Here Are Baseball’s 2 Least Loved Teams

Over at The Upshot , a crack team of researchers has put together an interactive map showing which baseball teams are preferred in which regions of the country. The overall results are pretty predictable, of course, but the authors make a few interesting points about exactly where the geographical dividing lines are between traditional rivalries.

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“The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global lan…

“The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale. An estimated 500 million acres, an area eight times the size of Britain, was reported bought or leased across the developing world between 2000 and 2011, often at the expense of local food security and land rights

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Genocide on Campus
Genocide on Campus Genocide on Campus

On April 8, 2014, I visited the Genocide Awareness Project at Oakland University. Over the course of a couple of hours I interviewed over a dozen people as part of a project for my Journalism 411 class’s final project. The audio track is a preview of the full podcast available on the project’s page at semrau.me/genocide Interviewees by order of speech: Mark Wolf, Volunteer with The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform Lauren Catoni, Treasurer of Voices for Choices, Student, Oakland University Matthew Seba, Marketing Chair of Students for Life, Student, Oakland University Haylie Presnell, Student, Oakland University Christina Lo Piccolo, Treasurer of Students for Life, Student, Oakland University Cast: semrau Tags: Genocide , Abortion , ProLife , ProChoice , Oakland University , Pro-life , Pro-choice , Activism and Protest

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Occupy protester wounded by Oakland police gets $4.5 million

Oakland agreed to pay an Iraq War veteran $4.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit he filed after a city police officer shot him in the head with a beanbag during an Occupy protest, nearly killing him and leaving him with permanent brain damage, attorneys said Friday.

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http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/03/non-profit-launches-free-online-database-of-mo…

Non-profit launches free online database of more than 20 years of police misconduct dailycaller.com A non-profit news outlet in Oakland, Calif. has launched a new free online database project from 22 years of public records detailing alleged police misconduct by Oakland PD — one of the most abusive

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Promotion Given To Cops Who Shot Occupy Activist Scott Olsen

As if there was any doubt that police departments all across America are rewarding their officers for egregious acts of violence, the Oakland police department has recently promoted two of the police officers involved in the shooting of Occupy activi…

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Secret Military Device Lets Oakland Deputies Track Cellphones

Pontiac— Oakland County commissioners asked no questions last March before unanimously approving a cellphone tracking device so powerful it was used by the military to fight terrorists. Now, though, some privacy advocates question why one of the safest counties in Michigan needs the super-secretive Hailstorm device that is believed to be able to collect large amounts of cellphone data, including the locations of users, by masquerading as a cell tower. “I don’t like not knowing what it’s capable of,” said county Commissioner Jim Runestad, R-White Lake Township, who has met in recent weeks with sheriff’s officials about his concerns

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U.S. Labor Department Calls NFL Cheerleaders ‘Seasonal Amusement’ — Says They Don’t Deserve Minimum Wage
U.S. Labor Department Calls NFL Cheerleaders ‘Seasonal Amusement’ — Says They Don’t Deserve Minimum Wage U.S. Labor Department Calls NFL Cheerleaders ‘Seasonal Amusement’ — Says They Don’t Deserve Minimum Wage

Cheerleaders help make the NFL’s billions. They need to get paid

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Will we “Lift Up Oakland”?

Alessandro Tinonga reports on a campaign to raise the minimum wage in Oakland. Marching in Oakland behind the call for an increased minimum wage (Alessandro Tinonga | SW) $68,243. THAT’S how much it costs for a family of three in Oakland to maintain a modest living standard over the course of a year, according to the Economic Policy Institute

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