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  • $500,000 in federal money to go to pre-apprenticeship electrical program for south suburban high school students
    A program that creates a pathway for high school studentsin the south suburbsto learn the electrical trade is getting $500,000 in federal funding. The program, run by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134, provides a pre-apprenticeship and a fast lane into the industry, said Gene Kent, who heads up IBEW’strade school. The training program, in its first year, serves...
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  • “All women, children and elderly” have been evacuated from Azovstal, Ukrainian government says
    US first lady Jill Biden and Romanian first lady Carmen Iohannis visit with Ukrainian refugee students and teachers at the Uruguay School in Bucharest, Romania, on May 7. (Susan Walsh/Pool/AFP/Getty Images) US first lady Jill Biden, accompanied by Romanian first lady Carmen Iohannis, visited a school earlier this morning where they talked with Ukrainian and Romanian educators, spoke to...
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  • “Black Women Deserve Great Sex” Is the Motto That Keeps This Wellness Platform Running
    Image Source: Kimbritive Kimberly Huggins and Brittany Brathwaite threw their first safer-sex party in 2011. At the time, they were both members of Sex S.Y.M.B.A.LS, a student-led sexual health organization at Syracuse University. They’d reserved a small, intimate space on campus, expecting no more than two dozen people to attend. After all, the event was about sexual education, not...
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  • “Living in fear of mass shootings is not freedom”: Dems push for action after July 4 parade shooting
    Sen. Bernie Sanders said late Monday that Congress must take far more ambitious legislative action to combat the scourge of gun violence in the United States in the wake of the mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. “Today’s terrible shooting in Highland Park is the latest reminder of our nation’s deadly gun violence epidemic,”...
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  • “They will drill down into his background”: Ed Davis breaks down police proceedings after Texas school shooting
    BOSTON — At least 19 students and two teachers were killed when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Texas. The shooting took place at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, which is approximately an hour and a half west of San Antonio.  WBZ-TV security analyst and former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis spoke with Lisa Hughes and David Wade about the next step for authorities,...
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  • “We’re all doomed”: Even overwhelmingly Democratic New York legislature can’t pass a climate bill
    A major renewable energy bill never got a vote before the New York State Assembly’s session ended early Saturday, leading its supporters and political observers to call out the Democratic speaker and cast doubt on the party’s commitment to climate action on a national scale. Noting that it only takes 76 votes to pass a bill in the chamber and 83 members confirmed their...
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  • “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?”
    President Biden opened his remarks from the White House Tuesday night with a deep sigh, after a shooter killed at least 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Texas. It was a sigh indicative of a fresh horror and yet, an all-too familiar one.  “I had hoped when I became president I would not have to do this — again,” the president said, with longtime teacher first...
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  • ‘Asylum Officers Are Playing God’: Luma Mufleh on Coming to America as an Immigrant
    When Luma Mufleh took a wrong turn and found herself in a parking lot in Clarkston, Georgia, on a spring day in 2004, she didn’t expect to meet and become a soccer coach to a group of young refugee boys. She didn’t expect that getting to know these boys—and the ways the educational system consistently failed them and their families—would lead her to start the...
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  • ‘Call My Agent!’ Star Represents In U.S. Theaters With French Comedy ‘My Donkey, My Lover & I’ – Specialty Preview
    Laure Calamy, who plays Noémie, the wacky assistant to Mathias Barneville in Call My Agent!, won the César (French equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Actress for My Donkey, My Lover & I, the film by Caroline Vignal that opens this weekend Stateside from Greenwich Entertainment. It’s the distributor’s second narrative film in a year and its widest release since The...
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  • ‘College isn’t for everyone’ – Chicago Tribune
    Quintin Scott graduated Sunday from Chicago’s Crane Medical Prep High School with a head start to becoming a professional welder and a direct pipeline to Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The two met in March during a trades job fair at McCormick Place, where Lightfoot passed her phone number to Scott and encouraged him to keep in touch. Scott’s teacher, Robert Green, said he asked Scott to see those...
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