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–Several UCLA residence halls are under evacuation while police investigate a report of a bomb😐 13 July 2017 | (Westwood, CA) Thousands of students at UCLA are under evacuation due to a bomb threat affecting the dorms. A threat targeting the Sunset Recreation Center was reported shortly after 10:10 p.m.

Bomb Threat at UCLA Prompts Evacuation of Thousands

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YouTube will launch a series of workshops to help young content creators “tackle internet safety and issues around fake news”, the BBC reports.
It adds that the workshops, to be hosted in various locations around the UK, will be targeted towards people between 13 and 18 years old and are being promoted as part of International Citizens day.

YouTube personalities such as Beni’s Nadir Nahdi, will provide insight into fact checking, using online tools and how to respond to negative feedback.

Anne Smee, chief executive of UK Youth, said: “In this complex world, there is an urgent need to help young people embrace the positive aspects of connectivity but we must also support them to manage the negative effects.”

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New York photographer Terri Gold says she wants to find ‘the grace notes’ of humanity. She has vivid memories of spinning an old-fashioned globe as a child, and as an adult, she dreams of faraway places and the secrets they keep hidden.

In her ongoing photography project, ‘Still Points in a Turning World’, Gold sought to track down tribes around the globe that appear to stand still while time rushes forward.

Young Suri boys in Ethiopia bring home freshly caught fish

Young Suri boys in Ethiopia bring home freshly caught fish

The pictures have been taken over the course of a decades-long career and ripe for a discussion about the globalizing forces that threaten indigenous cultures.

‘My earliest memories are of spinning a globe. I was always drawn to the last mysterious corners of the Earth. I wanted to visit with people who have not forgotten the old ways, who feel their past in the wind,’ Gold tells DailyMail.com.

‘The names of far off lands called to me – Samarkand, Lhasa, and Timbuktu. I dreamed of traveling with a caravan across the Himalayas, of finding hidden kingdoms. As soon as I was old enough, I stepped into my dreams with three cameras around my neck and my life’s journey began…’

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There may be good reason for your curiosity if you have ever wondered about what is really going on at the southernmost continent… With so many myths and rumors flying around about the place lately, we decided to do a little research of our own into the claims… which turned into a whole lot of research… and what was going to be a 10-minute video turned into this.

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The gunman who opened fire on his estranged wife at a San Bernardino elementary school had been married to the special needs teacher less than three months, it was revealed.

Cedric Anderson, 53, walked into a classroom at North Park Elementary School and shot dead his estranged wife Karen Smith, 53, on Monday.

After unloading his revolver, killing Smith and injuring two special needs boys standing behind her, Anderson then turned the gun on himself in the apparent murder-suicide.

Both Anderson and Smith were found dead inside the classroom and one of the students, Jonathan Martinez, eight, later died from his injuries at a hospital.

Police revealed that Anderson and Smith had just been married in late January but separated around a month ago after Smith learned that the man she married ‘wasn’t wonderful’.

Cedric Anderson, 53, opened fire on his estranged wife Karen Smith, 53, before killing himself at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, CA. on Monday. They were married in January (pictured) before they separated around a month ago
 Cedric Anderson, 53, opened fire on his estranged wife Karen Smith, 53, before killing himself at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, CA. on Monday. They were married in January (pictured) before they separated around a month ago
Smith was a mother to four adult children from a previous marriage. Anderson also had children, but it is not known how many at this time 

Smith was a mother to four adult children from a previous marriage. Anderson also had children, but it is not known how many at this time 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4400438/Gunman-opened-fire-teacher-married-January.html#ixzz4dwZ2P5Yv

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| 24 March 2017 | Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in 2001.

Ex-Penn State president guilty after failing to report suspected Sandusky abuse

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‘George Orwell’s classic book “1984,” about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime, has seen a surge in sales this month, rising to the top of the Amazon best-seller list in the United States and leading its publisher to have tens of thousands of new copies printed.

Craig Burke, the publicity director at Penguin USA, said that the publisher had ordered 75,000 new copies of the book this week and that it was considering another reprint.

“We’ve seen a big bump in sales,” Mr. Burke said. He added that the rise “started over the weekend and hit hyperactive” on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Since Friday, the book has reached a 9,500 percent increase in sales, he said.

He said demand began to lift on Sunday, shortly after the interview Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to Donald J. Trump, gave on “Meet the Press.”’

Read more: George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Suddenly a Best-Seller

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‘The Kingdom of Swaziland in southern Africa has ordered schools across the country to teach only Christianity, a move censured by opponents as inciting anti-Muslim bigotry.

The order went into effect on Tuesday as the new academic year began in Swaziland and officials announced that the old textbooks would be replaced with new ones that will only mention the Bible.

The schools were also instructed to submit a list of “qualified religious studies teachers ahead of the start of term,” AFP reported.

A top education ministry official, identified in the report as Pat Muir, said primary and high schools would not offer other religions.’

Read more: Swaziland orders schools to teach only Christianity

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‘While many adults are currently looking at how to grow their own food, the future may already be in front of our eyes: One school aims to teach kids how to grown their own food as part of a nursery!

A few clever Italians have come up with an amazing proposal, and their design of an innovative nursery school just won them the AWR International Ideas Competition award. Their project, titled “Nursery Fields Forever,” reimagines what nurseries and daycares might look like if their core, central concept was farming and sustainable agriculture. Check out the plans and designs below to get a better idea for how this might work – we think it’s a pretty amazing idea!’

Read more: Farming Preschool Would Teach Kids How To Grow Their Own Food

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When you are willing to pay for global warming “research” that has a predetermined outcome, all you do is open the door for fraud.

Universities typically received about 50 percent of the money their researchers get in public funds if their investigations find positive results, making them deeply dependent upon federal funding and likely to encourage studies that will come to conclusions the government wants.

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Today’s highlighted article was published last month, but I didn’t read it at the time and I’m guessing you didn’t either.

What’s so uniquely tragic about the the intrusion of the police state into America’s schools, is it appears the parents themselves are the ones demanding it. This is in contrast to an overbearing surveillance state implemented by government in secret, as well as by private corporations via lengthy terms of service agreements nobody actually reads.

What follows are excerpts from a very important article published at The NationThe School-Security Industry Is Cashing In Big on Public Fears of Mass Shootings:

“Security was the number-one factor for me in choosing a school,” explained one of the mothers I met late last winter at a Montessori preschool in an affluent suburb of Salt Lake City. A quality-control expert at a dietary-supplement company, the woman said she vividly remembers the jolt of horror she felt when she first learned of the Columbine massacre in 1999. So when the time came to send her child to preschool, she selected one that markets itself not only as creative, caring, and nurturing, but also as particularly security-conscious.

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The long-running tragic saga of ITT Education Services, which was established nearly 50 ago and operates the ITT Technical Institutes for-profit college chain, finally came to a end this morning with both a bang and a whimper, when it announced that it is shutting down effective immediately, leaving the fate of 40,000 students currently enrolled in limbo, and some 8,000 workers without a job.

The company said the closure is due to an investigation and sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education.

“It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently after approximately 50 years of continuous service,” the company stated Tuesday. “Effective today, the company has eliminated the positions of the overwhelming majority of our more than 8,000 employees.”

As previously reported,  ITT Tech stopped enrolling new students on August 29, just a few days after it was cut off from a significant amount of federal funding by the government. ITT’s collapse was catalyzed when the Department of Education effectively killed the company two weeks ago, when it told the company on August 25 that it couldn’t enroll new students who use federal financial aid. The school accused federal officials of forcing the closure and denying it due process. The company has been the subject of state and federal probes for various reasons, including its recruitment tactics, lending practices and job placement figures.

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War Industry Muster discusses one U.S. military contract from the past week and briefly talks about its implications regarding U.S. foreign policy, government spending priorities, and overall militarism. This week, we provide an overview of the Pentagon’s relationship with U.S. academia. We name the major U.S. universities that cooperate with the Pentagon, and we briefly explain how each institution aids and abets the U.S. war industry.
Christian Sorensen is a military analyst. He focuses on war profiteering, and is based out of the Boston area. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran.

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