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CBS 19 Tyler
Teachers at Pa. school start new year without a paycheckCHESTER, Pa. (CBS NEWS) -- Many schools are opening across the country this wee
Teachers at Pa. school start new year without a paycheck
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted yesterday
CHESTER, Pa. (CBS NEWS) -- Many schools are opening across the country this week. In one of Pennsylvania's poorest school districts, hundreds of teachers re-opened their classrooms today not knowing when their next paycheck will come. A bell... Read more
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Salon.com
Franzen’s “pretty” women: The women of “Purity” are beautiful and invisible, even to themselvesIn Jonathan Franzen’s new novel “Purity ,” bodies twitch, ache, betray and lus
Franzen’s “pretty” women: The women of “Purity” are beautiful and invisible, even to themselves
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
In Jonathan Franzen’s new novel “Purity ,” bodies twitch, ache, betray and lust. In the very first paragraph, Anabel, the mother of the main character Pip, laments, “Sometimes I think my life is nothing but one long process of bodily betrayal.” Her... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Pulled for restoration, weather vane not atop city building for first time in 80 yearsOn Friday, the vane, originally installed in the mid-1930s and not removed sinc
Pulled for restoration, weather vane not atop city building for first time in 80 years
Warren Times Observer / Posted 6 days ago
On Friday, the vane, originally installed in the mid-1930s and not removed since, was pulled free of its perch in the city building cupola and brought down to the ground. Steve Argeny of Jamestown Roofing, subcontracting for Kinley Construction,... Read more
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Task & Purpose
One Easy Way To Decide Whether To Go Back To School Before You Exit The MilitaryEditor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tom Wolfe’s book, “Out of Uniform: Your
One Easy Way To Decide Whether To Go Back To School Before You Exit The Military
Task & Purpose / Posted 9 days ago
Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tom Wolfe’s book, “Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition.” “Should I supplement my existing education before I separate from the serviceor begin my job search?” I... Read more
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The Atlantic
How 'Born to Run' Captured the Decline of the American DreamForty years ago, on the eve of its official release, “Born to Run”—the song tha
How 'Born to Run' Captured the Decline of the American Dream
The Atlantic / Posted 10 days ago
Forty years ago, on the eve of its official release, “Born to Run”—the song that propelled Bruce Springsteen into the rock-and-roll stratosphere—had already attracted a small cult following in the American rust belt. At the time, Springsteen... Read more
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The Betoota Advocate
Ancient Nokia lost in Sydney Harbour found after 14 years – still works.13 January, 2015. 15:02 A Nokia 3315 has been found inside a Sydney Harbour oy
Ancient Nokia lost in Sydney Harbour found after 14 years – still works.
The Betoota Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
13 January, 2015. 15:02 A Nokia 3315 has been found inside a Sydney Harbour oyster. It still works. PHOTO: Tom Wolfe/Rolling Stone/AAP AFTER more than a decade underwater, a Nokia 3315 has been uncovered in full working order. The antique mobile... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Recovery effort turns investigation in gas explosionBREMERTON — Authorities combed the rubble left behind by a gas explosion at Mot
Recovery effort turns investigation in gas explosion
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 15 days ago
BREMERTON — Authorities combed the rubble left behind by a gas explosion at Motel 6 overnight and all day Wednesday, searching first for bodies and later for clues as to how the gas leak and blast occurred. All but two of the 65 guests at the 11th... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Former Times-Union restaurant reviewer dies in Beach Blvd. crashJonathan A. Rogers, who worked for almost two decades as an editor, reporter an
Former Times-Union restaurant reviewer dies in Beach Blvd. crash
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
Jonathan A. Rogers, who worked for almost two decades as an editor, reporter and restaurant reviewer for The Florida Times-Union, died Wednesday morning when he was hit by a car as he walked across Beach Boulevard. Mr. Rogers was 77. Beach Boulevard... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Former Times-Union feature writer and restaurant reviewer dies in Beach Blvd. crashJonathan A. Rogers, who worked for almost two decades as an editor, reporter an
Former Times-Union feature writer and restaurant reviewer dies in Beach Blvd. crash
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
Jonathan A. Rogers, who worked for almost two decades as an editor, reporter and restaurant reviewer for The Florida Times-Union, was killed Wednesday morning when struck by a car as he walked across Beach Boulevard. Mr. Rogers was 77. He began at... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Amazon exposé shows how little tech has changed the landscapeEarly in Google’s history, an executive suggested that the firm adopt the sloga
Amazon exposé shows how little tech has changed the landscape
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 16 days ago
Early in Google’s history, an executive suggested that the firm adopt the slogan “Don’t Be Evil.” It was more than a motto; it was a mission statement for the new “masters of the universe”, as Tom Wolfe described Wall Street over a decade earlier – a... Read more
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Slate
Who Was the First Hotel Concierge?Answers to questions about journeys far and near. Photo illustration by Julian
Who Was the First Hotel Concierge?
Slate / Posted 16 days ago
Answers to questions about journeys far and near. Photo illustration by Juliana Jiménez. Photo by Paolo Oltrona Visconti/Thinkstock In the era of do-it-yourself online booking and GPS navigation, the hotel concierge can seem like an unnecessary... Read more
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The Age
Jonathan Galassi: The publisher turned novelistJonathan Galassi likes to say that he has backed into things all his life. On
Jonathan Galassi: The publisher turned novelist
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
Jonathan Galassi likes to say that he has backed into things all his life. On the west wall of his office at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, opposite Elizabeth Bishop's National Book Award and a handwritten Joseph Brodsky poem addressed to Roger Straus,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Writers Can Find Inspiration and Substance in the Magic of a Place"Growing up, our house would sometimes be invaded by soldier ants, rivers of re
Writers Can Find Inspiration and Substance in the Magic of a Place
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
"Growing up, our house would sometimes be invaded by soldier ants, rivers of red clacking bodies that ran over our windowsills and bit us with thoroughness. We soaked newspaper in kerosene to make torches and burnt the ants back, singeing our... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Oakland letting activists tend land they seized — for nowThe corn grows thick and tall outside Miller Library, a vacant city-owned Spani
Oakland letting activists tend land they seized — for now
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
The corn grows thick and tall outside Miller Library, a vacant city-owned Spanish Colonial building in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. Seized by activists in 2012, it’s now flanked by a community garden on one side and piles of debris on the other.... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Ross Gittins review: Frank views from a life lived in journalism and economicsWhere Ross Gittins' memoir gets really interesting is when he lets loose with h
Ross Gittins review: Frank views from a life lived in journalism and economics
Daily Liberal / Posted 20 days ago
Where Ross Gittins' memoir gets really interesting is when he lets loose with his blunt views on the 13 Australian treasurers he has covered. Gittins: A life among budgets, bulldust and bastardry When Ross Gittins arrived in The Sydney Morning... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
'He loved weightlifting and buying jewels': Andy Warhol's friends reveal allWe all know Andy, the alien in the fright wig with his Marilyns and Elvises, wh
'He loved weightlifting and buying jewels': Andy Warhol's friends reveal all
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 20 days ago
We all know Andy, the alien in the fright wig with his Marilyns and Elvises, who died at the age of 58 from complications to gall-bladder surgery. Most artists are referred to by their proper but distancing surnames – Constable, Matisse – but he’s... Read more
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Calgary Sun
American words, music and fashion long popular in CubaHAVANA -- Even Cubans who don't speak a word of English eat "un cake" on their
American words, music and fashion long popular in Cuba
Calgary Sun / Posted 21 days ago
HAVANA -- Even Cubans who don't speak a word of English eat "un cake" on their birthdays. They wear "los tennis" and "bloomers." Their kids go crazy for Taylor Swift and "The Big Bang Theory." U.S. science fiction master Ray Bradbury has pride of... Read more
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NBC Miami
U.S. Culture Already Widespread in CubaEven Cubans who don't speak a word of English eat "un cake" on their birthdays.
U.S. Culture Already Widespread in Cuba
NBC Miami / Posted 21 days ago
Even Cubans who don't speak a word of English eat "un cake" on their birthdays. They wear "los tennis" and "bloomers." Their kids go crazy for Taylor Swift and "The Big Bang Theory." U.S. science fiction master Ray Bradbury has pride of place on... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
A forensic study of JFK’s death debunked the conspiracies and taught me that tiny details can be critical | Mark LawsonIn my case, the answer to the question “do you remember what you were doing whe
A forensic study of JFK’s death debunked the conspiracies and taught me that tiny details can be critical | Mark Lawson
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 22 days ago
In my case, the answer to the question “do you remember what you were doing when JFK was shot?” is: probably sleeping or being sick. Eighteen months old at the time of the first Kennedy slaying, I was old enough to ask why my mother started crying... Read more
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The News-Times
Bridgewater receives recycling grantPoised to cut the ceremonial ribbon April 4, 2014 at Burnham School in Bridgewa
Bridgewater receives recycling grant
The News-Times / Posted 24 days ago
Poised to cut the ceremonial ribbon April 4, 2014 at Burnham School in Bridgewaterto kick off the town's pilot program for curbside organic waste collection are, from left to right, Macky McCleary, deputy commissioner of the state DEEP; Curtis Read,... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Go west, young soul... and write a bookCheryl Strayed killed time at a casino near a Reno bus station at 4am; Jack Ker
Go west, young soul... and write a book
Mail & Guardian / Posted 26 days ago
Cheryl Strayed killed time at a casino near a Reno bus station at 4am; Jack Kerouac went down the mountain between Las Cruces, New Mexico and Benson, Arizona, “with the clutch in and the motor off to save gas”; Bill Bryson drove through Virginia’s... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Totowa hose manufacturer Swan develops water-saving nicheSwan Products in Totowa didn't need a weatherman to know which way water conser
Totowa hose manufacturer Swan develops water-saving niche
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 28 days ago
Swan Products in Totowa didn't need a weatherman to know which way water conservation trends were going. The company is a leading manufacturer of garden hoses in North America at a time when a drought of historic proportions is parching California... Read more
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Engadget
This interactive map crams in American literature's greatest road tripsWild, Cheryl Strayed The Cruise of the Rolling Junk, F. Scott Fitzgerald Roll
This interactive map crams in American literature's greatest road trips
Engadget / Posted a month ago
Wild, Cheryl Strayed The Cruise of the Rolling Junk, F. Scott Fitzgerald Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes, Ted Conover A Walk Across America, Peter Jenkins Cross Country: Fifteen Years and 90,000 Miles on the Roads and... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
The Steve Jobs you never saw: Amazing photos of dot-com revolutionPhoto By ©Doug Menuez/Contour by Getty Images Steve Jobs Explaining 10-Year Te
The Steve Jobs you never saw: Amazing photos of dot-com revolution
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 1 months ago
Photo By ©Doug Menuez/Contour by Getty Images Steve Jobs Explaining 10-Year Technology Development Cycles. Sonoma, Calif., 1986.Steve giving a history lesson about how technology evolves in ten year wave cycles to his new NeXT team at an off-site... Read more

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