Today's news -- September 8, 2017

 

 

 

 

Statistics show profound inequalities in our education system

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/magazine/education-by-the-numbers.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170908&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Senate panel rejects Trump’s proposed federal education cuts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/senate-rejects-trumps-proposed-federal-education-cuts/2017/09/07/552d13fc-93f0-11e7-aace-04b862b2b3f3_story.html?utm_term=.9c758e7ca25f

 

Trump administration cuts funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/07/trump-administration-cuts-funding-for-teen-pregnancy-prevention-programs-here-are-the-serious-consequences/?utm_term=.89865c72315f

 

The false narrative behind a glitzy live television show about school reform

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/07/the-false-narrative-behind-a-glitzy-live-television-show-about-school-reform/?utm_term=.175ad78ededc

 

Security breach forces ACT test cancellation in Asia; weather causes some in U.S.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/07/security-breach-forces-act-test-cancellation-in-asia-and-weather-causes-some-in-u-s/?utm_term=.073e80231cfb

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/high-schoolers-florida-freaking-act-133530119.html

 

Education stars as major player in Gainesville’s tech startup community

https://gainesvillebizreport.com/education-stars-as-major-player-in-gainesvilles-tech-startup-community/

 

Effort blocks Arizona voucher law until voters can weigh in

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/09/06/effort-blocks-voucher-law-until-voters_ap.html

 

DeVos decries “failed system” on campus sexual assault, vows to replace it

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/devos-campus-rape.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/07/protesters-gather-anticipating-devos-speech-on-campus-sexual-assault/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.8ff462862694

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/betsy-devos-to-revamp-obama-era-schools-sexual-assault-policy-242444

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/07/betsy-devos-campus-sexual-assault-policy?CMP=edit_2221

https://thinkprogress.org/betsy-devos-title-ix-review-20deaddc99c5/

 

This is crucial to our students’ safety. We stand by Title IX (by Lily Eskelsen García)

http://lilysblackboard.org/2017/07/every-student-deserves-heard/

 

USF reaches “pre-eminent” status, president says

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-usf-pre-eminent-school-20170907-story.html

 

University of Florida considers allowing speech by Richard Spencer in October

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/07/university-of-florida-considers-allowing-speech-by-richard-spencer-in-october/?utm_term=.bcf2da18d5db

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/making-another-attempt-to-speak-at-uf-richard-spencer-asks-for-oct-19/2336632

 

How states could end the student-debt collections trap

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/08/how-states-could-end-the-student-debt-collections-trap/?utm_term=.41771eb73170

 

Hurricane Irma devastates Caribbean and heads toward Florida

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/destruction-caribbean-irma-florida.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/07/irma-kills-10-in-battered-caribbean-which-is-in-a-rush-against-time-before-the-next-storm/?utm_term=.741632eb8eae

https://apnews.com/906d76e0d2744013905435742cab5052/Hurricane-Irma-slams-Turks-and-Caicos-on-path-to-Florida

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/08/hurricane-irma-churns-over-the-bahamas-on-collision-course-with-florida/?utm_term=.cb9c29e8054a

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/07/caribbean-reels-under-irmas-deadly-wrath-as-florida-nervously-tracks-monster-storm/?utm_term=.6ce4ce1aa66c

http://jacksonville.com/metro/news/2017-09-07/irma-no-matthew-officials-warn-super-storm-s-track-shifts-west?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/07/gov-rick-scott-hurricane-irma-storm-surge-could-kill-you/640922001/

 

“This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/this-storm-has-the-potential-to-catastrophically-devastate-our-state/2017/09/07/3fedb8f2-93ff-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.593d81491978

 

Governor orders all Florida schools closed today through Monday

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-central-florida-schools-open-closed-20170907-story.html

 

In Florida, searching for gas and water, and watching Irma

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/florida-irma-hurricane-supplies.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/us/hurricane-irma-evacuation-florida/index.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article171923372.html

 

Millions expected to be out of power after hurricane, FPL says

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-bz-fpl-hurricane-irma-power-20170907-story.html

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20170907/florida-utilities-brace-for-irma-impact

 

Scott activates more National Guard members  

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article171734982.html

 

Trump: “We are with the people of Florida”

http://saintpetersblog.com/donald-trump-people-florida/

 

Floridians flood price-gouging hotline

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-price-gouging-20170906-story.html

http://saintpetersblog.com/floridians-flood-price-gouging-hotline/

 

Irma forces largest evacuation of prisoners in state history

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/irma-forces-largest-evacuation-of-prisoners-in-florida-history/2336666?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

The struggle after the storm

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/sunday-review/hurricane-irma-harvey-katrina-recovery.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Former presidents band together in call for Harvey, Irma relief aid

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/former-presidents-hurricane-relief-obama-bush-carter-clinton-242468

 

Space Florida backs NASA nominee, but senators aren't so sure

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-nasa-chief-florida-senators-20170907-story.html

 

Trump will appoint Bondi to a presidential commission addressing the opioid crisis

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/09/donald-trump-will-appoint-pam-bondi-to-a-presidential-commission-addressing-the-opioid-crisis.html

 

Stop being afraid of more government. It’s exactly what we need.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/stop-being-afraid-of-more-government-its-exactly-what-we-need/2017/09/07/e362177a-940a-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.6c2435658241

 

Corporate tax cuts don’t create jobs, they enrich CEOs

https://www.thenation.com/article/corporate-tax-cuts-dont-create-jobs-they-enrich-ceos/

 

What the rich won’t tell you

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/sunday/what-the-rich-wont-tell-you.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Equifax hack hits credit histories of up to 143 million Americans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/equifax-hack-hits-credit-histories-of-up-to-143-million-americans/2017/09/07/a4ae6f82-941a-11e7-b9bc-b2f7903bab0d_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_equifax-6pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.61708137bd3f

 

Three Equifax managers sold stock before cyber hack revealed

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/three-equifax-executives-sold-stock-before-revealing-cyber-hack

 

Trump Jr. says he can’t recall White House role on meeting with Russians

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-jr-says-nothing-came-of-2016-meeting-with-russians/2017/09/07/43f3f2ce-93e9-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.4d2ede35627d

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/trump-russia-investigation.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/07/donald-trump-jr-russia-investigation-senate-staff-statement?CMP=edit_2221

https://thinkprogress.org/donald-trump-jr-s-statement-to-senate-investigators-is-bad-news-for-his-dad-57b56eb0c7d3/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59b1821b04d3011c05b4fd88&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Mueller seeks interviews with White House staff over meeting statement

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/politics/mueller-trump-air-force-one-statement-russian-lawyer/index.html

 

On Facebook and Twitter, a hunt for Russia’s meddling hand

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/russia-facebook-twitter-election.html?emc=edit_ta_20170907&nl=top-stories&nlid=3179832&ref=headline

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/07/even-facebook-ads-arent-safe-from-russian-influence/?utm_term=.4d17d3857dd6

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/07/did-facebook-ads-traced-to-a-russian-company-violate-u-s-election-law/?utm_term=.ba8435f1ccab

 

Senator: Facebook's Russia disclosure “tip of the iceberg”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/politics/warner-facebook-russia-hacking/index.html

 

The fake Americans Russia created to influence the election

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/russia-facebook-twitter-election.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

FBI head says he’s not seen ‘any whiff’ of White House interference in investigation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/new-fbi-head-says-hes-not-seen-any-whiff-of-white-house-interference-in-the-russia-investigation/2017/09/07/04a96df0-9403-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.6776aeb124fa

 

Senate votes to raise debt limit and approves $15 billion in hurricane relief

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/senate-harvey-irma-aid.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Nelson warns Congress hurricane aide package only a start

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/07/nelson-warns-congress-15b-hurricane-aide-package-just-the-start-114348

 

“Politically cynical” disaster relief bill riles Rubio

http://saintpetersblog.com/287014-2/

 

Congress confident it will find money for Irma as FEMA runs low on funds

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article171831427.html

 

Trump reaches out to make more deals with congressional Democrats

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/trump-pelosi-daca.html?hp=&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Energized Trump sees bipartisan path, at least for now

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/trump-pelosi-daca.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/trump-calls-nancy-pelosi-chuck-schumer-news-coverage-242441

 

Republicans jolted by, and Democrats wary of, Trump’s overtures to opposing party

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hill-republicans-confounded-by-and-democrats-wary-of-trumps-overtures-to-opposing-party/2017/09/07/d76c0e0c-93ed-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumphill-825pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.fd4f5b0ee5d9

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/trump-jovial-after-debt-deal-242466

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/trumps-dealmaking-weakens-gop-242469

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-betrayal-of-the-republican-leaders-should-surprise-no-one/2017/09/07/768c5ada-9404-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.37a80b564bb3

 

Debt-ceiling shift signifies a remarkable political evolution for Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/debt-ceiling-shift-signifies-a-remarkable-political-evolution-for-trump/2017/09/07/a65b318a-9401-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.9f04250b3247

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/paul-ryan-daca-taxes.html

 

Why does the debt ceiling exist?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/classic-apps/why-does-the-debt-ceiling-exist/2017/09/07/5aaf8976-9414-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.19f460f5c131

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/debt-ceiling-explanation.html?emc=edit_cn_20170908&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump suggested scrapping future debt ceiling votes to congressional leaders

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/trump-end-debt-ceiling-votes-242429

 

Appeals court limits Trump travel ban and allows more refugees

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/appeals-court-travel-ban.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/grandparents-refugees-with-formal-assurances-can-enter-under-trumps-travel-ban-appeals-court-rules/2017/09/07/d0763ca8-9415-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html?utm_term=.7bcbfe183fbb

 

For DACA recipients, losing protection and work permits is just the start

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/daca-losses-immigration.html?emc=edit_cn_20170908&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump heeds Pelosi request to reassure young immigrants on deportation

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/trump-pelosi-daca.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170907&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Why Trump's “Dreamers” nightmare won't go away anytime soon

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/07/donald-trump-dreamer-nightmare?CMP=edit_2221

 

“Dreamers”, liars and bad economics

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/dreamers-liars-and-bad-economics.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170908&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Bannon: Catholics back DACA because “they need illegal aliens to fill the churches”

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/7/16267324/bannon-bishops-daca-60-minutes

https://thinkprogress.org/steve-bannon-attacks-pope-says-catholic-church-supports-immigrants-to-make-money-07db289a65af/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59b1740b04d3017fbf994847&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

New round of contracts is issued for border wall prototypes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/border-wall-prototype-contracts.html?emc=edit_cn_20170908&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Governors rally around health law fixes as White House pushes repeal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/governors-obamacare-fixes-trump-repeal.html?emc=edit_cn_20170908&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The stunning Democratic shift on single-payer

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/7/16267256/single-payer-democrats-2020

 

Why Sessions’ recycled crime-fighting strategy is doomed to fail

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/07/jeff-sessions-gun-crime-st-louis-215578

 

Hands up. It’s showtime.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/hands-up-its-showtime.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

In Supreme Court case, Feds side with baker who refused to make wedding cake https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/in-major-supreme-court-case-justice-dept-sides-with-baker-who-refused-to-make-wedding-cake-for-gay-couple/2017/09/07/fb84f116-93f0-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.de7bf44ec07e

 

House Democrats seek committee to combat white supremacy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/us/politics/house-committee-white-supremacy.html?emc=edit_cn_20170908&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Houston’s next big storm: Mosquitoes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/09/07/houstons-next-big-storm-mosquitoes/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.fd56e87cd0b3

 

The science behind the U.S.’s strange hurricane “drought” -- and its sudden end

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/07/the-science-behind-the-u-s-s-strange-hurricane-drought-and-its-sudden-end/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.892c52700d57

 

Irma and Harvey should kill any doubt that climate change is real

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/07/irma-and-harvey-should-kill-any-doubt-that-climate-change-is-real/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.224ea192ecf9

 

At a moment climate change is hard to ignore, the EPA is being pointed elsewhere

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/09/07/at-a-moment-climate-change-is-hard-to-ignore-the-epa-is-being-pointed-elsewhere/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.5927fe42ed15

 

EPA staff headed for lowest levels in 30 years as environmental disasters pile up

https://thinkprogress.org/epa-cuts-staff-at-critical-time-for-public-health-5ef08aa39256/

 

How not to run the EPA

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/how-not-to-run-the-epa.html?emc=edit_th_20170908&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

McCaul emerges as a leading candidate for DHS secretary

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/mccaul-emerges-as-leading-dhs-pick-242459

 

White House considering at least six for Fed chair

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/white-house-said-to-be-considering-at-least-six-for-fed-chair

 

Why the return of bigger banks means bigger risks for everyone else

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/why-the-return-of-bigger-banks-means-bigger-risks-for-everyone-else.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170908&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The risk of nuclear war with North Korea

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-risk-of-nuclear-war-with-north-korea

 

How the U.S. could respond to another North Korean missile test

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/world/asia/north-korea-missile-test-us-options.html?emc=edit_cn_20170908&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Tillerson is working with China and Russia -- very, very quietly

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tillerson-is-working-with-china-and-russia--very-very-quietly/2017/09/07/1aed4970-9416-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.363f041058f8

 

The foundation of Trump’s presidency is the negation of Obama’s legacy

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/the-first-white-president-ta-nehisi-coates/537909/

 

What prompted the EPA to attack a reporter over an accurate Harvey story?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/09/07/what-prompted-the-epa-to-attack-an-ap-reporter-over-his-accurate-harvey-reporting/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.be386af8fd83

 

Trump lawyer, fooled by “prankster,” asks for “drone” in emails slamming reporter

http://www.businessinsider.com/ty-cobb-emails-prankster-drone-reporter-2017-9

 

The fake news pipeline: How a clickbait farmer is spreading the gospel of Big Oil

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/09/the-fake-news-pipeline-how-two-small-time-clickbai.html

 

Mexico rocked by earthquake called its strongest in a century

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/world/americas/mexico-earthquake.html?emc=edit_na_20170908&nl=breaking-news&nlid=3179832&ref=headline

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/08/mexico-earthquake-warning-tsunami?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=242861&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

 

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