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LinkedIn Bought by Microsoft for $26.2 Billion in Cash

Microsoft says the LinkedIn buy will increase engagement across Office 365 and its other business products (Image: iStock.com/hocus-focus) Microsoft announced on Monday that it will purchase LinkedIn, the social media career, and business platform, for $26.2 billion in a cash transaction. “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered …

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Trump Time Capsule #41: 'We Remember the Nuremberg Trials'

Senator Theodore Bilbo, a dominant figure in Mississippi politics through the first half of the 20th century, is deplored in history’s eyes as a Klan member and racist bitter-ender. After Bilbo’s time, racist arguments in national-level campaigns had generally become coded (“Southern Strategy,” “Willie Horton”) rather than overt and explicit. …

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SMH: Watch People Rush Central Park Due To Pokémon

PokémonGO, the interactive mobile game, continues to take over, and has some people simply acting crazy as a result of the trend. The game, which requires people to physically walk around in order to capture different pokémon, is interfering with general public safety and common sense, with people running into …

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If Pasi Sahlberg were U.S. Secretary of Education

At the “New York Times” Higher Ed Leaders Forum, Pasi Sahlberg shared how he would improve the U.S. educational system (Getty Images for The New York Times) Pasi Sahlberg, visiting professor of Practice in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, spoke at the New York Times Higher Ed …

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Fighting Zika Without Additional Funding

Zika is here. But Congress is gone. Lawmakers adjourned this week for a seven-week summer recess without passing additional money to fight the Zika virus. Now, federal public-health officials are weighing how to stop the spread of infections with no new money coming down the pipeline—and with further budget battles …

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