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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Poachers are killing elephants in Africa at alarming levels – more than 100,000 between 2010 and 2012. Save the Elephants founder and CEO Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton explains what’s fueling the poaching, and what can be done to save the animal from extinction. Plus: The New York Times editorial board refuses to endorse Governor Cuomo over his handling of ethics reform; author and illustrator Jules Feiffer on his new graphic novel; and changes are coming to the way we book flights as airlines try to wrest control from sites like Orbitz and CheapTickets.com.

Why the New York Times Didn't Endorse Anyone for Governor

The Times' editorial board decided that while Gov. Cuomo failed at rooting out corruption, his opponent lacks experience, so they endorsed no one in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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Is There Such a Thing As 'The Black Community'?

Ron Christie contends there is no monolithic black community. Do you agree?

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African Elephants Could Be Extinct In 100 Years

100,000 African elephants were killed between 2010 and 2012. If nothing changes, these elephants could be extinct in 100 years.

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Jules Feiffer Goes Noir

Bronx-born Obie, Oscar, and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and playwright, author and illustrator talks about his new graphic novel and looks back on his career. 

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Orbitz Isn't Cheaper, and Other Things We Learned About Plane Tickets

Airlines are trying to wrestle power back from travel sites like Orbitz, which still don't always have cheaper tickets. Here are 5 things you should know before flying this weekend.

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#TBT Brian and Douglas Rushkoff, 1996

In 1996, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff explained the Power Rangers to Brian -- and explained what they were teaching millennials about the future. 

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