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The Internet Talks Like a Woman

nymag.com — Long before "mansplaining" became a cliché, linguists observed that men tended to dominate public conversations. They hogged the floor, asserted more opinions, and interrupted more frequently than women. One study from 1975 found, for instance, that men were responsible for 96 percent of all interruptions in conversations with women.

Lethal Injection Has Become a Testing Ground for Toxic Drugs

newrepublic.com — T wo days before the execution, Charles Ryan, the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, drove to a Phoenix parking lot early in the morning. He was meeting a man he had never seen, though they had spoken by phone a couple of times. The man, a doctor, had once assisted Ryan's predecessor.

Mouth Full of Gold: The Manhattan Dentist Behind Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Extravagant Mouthguards

grantland.com — John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images Not long ago, Lee Gause got a phone call. It was Floyd Mayweather Jr., the richest athlete in the world. It wasn't the first time Mayweather had contacted him. The undefeated prizefighter would sometimes hire Gause, a dentist, for late-night cleanings or teeth whitening sessions during a visit to Manhattan, but Gause was pretty sure his famous patient was not in town.

English Monarch Signatures, Ranked

theawl.com — 28. Edward VI (1547-1553): 27. Philip (1554-1558): 26. George IV(1820-1830): 25. Henry IV (1399-1413): 24. Richard II (1377-1399): 23. Anne (1702-1714): 22. Henry VIII (1509-1547): 21. Henry VII (1485-1509): 20. Edward IV (1461-1470; 1471-1483): 19. James II (1685-1688): 18. ...

Daryl Richardson's Dallas World Aquarium Causes Zoo Controversy

newrepublic.com — N ine thousand years ago, as the giant sloths of North and South America went extinct, rising sea levels isolated a sand-rimmed sprout of jungle off the coast of Panama-a change that would create, over the millennia, the smallest living sloths of all. Evolution worked quickly on the Isla Escudo de Veraguas.

Exclusive: Emails Reveal a State's Worries About Problematic Execution

thenewrepublic.com — On July 23, Arizona took 117 minutes to execute a convicted murderer named Joseph Rudolph Wood III. It was not the nation's first execution to last that long. In September 2009, Romell Broom entered the Ohio death chamber and exited two hours later still breathing-the only inmate in U.S.

Exclusive: Emails Reveal a State's Worries About Problematic Execution

newrepublic.com — On July 23, Arizona took 117 minutes to execute a convicted murderer named Joseph Rudolph Wood III. It was not the nation's first execution to last that long. In September 2009, Romell Broom entered the Ohio death chamber and exited two hours later still breathing-the only inmate in U.S.

2014 Botched Executions: The Worst Year in Lethal Injection History

newrepublic.com — On Wednesday afternoon, a prisoner named Joseph Rudolph Wood III suffered what was one of the longest executions in U.S. history. Executioners in Arizona began pumping the lethal drugs into Wood's veins at 1:57 p.m. His death was not pronounced until nearly two hours later at 3:49 p.m.

Lethal Injection Photos: Angel Diaz's Botched Execution in Florida

newrepublic.com — On December 13, 2006, the state of Florida botched the lethal injection of Angel Diaz. The execution team pushed IV catheters straight through the veins in both his arms and into the underlying tissue. As a result, Diaz, who was convicted of murder in 1986, required two full doses of the lethal drugs, and an execution scheduled to take only ten to 15 minutes lasted 34.

Clayton Lockett Execution Botched: The Problem with Lethal Injection

newrepublic.com — On Tuesday night, after Oklahoma botched the lethal injection of Clayton Lockett, the director of the Department of Corrections said Lockett's vein had not only "blown," but actually "exploded." Many people immediately pointed out that Oklahoma had used for the first time a new drug combination-one of five different formulas it laid out in a new execution protocol.
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May 20, 2015

Arizona has used more execution methods in past 5 years than any state and shows how lethal injection went off rails: newrepublic.com/article/121845…

May 06, 2015

The best political scandal in the world is happening right now in Canada: news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/al…

May 04, 2015

The only thing missing from this @AndrewRomano story is a trigger warning for people who ask "Does the dog die?" yahoo.com/politics/the-u…

Apr 22, 2015

Also, Manny Pacquiao's dentist doesn't think much of Floyd Mayweather's $25,000 mouthguards: "The only reason he did that is to show off."

Apr 22, 2015

I hung out with the Manhattan dentist who makes Floyd Mayweather Jr mouthguards from gold, diamonds, and $100 bills: grantland.com/the-triangle/f…

Mar 31, 2015

@max_read @leahfinnegan No, I should read some. I actually know nothing about the monarchs other than my feelings about their signatures.

Mar 31, 2015

Jane lasted only 9 days as Queen of England, but her signature is immortal. I wrote a list: theawl.com/2015/03/englis… pic.twitter.com/SSE8opsjbD

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