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The Residents of Ferguson Do Not Have a Police Problem. They Have a Gang Problem.
Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation…
Published: March 5, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2366 words)
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@iago18335 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
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How Yarmouk refugee camp became the worst place in Syria | Jonathan Steele
On 18 January 2014, barely five miles from the centre of Damascus – with President Bashar al‑Assad’s office complex visible in the distance – a small crowd of desperate…
Published: March 5, 2015
Length: 18 minutes (4697 words)
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@Grauniad 11 hours, 58 minutes ago
43 SAVEs
The Residents of Ferguson Do Not Have a Police Problem. They Have a Gang Problem.
Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation…
Published: March 5, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2366 words)
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@longreads 3 hours, 19 minutes ago
35 SAVEs
Engineering the Perfect Baby
If anyone had devised a way to create a genetically engineered baby, I figured George Church would know about it. At his labyrinthine laboratory on the Harvard Medical School campus, you can find…
Published: March 5, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4940 words)
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@techreview 6 hours, 36 minutes ago
27 SAVEs
Frank Sinatra’s Favorite Bookstore
You know who else loved Shakespeare and Company and who wasn’t a writer with skin in the game? Frank Sinatra—according, that is, to Ed Walters, a former pit boss at the Sands, in Las…
Author: Julia Wick
Published: Nov. 1, 2014
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@JessicaGulliver 12 hours, 38 minutes ago
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Target has a new CEO: Will he re-energize the retailer?
By Phil Wahba Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber for Fortune The Target executives were taken aback. They had just learned that their new CEO, Brian Cornell, had been out on his own with customers,…
Author: Phil Wahba
Source: Fortune.com
Length: 15 minutes (3836 words)
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@longreads 11 hours, 17 minutes ago
24 SAVEs
Confessions of a Comma Queen
Credit Illustration by Javier Jaén; Karen A. Racz / Courtesy the Author I didn’t set out to be a comma queen. The first job I ever had, the summer I was fifteen, was checking feet at a…
Published: Feb. 23, 2015
Length: 26 minutes (6613 words)
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@longreads 19 hours, 4 minutes ago
19 SAVEs
It’s Time to Stop Saying ‘Drink the Kool-Aid': Interview with Jonestown Author Julia Scheeres
Mark Armstrong | Longreads | November 18, 2014 | 5 minutes (1,301 words)   Thirty-six years ago, on Nov. 18, 1978, a charismatic preacher from San Francisco named Jim Jones led his followers…
Published: Nov. 18, 2014
Length: 5 minutes (1307 words)
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@longreads 5 hours, 38 minutes ago
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Brianna Wu vs. the Troll Army
Why would anyone want to kill Brianna Wu? At Arisia, of all places. It's a fantasy and science-fiction convention, a festival of make-believe. The crowd inside the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel…
Source: www.inc.com
Length: 11 minutes (2818 words)
Submitted by:
@Inc 5 hours, 58 minutes ago
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The Demolition of Workers’ Comp
Dennis Whedbee’s crew was rushing to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty plains rich with crude in Mandaree, North Dakota. It was getting late…
Published: March 6, 2015
Length: 24 minutes (6172 words)
Submitted by:
@longreads 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
14 SAVEs
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