime Minister of Canada, that important and sensitive regions in Canada and the rest of the world, have friends and guardians who will stand up for them
Help Keep Jasper's Spirit Wild ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 4 hours ago - org.salsalabs.com
A private company wants to build overnight accommodation at Maligne Lake, contravening Parks Canada's policy prohibiting new commercial accommodation outside park town sites.
Trapped Fishing Cat Mistaken for Leopard in Greater Noida
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, fishing cats )

Cher
- 7 hours ago - indianexpress.com
In the second such incident in the last two months, the Gautam Buddh Nagar Forest department received word of a leopard being trapped in a village well on Saturday -- only to discover that it was a fishing cat.
New Yorkers: Help Us Keep Orcas Out of Captivity ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering, whales )

Cher
- 3 hours ago - secure3.convio.net
Senator Ball (R-40) recently introduced bill S. 6613 to prohibit orcas from being kept in sea parks or aquariums, and we need you to speak out in support of it!
 
 
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