Zach Seward's Top Stories

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  1. Who Will Win The Senate?
    Every day, our computer churns through the latest polls and reams of historical data to calculate both parties’ chances of winning control of the Senate. Although the Democrats currently have a 51 percent chance, that doesn’t mean we’re predicting...
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  2. The Upshot, Vox and FiveThirtyEight: data journalism's golden age, or TMI?
    In data, as in journalism, one is an example, two's a coincidence, and three is a trend – and so as today marks the launch of the third new US data-driven journalism site in about a month, it's probably a good time to look at the state of the...
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  3. Which Cities Sleep in, and Which Get to Work Early
    I’m not a morning person, so I appreciate living in New York. The workday here starts later than in any other American city, and about half an hour later than in the U.S. as a whole. A decade or so ago, when I was a consultant living in Chicago, I...
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  4. The New York Police Department Is Having A Rough Day on Twitter
    This afternoon, whoever runs social media for the New York Police Department asked people to tweet out photos of themselves with police officers.   Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our...
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  5. More Italian Women Are Choosing to Have No Children
    MILAN—Fiorella Fiori took her mother aside years ago to break the news: She planned to never have children. Despite pressure from family and friends, she has stuck to her guns even after marrying. "I just didn't want children," she said. "The idea...
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  6. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece
    Joel Hodgson Platon Released in 1966, Manos: The Hands of Fate is a D-minus of a B movie: Its plot, about desert-dwelling pagans, makes little sense. Its cast could be out-acted by the stars of a day care holiday pageant. And the film is paced with...
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  7. Why Apple Is Like a Movie Studio
    Steve Jobs has been dead for about two and a half years now, and it’s hard not to notice that the regular parade of game-changing Apple products for which he was famous seems to have disappeared with him. Yes, Apple has announced some impressive...
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  8. Dish Said to Target Summer Debut for Internet-TV Service
    Dish Network Corp. (DISH) is targeting a summer debut for its Internet-TV service in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. Dish is telling programmers, including Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)’s NBCUniversal, that a late summer release...
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  9. Here comes The Upshot, the new explanatory journalism effort from the New York Times
    Ever since Nate Silver left his perch at the New York Times and took his FiveThirtyEight blog to ESPN, where he subsequently launched an ambitious experiment aimed at data-driven journalism, the NYT has been working on a new venture aimed in part at...
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  10. So Much for Romance: ‘Somersault Kiss’ Meme Sets Off Wave of Injuries
    Weibo A viral phenomenon dubbed the “somersault kiss” is sweeping the Chinese Internet, prompting the nation’s public security bureau to intercede on behalf of the country’s not-so-acrobatic enthusiasts. For the past week, Chinese couples, friends...
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