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Industry Rules No. 1-4079: A Conversation With Lawyer Julian Petty

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:08pm

Once he was an aspiring rapper, now he represents Ali, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples and the estate of Biggie Smalls. His past clients include Michael Jackson, Prince and Stevie Wonder.

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Verizon To Buy AOL For $4.4 Billion

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:06pm

The merger will create what AOL CEO Tim Armstrong believes is "the largest mobile and video business in the United States."

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Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:04pm

Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision-making.

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Myth, Fantasy And Sci-Fi Dovetail In 'Archivist Wasp'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:03pm

Nicole Kornher-Stace's new novel follows Wasp, an Archivist tasked with hunting ghosts to scavenge information about the past for her primitive postapocalyptic society — where all is not as it seems.

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Nokia's Map Service 'Here' Sparks Global Bidding War

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:52am

Big technology firms, including Facebook and Uber, may be looking to reduce reliance on Google Maps.

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2015 Rankings List Most 'Bicycle Friendly' U.S. States

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:45am

The League of American Bicyclists' rankings also show that no American state scored higher than 67 points out of 100.

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Rhode Island Singer Records Album After Her Husband, Bandmate Dies

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:40am

MorganEve Swain of the band Brown Bird completed the album "Axis Mundi" after her musical partner Dave Lamb died from cancer.

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The Future Of Education: Truths, Lies And Wishful Thinking

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:33am

Video games will not save education and other misconceptions about where schools are headed.

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Madison Waits To Hear Whether Officer Will Face Charges For March Shooting

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:33am

A prosecutor is expected to announce whether Officer Matt Kenny will be criminally charged in the death of an unarmed biracial 19-year-old.

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A Puffin Colony's 40-Year Journey Back To Maine

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:20am

The birds disappeared from Egg Rock around 1885. It took decades, but Stephen Kress brought them back.

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Black Widow, Scarce Resources And High-Stakes Stories

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:14am

While there are certainly issues with the Black Widow story in the new Avengers film, we don't just need to get to exactly the right one female Avenger. We need more than one female Avenger.

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Kerry Meets With Putin About Ukraine, Syria

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:12am

It's Secretary of State John Kerry's first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began and U.S.-Russia relations plummeted.

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