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In the News: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of the Chicago Gun Strike Force to fight violence in Barack Obama's home city. The Trump administration is promoting this effort while more than a dozen cities record higher incidents of shootings and homicides. Photo credit: Thomas Hawk / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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Minneapolis Adopts $15/hr Minimum Wage (Jimmy)

The city joins a small group, including Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., who have voted to raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour.

When in Climate Change, Do As the Romans Do (Russ)

Fascinating article about how the concrete made in Rome two thousand years ago may help us stave off the rising seas caused by climate change.

Europe and Japan Develop Trade Deal Without US (Dan)

The trade deal, which has been in the works for a while, suddenly reappeared after TTP and TTIP negotiations with the US failed.

Ireland Bans Fracking (Jimmy)

The country joins France, Germany, and Bulgaria in banning fracking.