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After Parkland, how grief can become posttraumatic growth for student activists

A group of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students has captivated the nation with their tenacity and eloquence as they advocate for gun reform. This, in the throes of grief. After many witnessed their friends killed by gunfire, they leaped into action to protest, some even taking a bus from Florida to Washington, D.C. Their response to trauma is not to shut down, but to speak up. But if trauma is so common, shouldn’t the rate of PTSD be higher? Not necessarily. People may be more resilient than they realize….

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Labour wants new customs union treaty after Brexit – Starmer

Jeremy Corbyn is to confirm a shift in the Labour Party’s position on remaining in the customs union after Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has indicated. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour’s front bench was “unanimous” in its backing for striking a new deal with the EU after Brexit. The UK would leave the customs union but then negotiate a treaty that will “do the work of the customs union”. Mr Corbyn is due to make a speech on Monday setting out Labour’s position. Analysis: Labour’s customs union policy ‘evolves’ What…

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Norway top medal table after Bjorgen wins final event of Games

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Norway topped the medal table as Marit Bjorgen won gold in the women’s cross-country skiing 30km mass start classic, the final event of the Winter Olympics. Norway finished with 14 golds, equalling the all-time record set by Canada, and a record 39 medals overall. Finland’s Krista Parmakoski won silver and Sweden’s Stina…

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'It's their responsibility' – Sam Allardyce tears into his Everton players after embarrassing Watford defeat

Allardyce tears into his Everton players Saturday, February 24, 2018 Sam Allardyce has slammed the performance of his Everton players after watching them go down 1-0 away at Watford. A superbly taken finish by Hornets skipper Troy Deeney condemned the Toffees to a defeat in what was a dreadful game. Neither side particularly controlled the Premier League match, with Everton offering nothing to the contest. And Allardyce has placed the blame firmly at the feet of his players. He said: “It’s their responsibility at the end of the day to…

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Sports 

Liverpool second after hammering West Ham

Liverpool were a “joy to watch” as they thumped West Ham United 4-1 to move above Manchester United into second place in the Premier League, said manager Jurgen Klopp. Forwards Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all scored in the second half in a resounding Anfield win for the Reds. Klopp told BBC Sport: “You hope for a game like this, and you want to see it, but it’s really rare that you get it. “Today we got it and it’s unbelievably important for us because of the situation…

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Culture 

After Parkland, a Visual of the Trumpian Empathy Script

In the social sciences, the “etic” and the “emic” refer to the methodologies that researchers tend to follow. The etic approach is that of the cultural outsider, by which the researcher purposefully maintains a distance from his or her subjects. The emic perspective requires participation and, possibly, ingratiation: the researcher joins in the rituals of the group, observes from within its ranks. The modern American President, a role that has traditionally relied on a public ethnography of sorts, has often appeared to steer emically: when he extends such appeals as…

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