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Source: New York Times

Gillian Jacobs Is Ready to Let Go of Her Fears

Today 08:05 GMT

In 2008, not long before she was cast as Britta Perry in NBC’s “Community,” Gillian Jacobs — a theater nerd with Juilliard creds — appeared in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s “The Little Flower of East Orange,” directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Public Theater. “Little Flower” was a hard act to follow.

In a surprisingly emotional interview at the Public’s Library restaurant, Ms. Jacobs, 35, talked about conquering her fears and why her role as Mickey in Netflix’s “Love,” whose final season begins March 9, resonates.

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Source: New York Times

Driven From Island Homes by Storms, Dialysis Patients Can Do Little but Wait

Today 08:04 GMT

On Puerto Rico, which has more than 6,000 kidney failure patients, employees of the dialysis companies Fresenius and Atlantis worked with government officials to secure generators, fuel, water and supplies, restoring and maintaining services at most clinics throughout months of power failures across the island.

The dialysis patients in Atlanta, currently numbering 138, came as part of a larger federal program of medical evacuations that transported 531 patients from the Virgin Islands to the mainland for treatment, about half of them with an accompanying family member.

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Source: Washington Post

D.C. has given Elon Musk a permit to do a little digging for the Hyperloop

Saturday 18:11 GMT

The Boring Company team has received an early, and vague, building permit from the D.C. government that will allow some preparatory and excavation work at the fenced-off parking lot at 53 New York Avenue NE beside a McDonald’s and amid the construction cranes of Washington’s booming NoMa neighborhood.

Electric-car pioneer and space entrepreneur Elon Musk has been touting his vision for a high-speed transportation system since his tweeted announcement last summer that he had received “verbal govt approval” for his tunnel-digging firm, the Boring Company, to build a “NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop.”

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Source: Washington Post

On Capitol Hill, little chance of a legislative response to latest mass shooting

Friday 21:53 GMT

Lawmakers fell back to their standard partisan positions Thursday a day after a mass shooting at a South Florida high school, leaving little chance of a legislative response to the continuing crisis of active shooters killing people with firearms in public places.

The issue then largely disappeared from the campaign, except for the flow of messaging from the NRA, which ran $15 million in ads in swing states warning that Clinton would leave Americans “defenseless” by taking away their guns.

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Source: NBC News

This year my valentine is my new cordless vacuum

Thursday 19:07 GMT

(Note: This vacuum is on sale right now for $399 on Amazon and Walmart; it normally retails for $500!). First, a little background.

He comes with extensions, which I’ve used to vacuum my dusty ceiling fan, and under my son’s bed — a cesspool of discarded food wrappers and tiny shards from broken toys. Dyson has replaced my former amour, the automated vacuum Roomba, who also was a great partner, until he wasn’t.

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Source: The Guradian

Punk poet Eileen Myles, on her dog memoir: 'We were regarded as an unruly pair'

Saturday 10:50 GMT

Afterglow is described on the jacket as a “dog memoir”, and by Eileen Myles as “a weirdo, Kafka-type book” that is also a “screwy memoir of queerness”. For those familiar with Myles’s work, these descriptions shouldn’t surprise; for the past 40 years, Myles has lived in accordance with the principle, expressed in the 1991 poem “Peanut Butter”: “I am absolutely in opposition / to all kinds of / goals”.

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Source: New York Times

YouTube Comment Seen as Early Warning in Shooting Left Little for F.B.I. to Investigate

Saturday 02:26 GMT

If the bureau missed an opportunity to prevent the shooting, it could find itself in the cross hairs of Congress, which has criticized the F.B.I. for failing to stop the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.

In the Texas attack, the shooter was known to the F.B.I., as was one of the brothers who carried out the Boston bombing.

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