Big Tech’s A.I. Takeover and the Slow Death of Silicon Valley Innovation

Silicon Valley prides itself on disruption: Start-ups develop new technologies, upend existing markets and overtake incumbents. This cycle of creative destruction brought us the personal computer, the internet and the smartphone. But in recent years, a handful of incumbent tech companies…

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Montana Has More Cows Than People. Why Are Locals Eating Beef From Brazil?

Cole Mannix, of Old Salt Co-op, is trying to change local appetites and upend an industry controlled by multibillion-dollar meatpackers.“Making It Work” is a series is about small-business owners striving to endure hard times.While many people can conjure up romantic visions…

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Christophe Deloire, Who Strove to Protect Journalists, Dies at 53

As the leader and spokesman for Reporters Without Borders, he rescued some, sought refuge for others and lobbied for pluralism in the press.Christophe Deloire, whose nonpartisan organization to protect journalists rescued dissidents from jail and championed a diversity of viewpoints in…

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Student Loan Bills Are Dropping Next Month for Many, but There’s a Hiccup

The Education Department has not finished recalculating payments for millions of borrowers enrolled in SAVE, forcing loan servicers to put many loans into forbearance.On July 1, millions of federal student loan borrowers will see their monthly bills drop — some by…

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Inside High Valley Books, the Fashion Bookstore in a Brooklyn Apartment

Bill Hall, the proprietor, has assembled a vast collection of hard-to-find fashion books and magazines coveted by designers and influencers.On a recent Sunday, few moments passed when Bill Hall wasn’t answering his home’s buzzer. He led a succession of fashionable Brooklynites…

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Chemical Makers Sue Over Rule to Rid Water of ‘Forever Chemicals’

Industry groups said the E.P.A. had exceeded its authority in requiring the drinking-water cleanup. The chemicals, known as PFAS, are linked to cancer and health risks.Chemical and manufacturing groups sued the federal government late Monday over a landmark drinking-water standard that…

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Jean-Philippe Allard, Jazz Producer and Musicians’ Advocate, Dies at 67

He called himself a “professional listener,” and he tended to develop lifelong relationships with the artists he worked with.Jean-Philippe Allard, a French record executive and producer who helped revive the careers of jazz greats who had been all but forgotten in…

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How Media Outlets on the Left and Right Covered Biden’s Immigration Order

President Biden’s immigration policies are a frequent target of conservative and liberal media outlets, often mirroring criticisms from Republican and Democratic elected officials. The reaction to his executive order on Tuesday, which limits asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, was no different.Conservative…

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Washington Post’s CEO Promised Interview for Squashing Story, NPR Reporter Says

David Folkenflik of NPR wrote that the offer, in exchange for agreeing to stop his coverage of a phone hacking scandal, was made “repeatedly — and heatedly.”Will Lewis, the chief executive of The Washington Post, repeatedly offered an exclusive interview to…

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Clash Over Phone Hacking Article Preceded Exit of Washington Post Editor

Will Lewis, the chief executive of The Washington Post, objected to coverage of a legal development involving him in a phone hacking case.Weeks before the embattled executive editor of The Washington Post abruptly resigned on Sunday, her relationship with the company’s…

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