TODAY  Economy Grows, Tougher Sanctions

Econ 101: The US economy bounced back from a dreary winter to grow at 4 percent in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department. The numbers make analysts hopeful that the winter shrinkage was an anomaly and the economy will continue to recover and grow this year.

YESTERDAY  Mrs. Sterling Can Sell, “Prolonged” Conflict

Three Pointer: A federal probate judge ruled that Shelley Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers immediately without permission from her embattled husband Donald. Under threat from the NBA to sell the team, Mrs. Sterling agreed in May to sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft executive Steve

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Still a drag is slow growth in wages and the debt carried by an enormous number of Americans. About a third of American households, roughly 77 million people, have at least one bill that’s in the collection process, according to the Urban Institute. The median debt in collection is $1,350....

Gaza: For the second time in a week Israeli fire has hit a United Nations school used as a shelter and at least 20 people were killed. Israeli defense forces later announced a four-hour ceasefire to give people a chance to remove the dead and wounded from combat zones.

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Satellite Evidence, Ebola Takes Doctors

Monday, July 28, 2014

Intel: The US yesterday released satellite images that it says are proof Russia has fired rockets from its own territory into eastern Ukraine. The images show Russian self-propelled artillery on their side of the border and the position of a …

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The Gray Lady Tokes, Don’t Go to Yale

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Smokin’ in the Newsroom: In a sign that marijuana is the new martini,The New York Times editorial board has endorsed legalized weed, saying simply, “The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.” The Great Gray Lady says that after …

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Brief Gaza Ceasefire, Tomb of Jonah Destroyed

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gaza: Thousands of Gaza residents returned to destroyed homes and neighborhoods today, searching for possessions and burying the dead, during a 12-hour humanitarian pause in fighting. Some large areas had been reduced to rubble.   Nearly 1,000 Palestinians have been killed. …

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Page Two

Baseball, Futebol, and Football

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gay in the Locker Room

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Absurdity of Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Journalism’s House of Cards

Monday, March 24, 2014

NBC’s Triumph from Tragedy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Spicoli Comes to the Olympics

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Senior Global Digital Foreign Correspondent

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Snow Shovel Index

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It's Been Said

“Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose: trapped in a bubble of privilege, heading meekly in the same direction, great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it.”

-William Deresiewicz writing about elite universities in the New Republic