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NASA scientists discover 'Earth's older cousin'
Emily Chan, 
Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:12PM EDT 

More than a thousand light years away, the Earth's "bigger, older, cousin," is orbiting a star very similar to the sun, scientists said Thursday.
Kepler-452b is the first Earth-like planet to be found orbiting in the habitable zone of a sun-like star.
NASA scientists announced the discovery at a teleconference on Thursday morning.
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Indian Country:

Donna Ennis: It's time to take back our cultural sovereignty

Donna Ennis, a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, equates tribal sovereignty with tribal culture:
David Wilkins, Lumbee Nation, has said that Tribal Sovereignty is arguably the most important, unifying concept across Indian Country. It is about more than political boundaries; it defines nothing less than our living, collective power which is generated as traditions are respectfully developed, sustained, and transformed to confront new conditions. We as Native peoples have been too lax with these words, allowing their power to be misused and even turned against our own relatives.
Vine Deloria Jr. popularized the term “Tribal Sovereignty” in his 1969 book, Custer Died for Your Sins.
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Buffalo thunder

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015

New Mexico newspaper accuses Pojoaque Pueblo of harming other tribes by continuing to operate its casinos without a Class III gaming compact:
Pojoaque cannot legally engage in gambling without a state compact – which expired June 30. Still, the U.S. Attorney has chosen not to enforce the law, saying to do so would cause Pojoaque – which operates the $250 million Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino north of Santa Fe, as well as other gambling facilities – more harm than good. What about the harm to the state’s 14 other gambling tribes that are following the rules, as expressed by Santa Clara?
In its latest lawsuit, Pojoaque claims that the governor-appointed Gaming Control Board is interfering with its business by delaying approval of some of its vendors’ gaming licenses.
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Sacred Site


E.J. Montini: Money wins in war to protect sacred Apache site
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015

Arizona Republic columnist E.J. Montini doesn't think Congress will do the right thing and pass H.R.2811, the Save Oak Flat Act, to prevent a sacred Apache site from being harmed by a mining development:
The protesters journeyed from Arizona's San Carlos reservation to Washington, D.C., where they are this week.
They want Congress to reverse the offer of land in Tonto National Forest, called Oak Flat, to foreign mining conglomerates. The Apache people for generations have considered the land sacred.
Beneath the property, however, is copper.
And last year, Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake and Republican Rep. Paul Gosar added a rider to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act allowing for a land swap that would hand over the property to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining company Rio Tinto. Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick also supported the deal.
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Teen Suicide

Shining a light on youth suicide crisis
July 19, 2015 6:57 am  •  Sen. John Thune

Nearly eight years after No Child Left Behind expired, I am glad Congress has finally passed legislation to reauthorize federal K-12 educational programs.
The Every Child Achieves Act would reduce federal interference in education and restore control of education to the people who know their students best – parents, teachers, and school boards. Local control, not big-government Washington mandates, is the key to educational success for students around the country.
I introduced several amendments to this important legislation and was pleased that two measures related to the youth suicide crisis in Indian Country were included in the final bill.
There is no greater tragedy for a family than losing a child, sibling, or friend, especially to suicide.
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USD Baseball


Rally Falls Short in 4-2 Loss to Waves
USD's season ends with a 33-22 overall record.

May 22, 2015

STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team's run in the West Coast Conference Tournament came to an end with a 4-2 loss to Pepperdine University Friday evening at Banner Island Ballpark.
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 33-22 overall, and are eliminated from the WCC. With the win, the Waves improve to 29-27 overall and will advance onto the championship game on Saturday against Loyola Marymount.
Pepperdine got on the scoreboard first, as they managed to score four runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Pepperdine runs came on back-to-back home runs, a three-run shot by Hutton Moyer and a solo home run by Chris Fornaci to give the Waves a 4-0 lead.
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UCLA Baseball:

Ninth Inning Rally Falls Just Short as UCLA Loses to Maryland, 2-1
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 06/02/2015

LOS ANGELES – The Bruins rallied to put runners on the corners in the ninth, but couldn’t produce the tying run, inevitably falling to Maryland, 2-1, on Monday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The loss ends the season for UCLA and advances Maryland to the Super Regional.
The Bruins’ offense was stifled all night, totaling just three hits in the loss. Kort Peterson (2-for-4, RBI) recorded two of those hits, with Ty Moore (1-for-3, R) delivering the other.
UCLA got a great effort from the pitching staff, holding Maryland to two runs, but the performance fell just short.
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