Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ breaks records
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Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ breaks records

Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s highly anticipated second novel, broke records at one of the world’s largest publishing houses. Lee’s newly-released novel is the fastest selling book in the history of HarperCollins Publishers, the company announced Monday. More than 1.1 million copies of the book have already been sold in the U.S. and Canada. … Continue reading

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Personal Spending Will Pick Up, But Wages Continue to Lag
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Personal Spending Will Pick Up, But Wages Continue to Lag

Thursday’s personal income and outlays report will show strong personal spending that continues to outpace personal income. Personal income will likely rise by 0.2 percent for this month, down from 0.4 in February, according to a Bloomberg survey of 69 economists. The slowing personal income growth rate suggests that the trend of stagnant wages amid … Continue reading

Bronx Weighs Positives, Negatives of Proposed Commuter Line
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Bronx Weighs Positives, Negatives of Proposed Commuter Line

By Marguerite Ward Many Bronx residents, especially those who run local businesses or commute to work outside the borough, welcome MTA’s proposed Penn Station Access plan that would add a Metro North commuter line through the Bronx. Others worry it could raise housing prices and pose safety concerns. The proposed line would use the existing … Continue reading

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The Frontrunner of Afghanistan’s Presidential Elections Has a Strong Message On Democracy

By Marguerite Ward, PolicyMic  Election officials are now in the process of counting the more than 7 million votes of Afghanistan’s presidential election. As the United States scales back its military presence, President Karzai leaves office after 13 years in power and the population faces continued threats from the Taliban, this election has a lot at stake. The … Continue reading

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How Miley Cyrus Got Entangled in the Fight Over Crimea

By Marguerite Ward, PolicyMic Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake have become entangled in growing Western-Russian tensions over Crimea. The two were thrust into the international arena of head-to-head sanctions after lawyers realized that a venue where both stars were set to perform is owned by a Russian blacklisted by the White House. Both Cyrus and Timberlake … Continue reading

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The Uruguay Experiment

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal Uruguay’s pioneering move to legalize the cultivation, sale, and consumption of marijuana has been met with a fair share of controversy. Both supporters and critics of the change cite public health and safety as their top concerns. In light of international drug law and the ever-present pressure to bolster … Continue reading