Did you read about guns, the Red Line, and newspaper reporters? | Bleader

Did you read about guns, the Red Line, and newspaper reporters?


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Now heading to 130th
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  • Now heading to 130th
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Hey, did you read:

• That researchers from Northwestern and Princeton have found that the U.S. is an oligarchy? ("Economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.") Gwynedd Stuart

• About the increasingly popular tactic by conservative candidates to offer free guns to supporters? Mick Dumke

• An update on the Red Line extension project? (It would extend the Red Line from 95th to 130th.) Steve Bogira

• That newspaper reporter has edged past lumberjack and is now 199 on CareerCast's annual report on the top 200 jobs? Kate Schmidt

• That during the CME's electronic outage last Tuesday, human floor brokers were able to fill in just fine? John Dunlevy

• About how cell phones work in planes, and that a phone belonging to the copilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was searching for a signal before the flight vanished? Lisa Schulz

• Eric Harvey on how streaming services are affecting the way people listen to music in the 21st century? Tal Rosenberg

• Noz's interview with the fascinating man behind underground hip-hop magazine Murder Dog? Leor Galil

• That a three-year-old Nebraska boy went missing and was found playing with toys inside a claw machine at a local bowling alley? Gwynedd Stuart