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We Can’t Win a Fight We’re Not In

18Nov

In this wrenching week, I have been thinking about something my former boss Paul Wellstone liked to say: “You’ve got to start a fight to win a fight.” An animated professor-turned-senator from Minnesota, Paul’s willingness to be confrontational, and his refusal to back down from a fight he believed in, was central to his political and organizing strategy.

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As some in the country continue to come to grips with last week’s presidential election, Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered sobering words Tuesday for those who may be wondering how to move forward under a future President Donald Trump . “I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing,” she said Tuesday during a conversation with talk radio host Bill Press , who introduced the topic of the election as the “800-pound gorilla in the room.” The president-elect didn’t come up by name during the hour-long exchange, held in front of an intimate audience at the Old Naval Hospital’s  Hill Center in Washington. But Trump was certainly on everyone’s mind, including Sotomayor, who declined to delve into presidential or transition politics but nonetheless engaged the subject gracefully, as if speaking to the whole nation.

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Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji – Stands Up For Them) In what seemed like a virtual nightmare a misogynist bigot was elected as the President of the United States. Of course he is called the “President-Elect” until he is sworn in, but the ceremony itself is just a formality

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A Zimbabwean court has thrown out charges against a local hunter accused of failing to stop the killing of the country’s most prized lion by an American dentist, his lawyer said on Friday. Walter Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe in July last year. While Zimbabwean authorities said Palmer had legal authority to hunt, they were stung by the international outcry and charged local hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who assisted Palmer, with failing to prevent an unlawful hunt

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WASHINGTON ― With a renewed push in state elections ahead of the 2020 census, Democrats are competing to win at least 14 state legislative chambers on Tuesday.

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ABOARD THE HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN PLANE ― On Friday, the Democratic presidential nominee visited a state she expected to win easily.

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WILMINGTON, N.C./MIAMI – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton traded barbs as they entered the last three days of campaigning in the U.S. presidential election with competing events on Saturday in Florida, a swing state that could prove decisive in Tuesday’s vote. Clinton and Trump are making their closing arguments to American voters, crisscrossing the United States in hopes of convincing last-minute undecided voters and rallying their bases to turn out enthusiastically on Election Day

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When two dogs lovers get hitched, it looks a little something like this: On Saturday, bride Kathryn Dombrowski, who volunteers at animal rescue Secondhand Hounds , married Brad Ziemer at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Instead of having their wedding party hold floral bouquets for the professional group photos, they asked them to hold pit bull rescue puppies to spread awareness for the “adopt don’t shop” movement ― much like a bridal party in Pennsylvania did last month.  Dombrowski told The Huffington Post that she and Ziemer managed to keep the 13 dogs a surprise from their parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer. “They all thought we were heading outside to take pictures and to their surprise and delight, there were pit bull puppies!” she said

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Police have dismissed a citation issued last week to a black man in Minnesota for allegedly walking in the middle of a street , and an investigation into the controversial incident has been launched, government officials said.

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In 1984 Bernie Goetz shot four black teenagers in the subway because, he concluded, they would rob him or worse. He left one man a paraplegic with permanent brain damage. The so-called “Subway Vigilante” eventually turned himself into police but not before receiving nation-wide support from segments of the public, including media outlets, who hailed him as a hero

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So,  that happened.  Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has a very compelling mission: She’ll hold fast against the GOP’s attempts to roll back the accomplishments of the Obama administration.

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Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

18Ene

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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Uh, What Even Is This Stephen Curry Shot?

12Nov

The Golden State Warriors, reigning world champions, are 9-0 and beating teams by an average of 17.6 points per game.

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Whenever I have my children’s full attention, meaning they are only performing two simultaneous tasks on their cell phones, I attempt to offer fatherly advice on subjects ranging from drugs to fashion choices to not spending money like a Kardashian. So far they seem to be listening, although I know the day is coming when one bursts through the front door and excitedly screams, “Dad, don’t you think this tattoo will be perfect for my job interview?” Recently my eldest and I were discussing her chosen college major, physical therapy, a vocation that I wholeheartedly support for it meets the criteria I laid out during one of my advisory sessions: Do not choose a career that can be replaced by a computer. Physical therapist has only a 2.1 percent chance of becoming automated in the next decade or two, if one is to believe “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerization,” a 2013 study authored at the University of Oxford

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Is there a more quintessentially fall wedding photo than this?  ImageContent(562ac79be4b0443bb5641d46,562ab8171400001b013c90c2,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562ab8171400001b013c90c2.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)), Wes Eisenhauer ,) The beautiful shot was taken by Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based photographer Wes Eisenhauer following Alicia & Ryan Neururer’s wedding ceremony on October 17. He posted the photo on Imgur Thursday and it’s since racked up more than 2.5 million views. The newlyweds tied the knot at The Woods Chapel outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eisenhauer scouted the location on the way to the ceremony and convinced the couple that they needed to take some photos there — and it’s a good thing he did.  “I try to make wedding photography as interesting as possible.

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For many of us in the music scene here in Detroit, we knew hip-hop artist Ro Spit before by a few other names – DJ Phrikshun, Octane, or even his real name Roland Coit.

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TOP STORIES To get The Morning Email, HuffPost’s daily roundup of the news, in your inbox, sign up here. And listen to the news in under two minutes here. POPE FRANCIS SIGNALS FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE, IMMIGRATION AND INEQUALITY “Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation’s capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and inequality, as the popular pontiff signaled he would not sidestep issues that have deeply divided Americans.” The pope canonized Junipero Serra as the newest Catholic saint, the first time any pope has done so on American soil.

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The photobombing squirrel that started it all. Photo: Melissa Brandts. All photos used with permission of Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

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 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion sparked a global backlash emerged for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days. Walter Palmer, who has spent more than a month out of sight after becoming the target of protests and threats, intends to return to his suburban Minneapolis dental practice Tuesday.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion fueled a global backlash emerged Sunday for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days.

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While the Pro Football Hall of Fame did not allow Junior Seau’s family to deliver a speech on his behalf at Saturday’s ceremony, the topic of mental health issues and football did not go unaddressed. Many of the headlines leading up to the enshrinement ceremony at Canton, Ohio, surrounded Seau’s 2012 suicide and subsequent diagnosis of degenerative brain disease. Seau’s condition, doctors said, was likely due to the tremendous amount of hits he took to the head during a 20-year career in the NFL

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a homeless man killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row sued the city and police department Wednesday, contesting officers’ claim that the man reached for one of their guns and calling it “a classic case of abuse of power and deadly force.” The lawsuit filed by the family of Charly Keunang, a native of Cameroon, seeks $20 million and also names police Chief Charlie Beck and the three officers who fired the six bullets that hit Keunang, including two to the chest.

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First there was The Secret Life of Walter Mitty , now there’s The Secret Life of Walter Palmer , that mild-mannered balding bespectacled Minnesota dentist, who is in reality a big game hunter and serial animal killer. It is being reported that Walter is nowhere to be found. He seems to have gone missing.

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This week the nation was collectively stunned and saddened by the unexpected loss of Zimbabwe’s beloved lion  Cecil , who, at 13 years old, was shot and killed for sport by Minnesota-based dentist Dr. Walter Palmer.  It’s true, the way humans treat the wild creatures who too inhabit this earth is often ugly and heartless

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A volunteer firefighter has been suspended for flying a Confederate flag from the back of a fire truck during a “Third of July” parade in Albert Lea, Minnesota, according to reports. Hartland, MN Volunteer Fire Dept major fail in Albert Lea Independence Day parade July 3. #ConfederateFlag #wrongside http://t.co/ajGtrvsKX1 — Dale Moerke (@demoerke) July 4, 2015 More…

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Planned Parenthood launched a pilot program for at-home STD testing in California this week.

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Well Fargo CEO John Stumpf told graduates of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota that in order to transition from knowledge to wisdom, they’ll need to make some mistakes. “I wish I’d been much more aggressive in sharing my mistakes and learning from other people’s mistakes along the way — you’re not going to get old enough to make all the mistakes yourself, learn from other’s mistakes,” Stumpf said

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Feeding 11 Billion People

04May

By Don Willlmott Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites.

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A farmer in Leroy, Minnesota, is probably having a cow after some ballsy thieves stole $70,000 worth of bull semen. Here’s the gist: a frozen canister about the size of a milk jug was stolen from an unlocked barn belonging to Daniel Weness sometime last week

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After stints in Boston and Brooklyn, Kevin Garnett officially rejoined the first NBA team he ever played for on Wednesday. And as is required by federal law, that team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, created a video montage of their former star during the good old days, placed its over an emotional backing track, dimmed the lights and played said montage in hopes of an emotional moment during team introductions.

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Forget testing for steroids, somebody needs to test Zach LaVine for anti-gravity enhancements. At the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest on Feb.

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NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a suburban Minneapolis city building Monday night, injuring two police officers before authorities returned fire and killed him, the county sheriff’s department said.

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(RNS) When victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests first organized into a small band of volunteer activists in the late 1980s, reports of clergy molesting children were still new and relatively few. Most were minimized as anomalies or dismissed altogether — much the way the victims were. But today, as the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, marks its 25th anniversary at a conference in Chicago (Aug

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Late last month we brought you the news that Logo TV was slated to launch a compelling new initiative to honor some of most influential individuals who have broken new ground in the quest for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Called “Trailblazers,” the program will be a one-hour special airing on Logo that features celebrities, politicians, activists and trendsetters actively working towards changing our culture for the betterment of the LGBT community, as well as performances by some of today’s most prominent musicians. More..

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Edgar Malagón | MEDIOTIEMPO (Enviado) Pachuca, Hidalgo, miércoles 5 de Diciembre del 2012 Jesús Martínez habló de los homenajes que buscarán para el ex arquero También le harían una estatua en la Universidad del Futbol. Jesús Martínez, Presidente de Grupo Pachuca, anunció que las cenizas de Miguel Calero serán divididas entre la familia y la institución para poder rendirle varios homenajes al ex arquero, quien falleció tras una retrombosis en un hospital de la Ciudad de México. Este martes se incinerará el cuerpo del ex arquero tras la misa de cuerpo presente en el Estadio Hidalgo y la mitad de las cenizas se llevarán a Colombia  y la otra mitad se quedarán en Pachuca donde se construiría un nicho en el Estadio o en la Universidad del futbol

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Filed under: Béisbol Alex Rodríguez se apoderó el viernes del quinto lugar en la lista de cuadrangulares al pegar su 631er jonrón, Eric Chávez agregó dos y los Yanquis de Nueva York arruinaron a los Medias Rojas de Boston los festejos por el 100mo aniversario del Fenway Park con una victoria de 6-2. El vuelacerca de Rodríguez sin corredores en base al primer lanzamiento de la quinta entrada dejó atrás a Ken Griffey Jr

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Nueva York – Curtis Granderson conectó tres cuadrangulares en las primeras cuatro entradas y empató la mayor producción de imparables en su carrera con cinco para llevar el jueves a los Yanquis de Nueva York a la victoria por 7-6 sobre los Mellizos de Minnesota.

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