Marshall Kirkpatrick's Top Stories

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  1. This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once
    This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it? It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van...
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  2. Comcast Memo: Rep From “Painful” Retention Call Was Doing “What We Trained Him To Do”
    A week after the posting of the neediest customer-retention call in Comcast history, the fallout continues, with the company’s Chief Operating Officer telling Comcast employees in a memo leaked to Consumerist that the incident was “painful to...
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  3. 100 AIDS researchers on MH17? Why and how the media got it wrong
    In the midst of generally careful, sensitive reporting on the MH17 tragedy there was one large misstep. Here’s what happened, and why people believed it. In the midst of generally careful, sensitive reporting on the MH17 tragedy there was one large...
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  4. Michael Bloomberg flying to Israel to protest FAA ban
    Michael Bloomberg (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg) Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) is flying to Israel tonight on the Israeli airline El Al to protest a Federal Aviation Administration ban on U.S. carriers flying to or from Ben Gurion...
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  5. Australia’s Core Inflation Accelerates Faster Than Forecast
    Australia’s core consumer prices gained more than economists forecast last quarter, affirming policy makers’ decision to adopt a neutral interest-rate stance. The trimmed mean gauge of core prices rose 0.8 percent from the previous quarter, the...
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