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Source: The Guradian

'Privilege doesn't protect you': family seeks answers after father's Taser death

Tuesday 20:58 GMT

His death has caused agony and a quest for answers as to exactly how and why Chinedu died – answers that, they feel, are not being provided by the police.

The only contact her family has had with any officials is with the coroner’s office, on the day of her brother’s death, she said. “Chasing him down and tasing him – there’s a protocol for dealing with people in crisis, and that’s not it,” Ebele said.

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Source: Common Domain

How CIOs Can Master the Art of Talking to the Board

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

Chief information officers are spending more time talking to their corporate boards, a welcome interaction but one that is filled with risk.

She has heard more than one CIO confess that, in effect, “every opportunity to talk to the board is an opportunity to get fired.” Yet this necessary conversation, with the proper understanding and preparation, “can go phenomenally well,” she told an audience at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.

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Source: The Week

Trump and the end of American ideals

Tuesday 10:51 GMT

If you watched President Trump's interview with Lesley Stahl on Sunday night's 60 Minutes, you may have noticed that he gave two answers to the question of what America would do if it's proven — as widely believed — that the Saudis murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident and frequent contributor to The Washington Post.

On Sunday night, though, we got a clearer view at what power looks like when unleashed from moral standards and aspirations: It looks like a shrug when a journalist is murdered.

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Source: Washington Post

He wanted snarky. She was sunny. He was still charmed.

Sunday 06:59 GMT

So, yes, he did consider his dream date to be a snarky coffee-shop girl who was “popular on Instagram without really trying.” But, no, it wasn’t really a dealbreaker if “she doesn’t know who David Foster Wallace is.”

Sam later explained he filled out the application with friends at a rooftop party on the Fourth of July, and some of his answers may not have been as clever or charming as they seemed after a few Coors Lights.

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Source: Washington Post

‘Who did this!’: Someone put googly eyes on a historic Georgia statue. Police want answers.

Sunday 19:59 GMT

“This” was an act illustrated by two photos: Somebody had placed “googly eyes” on a statue of Nathanael Greene, a Revolutionary War general buried in the city’s historic Johnson Square.

“So I’m not a part of this community or anything, but you guys do realize you just dared your entire city to googly eyes all of your monuments right?” a Facebook user named Greg Lamb wrote. Most people poked fun at what they called an overreaction and said the result would surely be copycat “googly eye bandits.”

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Source: Common Domain

As Migration From Guatemala Surges, U.S. Officials Seek Answers

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Migrant families from Guatemala seeking asylum in the U.S. have surged past those from neighboring El Salvador and Honduras.

Understanding why migrants leave their home countries could help government authorities develop programs to deter them and ease the continuing family migration crisis at the southern U.S. border. As of August, more than 90,000 immigrants traveling as families had been arrested at the border over the past 11 months, up 27%.


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