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California Would Need Five More Deluges to Ease Record Drought

bloomberg.com — The slow-moving storm drenching northern California is causing flooding and power outages, yet winter would need to bring at least five more storms of this magnitude to the mountains for meteorologists to declare an end to the drought.

LeBron James Wears Protest Shirt at NYC Game Attended by Royals

bloomberg.com — Demonstrators seeking to draw international attention to the killing of black men by white police officers trained their sights on a Brooklyn Nets basketball game with royal attendees, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton.

Protests Set for Royal New York Trip After California Violence

bloomberg.com — Demonstrators seeking to bring attention to the killing of black men by white police officers are planning disruptions tonight during a visit to New York by Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton.

NYC Throngs Lead Demonstrators in Police Protests Across U.S.

bloomberg.com — Protesters calling for an end to police brutality and a beginning to better race relations swarmed New York's streets by the thousands and blocked traffic on major arteries there and in cities nationwide.

Protests Spread to U.S. Cities as Thousands Take to NYC Streets

bloomberg.com — Protests spread from New York to cities nationwide calling for an end to police brutality and a beginning to better race relations. A day after a New York grand jury declined to indict a white police officer for killing a black man with a chokehold, hundreds walked through downtown Chicago in near-freezing temperatures, blocking traffic as police on bicycles rode alongside trying to direct them onto the sidewalk.

Sharpton Leads Civil-Rights Meeting on Chokehold Decision

bloomberg.com — Leaders of national civil-rights organizations will meet in New York today as the U.S. Justice Department begins an investigation into the death of a black Staten Island man choked to death by a white police officer.

U.S. Plans Probe of New York Police Chokehold Death

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow The U.S. Justice Department will conduct a civil-rights investigation into the death of a black Staten Island man after a state grand jury cleared the white New York City police officer who held him in a chokehold.

Protests Spread Across U.S. as Unrest in Ferguson Abates

bloomberg.com — Protesters snarled traffic and threw rocks and bottles at police as they marched through dozens of U.S. cities last night, while Ferguson, Missouri, avoided a second day of widespread rioting. Governor Jay Nixon tripled to 2,200 the number of Missouri National Guard soldiers dispatched to the St.

Activists Rush to Help People Use Obama Immigration Plan

bloomberg.com — Immigrant rights groups across the U.S., cheering President Barack Obama 's move to halt deportations, are already busy advising undocumented people how to take advantage of the changes. Gathering documents such as birth certificates and rent receipts to prove eligibility is a necessary first step, according to Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, California.

Immigrant Children Remain in Legal Limbo in U.S.

businessweek.com — Brian Reyes is 11 years old. In April his mother, Maria, pulled him out of school in Apopa, in central El Salvador, and told him they were leaving for California, where her sisters have lived for the past decade. Maria's brother had been killed by gang members, and when they began to coerce Brian to join, she'd had enough.
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Dec 18, 2014

.@jennoldham's stunning week in the life of a trucker enduring back-to-back 14-hr days to deliver your xmas gifts: bloom.bg/1AuAdAG

Dec 16, 2014

"It did not take technology to spur the on-demand economy. It took masses of poor people." qz.com/312537 via @qz by @lmirani

Dec 15, 2014

Steven Hirsch's incredible photos of the Gowanus canal, "a microscopic record of an ecological disaster": bit.ly/137U4dq

Dec 15, 2014

in the warming Gulf of #Maine, "fish are voting with their fins for cooler places to live": nyti.ms/1zgy3pX via @NYTNational

Dec 10, 2014

RT @bobivry: On the subject of @Matthew_Winkler I quote the late Mark Pittman: "Someday we'll tell our grandchildren that we worked for Matt."

Dec 09, 2014

RT @AdviceToWriters: Go on thinking that you don’t need to be read and you’ll find that it may become quite true. DYLAN THOMAS #amwriting #writing

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