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Central Chronicle
Obama to address inequality’s role in Katrina disasterAgencies, New Orleans President Barack Obama today will highlight the “structu
Obama to address inequality’s role in Katrina disaster
Central Chronicle / Posted 18 hours ago
Agencies, New Orleans President Barack Obama today will highlight the “structural inequality” that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city’s progress 10 years after the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Barack Obama to address inequality's role in Hurricane Katrina disasterUS president Barack Obama to address inequality's role in Katrina disaster on 1
Barack Obama to address inequality's role in Hurricane Katrina disaster
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
US president Barack Obama to address inequality's role in Katrina disaster on 10th anniversary Photo: US president Barack Obama shakes hands with a local resident upon arrival at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. (Reuters: Carlos... Read more
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Daily Mail
Apple's iPhone 6s and new Apple TV to be revealed on September 9th: Firm sends out invites for San Francisco event Handsets expects to look iden
Apple's iPhone 6s and new Apple TV to be revealed on September 9th
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
: Firm sends out invites for San Francisco event Handsets expects to look identical but have force touch screen Apple has confirmed a 'invitation only event' in San Francisco on... Read more
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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Page Turner: It's not summer without reading 'The Great Gatsby'Editor's note: This week's Page Turner reader interview is with Ian McCormick o
Page Turner: It's not summer without reading 'The Great Gatsby'
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
Editor's note: This week's Page Turner reader interview is with Ian McCormick of Raymond James and Associates. "I try to read as much as I can, and it's mostly nonfiction. There is some fiction I read, and there is never a summer that I don't... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
When the boss assigns beach readingAt some offices around Chicago, taking work home means plowing through assigned
When the boss assigns beach reading
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
At some offices around Chicago, taking work home means plowing through assigned reading from the boss. Executives at companies from law firms to concrete providers say a good book can light a spark in their employees. Asheesh Goel, co-chair of Ropes... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Louisiana art since Hurricane KatrinaThis city's resilience, and its determination in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,
Louisiana art since Hurricane Katrina
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 11 days ago
This city's resilience, and its determination in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, have attained legendary status over the past decade, and New Orleans' art community is a case in point. For instance, before the storm, no one ever would have dreamed it... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Overcoming Islamophobia: Fear is never the best basis for actionThere is no valid reason for Islamophobia, no matter what Islamic State or home
Overcoming Islamophobia: Fear is never the best basis for action
The Globe and Mail / Posted 13 days ago
There is no valid reason for Islamophobia, no matter what Islamic State or homegrown extremists claiming to act in the name of Islam do in Canada, the United States or other countries. We cannot let 0.003 per cent of the Muslim world speak for the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
News Corp. prepares to exit education biz led by Bloomberg schools chief Joel KleinNews Corp. is shedding its money-losing education business Amplify. News Corp.
News Corp. prepares to exit education biz led by Bloomberg schools chief Joel Klein
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
News Corp. is shedding its money-losing education business Amplify. News Corp. is in the "final phase" of talks to sell its Amplify Inc. education unit, Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson said. Amplify was supposed to help News Corp. take... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
A prime spot for Air and Water Show, a Cuban fest, Broadway in the ParkWhether it's a gala event, a once-in-a-lifetime concert or a hidden gem of a pl
A prime spot for Air and Water Show, a Cuban fest, Broadway in the Park
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
Whether it's a gala event, a once-in-a-lifetime concert or a hidden gem of a play, we're here to up your cultural (and fun) IQ. Here are top picks for your cultural calendar for the coming week, the coming month and beyond. 1 By now, Cirque du... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
News Corp. prepares to exit education business with Amplify saleNews Corp. is shedding its money-losing education business Amplify. News Corp.
News Corp. prepares to exit education business with Amplify sale
Crain's New York Business / Posted 15 days ago
News Corp. is shedding its money-losing education business Amplify. News Corp. is in the "final phase" of talks to sell its Amplify Inc. education unit, Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson said. Amplify was supposed to help News Corp. take... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Top summer books - must reads to pack into your holiday suitcasevirginia geraghty Saturday, August 8, 2015 This is the season when many of us
Top summer books - must reads to pack into your holiday suitcase
Ipswich Star / Posted 20 days ago
virginia geraghty Saturday, August 8, 2015 This is the season when many of us head off and try to snatch some time to recharge our drained batteries. To send a link to this page to a... Read more
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Mashable
Apple has worked on iPad stylus prototypes for yearsImage: Mashable, Christina Ascani Apple has reportedly developed several versi
Apple has worked on iPad stylus prototypes for years
Mashable / Posted 21 days ago
Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani Apple has reportedly developed several versions of a stylus for the iPad over the years, a new report suggests. While we have yet to see an Apple-branded tablet stylus, the company has gone through three to four... Read more
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Grand Haven Tribune
Getting to know Alex DotyIf you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you pick and why?
Getting to know Alex Doty
Grand Haven Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you pick and why? My grandparents, who are no longer around. It would be nice to have one last conversation with them about things I never had a chance to talk about or didn’t think to... Read more
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Boston Herald
Coming 
attractions“Paper Towns” now in theaters, concerns a teenage boy (played by Nat Wolff) who
Coming 
attractions
Boston Herald / Posted 27 days ago
“Paper Towns” now in theaters, concerns a teenage boy (played by Nat Wolff) who goes on a road trip to find popular girl Margo (Cara Delevingne), who mysteriously disappears with only a few cryptic clues as to where she’s gone. It’s based on the YA... Read more
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Daily Mail
Apple to unveil TV box that can download apps in SeptemberNot just a new iPhone: Apple set to unveil TV box that can download apps in Sep
Apple to unveil TV box that can download apps in September
Daily Mail / Posted 29 days ago
Not just a new iPhone: Apple set to unveil TV box that can download apps in September New TV box expected to be smaller and slimmer than current version Could have new touchscreen remote control and Siri Apple won't launch rumoured 25 channel TV... Read more
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Khaleej Times
'Steve Jobs' at NY Film FestSTEVE JOBS, THE drama starring Michael Fassbender, will screen as the centerpie
'Steve Jobs' at NY Film Fest
Khaleej Times / Posted a month ago
STEVE JOBS, THE drama starring Michael Fassbender, will screen as the centerpiece feature at the New York Film Festival on October 3, according to an announcement from the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The film, directed by Danny Boyle and written... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Sailing on The AtlanticAs part of the city's "Katrina10" events, The Atlantic will hold "New Orleans:
Sailing on The Atlantic
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted a month ago
As part of the city's "Katrina10" events, The Atlantic will hold "New Orleans: Ten Years Later," a conference Aug. 24 with 19 announced speakers and moderators (so far). Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be there, of course, interviewed by the magazine's... Read more
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The Mercury News
Richard Cohen: In Uber's tracksUber just ran over the mayor of New York. Bill de Blasio wanted to limit the co
Richard Cohen: In Uber's tracks
The Mercury News / Posted a month ago
Uber just ran over the mayor of New York. Bill de Blasio wanted to limit the company's expansion, citing traffic and complaints from the taxi industry, which is, as the saying goes, on the wrong side of history. Uber marshaled most of the world's... Read more
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Washington Post
Uber mows down Bill de BlasioFILE - In this May 28, 2015 file photo, Uber drivers and their supporters prote
Uber mows down Bill de Blasio
Washington Post / Posted 1 months ago
FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file photo, Uber drivers and their supporters protest in front of the offices of the Taxi and Limousine Commission in New York. (Seth Wenig/AP) Uber just ran over the mayor of New York. Bill de Blasio (D) wanted to limit... Read more
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indieWIRE
Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Joins 53rd New York Film Festival as Centerpiece Selection The biopic was written by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin and stars Michael Fassben
Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Joins 53rd New York Film Festival as Centerpiece Selection
indieWIRE / Posted 1 months ago
The biopic was written by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin and stars Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet. As if the awards-ready talent behind and in front... Read more
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Calgary Sun
TIFF 2015: 5 films we want to see at the festivalA year ago at the age of 39, the Toronto International Film Festival made a mis
TIFF 2015: 5 films we want to see at the festival
Calgary Sun / Posted 1 months ago
A year ago at the age of 39, the Toronto International Film Festival made a misstep and lost out on the eventual Oscar winner for best picture. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) flew the coop amid a turf war over where major art films... Read more
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Forbes
Do Nice Guys Finish Last? Five Lessons From Apple, Tesla, And VolkswagenWhat is the special sauce driving today’s most successful corporate leaders? So
Do Nice Guys Finish Last? Five Lessons From Apple, Tesla, And Volkswagen
Forbes / Posted 1 months ago
What is the special sauce driving today’s most successful corporate leaders? So much has been written about the prickly personalities of the late Steve Jobs of Apple, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, and Ferdinand Piech, the former Volkswagen Chairman,... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Black entrepreneurs will compete with business ideas at 'Pitch Black'When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, he changed the company with a white
Black entrepreneurs will compete with business ideas at 'Pitch Black'
OregonLive.com / Posted 1 months ago
When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, he changed the company with a whiteboard. Apple was making a lot of different products them, Walter Isaacson wrote in "Steve Jobs," and the prodigal son wanted to simplify. He went to a whiteboard and... Read more

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