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theverge.com — According to The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo's board of directors has approved the company's widely-rumored acquisition of Tumblr in an all-cash deal worth $1.1 billion. Assuming the terms are accepted by Tumblr, CEO Marissa Mayer is all but certain to announce Yahoo's latest pickup - easily its largest to date in a spree of acquisitions and content deals - at a media event tomorrow in New York City.
nytimes.com — Julia Wilson wore pearls and a face of reassurance as she and her husband, Robert, took their seats on an airplane operated by Gold Star Airways half a century ago. Robert Wilson had just been released from a sanitarium. Six months earlier he had suffered a mental breakdown - on an airplane.
nytimes.com — The man who broke into a home near Hofstra University on Long Island early Friday, took hostages and was killed in a shootout with the police that also left a 21-year-old college student dead, had an extensive criminal record and was wanted for violating his parole on a robbery conviction, the authorities said Saturday.
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