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I guess everyone has their pet peeves.
Medium profiled the Wikipedia editor "Giraffedata" on Tuesday. The prolific wiki-contributor — real name Bryan Henderson — has made over 47,000 edits, almost always to remove the common but erroneous phrase "comprised of."
For example: "The monthly jobs report is comprised of two surveys" should read: "The monthly jobs report consists of two surveys."
Henderson has the editing process down to a science, and most take seconds. Fellow editors and Wikipedia higher-ups have praised Giraffedata's commitment to his noble task.
Robert Siegel talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and the government's response.
A New York jury took a little more than three hours today to convict the San Francisco man linked to the shadowy online marketplace that had been labeled the eBay of the drugs trade.
Sweden is the first country in the world to get a remote-controlled airport. That means flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.
Thousands of people turned out to welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Boston on Wednesday. Fans braved cold temperatures and stood in piles of snow along the parade route. Some held up posters saying "Deflate This" in reference to allegations that the team had deflated game balls to gain an advantage in the playoff game that landed them in the Super Bowl. Team members waved to the crowd from duck boats as confetti flew.
Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech Wednesday to the Detroit Economic Club got his feet wet.
Staples is trying, for the second time, to buy its rival Office Depot. This time the landscape has changed and the company says joining forces will make for a stronger company.
This week Major League Baseball smoothed the path for Cubans to play professional ball in the United States. The change in policy follows the recent decision by the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech to the Detroit Economic Club is being closely watched.
Many Jordanians opposed joining the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. But at a funeral ceremony for the country's fallen pilot, mourners honored his sacrifice and called for the destruction of ISIS.