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Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN

Nate Silver, the statistician who rose to national prominence for his scarily accurate predictions of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections, is leaving The New York Times for ESPN. Silver will take the Five Thirty Eight brand with him to the sports giant, according to The Times’ Brian …

Egypt's deadly political stalemate drags on

At least three people have died after clashes between loyalists and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, as tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in cities across Egypt.<p>The three people were killed during clashes between rival demonstrators in the Nile Delta town of …

Students Erupt In Protest As Janet Napolitano Becomes President Of University Of California

Several students were forcibly removed from a meeting room at the University of California at San Francisco as the Board of Regents approved Napolitano to head the sprawling UC system at a salary of $570,000 per year.<p>The demonstrators, angry over Napolitano's immigration policies as Homeland …

Detroit files for bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.<p>The bankruptcy …

Summa Rubiona

I wrote Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential obituary this morning and we’ve had a good back and forth with readers and on Twitter about whether my …

Private Equity Firm Is Taking A Chance On Startup Billed As 'Yelp Of Weed'

When Web users search that term, high on the list is a link to reviews of the pot strain "blue cheese" on Leafly.com, the medical cannabis website Privateer bought a year and a half ago and which it calls the Yelp of weed.<p>"We've got Wikipedia blue cheese and pictures of blue cheese, and the third …

Justice Department Opposes Gay Veterans' Request On Procedural Grounds

A rare legal disagreement between LGBT advocates and the Obama administration.<p>WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has opposed a request by gay veterans and their spouses for judgment in their favor in an ongoing challenge to veterans' benefits statutes — a rare skirmish between LGBT advocates and …