Monday, July 31, 2017

Show Notes 07-28-2017

Friday Show Notes 7-28-17

Community Colleges Call for End to Algebra Requirement, Say it’s a “Civil Rights” Issue
The chancellor of California’s community college system said he wants to abolish the college algebra requirement and called it a “civil rights issue” in a Wednesday interview.
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Prof says criticizing 'safe space' culture led to dismissal
A former adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University says he was barred from his classroom and “ a criminal” over a joke about a call center in Pakistan.
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Oklahoma teacher who cartwheeled without underwear given probation
A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.
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Why You May Not Have to Finish All Your Antibiotics
If you have ever taken an antibiotic, you likely know the drill: Finish the entire course of treatment, even if you are feeling better, or else you risk a relapse. Worse, by not finishing, you might contribute to the dangerous rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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Scientists Use CRISPR to Edit Human Embryos
A group of scientists in Oregon has successfully modified the genes of embryos using CRISPR, a cut-and-paste gene-editing tool.
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Dow closes at record high after Fed leaves rates unchanged, Boeing jumps
U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on the back of strong earnings and following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates unchanged. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 97.58 points to close at 21,711.01 and hit intraday and closing records. Boeing rose 9.88 percent and contributed the most gains on the 30-stock index.
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Rush to pay off your mortgage? Think Again!
In my last column, we discussed Financial Fallacy No. 1: The safest place to keep your money is in a savings account. This week we are going to look at Financial Fallacy No. 2, which is: Pay off all your debt as soon as you can.
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Amazon already has its eye on the car repair market, and auto shops should be worried
Between Amazon's blitz into the grocery market and its fashion aspirations, you might have missed the shopping juggernaut's entry into the auto world.
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Time To Restore Local Control Over Zoning — And End Obama's HUD Intrusion
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson has announced that his department will be "reinterpreting" an Obama era regulation that had given the federal government control over local zoning decisions.
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