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‘Haven’t been watching.’

Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, in an email response to a New York Times query about the Republican National Convention’s coverage of race


The company said it would spend $300 million on original content




Share prices slipped on low growth

‘I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me.’

Montrell Jackson, Baton Rouge, La., police officer, in a Facebook essay on police brutality. It was posted on July 8, nine days before Jackson and two other policemen were shot and killed by a man targeting officers; three more officers were injured


The total cost BP says it incurred from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill

2 billion

Number of Uber rides taken as of June 18, six months after the company’s first billion rides

‘We will continue to cleanse the virus from all state institutions.’

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, speaking to mourners at a funeral for victims of an unsuccessful military coup

‘Racism exists … But we have to make people take responsibility.’

Leslie Jones, Ghostbusters actor, calling for Twitter to do more to stop hate speech after she was inundated with racist messages; the company then banned a vocal antagonist of Jones, conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos


How much Delta plans to reduce flight capacity to the U.K. this winter, citing Brexit

‘France is going to have to live with terrorism.’

Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister, after a man drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing at least 84 and injuring more than 300; the attack happened about eight months after the massacre at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall


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