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Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014

Racist remarks, a botched execution, deadly storms and more. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

 
"Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace" by Nikil Saval" (Random House)
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The Internet is vast, and contains multitudes. We’re glad that some of those multitudes discovered our hours of interest during this very diverse and busy week of stories. Also, trains.

 
Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte R-N.H., right, meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has some strong words for perpetrators of college sexual assault: “We will not really turn this corner until we put some of these perpetrators in prison and send a message that this is criminal behavior.”

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Economists Thomas Piketty and N. Gregory Mankiw (AP / Harvard University)
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Economist Thomas Piketty and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers N. Gregory Mankiw debate inequality, the middle class and the American economic system.

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The homepage of the official Los Angeles Clippers website during the NBA's Tuesday, April 29 press conference on embattled owner Donald Sterling. (NBA)
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The NBA bans embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, fines him $2.5 million and continues a conversation on race and racism in America.

 
New York Mets' Bartolo Colon singles on a ground ball to score teammate Wilmer Flores in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP)
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014

We rode a great many Twitter canoes with you all this week, and wondered: might it be possible our participation isn’t even noticed sometimes?

 
In this May 18, 2013 file photo released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions, climbers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

With a satellite phone call from Mount Everest’s Base Camp, climber and filmmaker David Breashears informs us that the Everest climbing season “is over.”

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A woman prays during a pilgrimage to Calvaire Miracle Mount, marking Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, Friday, April 18, 2014. Thousands of Haitians traveled to Ganthier, a small town east of Port-au-Prince where pilgrims hiked across the surrounding mountains. These were dotted with Stations of the Cross, depictions of the final hours in Jesus’ life. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

 
A table with flowers stands on the street as part of Good Friday celebrations in Aracataca, the hometown of late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP)
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Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

 
First lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Mrs. Obama told students that filling out the FAFSA is a pivotal step toward finishing their education beyond high school. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

 
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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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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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