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Celebrities, world leaders react to massive Mexico City earthquake

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How world leaders reacted to Trump's UN speech

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As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

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Professor suspended after calling students 'future dead cops' in tweet

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2 indicted in deadly River North stabbing; ex-Northwestern professor to plead not guilty

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Professor, Oxford employee indicted in Chicago stabbing

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Trump meeting with Malaysian prime minister under scrutiny

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Trump treks to the United Nations to meet world leaders anxious about what he'll say
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Professor suspended after calling students 'future dead cops' in tweet
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Evergreen professor at center of protests resigns; college will pay $500,000
The Evergreen State College professor at the center of campus protests this spring will receive $500,000 in a settlement that was announced Friday. Bret Weinstein and his wife, Heather Heying, resigned from their faculty positions effective Friday. The couple filed a $3.85 million tort claim in July alleging the college failed to “protect its employees from repeated provocative and corrosive verbal and written hostility based on race, as well as threats of physical violence,” according to the claim   Read More ...
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College puts professor who tweeted about teaching 'future dead cops' on administrative leave
A New York professor who tweeted that teaching “future dead cops” is a “privilege” – provoking outrage from the city’s police leaders – was placed on administrative leave on Saturday by his employer. Michael Isaacson, an adjunct professor at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice and self-proclaimed anti-fascist activist, was disciplined because of the three-week-old tweet that caught fire after Isaacson’s Thursday appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight   Read More ...
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