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Looks like Multnomah County Library; North Portland might be in a ghetto

but right now it seems kind of safe. Whenever I see streets named after black people, I get a little nervous. I learned to be nervous about those street name when I was stationed near Shreveport, Louisiana. 375 more words

Week 3 - Notes On A Nightmare

This week’s class ended with something of a warning for up-and-coming journalists, in the form of an article written by David Monaghan. In it, he writes about a “journalist’s worst nightmare” – he mistakenly alluded to Irish President Michael D. 301 more words

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Keith Watterson reblogged this on Reflective Rambles and commented:

With her aptly entitled 'Notes on a Nightmare' Jane O'Faherty offers this quite pessimistic response to former Forbes online journalist David Monagan's error about President Michael D Higgins. Jane considers the future for journalists to be a grim one, marked by a “persistent culture of unpaid internships and low salaries” that will “not pave the way to a news and glorious medium"…

Eighty-Three Bipartisan Senators Sign Letter To Obama With Iran Demands

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ Iran hawks may have given up for now on new nuclear sanctions against Tehran.

But Republicans and Democrats want Iran to know more economic pressure is coming if Iran doesn’t reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement with world powers this year. 106 more words

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DON'T LIMIT YOURSELF. DON'T BELIEVE IT! YOU'RE VERY VERY SMART! WRITE YOUR poetry! PART 2: WRITE AND SELL YOUR POEMS

I like to read a lot of hard stuff that my ‘betters’ say I’m not qualified for.  You understand: you don’t have a PhD? You want to write well?   714 more words

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Click to enlargeThe Palm Beach Post/Rachel Mummey

Though lots of folks make a big deal pro and con over Gray Thursday getting out in front of Black Friday for Shopmas goodies – I think the greatest motivation for retailers to bump their marketing ahead is that the whole shopping season is about a week shy of most years. 25 more words

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Webloyalty's Travel & Leisure Report on Slideshare: Economic Pressure

Travel & Leisure Habits 2013: a Webloyalty and Conlumino Study

Here you can find the first part of the recently published Webloyalty study into travel and leisure habits: 63 more words

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Early, forced marriages haunt Jordan's Syrian refugees

JORDAN: With no end in sight to Syria’s conflict, some refugees in Jordan are offering their daughters for early marriage in the hope of securing them protection as they face growing economic pressure. 775 more words

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