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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Did you read about Hillary Rodham Clinton, Burger King, and @Horse_ebooks?

Posted By on 09.24.13 at 11:26 AM

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Hey, did you read:

• That Hillary Clinton has more-or-less subtly begun her campaign for president? Mick Dumke

• And so has Bill, by subtly throwing Doug Band under the bus? Tal Rosenberg

• About how a couple of German honey brokers based in Chicago helped perpetuate the biggest food fraud in U.S. history? Aimee Levitt

• That Burger King is pleased to announce a lower-fat french fry? ("You have to give people what they want,” a BK marketing officer says. It's not kale, but "a lot of people don’t even know what kale is, and if they do, they don’t want to eat it.") Steve Bogira

• That several Alaska school libraries have banned the dictionary (both American Heritage and Merriam-Webster)? Aimee Levitt

• That it's Banned Books week? Mick Dumke

• That Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde (probably) totally got drunk and did it? Sam Worley

• That the famed Twitter spambot @Horse_ebooks isn't actually a bot at all? Brianna Wellen

• About how officials in New York are cracking down on businesses that give themselves positive Yelp reviews? (The article says of one violator, the owner of a coach bus service on Staten Island: "His response was not to fix the problems that customers were citing, like buses never showing up, but to begin a full-fledged effort to get fake reviews.") Aimee Levitt

• About the Atlanta family that invited 200 homeless people to enjoy the four-course catered meal at their daughter's canceled wedding? Gwynedd Stuart

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