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Jenny Zhang: 'Tiny Stories' Are Vital to Literature

By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon, and more. Doug McLean Jenny Zhang’s story collection Sour Heart begins with something you don’t see often in fiction: a two-page meditation …

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[Opinion]: An Elitist Take on Net Neutrality

It looks as though the Los Angeles Times thinks that regulating the internet as a public utility under the disguise of net neutrality—a policy being pushed by digital elites in Washington and by tech giants in Silicon Valley—is a more important goal than connecting more Americans to the internet by improving broadband …

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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Assessing the Damage

What We’re Following Disaster Prep: Hurricane Irma tested the new guiding philosophy that the National Weather Service has developed in the past few years: Not only does the agency predict weather disasters, it also works actively with local and state governments to prepare for them. But as ongoing climate change …

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Spendwidth Is Allowing You to Become An Investor

Title III, Regulation CF rules, allows a private company to raise money from anyone through equity crowdfunding So many new startups seek venture capital to finance their companies but Spendwith, a social impact company focused on increasing commerce within cultures, is taking a different approach. Not only is the company allowing …

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When the Planet Looks Like a Climate-Change Ad

It takes a lot of unusual weather to surprise the director of the National Weather Service. But speaking on Sunday from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office in College Park, Maryland, Louis Uccellini couldn’t contain his shock. “I tell people to look at the two forecasts we’ve made over …

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