Trump Administration Proposes to Uproot Ag ResearchNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The most recent reorganization attempt by the Trump Administration would dramatically impact USDA’s agricultural research centers by moving them outside of the nation’s capital.

Source: Trump Administration Proposes to Uproot Ag ResearchNational Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Ontario government says it has an interim sex-ed curriculum elementary teachers must follow | CBC News

“We will not tolerate anybody using our children as pawns for grandstanding and political games. And, make no mistake, if we find somebody failing to do their job, we will act.” (snark – as he grandstands on ignoring the changes in society since 1998 for his perceived political advantage.)

Source: Ontario government says it has an interim sex-ed curriculum elementary teachers must follow | CBC News

The wrong goodbye: rewatching the strangest award show tributes ever

About as sexist as you can get – this report. Guardian should be ashamed.

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Madonna’s VMAs ode to Aretha Franklin has been labelled a self-indulgent disaster but it’s not the first time an onstage tribute has gone wrong

Let’s get this out of the way from the get-go: Madonna’s rambling spiel about Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this week was just about as weird as award show tributes get. Dressed as a berserk cross between a scarecrow and a dreamcatcher, Madonna took Franklin’s legacy and forced it through a prism so utterly self-regarding that even the jazzed-up kids in the audience looked like they were losing the will to live. It was just about as strange and awful as these things tend to get.

Related: MTV VMAs: Madonna tribute to Aretha Franklin proves divisive as Camila Cabello wins big

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A Texas Democrat’s words of support for the NFL protests have gone viral

Beto O’Rourke, who is running to unseat Ted Cruz, was asked if kneeling NFL players are disrespectful. This is his reply

The question is, how do you feel about NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem? And is it disrespectful to this country, to the flag, to service members who are right there tonight, where it is tonight, in Afghanistan, and those former service members, retirees and veterans, who are here with us today? Thank you each for your service.

My short answer is no, I don’t think it’s disrespectful. Here is my longer answer – but I’m gonna try to make sure I get this right, because I think it’s a really important question. And reasonable people can disagree on this issue. Let’s begin there, and it makes them no less American to come down on a different conclusion on this issue. Right? You can feel as the young man does, you can feel as I do, you are every bit as American all the same.

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Measles is on the rise in Europe – and populism could be to blame | Sarah Boseley

Their stupidity will again kill children!

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It started with Andrew Wakefield. Now politicians from Beppe Grillo to Marine Le Pen support the anti-vaccine cause

Measles is killing children – and adults – in Europe. There were 37 deaths in the first six months of this year, when there were 38 in the whole of the previous year. Between January and June, 41,000 people in the region caught the disease, which is one of the most infectious on the planet. That’s nearly double the number of cases in 2017.

Related: Resurgence of deadly measles blamed on low MMR vaccination rates

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