Today’s Buzz features a call to allow guns at the Republican national convention, news that Netflix does, in fact, throttles data speeds, and the revelation that CIA armed groups are fighting Pentagon armed groups.
Yesterday in 1995, the Seattle Kingdome was imploded to make room for a new football arena and in today’s Buzz we pay homage to that ugly piece sports history.
Right Now With Ian Davidson
What I’m Doing: Rearranging my apartment in preparation for baby’s arrival! 🙂
What I’m Listening to: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
A Mailman Handcuffed in Brooklyn, Caught on Video: Late in the afternoon on St. Patrick’s Day, Glen Grays, a 27-year-old African-American mail carrier, was making his rounds in Crown Heights, in Brooklyn, about to leave a package at 999 President Street. Mr. Grays prides himself on getting to know the community he serves, he told me on Wednesday.
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A Washington Post columnist pledged to eat newspaper if Donald Trump gets nominated: And it’s looking more and more likely that Dana Milbank will have to follow through.
Bernie Sanders’s huge Washington win was exactly what his campaign needed: But he probably needs more wins like that than the calendar offers.
CIA-armed militias are shooting at Pentagon-armed ones in Syria: Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border, highlighting how little control U.S.
Netflix’s admission: It throttles video speeds for some customers: Netflix has long presented itself as a champion of unfettered access to Internet content. But those claims are ringing a little hollow after the company admitted Thursday that it deliberately slows down its streams for customers watching on the cellular networks of AT&T and Verizon.
Foundation for Blind Children holds a beeping Easter Egg hunt: The Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix put a unique spin on an old tradition Saturday morning with a beeping Easter Egg hunt for children with visual impairments.
Zika’s frightening path: An Olympic runner’s race against risk: Two things stand between Kim Conley and what could well be her last chance to win an Olympic medal. One is the clock. The other is a mosquito.
Local Gov Confidential
Needier Oregonians will get first chance at $72 million in college grants: Oregon’s neediest college students will be first in line for money though the state’s largest grant program for low- and middle-income students this year.
Where Transit and Inequality Intersect in Baltimore: The “Inequality Chronicles,” now in their third installment by Places Journal, are essential reading.
How BART Hopes to Open the Rush Hour Window: In the hopes of letting some air into the congested rush hour commute, BART is considering a social-media focused program to entice riders onto trains at times other than the peak commute.
First Cash Announced to Jumpstart Amtrak Gateway Project: The much-needed Amtrak Gateway project to replace the century-old railroad tunnels under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan received its first financial injection plus some good planning news that will expedite the $20 billion project.
The big bust in the oil fields: TILDEN, Tex. — He’d borrowed from banks and investors and retirement funds, all in a frenzied mission to drill for oil and gas, and by the time Terry Swift realized he’d gone too far, this was his debt: $1.349 billion.