Monday, August 07, 2023

7: Niger

War, Mediation or Silence? Coup Leaders in Niger Face Decision Time A bloc of other West African nations gave the military junta a deadline to reinstate the ousted president. That limit is about to run out.

The Chip Titan Whose Life’s Work Is at the Center of a Tech Cold War At 92, Morris Chang, the founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, can no longer stay in the shadows.

In California, a Math Problem: Does Data Science = Algebra II? After faculty protests and a debate over racial equity, the state’s public universities reconsider whether high school students can skip a foundational course.
‘Barbie’ Reaches $1 Billion at the Box Office, Studio Says No movie in Warner Bros. history has sold so many tickets so fast, the studio said of the movie directed by Greta Gerwig........ “Barbie,” directed by Ms. Gerwig from a script she wrote with her partner, Noah Baumbach, will finish the weekend with more than $1 billion in ticket sales at the global box office ...... No movie in the studio’s 100-year history has sold so many tickets so fast, said Jeff Goldstein, Warner’s president of domestic distribution. As of Sunday, “Barbie” had been playing in theaters for 17 days. (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” was previously the fastest to $1 billion, at 19 days.)

Does Anyone Care About Justin Trudeau’s Separation? A stable marriage (publicly at least) used to be a cornerstone of any world leader’s résumé. Not in 2023.

Putin’s Forever War
As War in Ukraine Grinds On, Fighting Intensifies Beyond Established Battlefields Ukraine has grown bolder, striking Russian ships and firing drones at Moscow, while Russia has turned to regular attacks on the Black Sea, a crucial economic hub.

‘I Don’t Think Harvard Was Good for My Soul’ What’s up with America’s misguided obsession with Ivy League schools?

A Revolution Is Coming to Medicine. Who Will It Leave Out?

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