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Harvard University has vowed to spend $100 million to research and atone for its ties with slavery. President Lawrence Bacow announced the funding Tuesday alongside a new report detailing many ways the college benefited from slavery and perpetuated racial inequality. The report found that the Ivy League university's faculty, staff and leaders enslaved more than 70 Black and Native American people from its founding in 1636 to 1783. The report says the university “should make a significant monetary commitment, and it should invest in remedies of equal or greater breadth than other universities.” But it stops short of recommending direct financial reparations.

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It's not surprising that a lot of people in rural Nebraska are farmers or have farm related jobs, but the self-employment trend is increasing,…

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