John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. Apple CEO: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom ’ laws are dangerous
    In this Monday, March 9, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP) By Tim Cook March 29 at 8:21 PM Tim Cook is chief executive of Apple. There’s something very dangerous happening in...
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  2. Athletes Finding Their Voice in Derek Jeter’s Digital Venture
    Photo David Ortiz and others are using The Players’ Tribune as a platform. David Ortiz’s blustery rant about being unfairly branded a cheater for testing positive for a banned substance in 2003 made news Thursday, not only for its strident tone, but...
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  3. Facebook won’t kill journalism. It might even save it
    Everybody needs to calm down about Facebook. The New York Times confirmed this week (paywall) that it, along with several other media outlets, has been in talks with Facebook to publish material directly onto the social network, rather than simply...
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  4. Tweeting Mom's Goodbye - NYTimes.com
    PhotoCredit Amanda Greenberg The End is a series about end-of-life issues. My mother finally closed her eyes amid the grim bleats of the intensive care unit for a little sleep. I slipped my hand from hers and sat back. I picked up my phone to call...
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  5. The Next Internet Is TV
    I was talking to someone who works on one of those half-dozen or so apps that we tend to associate with teenagers: the ones that were built around some novel concept that distracted us for a few years while they settled into their roles as slightly...
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  6. This Magic Number Can Make or Break You in China’s Stock Market
    (Bloomberg) -- It’s the magic number in China, a figure that conjures up public companies and private fortunes. The number is 23 -- and it’s one of the most powerful forces in China’s $6.4 trillion equity market today. As the Shanghai benchmark...
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  7. The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel
    Editor’s note: Dan Ruch is the founder and CEO of Rocketrip. The foundations of the business-travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 billion on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2 percent from...
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  8. In Delaying Vote on Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, G.O.P. Is in a Quandary
    Photo Loretta E. Lynch was sworn in by Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa at the Senate Judiciary hearing on the Attorney General nomination in January. Her nomination is on hold until the Senate returns from a two-week recess. Credit Gabriella Demczuk...
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  9. See how much of your state is owned by the federal government
    This map shows federally owned land by state. (Bigthink) If you want to understand the American West, you need to understand federal ownership. Basically, the government owns your tumbleweeds. This map, created by Stanford's alumni magazine and...
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  10. FBI: Alleged seed corn theft plot a national security threat
    Handcuff handful of corn for planting(Photo: Mark Marturello/Register Illustration) Does protecting America's lucrative genetically modified seed corn industry warrant the use of national security laws intended to fight terrorists and government...
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