By Jasmina Tesanovic Charles Manson, world-famous cult leader and serial killer, died this week in a prison in California, after a life sentence. Ratko Mladic, Balkan war criminal, just received a life sentence in The Hague yesterday. The two men had some commonalities, although they would likely never…

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But it hopes to carve out an even wider sphere of protected religious expression this term when the justices are to hear two more of its cases, one a challenge to a California law that requires “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are run by abortion opponents, to provide women with information…

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Why Agile Isn’t Working and What We Do Differently Agile started off as a set of values. Values are subtle and abstract, so as agile spread, what spread wasn’t the values but the practice of working in cycles. Cycles are easy to explain and easy to copy. People in our…

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Image copyright Getty Images Growth forecasts for the UK economy have been cut sharply following changes to estimates of productivity and business investment. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) now expects the economy to grow by 1.5% this year, down from the estimate of 2% it made in March. Growth,…

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Image copyright Thinkstock Stamp duty will be abolished immediately for first-time buyers buying a home for up to £300,000, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. For properties costing up to £500,000, no stamp duty will be paid on the first £300,000. Mr Hammond said this meant 95% of first-time buyers would…

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Leo Lech is suing the police in Greenwood, Colorado for storming his house with a 50-person SWAT team because they mistakenly believed that a man who ran into his house (whom Lech didn’t know) had shoplifted a shirt and two belts from Walmart; the police engaged in a 19-hour…

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Telecom and internet companies are expected to lobby hard in Washington — and directly to the public — as they did when the current rules were adopted. Some internet companies were expected to put up a fight to prevent the proposal from taking hold. The Internet Association, an industry group,…

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Abraham Celio and Maria Mendez own Yolis Tamales on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Some of the tech industry’s most vaunted companies revel in their origins as mavericks or rule-breakers, having flouted regulations in the name of disruption. That kind of risk-taking is celebrated in Silicon Valley but punished in other places,…

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Separately, the former head of China’s powerful cyberspace agency was detained in an internal Communist Party corruption inquiry. _____ Photo Credit Steve Mack/Getty Images • Another career ends amid accusations of sexual misconduct. American networks acted rapidly against Charlie Rose, a longtime, influential television journalist and interviewer, after multiple women…

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Reddit has resurfaced this 2012 paper from the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates,” by Franz H. Messerli, M.D. From the abstract: Chocolate consumption could hypothetically improve cognitive function not only in individuals but in whole populations. Could there be a correlation between…

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