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From Bloomberg Businessweek
Bloomberg Businessweek 07/17/17
New Lloyd Same Goldman
Dakin Campbell • The CEO is betting that regulation won’t kill off the trading business “Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world.” With those 102 characters, Lloyd Blankfein, chief execu
From TIME
TIME 07/10/17
HOW THEY MAKE THE Greatest Show On Earth
The battle for Westeros may be won or lost on the back of a lime green mechanical bull. That’s what it looks like on a January Monday in Belfast, as Game of Thrones films its seventh season here. Certainly no one believes the dragons that have thril
From ESPN The Magazine
ESPN 07/17/17
Body 2017
EVERYBODY HAS A BODY, BUT NO BODY IS PERFECT. Think all great athletes are flawless? Javier Baez was born with crooked feet that needed braces—and now patrols the infield for the Cubs. Kirstie Ennis lost a leg in Afghanistan—then made herself into a

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A Bolt Of Energy

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NPR
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Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

Tymia McCullough fidgets in front of a mirror in her hotel room as her mom, Susie Pitts, puts the final touches on her hair and nervously drills her on what she's going to say when she gets to Capitol Hill. "And this is where you let them know that Medicaid is what?" Pitts asks. "Health assurance," McCullough responds. "Health insurance that does what?" "It pays for the need to see your doctor," McCullough says. McCullough is just 11 years old. She came to Washington last week to lobby Congress over health care. Her family saw it as a life-or-death fight. That's because McCullough has sickle c