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PODCAST: One Professor’s Discovery About Speaking Truth to Power

PODCAST: One Professor’s Discovery About Speaking Truth to Power
In his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant examines the circumstances that give rise to truly original thinkers and groundbreaking ideas. Throughout Originals, the Wharton School of Business professor shares stories from the fields of business, politics and sports, and his chapter exploring the psychology of speaking truth to power – whether it be federal whistleblowers, or a middle-level employee with an innovative idea – holds several lessons for investigative journalists and the people on which they report. For this week’s podcast, ProPublica reporter David Epstein talks with Grant about takeaways from the book.
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Satellites Catch Russian Troops, Artillery Within Ukraine Border

Satellites Catch Russian Troops, Artillery Within Ukraine Border
Satellite images released by NATO show Russian forces operating within the borders of Ukraine's sovereign territory. Dutch Brigadier General Nico Tak gave a sobering assessment of the escalating offensive in a press conference Thursday.
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#OperationAmericanSpring Gets Buried Under Snowfall of Sarcasm

#OperationAmericanSpring Gets Buried Under Snowfall of Sarcasm
Led by retired Army Colonel Harry Riley and name-jacking the Arab Spring, a bunch of right-wingers tried to throw a revolution over the weekend in Washington, D.C. Called "Operation American Spring," not very many people showed up. The promoters were expecting 10 million to 30 million. That didn't happen. There wasn't a single estimate that even approached four digits. Many denizens in the Twitter universe responded with sarcasm and these are the best of those.
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Kiev Protests Spread to Rest of Ukraine, President Yanukovych Responds with Promise of Reform

Kiev Protests Spread to Rest of Ukraine, President Yanukovych Responds with Promise of Reform
Protests in Kiev spread out to the rest of the Ukraine, forcing President Viktor Yanukovych to address reform measures, as well as promise to release many of the imprisoned protesters. The protests were amplified by an anti-protest law pushed through last week, backfiring for the government.
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