Why WeWork founder Adam Neumann is getting $1.7 billion to leave the company he ran into the ground

Sometimes it pays to be bad. | Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for the WeWork Creator Awards This isn’t normal, but nothing about WeWork is normal. WeWork founder and former CEO Adam Neumann drove his coworking company’s valuation to a whopping $47 billion by selling investors on his personality and the idea that he was revolutionizing real estate through tech. He also steered the company — through a series of poor and avoidable decisions — into near…

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White UConn students were arrested for shouting the n-word. Black students say the incident is part of a larger problem.

University of Connecticut students hold signs during a campus march and rally against racism on October 21, 2019. | Screenshot/Eyewitness 3 News Students say the university needs to do a lot more to address a deeper culture of racism on campus. For more than a week, students at the University of Connecticut have been outraged over a recent video showing a small group of white students walking on campus, yelling the n-word. As anger over…

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Read: Top State Department official’s testimony outlining Trump’s Ukraine quid pro quo

Alex Wong/Getty Images This is very bad for President Donald Trump. William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, used his opening statement in testimony for the congressional impeachment inquiry on Tuesday to say that there was, indeed, a quid pro quo. What’s more, President Donald Trump knew all about it and even ordered it. The ambassador told three Democratic-led House committees that Trump made military aid to Ukraine contingent on the new Ukrainian government…

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Why the deal for striking GM workers is hardly a victory

A striking General Motors employee pickets outside the GM Lansing Delta Assembly plant for on October 16, 2019, in Lansing, Michigan. | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images They didn’t get the one thing they really, really wanted. The United Auto Workers union is trying to persuade its members to approve a tentative deal reached last week with General Motors. If a majority votes for it, then 48,000 workers will end their nearly six-week strike and return to…

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Pennsylvania lawmakers want to ban abortion before many people know they’re pregnant

Demonstrators rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, during a day of action against abortion bans around the country on May 21, 2019. | Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The state is the latest to consider a bill that would ban the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The six-week abortion bans that swept the country earlier this year have all been blocked by courts. But that hasn’t stopped…

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Top US diplomat to Ukraine testifies there was a quid pro quo

Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat to Ukraine, arrives at a closed session before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees on October 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Taylor was on Capitol Hill to testify to the committees for the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. | Alex Wong/Getty Images This is absolutely devastating to President Trump’s case. The top US diplomat in Ukraine just told lawmakers that President Donald Trump wanted hundreds…

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What happens when we die? 

Glad You Asked tackles the eternal question. When we asked audience members to submit questions for our new series, Glad You Asked, we expected some interesting results. But Helle, a viewer from Norway, sent us on a journey to explain one of the greatest existential questions we face as a society: What happens when we die? Glad You Asked is produced and hosted by Joss Fong, Christophe Haubursin, Cleo Abram, and me. In each episode,…

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