Zach Seward's Top Stories

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  1. Full text of the last email the Islamic State sent to the Foley family
    (Don Emmert/Getty Images) BOSTON, Mass. — American journalist James Foley was murdered by Islamic State militants, who on Aug. 19 publicized the killing in a graphic video uploaded to YouTube. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Foley’s parents received an email...
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  2. Where’s the moderate Muslim majority? Right here on the internet
    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, American right-wing blowhards and Islamophobes used an insidious question to tar all Muslims with the same brush: “If Islam has a moderate majority, how come we never hear them condemning the...
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  3. Why it’s smart of the HuffPo to partner with Beacon Reader in crowdfunding a reporter
    The Huffington Post and Beacon Reader — a crowdfunding platform for journalism that we’ve written about before — announced on Wednesday that they have formed a partnership to fund and train a citizen journalist who is currently writing about the...
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  4. Norway’s gargantuan sovereign wealth fund, by the numbers
    Only 5 million people live in Norway, but thanks to the country’s careful management of its oil wealth, the country runs the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. Everything about the fund is big. Very big. Reported assets, for example,...
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  5. Iceland grieves after police kill a man for the first time in its history
    It was an unprecedented headline in Iceland this week — a man shot to death by police.  "The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country," said Thora Arnorsdottir, news editor at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.  She...
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  6. Majority of digital media consumption in US now takes place in apps
    Enter your email or phone number to have a link to Circa send directly to your phone. A link to download Circa has been sent to your phone.
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  7. White-on-white murder in America is out of control
    "Blacks represent 13% of the population but commit 50% of the murders; 90% of black victims are murdered by other blacks," writes Time's Joe Klein, calling for "provocative" thinking on race in America. "The facts suggest that history is not enough...
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  8. Here's some of James Foley's finest reporting for GlobalPost
    (GlobalPost) BOSTON, Mass. — On Tuesday, Islamic State militants released a video depicting the execution of freelance journalist James Foley, who reported for GlobalPost, Agence France-Presse and other news organizations. The intelligence...
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  9. The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit
    Photo: Andy Molloy/ Kennebec Journal/ AP Photo The hermit set out of camp at midnight, carrying his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and threaded through the forest, rock to root to rock, every step memorized. Not a boot print left behind. It...
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  10. I is for Innovation … 45 Years With Sesame Workshop
    I is for Innovation … 45 Years With Sesame Workshop ONA is not the only organization celebrating an important birthday this year; the imaginative minds behind Sesame Street are reaching their 45th season of innovative children’s television...
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