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‘Our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero.’

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, defending his company’s culture after a New York Times article depicted the tech giant as a punishing place to work


The coffee chain will expand wine and beer sales to hundreds of stores



Dunkin’ Donuts

A serial robber hit at least five locations in New York City in August

‘It was nice to know my teammates see me for who I am, not my sexuality.’

David Denson, minor-league baseball player in the Milwaukee Brewers organization; he is the first openly gay player associated with a Major League Baseball team


Age of an Oregon cat named Corduroy, who was named the oldest cat in the world


Deaths per day in China caused by air pollution, according to a new study

‘Every person who comes is a human being and has the right to be treated as such.’

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, responding to attacks on refugee shelters amid a growing migrant crisis in Europe


The average amount the Tooth Fairy has given American children per tooth this year, down 24¢ from last year

‘Pretend you want to do something else and write on the sly until you’re free to do whatever you want!’

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter author, offering advice on Twitter for a fan whose parents don’t consider writing to be a “worthy” profession

‘The decision … is a triumph of marketing over science.’

Cindy Pearson, executive director of the National Women’s Health Network, on the approval by U.S. regulators of flibanserin, popularly called “female Viagra,” the first drug to treat lack of sexual desire in women. Although some celebrated the decision, many health experts are skeptical of the drug’s efficacy

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