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Dr. Dre Filming Apple's First Scripted Television Series (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com – Michael O'Connell – Feb 12, 9:50 AM – Apple is making its first original television show. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the technology giant is backing a top-secret scripted series starring one of its own executives, Beats co-founder and rap legend Dr. Dre. Multiple sources…
Nick Wingfield Apple's first scripted TV series being helmed by Dr. Dre. At least one orgy scene. t.co/P3EB1jApJq
Matthew Keys Apple is making an original television series - t.co/jVIoOmWHd6
Christopher Mims Apple is apparently making its first original TV show and it includes Dr. Dre and an orgy t.co/xXKfHJIfWe
Eric Jackson RT @brianstelter: Apple's first scripted TV show: a six-episode "dark semi-autobiographical drama" with @DrDre. Big @THR scoop: t.co/pBQxvtRX0W
Techmeme Sources: Apple is backing Vital Signs, a six-episode scripted TV series starring Dr. Dre t.co/A9NInYbOOd t.co/qJ5H4okpjM
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Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing

nytimes.com Sabrina Tavernise (@stavernise) – Feb 12 – Experts have long known that rich people generally live longer than poor people. But a growing body of data shows a more disturbing pattern: Despite big advances in medicine, technology and education, the longevity gap between high-income and…
Tim O'Reilly RT @equitablegrowth: "The poor are losing ground not only in income, but also in years of life, the most basic measure of well-being." t.co/8wCZX73Xhx
Clay Shirky The growing US 'longevity gap' is bad, but the worst stat is that longevity has *decreased* for poorest 30% of women t.co/o4Ay0ifFGz
Andy Revkin The longevity gap between high-income and low-income Americans has been widening sharply. t.co/kU5ur2Jcp2 @stavernise @NYTScience
Nellie Bowles Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing t.co/UhwSTCylfN
matt can't wait to see how wide silicon valley's long-life startups can make this gap t.co/WQtzRthnxw
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Today's teens are better than you, and we can prove it

Vox.com – Sarah Kliff – The kids are all right. We know this because every two years, the federal government asks thousands of teenagers dozens of questions about whether they are all right. Since 1991, it has sent something called the Youth Risk Behavior…
Catherine Rampell RT @DKThomp: todays teens smoke less, drink less, fight less, and shoot less. otherwise, they're awful. t.co/XUxjRTpOl5 t.co/shASUTItmt
Farhad Manjoo RT @DKThomp: todays teens smoke less, drink less, fight less, and shoot less. otherwise, they're awful. t.co/XUxjRTpOl5 t.co/shASUTItmt
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Women considered better coders - but only if they hide their gender

theguardian.com – Julia Carrie Wong – Feb 12, 1:55 AM
Christopher Mims RT @juliacarriew: Women are considered better coders than men -- but only if they hide their gender t.co/xx4tKdNdrg
Techmeme Report: Github pull requests by women accepted at higher rate, unless "gender identifiable" t.co/IVz2wvwZI3 t.co/iaRq1k21Pb
Shaft This warms my heart and validates what I have known for several years: t.co/KAiDLuIUdX
katie benner RT @ana_d_h: In study of 3mm @github pull requests, women's code reviews more likely to be accepted, UNLESS 'gender identifiable' t.co/9eIqeWmkrv
Quentin Hardy Opensource coders approve code written by women at slightly higher rate than men- unless they know a woman wrote it t.co/I0RUfy59sF
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Twitter turns debate into an open conversation

accountsolution.gcion.com – Elizabeth Sanders – Last November a debate moderator in Iowa read a voter's tweet aloud to Hillary Clinton in the middle of a nationally-televised CBS debate. It was a reaction to a statement Clinton made regarding campaign donations from Wall Street donors. That…
Twitter for News Twitter turns debate into an open conversation: t.co/VwlNDjXor1 by @elizabethwrens from @GreenvilleNews. #GOPDebate
Twitter for News RT @gov: "Twitter turns debate into an open conversation" via @GreenvilleNews journalist @elizabethwrens. #GOPDebate t.co/RlbEMuaUb1
Jack RT @gov: "Twitter turns debate into an open conversation" via @GreenvilleNews journalist @elizabethwrens. #GOPDebate t.co/RlbEMuaUb1
Adam Sharp RT @gov: "Twitter turns debate into an open conversation" via @GreenvilleNews journalist @elizabethwrens. #GOPDebate t.co/RlbEMuaUb1
Sean Evins RT @gov: "Twitter turns debate into an open conversation" via @GreenvilleNews journalist @elizabethwrens. #GOPDebate t.co/RlbEMuaUb1
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On Video, a First Grader, a Stumble in Math and a Teacher's Anger

nytimes.com – Kate Taylor – Feb 12 – In the video, a first-grade class sits cross-legged in a circle on a brightly colored rug. One of the girls has been asked to explain to the class how she solved a math problem, but she has gotten confused. She begins to count: “One……
sree sreenivasan RT @SKaplanphotos: So humiliating! Know what infuriates me? This inexcusable behavior by an educator --let alone anyone! @katetaylornyt t.co/5krQAVbLH7
Ryan Tate RT @tcarmody: 'It's this culture of, 'If you've made them [your students] cry, you've succeeded in getting your point across.'' t.co/fMnGe3ldQb
Ryan Tate Abusive teaching video and institutional reaction illustrate revolting culture of fear, shame at "Success Academy." t.co/D6mYEErdGn
ಠ_ಠ comments on this are fascinating -- split between parents horrified and parents who encourage this teaching t.co/dWdMsIkGlJ
ಠ_ಠ worst part of this thing are the psycho parents who want their kids to succeed this badly t.co/dWdMsIkGlJ t.co/iwdT9Bd5d1
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Facebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy resigns

theguardian.com – Nellie Bowles – Feb 12, 10:20 AM
Lydia Polgreen RT @tunkuv: Facebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy resigns t.co/BXTiRxvNBa
NYTFridge RT @jemimakiss: Facebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy resigns t.co/UgriACwYde
Nellie Bowles RT @Techmeme: Facebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy resigns (@nelliebowles / Guardian) t.co/t0mH4W25Wo t.co/ch5XpZQ8fK
Techmeme Facebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy resigns (@nelliebowles / Guardian) t.co/t0mH4W25Wo t.co/ch5XpZQ8fK
Guardian Tech Facebook India's managing director Kirthiga Reddy resigns t.co/HGH75Skzce
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Bewildered by 2016 race, George W. Bush returns to the trail to boost Jeb

washingtonpost.com – Feb 12 – GREENVILLE, S.C. — The 2016 campaign has bewildered and captivated George W. Bush. At home in Dallas, the 43rd president rises before dawn and reads political news online. He fires off emails to his old advisers to check on the latest…
ceciliakang Bewildered by 2016 race, George W. Bush returns to the trail 4 Jeb @PhilipRucker @edatpost t.co/HJ7E60YRgH t.co/veNmQdOHkK
Mary Dooe RT @ScottFConroy: "They speak occasionally, but only when Jeb calls George." t.co/nVPcHEft86 :(
Ben Smith RT @ScottFConroy: "They speak occasionally, but only when Jeb calls George." t.co/nVPcHEft86 :(
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Takata Discarded Evidence of Airbag Ruptures as Early as 2000

nytimes.com – Hiroko Tabuchi – Feb 12 – JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As the safety crisis surrounding Takata's airbags that are prone to rupture has mushroomed, the Japanese auto supplier has insisted that the propellant in its airbags is safe. But on Friday, testimony in a Florida court…
The New York Times RT @danielle_ivory: Are you worried about your Takata airbags? Please email us: danielle.ivory@nytimes.com t.co/hOBqHcVV9E
Damon Darlin✒️ RT @danielle_ivory: 'I didn't think it would take so long for the failures to show up,' the former Takata engineer said. t.co/hOBqHcVV9E @HirokoTabuchi
ಠ_ಠ RT @danielle_ivory: 'I didn't think it would take so long for the failures to show up,' the former Takata engineer said. t.co/hOBqHcVV9E @HirokoTabuchi
Danielle Ivory Are you worried about your Takata airbags? Please email us: danielle.ivory@nytimes.com t.co/hOBqHcVV9E
The New York Times RT @danielle_ivory: A senior Takata official ordered some evidence of airbag failures be discarded as early as '00, says former engineer t.co/hOBqHcVV9E
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Madeleine Albright: My Undiplomatic Moment

nytimes.com – Madeleine Albright – Feb 12 – I HAVE spent much of my career as a diplomat. It is an occupation in which words and context matter a great deal. So one might assume I know better than to tell a large number of women to go to hell. But last Saturday, in the excitement of a…
Eileen Murphy Madeleine Albright: My Undiplomatic Moment t.co/RIbEPjRgjv
Rachel Sklar Madeleine Albright: My Undiplomatic Moment t.co/nkF2z7RcDF Incredibly gracious and wise walkback by @madeleine albright
Colin Crowell RT @camanpour: Thanks @madeleine Albright you are a trailblazer and #nevercomplacent! t.co/85EmU9vskt