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A Star’s Shoe Breaks, Putting College Basketball Under a Microscope

A decision in a federal class-action lawsuit challenging N.C.A.A. restrictions on compensation is expected any day. via A Star’s Shoe Breaks, Putting College Basketball Under a Microscope – The New York Times.

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Can I Vote In Illinois If I Have a Felony Conviction?

In seven states, people convicted of a felony are barred forever from ever voting.  Florida has the largest number of disenfranchised voters with roughly 10.42% of all voters. via Can I Vote In Illinois If I Have a Felony Conviction? … Continue reading

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Blackface Is ‘School Spirit’

Schroder, wearing a white button-down shirt and a blue striped tie, said: “I just explain it as showing school spirit. We have many themes. Like nerd, business, whiteout, blueout, blackout—as you’ve seen in the video. Ever since I’ve gone to … Continue reading

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The millions in Dr. Martin Luther King’s firing squad

Hypocrites all over this country would kneel every Sunday morning and mouth messages to Jesus Christ. Then they would come out and tell each other, after reading the papers, that somebody should string up King, who was living Christianity like … Continue reading

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Elwood, Illinois (Pop. 2,200), Has Become a Vital Hub of America’s Consumer Economy. And It’s Hell.

The passage of the Illinois Land Conservation Act in 1996 enshrined a solution. Nineteen thousand acres were converted into protected prairie land, where 73 head of bison currently roam. The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, the country’s second-largest military cemetery, was … Continue reading

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