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A truck moving millions of bees along I-95 outside of Newark, Delaware overturned on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, unleashing the buzzy contents out into the air. (AP)
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014

We talk about web metrics and conversation in the digital space, and share a brand new podcast from our friends over at WNYC’s Studio 360. (It’s about the magic art of GIF giving, so you should probably listen to it already).

 
Human serum antibodies react with MERS-CoV-infected Vero cells, indicating the patient has been infected with MERS-CoV. (CDC)
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014

We try and answer some of your questions about the MERS virus — where it is, what it looks like and what to do about all those camels.

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India's next prime minister Narendra Modi, right, talks to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani at Advani’s residence in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Results announced Friday from the weeks-long polls showed that Modi and the Hindu nationalist BJP had won the most decisive election victory India has seen in three decades, sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power. (AP)
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

A newly-elected member of the now ruling BJP Party of India tells us what the world should expect from PM-elect Narendra Modi.

 
Singer Conchita Wurst representing Austria performs the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in the B&W Halls in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2014

While we might not have talked about Eurovision 2014 in our Week in the News this week — after many, many staff protests, mind you — that doesn’t mean we can’t direct you to the winning entry by Austria’s Conchita Wurst. Also, we wonder where you feel the most at ease sharing news with us.

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Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands in defeat after a divided Senate derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (AP)
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tells us what he’s looking for as the Veterans’ Affairs Committee questions VA Sec. Eric Shinseki this week.

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In this file photo, Dr. Robert Petzel, the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health, left, talks with Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., center, and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. (AP)
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While some in his party have called for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) said he’s still waiting to hear from the Department’s Investigator General.

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Newly-appointed NPR CEO Jary Mohn in happier times as a DJ in 1977. (Via Twitter / Current Public Media)
Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

In case you were wondering, yes we HAVE been posting big quotes on our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr feeds lately and yes they ARE meant to get you to share, listen and engage. Also, WhatsApplebee’s got to do (got to do with it)?

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Jack Ma, chairman of China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, gestures during a conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, March 20, 2012. Ma's company filed for a hotly anticipated US IPO on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014

In case you hadn’t noticed, Chinese tech giant Alibaba is finally filing for an IPO in the US. We talked with Quartz reporter Lily Kuo to figure out what all the fuss is really about.

 
Pro-Russian gunmen carry the coffin of a person killed during last week's operation, during a commemorative service in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The U.S. and European nations have increased diplomatic efforts ahead of Ukraine's May 25 presidential election, as a pro-Russian insurgency continues to rock the country's eastern regions. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

As Russia claims to back away from Ukraine’s border and a controversial autonomy vote for the country’s eastern regions is in question, we get the latest from the capital city, Kiev.

 
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, front, issues a statement to the media on the Execution of Clayton Lockett as Oklahoma Secretary of Safety and Security Michael C. Thompson, back, listens from the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Lockett apparently died of a massive heart attack during his botched execution. (AP)
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The controversy around the death penalty in America has continued, on our comment pages and in the media and public at large. Tulsa World reporter witnessed last week’s botched execution in an Oklahoma prison, and she told us what she saw there.

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Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

Jul 31, 2014
A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

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Jul 30, 2014
Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

 
Jul 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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