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Giving the Finger to Turning Point USA

In Giving Students the Finger, I wrote about an August 25 incident at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in which Kaitlyn Mullen, a sophomore promoting Turning Point USA (TPUSA) and recruiting students to form a UNL chapter, was given the finger by Courtney Lawton, a graduate student and lecturer in English. No one has questioned my argument that giving students ...

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Disney downbeat about Altice carriage talks affecting millions – Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS)

Disney (DIS -0.3%) and Altice USA (ATUS +1.3%), the former Cablevision, have begun knocking heads with the expiration of their carriage contract now imminent with September’s end. The Mouse House is sounding the dark note for the moment, saying the talks are headed for an impasse. In a statement, Disney says: “Our contract with Altice is due to expire soon, ...

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21 states’ election system targeted, Wisconsin official says

USA Today NetworkPatrick Marley and Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 5:00 p.m. ET Sept. 22, 2017 | Updated 9:10 p.m. ET Sept. 22, 2017 CLOSE In preparation for the midterms, some states are ditching electronic voting machines for paper ballots, and it’s all thanks to Russia. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) reports. Buzz60 The Department of Homeland Security says Wisconsin ...

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Rapid City special Olympian heading for 2018 USA Games

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) – Stevens High School students made their history class one for the books for one of their classmates on Friday. Local special Olympian Addison Whitney learned in class that she’s headed to Seattle for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, competing in a few swim events. She is one of 50 athletes from South Dakota ...

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Mercedes-Benz USA CEO talks $1 billion electric car investment

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Jason Hoff told CNBC on Friday that the automaker’s midterm predictions show that up to 25 percent of cars may soon be fully electric. “Some of the midterm horizons that we look at show maybe 15 to 25 percent [of cars] being full electric,” the CEO told “Closing Bell.” “That’s why we believe it’s really critical to ...

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Team USA rules out including prospects

BUFFALO, N.Y. — General manager Jim Johannson ruled out the possibility of the U.S. men’s hockey team having NHL draft-eligible prospects competing at the Winter Olympics in February. Johannson told The Associated Press on Thursday he doesn’t view anyone from the 18-and-younger pool of prospects capable of cracking the projected lineup of non-NHL players, many of whom are opening this ...

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Mexicali, Mexico travelers are warned

USA Today NetworkMarcella Baietto, The Arizona Republic Published 7:55 a.m. MT Sept. 22, 2017 | Updated 12:52 p.m. MT Sept. 22, 2017 CLOSE The State Department is warning of tainted alcohol in Mexico. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more. Buzz60 An employee arranges PepsiCo Inc. soft drink bottles on display, left, at a store in Mexico City, Mexico.(Photo: Bloomberg via Getty ...

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