Sam Sanders

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8:46pm

Sun March 1, 2015
The Two-Way

Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball's First Black Latino Star, Dies

Minnie Miñoso smiles in front of a sculpture of him before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field. Major League Baseball's first black Latino star, Miñoso died March 1, 2015.
Nam Y Huh AP

Major league baseball legend Minnie Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, has died. Miñoso, who hailed from Havana, Cuba, played 12 of his 17 seasons with the Chicago White Sox, after getting his start in the majors with the Cleveland Indians in 1949.

The left fielder hit 135 homers and 808 RBIs for the White Sox. His number 9 was retired by the team in 1983, and today there's a statue of Miñoso at the field where the White Sox play.

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3:46am

Tue February 24, 2015
Business

How Do You Market To Millennials?

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 10:48 am

NPR recently asked Southern California millennials to share their thoughts on branding and advertising. One attendee got the word from his mother.
Courtesy of one participant

For the last few months, NPR has been looking into millennials, as part of our series called New Boom. This group, some 80 million strong, spends over $1 trillion a year by some estimates. So, we wondered: How should brands and advertisers go about reaching millennials if they're so powerful, but also so different, than generations before them?

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5:07pm

Sun February 15, 2015
U.S.

FAA Proposal On Drones Highlights Safety Over Privacy Concerns

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 6:20 pm

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1:59am

Tue February 10, 2015
Remembrances

Ed Sabol, Founder Of NFL Films, Dies At 98

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 10:00 am

Ed Sabol's first film for the NFL was of the 1962 championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants. He opened with panoramic views, planes flying by and trains rolling on the tracks.

Sabol's crew filmed in 15 degree weather with frozen cameras. They weren't just filming football. They were making cinema. Just a few years later, Ed Sabol became head of NFL Films. And then he and his son, Steve, revolutionized the way we watch sports.

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6:05am

Wed February 4, 2015
Education

Students At Corinthian Colleges Will Have Loans Forgiven

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 7:40 am

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7:51pm

Mon February 2, 2015
The Two-Way

Jay Z Close To Entering Streaming Music Business

Originally published on Tue February 3, 2015 2:22 pm

Jay Z at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The rapper is close to acquiring the Swedish streaming music service Aspiro.
Rich Schultz Getty Images for Roc Nation Sports

Rapper, husband of Beyonce and all-around business mogul Jay Z (also known as Shawn Carter) is set to enter the growing streaming music industry. Late last week, a subsidiary of Jay Z's S. Carter Enterprises called Project Panther Bidcom Ltd. made a $56.2 million dollar bid for the Swedish streaming company Aspiro. Aspiro's board unanimously approved the deal. A vote from shareholders is still to come.

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7:43pm

Wed January 28, 2015
The Two-Way

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:22 pm

Air Force One, carrying President Obama, passes a Boeing building in Seattle. The Air Force has announced that the next Air Force One will also be a Boeing aircraft.
AP

The Air Force has picked a new Air Force One, the Boeing 747-8, and it wasn't even a close race. In a statement announcing the pick, the Air Force said the decision was made "through a Determinations and Findings document, which "authorizes the commercial aircraft purchase by other than full and open competition."

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3:36am

Wed January 28, 2015
The Two-Way

Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police Tracking

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 7:48 pm

Waze's police reporting tool is one of several features in the app. Users can also share reports of traffic and construction in real time.
Courtesy of Waze

Waze, the popular navigation app boasting more than 50 million users worldwide, has a new critic: police officers. Over the past few weeks, law enforcement officials have been urging the app and its owner, Google, to disable a feature that allows users to report when they've spotted a police officer, in real time, for all other Waze users to see.

Sergio Kopelev, a reserve sheriff in Orange County, Calif., is one of the law enforcement officials behind the push to remove Waze's police tracker. He says he first discovered the feature through his family.

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4:42pm

Mon January 26, 2015
The Two-Way

An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 5:46 pm

Asteroid 2004 BL86 will be visible in parts of the sky tonight. Visibility is expected to peak around 9 p.m. ET, as shown in this NASA graphic.
Sky & Telescope

By the time you read this post, asteroid 2004 BL86 will already have come as close to us as it's going to get as it flies by Earth. At about 11:19 a.m. ET today, it was nearly 745,000 miles away from our planet. That's only about three times the distance from the Earth to the moon.

But don't worry, you may still be able to catch a glimpse of the huge hunk of rock tonight.

When and how can I see the asteroid?

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3:04pm

Sun January 25, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:03 am

A polar bear walks in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.The Obama administration is proposing new protections in the region that would ban mining and drilling.
Subhankar Banerjee AP

The Obama administration is proposing new protections for large portions of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The U.S. Department of Interior says it's the first time it's recommended additional protections and that their new recommendations have the potential to be one of the largest conservation measures "since Congress passed the visionary Wilderness Act over 50 years ago."

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