Retailers Want to Sack Minneapolis Councilman’s Plan for 5-Cent Bag Fee

by Michael Carroll   A Minneapolis councilman is repackaging a proposal to place a 5-cent tax on plastic and paper bags used by retailers in the city as a way to cut down on waste and pollution. But representatives of business groups oppose the idea of Minnesota cities pursuing such…

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Commentary: A Lame Case for Diversity

by Charles Geshekter   Abigail Stewart and Virginia Valian are senior psychologists at the University of Michigan and Hunter College, respectively. As an opponent of group preferences and double standards to achieve diversity among university faculty, I read their book, An Inclusive Academy, hoping to learn something from people with whom…

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‘He’s Trying to Grab Trump’s Attention’: North Korea Test Fires ‘Projectiles’ Into the Sea

by Tim Pearce   North Korea fired several unidentified short-range weapons off the country’s east coast into the Sea of Japan on Saturday morning, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry. South Korea said the projectiles were launched shortly after 9 a.m. local time and flew 70 to 200 kilometers before…

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Ohio GOP to Appeal Gerrymandering Ruling to SCOTUS

by Tyler Arnold   Ohio Senate Republicans plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower court’s ruling that the state’s district lines are unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor the GOP. “We look forward to appealing today’s decision, and ultimately, to seeing it reversed by the Supreme Court,” Ohio Senate…

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Pentagon Warns of Chinese Military Spying

  China’s two decades of military modernization has paid off begin missile development and domains like cyber and space, but the Pentagon says China is still relying on spying on others to steal the latest military technology. “China uses a variety of methods to acquire foreign military and dual-use technologies,…

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Country House Wins Kentucky Derby via Disqualification

  Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history. After a long wait, long shot Country House was declared the winner. Country House, a 65-1 shot, finished second in the slop before…

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10-Month-Old Baby Dies After Migrant Raft Capsized in Rio Grande

by Jason Hopkins   Authorities found the body of a 10-month-old baby after a raft he was on capsized, spilling him and eight other migrants into the cold, dangerous waters of the Rio Grande river. At around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night, Border Patrol agents working in the Eagle Pass Station…

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Nearly 40 Percent of Guatemalans Want to Leave the Country, Poll Finds

by Jason Hopkins   A poll by one of Guatemala’s largest newspapers found a startling number of its citizens expressed a desire to leave the country, with the U.S. being the destination of choice for most of them. A survey by Prensa Libre published on Thursday found that 39 percent…

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Conservatives Wrestle Over How to Wallop Big Tech as Facebook Conducts Major Content Purge

by Chris White   Conservatives are considering a slew of bold ideas to hold various social media companies accountable for nixing conservative-leaning content. Some analysts worry conservative activists’ mission to damage big tech sets a bad precedent. One of the best ways to ding Facebook is to make the company…

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