A shooter opened fire Thursday afternoon at Umpqua Community College, killing several students at the campus in southwest Oregon.
According to the local KGW News, there have been 7-10 fatalities and at least 15-20 people injured, while one female was shot in the chest. Police say that the shooter is now dead.
This is the 45th school shooting in 2015, according to Huffington Post’s Political Editor Sam Stein’s Twitter account.
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Democracy Spring: Hundreds Of Progressive Activists Start Sit In On Capitol Building Steps To Protest Money In Politics
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Hundreds of progressive activists are currently sitting in on the steps of the United States Capitol building to protest the outsized influence of corporate money in American politics.
The movement called Democracy Spring is based on Moral Monday‘s, the religiously driven campaign that increased voter engagement and participation on a number of political issues.
Police have started arresting the peaceful protestors, who include The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur.
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) April 11, 2016
“It’s time to take mass nonviolent action on a historic scale to save our democracy,” a statement on the Democracy Spring website. “This April, in Washington, D.C., we will demand a Congress that will take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice.”
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) April 11, 2016
According to the movement’s website, the campaign started on April 2nd with a “march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia” and it culminated today at the Capitol building.
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) April 11, 2016
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Last week, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the well known movie actor and former governor of California, announced his endorsement of Ohio Governor John Kasich in the 2016 Presidential race, on temporary image service Snapchat.
Calling Kasich an “Action Hero”, Schwarzenegger cited Kasich’s hand in fiscally responsible activity at both the federal and state level.
This is likely to boost the appeal of Governor Kasich in the days prior to the Ohio Republican Primary by drawing on the star power of “The Governator”.
This line of thought seems further supported by the endorsement of Ohio State University head coach Urban Meyer.
Between these two endorsements, Governor Kasich has a strong chance to win his home state against the monolithic front runner, Donald Trump.
Indeed, the endorsement of the most influential immigrant in the Republican Party is quite a powerful slight against Mr. Trump, who has increasingly become the man to beat by a frantic Republican party.
It is even more interesting because Schwarzenegger was named as Trump’s successor to host The Apprentice on NBC.
Kasich losing in Ohio would be a tremendous blows against the wishes of the establishment wing of the Republican Party, as it would make the already dim prospect of forcing a contested Republican National Convention more remote.
Whether these celebrity endorsements will effectively combat Governor Kasich’s lack of name recognition on a national level against a reality TV star and a infamously narcissistic Senator remains to be seen, but the Kasich-Schwarzenegger-Meyer triumvirate acting as a road bump on Mr. Trump’s warpath through Ohio seems a fairly likely outcome.
But will it matter in the end?
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As the national debate over climate change intensifies, South Florida has become a flashpoint. And South Florida is much more than South Beach.
On Nov. 24, 2015, fifteen days after king tide day, the largest tidal range seen over the course of a year, the residential neighborhood known as the Upper East Side in Miami was still experiencing floods.
The area has an annual estimated income per household of $45,000.
Similar to Miami Beach, the Upper East Side is a middle-income community facing the consequences of sea level rise, but it has not received the attention or funding necessary to protect its residents, their houses, and small businesses.
Scientists, researchers, legislators and residents recently met at Little River Pocket Park, located in the Northeastern section of the neighborhood, to collect data, learn about sea level rise, and discuss that this is not simply an issue for Miami Beach, but a coastal issue for much of South Florida.
“It’s designed to get citizens involved in being a part of the solution,” Juliet Pinto a, Journalism Professor at Florida International University and organizer of the event for EyesOnTheRise.org said.
More events like this are being planned by EyesOnTheRise.org in the upcoming months to increase the awareness about sea level rise and the consequences for residents of South Florida.
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