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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Justice Dept. closed the investigation against Officer Darren Wilson, but released a report citing racial bias in Ferguson... Julie Hamp will become the first female executive in Toyota’s history... Calling all film fans! Tribeca is back... And, Conan O'Brien became the first late night host to film a show in Cuba in more than 50 years. These stories and more in today's FYI.

HILLARY CLINTON SAYS SHE'S ASKED STATE DEPARTMENT TO RELEASE EMAILS

"Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday night that she has asked the State Department to release all of her emails from her four years as secretary of state as the disclosure that she used a private email address for official government business shadowed her potential presidential campaign... "


FERGUSON POLICE TAINTED BY BIAS, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS

"The Justice Department on Wednesday called on Ferguson, Mo., to overhaul its criminal justice system, declaring that the city had engaged in so many constitutional violations that they could be corrected only by abandoning its entire approach to policing, retraining its employees and establishing new oversight…"


OBAMACARE AT THE SUPREME COURT: JUSTICES AGAIN DIVIDED OVER LANDMARK HEALTH LAW

"After more than an hour of arguments, the Supreme Court seemed divided in a case concerning what Congress meant in one very specific four-word clause of the Affordable Care Act with respect to who is eligible for subsidies provided by the federal government to help people buy health insurance..."


BOSTON MARATHON TRIAL OPENS WITH HEART-RENDING TESTIMONY ON ATTACK

"The loss, grief, and pain came in an onslaught that began in the afternoon. The government began calling its witnesses, starting with the witnesses and victims of the first of two blasts..."


CALIFORNIA MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO JOIN ISIS IS INDICTED

"A California man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS was indicted Wednesday, charged with attempting to support terror and other counts..."


TOYOTA PROMOTES HIGHEST RANKING WOMAN EVER

"Automaker Toyota has promoted American Julie Hamp, the current head of communications for North America, to managing officer. She’ll be the highest ranking woman in Toyota’s 77-year history, according to Bloomberg…"


MEN, THIS TIME SHERYL SANDBERG IS TALKING TO YOU

"“Lean In Together” is the latest slogan in Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to bring women more power in the workplace, and its goal is to persuade men that it’s not just women who benefit when men help women succeed…"


COACH'S ADOPTED TODDLER BUILDS A LIFE WITH HOOPS TEAM

"Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home... "


INDONESIA REJECTS AUSTRALIA BALI NINE PRISONER SWAP OFFER

"Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir told the BBC that Indonesia had no law to provide for such an exchange. Earlier Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed the swap offer was among options being explored. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumara, from the 'Bali Nine' drug-smuggling group, are due to be executed within days..."


AMERICAN AMBASSADOR ATTACKED IN SOUTH KOREA

"The United States ambassador to South Korea was attacked on the streets of Seoul, Thursday morning Korean time..."


#ICYMI (AND YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT)

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2015 LINEUP

"A new documentary by Albert Maysles will be among those premiering at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which on Tuesday announced about half of the 97 feature-length titles to be shown during the festival, scheduled to run April 15 to 26... "


CONAN O’BRIEN GOES TO CUBA: THE 5 MOST ‘CONAN’ MOMENTS

"Nobody likes making a fool of himself more than Conan O’Brien — he repeatedly proves that fact on his TBS late-night talk show. And Wednesday’s special episode was no exception, as Conan became the first late-night host to visit Cuba since the U.S. embargo started in 1962…"


THE 10 MOVIES MAD MEN CAST & CREW WERE REQUIRED TO WATCH

"Matthew Weiner is gearing up for his nationwide victory lap, as the final seven episodes of Mad Men fast approach. Here in New York, the Museum of the Moving Image will be hosting a sprawling exhibit featuring sets from the show, props, costumes, research material, and briefly: Weiner himself..."


WHY AUDIOPHILES ARE PAYING $1,000 FOR THIS MAN’S VINYL

"HOW MUCH WOULD you pay for an original copy of The Beatles’ Abbey Road? If you shop at Better Records, the answer is plenty: $650. Other staples from the heyday of vinyl command equally astronomical prices..."


MORE CHILDREN EAT FRUIT IN SCHOOL, STUDY SHOWS

"Changes made to government-subsidized meals by the Obama administration to get schoolchildren to eat more fruits are having their intended effect, according to a study released on Wednesday..."


FUN FOOTNOTE

THROWBACK THURSDAY

This Day in History

"Hula-Hoop patented – 1963: Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone…"




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