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Well, That Didn't Work: The Segway Is a Technological Marvel. Too Bad It Doesn't Make Any Sense

We were all supposed to be riding Segways by now. The company was supposed to be rolling in cash, the scooter's inventor a modern day Jay Gatsby …

Yasser Arafat: why he still matters

He neither looked nor sounded like a natural leader. Yet Yasser Arafat dominated Palestinian politics for a generation before his death 10 years ago. How did he do it, and how much of a shadow does he still cast?<p>Hated and venerated in equal measure, Yasser Arafat dominated the Palestinian …

The High Cost of Oil

Less than a year after the end of World War II, when Celina Harpe was just seven, she sat beside her grandfather on the steps of his cabin, overlooking the Athabasca River in the northern reaches of Alberta.<p>“It was spring,” she told me recently—the time of breakup, when the ground is still packed …

Canada

Fortune.com

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Print Media

The Best Hotels in Hong Kong

Few cities rival <b>Hong Kong</b> when it comes to hotels. Choices range from some of the most expensive and indulgent in the world–the city boasts two Mandarin Orientals–to dirt-cheap hostels as well as a big range of hip yet reasonable new properties in between.<p>I recently spent four days checking in (and …

How ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group In The World

“They are looking towards a long-term economic model."<p>IRBIL, Iraq — Muhammed Jamal can understand why many want to join ISIS.<p>"You get paid the most, you have the most weapons, you are with the most powerful group," said Jamal, who as a Sunni Iraqi would have little trouble joining up with the …

Islam

This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft

'Brand ambassadors' with burner phones and credit cards attempt to #shavethestache<p>Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former contractors, along …

'Mistaken for Strangers': Matt, Tom Berninger on the not-National doc

Dressed in his usual darkshirt, suit jacket and matching denim pants, singer Matt Berninger of<p>Brooklyn, N.Y.'s the National is peevishly hammering a beach umbrella into the ground with his dress shoe.<p>As he settles into a camp chair in a sun-drenched Brooklyn park, an offscreen voice cheerily tells …

Indie Music

Wedding, Career, Chemo: When Cancer Derails the Millennial Dream

<b>Jenna Benn sat in her favorite childhood restaurant in Chicago</b>, waiting for the doctor's call. She loved this place; it made her feel safe. She …

19 quotes on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

As the investigation into the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues, politicians, celebrities and commentators have taken to the Internet and airwaves to speculate. The latest development came March 20 in the form of two large pieces of floating debris in the southern Indian Ocean …

The nation's cartoonists' take on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists across the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

North Korea threats: US to move missile defences to Guam

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967234_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681325_e93b9106c82b0db77487eaf5e1f87ce5<p><b>The US is sending a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes.</b><p>The Pentagon said the shield would be ready …

North Korea