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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough

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October 30, 2014
Plaudits have been showered on Apple's CEO after he publicly came out today. Tim Teeman writes that commentators are gliding over the bracing corollary in his declaration: The gay and powerful should use their power to effect change. This is a radical manifesto. Will Cook follow it?

Four people are dead and four more missing after a plane crashed into a two-story building at the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas. Several emergency crews have responded. According to the FAA, a twin-engine Beechcraft lost an engine on takeoff and crashed into the Flight Safety building at the airport while attempting to return to the runway. Crews have knocked down the fire and are reportedly entering the building to check for people. While flights are apparently operating normally, the main road to the airport is closed due to the emergency. FAA investigators are on the scene.

An anonymous White House official called Israel's prime minister "Aspergery," and that reflects America's pervasive ignorance about Asperger's syndrome. Emily Shire writes it's time to call a slur a slur.

Kaci Hickox is a woman of her word. After vowing to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health workers who treated Ebola patients by Thursday, she and her boyfriend left their home to go for a bicycle ride. The two were followed by state police; however they could not detain her. Hickox has said that a quarantine is unnecessary as she is showing no symptoms and has tested negative for the Ebola virus. State officials have said they're going to court to try to detain her for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period. Hickox volunteered in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders, and was the first person forced into New Jersey's mandatory quarantine before she was released and traveled home to Maine.

The British government commissioned a massive study on the impact of international anti-drug laws—but its conclusions have Conservatives spooked. The toughness of a country's enforcement against drug possession has no obvious relationship to levels of drug use. Nico Hines on why some take the study as supporting evidence for the decriminalization of drugs.

Hagel Worried About Syria Plan
In blunt memo to national security adviser.
U.S. Economy Grows 3.5%
Driven by exports, defense spending.
Boston's Longest Serving Mayor Dies
Thomas M. Menino.
Brittany Maynard May Extend Death Date
Planned for November 1.
Roman Polanski Questioned in Poland
After U.S. request.

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