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  • After Parkland, a new generation finds its voice

    On a bus to Tallahassee on Florida’s State Road 91 on Tuesday, Drew Schwartz sits with a scrum of fellow students planning the logistics of their march on the state capital, just hours away. “Right now it’s all hands on deck,” says Drew, a 17-year-old junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., site of the nation’s most recent mass shooting and where 14 of these students’ fellow classmates died.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:22:51 -0500
  • More than one way to prevent mass shootings

    In addition, they hoped their forgiveness might enable them to better reach others prone to violence and perhaps prevent a similar massacre. In contrast, the killing of 17 people at the high school in Parkland, Fla., has yet to reveal much forgiveness toward the shooter. The anger over the murders, especially among Parkland students, is directed mainly at elected officials and the cause of controlling access to guns, especially assault rifles.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:16:16 -0500
  • Gender equality as ‘trade secret’? Businesses awaken to a long-dawning idea.

    When IBM lost its chief diversity officer, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, to rival Microsoft earlier this month, Big Blue went to court to stop her working for a year. It seems that ways to recruit talented women, then retain and promote them, have become proprietary business data, just like more traditional trade secrets. In the eyes of a growing number of companies such as IBM, gender equality is central, not peripheral, to their business success.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:39:00 -0500
  • Before Russia's 'troll farm' turned to US, it had a more domestic focus

    For many Americans, last week's indictment of the Russian “troll farm” by special counsel Robert Mueller was the first time a spotlight had been shown on the enterprise that allegedly meddled in US elections. The IRA is a well-funded “internet marketing” operation that may perform commercial functions, but has become notorious for its political activities. Experts believe there are several such operations around Russia, some aimed at regional audiences.

    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:12:08 -0500
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