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Connecting Librarians for K-20 Transitions

Could your library be doing more to support students’ educational transitions?  The LIRT Transitions to College Committee is pleased to announce its new web project,  187 more words

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Big Analytics Roundup (August 22, 2016)

MIT Technology Review reports that Chicago’s experiment in predictive policing isn’t working. Data scientists developed a list of a few hundred people likely to commit a shooting; police, however, ignored the predictions, primarily because nobody told them what to do with individuals on the list. 519 more words

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Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail

People killed by police, 2016. 703 and counting.

A Virginia jury convicted a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, William Chapman, who was accused of shoplifting.” Not the first person Stephen Rankin has killed, either. 291 more words

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"I’m so fucking ready, America."

“Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump, and three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons. 443 more words

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Clinton's plan will create 3.2 million jobs; Trump can't even pay the performers at his own rallies

And it’s not just any performers Trump won’t pay. It’s adorable little girls. “In an article posted this morning, Jeff Popick, the man who wrote the song and the father of the youngest Freedom Girl, informed the Washington Post that he plans… 410 more words

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