Heartache and hope in the headlines

Aug 15, 2014

From the USA Today we learn that Robin Williams was battling Parkinson's Disease (23,842 shares). "Just keeps getting sadder," USA Today's Brian Truitt reacts. "Just devastating on many levels," admits ESPN's Michele Steele.

In Texas, Bloomberg's Del Quentin Wilber reports folks are charged with a "macabre task" -- identifying dead migrants on the border (63 shares).

And in response to a New York Times article about a single mom barista whose life has been made hectic by automated scheduling software, Starbucks is now working to revise its work scheduling policies (3,900 shares). "Getting results: @jodikantor's powerful story about hellish irregular hours for Starbucks staff prompts policy change," colleague Michael Barbaro concludes. Hear, hear.

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