July 28, 2014
Updated 10:36 PM

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Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

npr.org — Margot Adler, one of the signature voices on NPR's airwaves for more three decades, died Monday at her home in New York City. She had been battling cancer. Margo joined the NPR staff as a general assignment reporter in 1979.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @SethAndrew: Condolences to @npr family of @MargotAdler. She did a wonderful story on @DemocracyPrep civics just a few weeks ago. npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w…

Jul 28, 2014

Farewell, Margot. You will be missed! Via @nprnews: Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies n.pr/1pmiwPn

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U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile in Violation of Treaty

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in a letter on Monday.
Jul 28, 2014

Obama sends warning letter to Putin, says Russia tested cruise missile, violating treaty, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1uBhuEK

Jul 28, 2014

RT @CuffyMeh: Oh look, Russia is breaking missile treaties. Never saw that coming. nytimes.com/2014/07/29/wor…

Jul 28, 2014

After the breakup, the United States felt this sudden sense of freedom to talk about all the things Russia had done. nyti.ms/UyxCGA

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No Labels? No results? No problem.

news.yahoo.com — Like other outside political groups, No Labels spends a large part of its budget maintaining and promoting its own organization. And though No Labels has positioned itself as a warrior against gridlock, in an internal document obtained by Yahoo News, the group is banking on more political dysfunction in an attempt to find "opportunity" and relevance for itself.
Jul 28, 2014

"Much of the group’s budget goes toward sustaining or promoting itself." to be fair that's most of DC though news.yahoo.com/no-labels--no-…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @meredithshiner: Here's a nifty chart showing how an outside group can spend $1M plus on staff/consultants. yhoo.it/1nSMjPV pic.twitter.com/1NEdXR6xVI

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Clippers case: Judge says he'll rule today on Sterling family dispute

latimes.com — Judge Michael Levanas said he will issue a tentative oral ruling Monday afternoon in the probate court case that could decide the future owner of the Clippers. Levanas made the announcement after almost two hours of closing arguments between lawyers for Donald Sterling and Shelly Sterling in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Jul 28, 2014

Donald Sterling, with near-infinite resources at his disposal, suffered a near-total defeat in court today. latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Jul 28, 2014

Shelly Sterling wins big with judge's ruling that clears the way for sale of #clippers, latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @MarcDuvoisin: Judge OKs sale of LA Clippers, finds Shelly Sterling 'far and away more credible' than Donald. lat.ms/1znMJ51 @nathanfenno

Jul 28, 2014

RT @LATimesCityGov: Judge also ruled Shelly Sterling acted properly when 2 doctors declared husband incapacitated lat.ms/1pne6Ia pic.twitter.com/bKl06M6yFp

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Judge also ruled Shelly Sterling acted properly when 2 doctors declared husband incapacitated lat.ms/1pne6Ia pic.twitter.com/bKl06M6yFp

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On Stephen A. Smith, provocation, and interpreting the NFL message

washingtonpost.com — As Stephen A. Smith says, "See, we keep talking about the guys, when we never talk about the elements of provocation."
Jul 28, 2014

RT @MrDanZak: "Every woman should know how to get out of a car trunk, and if you don’t, it’s your own fault." washingtonpost.com/sports/redskin…

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"Every woman should know how to get out of a car trunk, and if you don’t, it’s your own fault." washingtonpost.com/sports/redskin…

Jul 28, 2014

"Smith apologized for the fact that people interpreted his words as exactly what he had actually said." m.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskin…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @jfdulac: When @sallyjenx drops the hammer, you do NOT want to be in the way. Stephen A. Smith? BOOM. wapo.st/1xrCN7P

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As Israel Enforces Its Buffer Zone, Gaza Shrinks by 40%

thedailybeast.com — BEIT HANOUN, Gaza - This narrow strip of land that used to be called "the Gaza Strip," already one of the more densely populated places on earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the three-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels.
Jul 28, 2014

... RT @tomgara: The area of Gaza that Israel ordered evacuated / is bombing is 44% of the entire Gaza strip. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @tomgara: The area of Gaza that Israel ordered evacuated / is bombing is 44% of the entire Gaza strip. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/649IIJ3RiV

Jul 28, 2014

RT @tomgara: The area of Gaza that Israel ordered evacuated / is bombing is 44% of the entire Gaza strip. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/649IIJ3RiV

Jul 28, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: The Israeli military's "buffer zone" has eaten up 44% of the Gaza Strip in three weeks thebea.st/1rwUJMD

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We Experiment On Human Beings!

blog.okcupid.com — I'm the first to admit it: we might be popular, we might create a lot of great relationships, we might blah blah blah. But OkCupid doesn't really know what it's doing. Neither does any other website. It's not like people have been building these things for very long, or you can go look up a [...]
Jul 28, 2014

RT @fredbenenson: A lesson gleaned from experimenting on humans: "…people are exactly as shallow as their technology allows them to be" blog.okcupid.com/index.php/we-e…

Jul 28, 2014

This is one movie-trailer-guy voice over from a madcap rom-com premise. "They were never supposed to be paired up…" blog.okcupid.com/index.php/we-e…

Jul 28, 2014

@okcupid: Let me save you time, $. If I am not attracted to them, I’m not even going to consider replying. #tinder blog.okcupid.com/index.php/we-e…

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Your ‘Craft’ Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana

thedailybeast.com — Read the promotional materials for the Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría and you form an image of a supremely artisanal effort. The distillery creates "small batch heirloom spirits handcrafted in New Mexico." Each batch of their rye whiskies, vodka, and gin is "individual and unique," and "each bottle is hand bottled and hand marked with batch and bottle number."
Jul 28, 2014

RT @dansaltzstein: There's a good chance your (and my) artisan whiskey is actually from a factory in Indiana. thebea.st/1uyGJYi

Jul 28, 2014

RT @briandaitken: Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana thebea.st/WJdoeV

Jul 28, 2014

Shocker: Your ‘craft’ rye whiskey is probably from a factory distillery in Indiana. thebea.st/1As0EZg

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U.S. and Europe Agree to Escalate Sanctions on Russia

nytimes.com — FRANKFURT - The United States and Europe put aside their differences and agreed on Monday to sharply escalate economic sanctions against Russia in a set of coordinated actions driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in the war in Ukraine.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @djrothkopf: U.S. and Europe Agree to Escalate Sanctions on Russia--Read...but make sure to catch the last two paras. Telling. nyti.ms/1lOGZJe

Jul 28, 2014

Breaking: US & Europe to Sharply Escalate Sanctions Against Russia nytimes.com/2014/07/29/wor…

Jul 28, 2014

"Restrictions on the energy sector would not apply to the Russian natural gas industry": nytimes.com/2014/07/29/wor…

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Live Now: Andrew Rosenthal, the... - The New York Times

facebook.com — Live Now: Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor, is here on Facebook taking your questions about marijuana legalization. Leave your questions in...
Jul 28, 2014

RT @lheron: At 4:20, @andyrNYT started his Facebook chat about the NYT Editorial Board's call to legalize pot. Happening now--> https://t.c…

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Manning dances at practice to "Rocky Top"

9news.com — KUSA - The Denver Broncos start their stretching period with music, which sets the tone for the practice. Monday's music was a pleasant surprise for University of Tennessee alumni Peyton Manning and Britton Colquitt who couldn't help but to dance to "Rocky Top Tennessee" blasting out of the speakers.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AdamSchefter: Peyton Manning dances at practice to "Rocky Top"...as does a tap-happy Wes Welker. Priceless: 9news.com/story/sports/n…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AdamSchefter: Peyton Manning dances at practice to "Rocky Top"...as does a tap-happy Wes Welker. Priceless: 9news.com/story/sports/n…

Jul 28, 2014

Peyton Manning dances at practice to "Rocky Top"...as does a tap-happy Wes Welker. Priceless: 9news.com/story/sports/n…

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twitter.com — This is not a drill. Debris funnel just east of civic center heading north to Refuge #cowx pic.twitter.com/sI9YVFUhwR
Jul 28, 2014

RT @M_Halstead: My afternoon @CommerceCityCO: Debris funnel just east of civic center heading north to Refuge #cowx pic.twitter.com/qz486s5m9G

Jul 28, 2014

RT @CBSDenver: RT @CommerceCityCO: This is not a drill. Debris funnel just east of civic center heading north to Refuge #cowx pic.twitter.com/RiFmNc4em2

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How America’s Top Industries Have Changed, 1990-2013

blogs.wsj.com — The U.S.'s most dominant industries look a lot different than they did less than 25 years ago. From 1990 to 2013, the top industries by employment have changed from mostly manufacturing to mostly health-care and social-assistance jobs in the majority of states, according to a U.S.