The Short List: WTC is finally open; NPR fable dies; Brittany Maynard’s legacy

November 4, 2014 - photo frame

World Trade Center is finally open for business

Thirteen years after 9/11, a World Trade Center is adult and strictly running. The initial to occupy their desks in America’s tallest building were about 170 staffers from edition hulk Condé Nast. Eventually a sum of about 3,400 Condé Nast employees will pierce in, stuffing 5 floors of a $3.9 billion tower. The eight-year construction of a 1,776-foot skyscraper came after years of political, financial and authorised wrangling.

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NPR fable dies: ‘Click has mislaid his Clack’

Even if we weren’t into cars, didn’t caring about cars and never even listened to NPR, we substantially knew a station’s renouned radio uncover Car Talk. It ran from 1987 to 2012 and in that time, a uncover became as many about Boston brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi as it did a cars. But currently it was Tom who announced his brother’s genocide during age 77, saying with a same informed wit listeners were used to — “We can be happy that he lived a life he wanted to live: goofing off a lot, articulate to we guys any week, and primarily, shouting his donkey off.”

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Why NASCAR drivers can’t stop fighting

If we don’t typically watch NASCAR, you’re substantially wondering, “What’s adult with those drivers fighting all a time lately?” There’s an easy answer: It’s since of NASCAR’s new playoff format. After final season’s playoffs, officials motionless to change things up. In a past, whoever had a many points (best finishes) in a final 10 races won a championship. That’s it. But officials wanted a some-more interesting format, so they totally altered how a pretension is decided. There are still 10 races, though a playoff is divided adult into three-race rounds with an rejecting during a finish of any one, surfaced off by a four-driver championship race. That power has done a drivers competition harder.

An raging Jeff Gordon stopped his automobile on array highway right by Brad Keselowski and confronted him after Texas Motor Speedway. There were punches thrown in a melee, with NASCAR officials in a core of organisation members and others. (Nov. 3)

Brittany Maynard gets immature people to consider about death

When you’re 29, we don’t consider about your legacy. You consider about a family we wish to start, a residence we wish to buy, a graduation we wish to get, a outing we wish to take. You consider about branch 30 and a extraordinary life that stretches before you. We’re certain Brittany Maynard never wanted to be a face of a right-to-die movement. The 29-year-old California lady who changed to Portland, Ore., so she could have entrance to Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act died Saturday only as she had designed — in her bedroom, encircled by family and friends. The assisted self-murder discuss has had pivotal total in a past: Terry Schiavo, Jack Kevorkian, Nancy Cruzan. But Maynard’s youth, vitality and passion put a emanate in maybe a many defining light yet.

Uber abounding and unequivocally bad share same ZIP formula in Silicon Valley

It might be sepulchral business during Google in Mountain View, Facebook in Menlo Park and Apple in Cupertino, though for those on a outside looking in, life is unequivocally hard. A few miles from Facebook’s imagination headquarters, military officers slap a think in a hardscrabble neighborhood, while sirens yell not distant away. Bars support windows. Patrol cars crisscross a streets nearby Cesar Chavez Academy, where schoolchildren frolic. Homeless people wander. They share a same ZIP formula with Facebook though live worlds apart. Throughout Silicon Valley, fences and roads order a abounding from poor, a absolute from a powerless.

Although Silicon Valley is a core of wealth, there are many who onslaught in poverty, only stairs from a elite.

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Contributing: Susan Miller, Jon Swartz, Matthew Diebel, Ann Oldenburg, Maria Puente, USA TODAY; Jeff Gluck, USA TODAY Sports

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