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Google and ProPublica launch machine learning tool to track hate crime in America

Documenting hate crimes in America has long presented a challenge to researchers, journalists, and social scientists. Record keeping in this area has been patchy at best, with data either woefully incomplete or non-existent. Yet, it’s never been more important that we understand them, especially after the events of last weekend, and the violent, racially driven crimes that followed Trump’s shock electoral victory — committed not by ordinary Trump supporters, but rather an emboldened and ascendant far right, who are a small yet increasingly visible and vocal presence. To try and make better sense of the issue, Google and ProPublica have…This story continues at The Next Web
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Share Surprise New Album ‘Sketches of Brunswick East’

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Share Surprise New Album ‘Sketches of Brunswick East’

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard surprise released their third album of 2017, ‘Sketches of Brunswick East,’ in collaboration with Mild High Club. Andy Kahn #Jambase #MusicNews #IndieBrew
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You can buy legal marijuana in four months. But is California ready to sell it? – Sacramento Bee


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You can buy legal marijuana in four months. But is California ready to sell it?
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Software must be written to accept applications of thousands of entrepreneurs hoping to legally sell marijuana. Regulations governing sales aren't fully cooked. Welcome to Lori Ajax's world. She is the director of the California Bureau of Cannabis
Want Access to California's Top Pot Officials? It Could Cost Big BucksL.A. Weekly

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Chelsea Handler’s Grandfather Fought For The Nazi

[ynw] In a new episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are, Chelsea Handler discovers exactly what role her grandfather, Karl Stoecker, played in World War 2, and the history of her family. Quivering and shaking after being told the news, Handler traces his path from Nazi soldier to American immigrant through documents and interviews […]

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Review: Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer Reimagine Dylan and Nirvana on Profound Covers LP

Review: Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer Reimagine Dylan and Nirvana on Profound Covers LP
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Review: Grizzly Bear End Hibernation and Engage the Pop Moment

Review: Grizzly Bear End Hibernation and Engage the Pop Moment
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Umphrey’s McGee Busts Out Van Halen Cover 4 Years To The Day After Last Performance

Umphrey’s McGee Busts Out Van Halen Cover 4 Years To The Day After Last Performance

Last night’s Umphrey’s McGee show in Birmingham featured a pair of song suites and the return of a long-lost Van Halen cover. Scott Bernstein #Jambase #MusicNews #IndieBrew
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Mississippi officials begin uprooting big marijuana farm – wreg.com


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Mississippi officials begin uprooting big marijuana farm
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PRENTISS, Miss. —Mississippi officials are uprooting what they're calling the largest outdoor marijuana farm they've seen since the 1980s. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics told local media that they got a tip that someone was growing marijuana in …
14000 marijuana plants discovered in Mississippi countyFOX13 Memphis

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Manchester Mayor on Arena Reopening: ‘It’s a Symbol of Defiance’

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on Arena Reopening: ‘It’s a Symbol of Defiance’

Just 17 days into his term as mayor of Manchester, England, Andy Burnham had the sad job of standing before TV cameras and declaring terrorists will “never beat us.” After a bomber killed 22 people at

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on Arena Reopening: ‘It’s a Symbol of Defiance’

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Help Us Make A Playlist For The Solar Eclipse

On Monday we’ll turn the All Songs Considered 24/7 stream into a giant mixtape to score the solar eclipse and we want your help.

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White Supremacists Taking Ancestry Tests Aren’t Happy About The Results

From IFLS: Not too long ago, white nationalism was a fringe movement of isolated people. Now, it’s gained a very ugly new relevance. Tiki torches are lit, Twitter feeds are flared, and tempers are hot. Along with this misled reinterpretation of supposed “identity politics”, we also live at a time where it’s never been easier […]

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