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Federal Program Supplies Surplus Military Gear to Schools

online.wsj.com — A federal program that has drawn criticism in recent weeks for supplying surplus military gear to local police has also provided rifles, grenade launchers and armored vehicles to public schools, some of which were unprepared for what they were getting.
Sep 16, 2014

What could go wrong? Federal program supplies armored vehicles, assault-style rifles to public schools on.wsj.com/1o0zCzS via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

School districts given M-16 rifles, grenade launchers & armored vehicles (for just the cost of shipping) on.wsj.com/1o0zCzS via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

Federal program supplies armored vehicles, assault-style rifles to public schools on.wsj.com/1o0zCzS via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

RT @WSJusnews: Federal Program Gives Schools Surplus Military Gear on.wsj.com/1uDRxlQ

Sep 16, 2014

A federal program is supplying US public schools with armored vehicles, grenade launchers and rifles: on.wsj.com/1qZpZ7K

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Read slowly to benefit your brain and cut stress

online.wsj.com — Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour. The point of the club isn't to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted.
Sep 16, 2014

Get off Twitter and read a real book, the kind made of dead trees. on.wsj.com/1oRRGfv via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

"When I realized I read Twitter more than a book, I knew it was time for action" - on reading slowly to help le brain online.wsj.com/articles/read-…

Sep 16, 2014

@WSJ: The benefits of reading a book uninterrupted for 30 minutes: on.wsj.com/1r4pTxi pic.twitter.com/0EqXHesbci” < READ THIS!

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Ex-Bloomberg Aides Strike Back Against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

online.wsj.com — Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's top aides are pushing back against a fusillade of attacks on his legacy as Mayor Bill de Blasio breaks from many of his predecessor's signature policies. Former City Hall aides have seethed at the frequent attacks from Mr. de Blasio and his allies, from the moment of the new mayor's inauguration in January when...
Sep 16, 2014

RT @MaraGay: "He'll be remembered as the best mayor in the city's history." Bloomberg aides strike back to defend their legacy. on.wsj.com/1s5rbKI

Sep 16, 2014

RT @MaraGay: "He'll be remembered as the best mayor in the city's history." Bloomberg aides strike back to defend their legacy. on.wsj.com/1s5rbKI

Sep 16, 2014

RT @MaraGay: "He'll be remembered as the best mayor in the city's history." Bloomberg aides strike back to defend their legacy. on.wsj.com/1s5rbKI

Sep 16, 2014

"He'll be remembered as the best mayor in the city's history." Bloomberg aides strike back to defend their legacy. on.wsj.com/1s5rbKI

Sep 16, 2014

RT @michaelkamon: Team Bloomberg is angry about the old boss's treatment at the hands of Team de Blasio. Story by @jdawsey1 @MaraGay online.wsj.com/articles/ex-bl…

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Remember the CEO Who Quit to Be a Dad? He’s Loving It.

blogs.wsj.com — Last month, Max Shireson gave up his job running a billion-dollar startup to spend more time with his family. And he couldn't be happier. Schireson's departure from Internet database company MongoDB Inc., which he announced in a blog post that quickly went viral, became a catalyst for a discussion that rarely takes place in the national media: the challenges faced by fathers as they attempt to balance work and family.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @laurenweberWSJ: Remember the CEO who quit to be a dad? He’s loving it. And he has some words for corporate America on.wsj.com/1mb2o5b via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

Catching up with the CEO who quit his job to spend more time with his kids. on.wsj.com/1mb2o5b

Sep 16, 2014

Remember the CEO Who Quit to Be a Dad? He’s Loving It. on.wsj.com/1mb2o5b via @WSJ

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The Philadelphia Eagles' Secret Coaches: Professors

online.wsj.com — The 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles are already rolling toward another NFC East title. They're doing it with a smart coach in Chip Kelly, a speedy offense and, of course, a secret network of college professors from across the country. Yes, really.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @SamWalkers Here's a story you haven't heard: The Eagles have recruited a global network of college professors. on.wsj.com/1uE4jki

Sep 16, 2014

RT @WillBrinson Fascinating read RT @KevinClarkWSJ: The Philadelphia Eagles' Secret Coaches: College Professors on.wsj.com/1uE4Q5M

Sep 16, 2014

RT @KevinClarkWSJ: The Philadelphia Eagles have turned to an unlikely group for football advice: college professors. on.wsj.com/1uE4Q5M

Sep 16, 2014

RT @BillPowerWSJ: The Eagles called in a cognitive-psychology scholar, who evaluated how the team memorizes plays. Hey, whatever works. on.wsj.com/1uE4jki

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'Poop & Pooches,' a Magazine Devoted to Dog-Haters, Is a Hit in Germany

online.wsj.com — HAMBURG-In 1992, four journalists sat at a local pub and played a drunken game: What's the most absurd magazine title you can come up with? After several rounds of Guinness, they agreed that in dog-crazy Germany a magazine devoted to dog haters would be pretty pointless.
Sep 16, 2014

I feel like a traitor even sharing this... 'Poop & Pooches,' a magazine devoted to dog-haters, exists.. on.wsj.com/1oSwMNk via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

"The lead story is a satirical look at how to 'Pimp Up Your Pooch.'" Germany's anti-dog magazine is a hit, via @WSJ: on.wsj.com/XbjNPt

Sep 16, 2014

RT @TimAeppel: Germany has at least a dozen dog-related magazines, including one called SitzPlatzFuss, or SitStayHeel. on.wsj.com/1oSwMNk via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

Hate dogs? Read German? Then 'Poop & Pooches,' a magazine devoted to dog-haters, is your kind of thing: on.wsj.com/1oSwMNk via @WSJ

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Startup Risk: Bill Gurley's Warning Triggers Debate in Silicon Valley

online.wsj.com — Venture capitalist Bill Gurley sounded the alarm in Silicon Valley. And now some of his peers are ringing it with him. Mr. Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark, warned in a recent in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal that the tech investing community is taking on an excessive amount of risk, and startups are burning through cash at an unsustainable pace.
Sep 16, 2014

We asked VCs for their reactions to Bill Gurley's "excessive risk" warning: is.gd/NVlKNU I will now tweet some of their responses

Sep 16, 2014

.@bgurley said startup scene steeped in greed, risk and high burn rates. Other VCs agree: on.wsj.com/1uEuWFA via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

RT @ScottMAustin: "We are telling all of our companies to raise money now since valuations are up at the later stage" -@SanFranciscoVC on.wsj.com/1uEuWFA

Sep 16, 2014

"We are telling all of our companies to raise money now since valuations are up at the later stage" -@SanFranciscoVC on.wsj.com/1uEuWFA

Sep 16, 2014

'When people don't want to miss out, a lot of mistakes are made.' VC's react to Gurley's warning shot on.wsj.com/1uEuWFA via @WSJD

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U.S. Regulators Probe Florida Unit of Banco Espírito Santo

online.wsj.com — Several U.S. regulatory agencies are investigating the Florida unit of Banco Espírito Santo SA, according to bank officials, the latest front in a sprawling multinational effort to untangle the finances behind the collapsed Portuguese business empire.
Sep 16, 2014

Several U.S. regulators now investigating FLA unit of Espirito Santo. Great scoop by @margotpatrick on.wsj.com/1o04GQk via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

RT @davidenrich: Breaking: US regulators investigate Espirito Santo's Miami bank for related-party deals. online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-r… scoop by @margotpatrick

Sep 16, 2014

RT @davidenrich: In new letter reviewed by @margotpatrick, Espirito Santo family member complains of being scapegoated. on.wsj.com/1o04GQk

Sep 16, 2014

RT @davidenrich: Breaking: US regulators investigate Espirito Santo's Miami bank for related-party deals. online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-r… scoop by @margotpatrick

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5 Things About Bobby Jindal’s Energy Plan

blogs.wsj.com — Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana hopes to emerge as a leading policy thinker in the field of potential GOP presidential candidates. He released an energy plan Tuesday that in some ways is more nuanced and moderate than ideas espoused by other candidates.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @AP_Ken_Thomas: Of interest: Jindal's energy plan calls for gradually phasing out renewable fuel standard, a big deal in #Iowa. on.wsj.com/1mbvb9K

Sep 16, 2014

RT @AP_Ken_Thomas: Of interest: Jindal's energy plan calls for gradually phasing out renewable fuel standard, a big deal in #Iowa. on.wsj.com/1mbvb9K

Sep 16, 2014

RT @AP_Ken_Thomas: Of interest: Jindal's energy plan calls for gradually phasing out renewable fuel standard, a big deal in #Iowa. on.wsj.com/1mbvb9K

Sep 16, 2014

RT @AP_Ken_Thomas: Of interest: Jindal's energy plan calls for gradually phasing out renewable fuel standard, a big deal in #Iowa. on.wsj.com/1mbvb9K

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What to Expect From the Federal Reserve Decision: WSJ’s Hilsenrath and Reddy Discuss

blogs.wsj.com — Federal Reserve officials gather Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss whether and how to adjust their interest-rate guidance. Join Wall Street Journal economics correspondents Jon Hilsenrath and Sudeep Reddy for a live video chat Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET to discuss the meeting and Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen 's performance so far this year.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @WSJecon: .@WSJ's Hilsenrath predicts the Fed will still use the language "considerable time." on.wsj.com/1oUL1Bv

Sep 16, 2014

RT @WSJecon: .@WSJ's Hilsenrath predicts the Fed will still use the language "considerable time." on.wsj.com/1oUL1Bv

Sep 16, 2014

The power of Hilsenrath RT @davidenrich: Is the first time that a Spreecast has moved markets? blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @WSJmarkets: If you missed, here's the Q&A with Jon Hilsenrath and @reddy talking "considerable time" language on Fed rates: http://t.co…

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Dennis Lehane on Bruce Springsteen's 'Jungleland'

online.wsj.com — Dennis Lehane is the author of 11 novels, including "Mystic River" and "The Drop," which is out now as a movie. He spoke to Marc Myers. When I turned 14 in the summer of 1979, three galvanizing influences hit me-reading Richard Price's urban masterpiece, "The Wanderers," seeing Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" and hearing Bruce Springsteen's "Jungleland" from his 1975 album "Born to Run."
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Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria

wsj.com — 9/15/2014 5:37PM What's it like to live under the rule of the extremist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS? WSJ looks at the situation in Raqqa, Syria, through the eyes of two activists - and through the lens of ISIS propaganda videos.
Sep 16, 2014

incredibly powerful video on wsj.com: Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria on.wsj.com/1BH3bOS

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Former Hitler SS Member at Auschwitz Charged With Accessory to Murder

online.wsj.com — BERLIN-Prosecutors in Germany have charged a 93-year-old man with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder while a member of Adolf Hitler's SS unit at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Prosecutors accuse Oskar Gröning from Lower Saxony of having collected money from Nazi victims' luggage on their arrival at the concentration camp, which he turned over to the SS headquarters in Berlin.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @HarrietTorry: Former Hitler SS member at Auschwitz charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder on.wsj.com/1maG8Ze

Sep 16, 2014

RT @HarrietTorry: Former Hitler SS member at Auschwitz charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder on.wsj.com/1maG8Ze

Sep 16, 2014

A 93-year-old Auschwitz Nazi death camp guard has been charged w/ 300,000 counts of accessory to murder on.wsj.com/1phYlio

Sep 16, 2014

Former Hitler SS member at Auschwitz charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder on.wsj.com/1maG8Ze via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

He's 93 now MT @katieoc Former Hitler SS member charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder on.wsj.com/1maG8Ze via @WSJ

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U.S. Consumer-Finance Regulator Plans Auto-Lending Examinations

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The U.S. consumer-finance regulator is preparing to launch in-depth reviews of about 40 large auto lenders to determine whether the firms are following federal consumer-protection laws, according to people familiar with the matter.
Sep 16, 2014

Consumer regulator plans auto-lending exams. Car dealers are being investigated for being, well, car dealers? on.wsj.com/1oW2nOm @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

First reg of $187 billion in loans: Consumer-finance regulator plans auto-lending examinations on.wsj.com/1oW2nOm via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

Consumer-finance regulator plans to get under the hoods at big auto-lenders on.wsj.com/1oW2nOm via @WSJ

Sep 16, 2014

A little too subprime? Consumer-finance regulator plans auto-lending examinations on.wsj.com/1oW2nOm

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Why These Fund Manager Brothers Are on Opposite Sides of the Scottish Vote

blogs.wsj.com — With only three days to go before Scotland will be called to polls, we've found two Scottish brothers, working for fund management firms managing more than $2 billion of assets, to explain why they hold opposing views on Scottish independence, and how they see the outcome of the vote playing out for investors.
Sep 16, 2014

Is the Scottish referendum dividing families as well? Two brothers, opposite sides ---> on.wsj.com/1oUqUTX

Sep 16, 2014

RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Two Scottish brothers, both fund managers, explain why they are on opposite sides of the vote on.wsj.com/1oUqUTX

Sep 16, 2014

Two Scottish brothers, both fund managers, explain why they are on opposite sides of the vote on.wsj.com/1oUqUTX via @WSJMoneyBeat

Sep 16, 2014

RT @PhillipaLJ: Two Scottish brothers, both fund managers, explain why they are on opposite sides of the vote on.wsj.com/1oUqUTX via @WSJMoneyBeat

Sep 16, 2014

Why these Scottish fund manager brothers are on opposite sides of the #indyref debate blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

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