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Brazil legalises 'gay cure' therapy, saying homosexuality is a 'disease' | Metro News
http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/20/br...

The country outlawed the therapy in 1999.

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Protests at Georgia Tech after police killed student - CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/us...

Violence erupted late Monday on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta after a vigil for a student shot and killed by police.

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The Cost of the Opioid Crisis | The New Yorker
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Trump says he wants an economic revival. He could start by tackling an epidemic. #opioids

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Most Female and Male Occupations, Since 1950 | FlowingData
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The shifting majorities of the sexes in the workplace.

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Why Teachers Need Their Freedom- The Atlantic
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Educators must remain engaged and autonomous in order to do their jobs well and avoid burnout.

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YouTube’s PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word: ‘I’m Just an Idiot’ | Variety
http://variety.com/2017/digital/...

Popular #YouTube personality and gamer #PewDiePie has issued an apology for uttering the n-word during a video game live-stream. PewDiePie, the Swedish vlogger whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, use…

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Score-Send Fees and the College Application Process - The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/educa...

Allowing students to report their own standardized-test scores could ease some of the financial burden of the process.

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How the LGBT movement came together to fight Trump’s transgender military ban - The Washington Post
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The movement has had major rifts -- but not this time. #LGBT

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New Data Reveals Best And Worst Places To Be Gay In America | GOOD
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Texas has some work to do.

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Is the minimum wage a good thing, economically speaking? - Quartz
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Economists have been debating the merits of the minimum wage for more than a century.

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Sustainable development: China’s path out of poverty can never be repeated at scale by a country again - Quartz
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The right policies at the right time allowed the country to take advantage of globalization in a way that wouldn’t be possible today—even for China.

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Brazil Judge Rules Homosexuality a Disease, Approves 'Conversion Therapy' - NBC News
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A Brazilian judge ruled that homosexuality can be considered a disease that could be treated with sexual orientation conversion therapies.

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Inside a Massive, Successful Effort to Stop Prescribing So Many Opioids – Mother Jones
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One medical group has figured out a way to sidestep the dangerously addictive drugs.

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Georgia Tech police kill school LGBT leader who apparently had a knife
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Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old computer engineering student and leader of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, died early Sunday after being shot in the heart by a Georgia Tech police officer, in an incident that is being investigated by the Geor...

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Emmys 2017: LGBT representation won big on TV's biggest night. - Quartz
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It was good to be #LGBT on TV's biggest night.

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What DACA's End Could Mean for Colleges- The Atlantic
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The potential cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program raises questions about the future of undocumented students in higher education. #DACA

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LGBT Activist Faces Gay Propaganda Charge For Sharing Links On Facebook
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Local police charged Evdokia Romanova with violating Russia's "anti-gay propaganda" law by posting articles from BuzzFeed News and other outlets.

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Superman saved undocumented workers from a racist - and conservative media is mad about it - Vox
http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/...

They argue that the Man of Steel has become a tool of propaganda.

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The Controversy Behind Chicago's Diploma Mandate - The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/educa...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to set students up for success after graduation. But at public schools, even the best ideas often have unintended consequences.

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These terrible humans say God sent hurricanes as revenge for LGBT | Metro News
http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/14/th...

David and Jason Benham have a rage-inducing message for us.

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