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Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz To Step Down

After decades at the helm of the company that changed the way the world consumes coffee, Schultz will hold the title of chairman emeritus. Pundits say he may be interested in a move to politics.

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Jordan's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Protests Against Austerity

King Abdullah appointed economist Omar Razzaz as his new prime minister. It will be up to Razzaz to defuse a crisis over a plan that would levy income tax even on those earning $11,000 a year.

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Microsoft’s GitHub Deal Is Its Latest Shift From Windows

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:09
The deal is the latest in a series of moves by Microsoft to move away from its Windows-first heritage and embrace open-source software.
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The Race to Send Robots to Mine the Ocean Floor

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 16:04
As worldwide development rises for electric vehicle batteries and wind turbines, the demand for metals from the bottom of the sea has spiked.
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#MeToo Complaints Swamp Human Resource Departments

Companies are grappling with an influx of sexual harassment allegations, investigations and related training, as workers at all levels, in different industries come forward.

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EPA Chief's Latest Ethics Issue: Used Mattress From A Trump Hotel

The aide said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asked for help procuring a mattress while he was apartment hunting. Federal ethics rules prohibit staff from doing private work for their superiors.

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Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

Apple will allow users to get reports on how much their kids are using particular apps on their iPhones and iPads. The announcement follows pressure from shareholders about the overuse of technology.

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Gun Studies: Permit Laws Reduce Murders; Red Flag Laws Cut Suicides

There's a new push to study the real-life effects of gun laws. "Red Flag" laws lower suicide rates; reductions in homicides are associated with tougher gun permit requirements.

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On 'Ye,' Kanye West’s Ignorance Is Too Loud to Ignore

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:14
West's eighth studio album is a portrait of the self as fragmented and damaged—of a man having failed his family, his fans, himself.
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