Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video

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Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video


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MN Nice Rebuttal: Structural Racism at Root of Offensive Remarks

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 22, 2015 - 12:31pm

Others booed, but Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul) thought for several hours before responding to a remark Rep. Jim Newberger (R-Becker) had made about North Minneapolis. During a debate on funding for the North Star rail line Newberger said “Boy, wouldn’t that be convenient, to have that rail line going from the prison to North Minneapolis." After hearing some grumbling he quickly added, “or to any section of our state.” Boos were heard in the House chamber.


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VIDEO: Native Americans Protest Columbus Statue at MN State Capitol

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 20, 2015 - 5:12pm

Minnesota’s legislature is considering a bill that would change the engraving on the statue from “Discoverer of America” to “Christopher Columbus landed in America.” A co-sponsor of the House bill includes Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-Grove City), who taught high school government classes 35 years. That change misses the point, say Native Americans who marched through downtown St. Paul Saturday to the Columbus statue.


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People's State of the Union on the Steps of Minneapolis City Hall: VIDEO

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 7, 2015 - 9:47am

Advocates for citizens fed up with police harassment and mistreatment of workers are successfully getting the attention of Minneapolis city leaders. This week, Neighborhoods Organizing For Change Field (NOC) Organizer Mike Griffin led a "people's state of the union" presentation at Minneapolis City Hall that outlined systemic labor issues for low-wage workers and how certain city laws are being abused by police to harass minorities. The presentation got the support and participation of several city council members.


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Iran and US Reach Historic Agreement for Nuclear Prevention (JCPOA): Obama Video

Teke O'Reilly for The Contributor Published April 3, 2015 - 12:22am

Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Obama lays out the details of a historic framework with Iran that will prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. April 2, 2015.


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VIDEO: Sailor Rescued 200 Miles Off NC Coast After Missing For 60 Days

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published April 3, 2015 - 12:12am

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevacs a man from motor vessel Houston Express off the North Carolina coast Thursday, April 4, 2015. The crew aboard Houston Express spotted the man on a disabled sailing vessel and took him aboard approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth City.


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VIDEO: Fast Food Workers Announce Nationwide Strike For Tax Day

The Uptake for The Uptake Published April 1, 2015 - 7:09pm

Union organizers are upping the pressure on fast food restaurants to raise their wages by promising a nationwide strike on April 15 – tax day – symbolic because they say employees should be paid at least $15 an hour.


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Video: Obama Slows US Military Exit From Afghanistan

The Uptake for The Uptake Published March 25, 2015 - 9:30am

President Obama says during a joint news conferee with Afghanistan's President that the U.S. will keep its 9,800 U.S. troops—half of which it had planned to remove in coming months—stationed in Afghanistan through 2015.


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