Zach Seward's Top Stories

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  1. After Cuomo’s surprise, overnight subway service continues without passengers
    After Cuomo’s surprise, overnight subway service continues without passengers By Benjamin Kabak It’s 11:45 p.m. Do you know where you subway is? Four years ago, when a huge winter storm socked New York City, the MTA and then-Gov. David...
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  2. The dark side of ‘sharing economy’ jobs
    In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP) Flexible hours. Being your own boss. The glories and self-bootstrapping pride of entrepreneurship. These are among the virtues of...
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  3. 13 years after we tried to save Danny Pearl’s life, threats to journalists keep getting worse
    Just after 6 am on January 23, 2002, I received a call from Paul Steiger, the Wall Street Journal’s managing editor. Journal reporter Danny Pearl had been kidnapped in Pakistan. In those first hours, we knew little. As the executive in charge of...
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  4. 01-27-15 - Mayor de Blasio's Dramatic Reading of "The Onion"
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  5. To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children
    Rhett Krawitt, 6, outside his school in Tiburon, Calif. Seven percent of the children in his school are not vaccinated. Courtesy of Carl Krawitt hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of Carl Krawitt Rhett Krawitt, 6, outside his school in Tiburon,...
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  6. Men, Those Tightie Whities Really Are Killing Your Sperm Count
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a story on the relationship (or lack thereof) between cellphone use and brain tumors. Afterward, I received a number of emails from men who said, more or less: Forget about the brain tumors. What I really want to know is...
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  7. Covert CIA Mission to Arm Syrian Rebels Goes Awry
    HATAY, Turkey—It didn’t take long for rebel commanders in Syria who lined up to join a Central Intelligence Agency weapons and training program to start scratching their heads. After the program was launched in mid-2013, CIA officers secretly...
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  8. Dartmouth Alumni Columnist, at 100 Years Old, Is Still Looking for New Stories
    Updated Jan. 27, 2015 12:35 a.m. ET LAGUNA WOODS, Calif.— Edward Gerson, a retired button manufacturer and plastics innovator, started his writing career late. He was 87 years old, to be precise, when he took on the role of chronicling the goings-on...
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  9. How to Cope with the Lack of Snow
    Look, I know you’re upset. I know right before you went to bed last night you looked one last time out the window at the falling snow and thought to yourself, “It’s just going to keep snowing and it’s never going to stop.” I know you slept better...
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  10. Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies at age 97
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born. Martin was 97 when he died Sunday at his home in New Bern, North Carolina, said his daughter, Fannie...
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