Zach Seward's Top Stories

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  1. Ransoming Citizens, Europe Becomes Al Qaeda’s Patron
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  2. Map of a Tragedy:
    Map of a Tragedy: How MH17 Came Apart Over Ukraine The Wall Street Journal cataloged and mapped some of the debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which fell across three Ukrainian villages after the Boeing 777 was brought down on July 17, allegedly...
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  3. Showtime for Vocativ
    Vocativ, the news organization that promises to mine the “deep web” for stories of global interest that cannot be found using traditional reporting methods, is advancing its television operation. The digital media company is poised to announce a deal...
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  4. Contently Launches A Nonprofit Arm To Do Investigative Journalism
    In the new era of digital media, everyone’s a publisher — celebrities, nobodies, spy agencies, house plants and, especially, brands. Building “the plumbing” for brands that want to be part of this new era, and a market for writers who need to make a...
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  5. The American Room
    The American RoomBehind the nation’s closed doors, with YouTube.The first time I noticed the room was in the Numa Numa video of 2004, circulated pre-YouTube, in which a New Jersey man named Gary Brolsma danced in his chair to a Moldovan pop song...
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  6. No matter what anyone tells you, guys: Sweatpants are not the new jeans
    This fall will bring new temptations for male enthusiasts of “soft dressing“—as designers try to convince men to embrace the increasingly common practice of wearing athletic clothing in everyday life, and even to the office. (Also see:...
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  7. The rise and fall of BlackBerry in one chart
    BlackBerry is still stirring—sort of. Yesterday in New York, the company hosted a mobile security summit and announced an acquisition of a German provider of “high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions” for governments...
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  8. Collective Punishment in Gaza
    Credit Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Three days after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the current war in Gaza, he held a press conference in Tel Aviv during which he said, in Hebrew, according to the Times of Israel, “I...
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  9. People’s Daily Rails Against Symptom of Western Penetration: Dog Ownership
    A man posed for a photo with two Tibetan mastiffs. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images In recent years, China has experienced a massive boom in the number of proud pet owners and fluffy dogs walking its cities’ streets. And the Chinese Communist Party...
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  10. ‘Good Chinese Wife’ Wrings Insight From a Bad Gig
    Sourcebooks By Maura Cunningham “I thought I knew what I was getting into,” is what author Susan Blumberg-Kason told me about her marriage at the age of 24 to a Chinese doctoral student she met while living in Hong Kong. And she had every reason to...
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