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Thursday | LA Observed

Media and news notes: Thursday 7.24.14

Three-quarters of people surveyed across the state want to see their local water providers require reductions in use during the drought, a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Cedars Medical Center, Medicine, CedarsSinai Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Connecticut Post

Should kids get fortunes?

They're among the world's richest people, but don't expect them to share their incredible wealth with their offspring.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Warren Buffett, Microsoft, Startups, Bill Gates, Texas

International Business Times

Top 10 Amazing Google Features and Tricks To Know [Watch Videos]

With millions of people hitting the Google search engine home page every day, many may have not known that there exists a plethora of amazing features and tricks on this Web site.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA, BuzzFeed

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Oregonian

Everything on The New Yorker's website is free all summer

The New Yorker launched a redesign of its website and promised more online-only content and easier navigation.

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Related Topix: New York

GigaOM

Report: 44% of AT&T customers are on unlimited plans that haven't been available since 2010

According to new statistics from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, a large proportion of AT&T customers are on grandfathered data plans.

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Related Topix: AT&T, T-Mobile, Marketing, Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services

Silicon Alley Insider

Why This New York Tech Startup Makes Everyone's Salary Transparent

One of the unspoken traditions of corporate life is keeping salaries secret. If, for example, an employee somehow discovers that a coworker with the same job is paid $20,000 more, a fiasco may arise.

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Patch.com

Florida, Georgia, Maine Lead Nation in Military Enlistments

When it comes to military enlistments, three states lead the nation with people between the ages of 18 and 24 from Florida, Georgia and Maine being more than twice as likely to join up than their contemporaries in places like North Dakota.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Why FX Gives Louis CK Way More Freedom Than HBO Ever Would

So it wasn't exactly surprising when, a few years later, Louis C.K. shot a half hour sketch comedy pilot for HBO, but the network decided not to pick up.

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Related Topix: Louis C.K.

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's What's Next For Lyft, A $700 Million Ridesharing Company That's Battling To Launch In New York

Lyft still has some work to do ahead of its efforts to launch in New York, but the ridesharing startup is definitely making progress.

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Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Switched

Just A Forklift Forklifting A Forklift Forklifting A Package

These innovative forklift operators have figured out how to extract a maximum amount of lift from their rigs, with a maneuver likely to make OSHA inspectors sigh.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Financial Markets, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Carl Levin, Goldman Sachs, Investment Services, Financial Services

Silicon Alley Insider

Stakes Are High For De Blasio After 'Troubling' Smartphone Video...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference Friday afternoon to address the death of a 43-year-old grandfather named Eric Garner, who died while being taken into custody on Thursday by NYPD officers who were investigating the sale of untaxed cigarettes.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Manhattan's Skyline Will Look Dramatically Different By 2020

Midtown Manhattan is already home to a huge number of skyscrapers, but the next generation of towers being built between New York YIMBY , a website that covers architecture, construction, and real estate in New York City, recently created renderings that show how all these new buildings will change the look of Manhattan, and shared them with ... (more)

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

KTAR

Maricopa, Pima are 2 of most populous counties in U.S.

Based on numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the majority of America's 314 million residents live in only 146 counties, two of them being in Arizona.

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Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ, Pima County, AZ

Poynter Online

Publishers resurface evergreen content; Thailand's the place to be for drone journalism

Here's our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about : - New York magazine is posting old content to its Facebook page, and Business Insider is doing so on its homepage, according to Digiday's Ricardo Bilton .

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Related Topix: Journalism, Startups, Facebook

Silicon Alley Insider

Business Insider Is Looking For A Paid Science Intern This Fall

Business Insider's science and health team is looking for a full-time paid editorial intern to join us for the Fall.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Examiner.com

Dr. Oz slammed for shilling sham weight loss pills: Legal regulation unlikely

Dr. Mehmet Oz is under attack from all sides, as controversy has been building for some time over his peddling of so-called miracle weight loss supplements.

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Related Topix: The Dr. Oz Show, Entertainment, Television, University of Rochester, Medicine

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's How Conservatives Want To Fundamentally Change The Way The US Pays For Highways

The House of Representatives is set to vote Tuesday on a short-term patch to the federal Highway Trust Fund , an issue that is making for interesting alliances on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Graves, US Senate, Senator Mike Lee

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Daily Mail

'I'm going to make him fall in love with me': The questionable...

Besotted teens swoon over 'hearthrob' Congressman who is charged with tax fraud and once threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony Recently indicted Congressman Michael Grimm, best known for threatening to throw a reporter 'off a f*****g balcony', attended a sweet 16 party last weekend and set off a frenzy amongst the teen girls present as he ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Michael Grimm, Twitter, Insider, Club, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Washington Post

Rep. Michael Grimm is a big hit at Sweet Sixteen party?

Whenever I think I understand today's teens, they get crazy-excited about the presence of Michael Grimm at their Sweet Sixteens, and I have to go reevaluate everything in light of this new information.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Michael Grimm, US Politics, US News

Silicon Alley Insider

New York Young Republican Resigns After Worrying About The 'United States Of Gaymeria'

An official at the New York Young Republican Club has resigned after using the organization's official blog to question whether the country is being transformed into the "United States of Gaymeria."

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Related Topix: Club, Insider, Gay/Lesbian

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