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  1. Mueller’s Investigation Has Created An Underworld Of Online Sleuths (HBO)

    Sorting through the data of the dead — their pots, their knives, and the rocks they cooked on — in order to reconstruct how they once lived, is not so different from tracking the Special Counsel investigation.

    On a Friday in February, Adrienne Cobb, 29, lab assistant in the archaeology department at Western Washington University, was trying to do both. She was digitizing data on artifacts found on a farm in Washington state that were about 3,000 years old, and keeping track of what was happening on Capitol Hill, where the House Judiciary Committee grilled Matthew Whitaker — then, acting Attorney General — about his involvement in Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and its links to Russia.

    Cobb’s an unlikely candidate for legal sleuthing. She’s a recovering heroin addict with no experience in journalism, and a preference for Ghost Adventures over Reliable Sources. (“I hate cable news.”) She has dyed red hair, rocks Daria-esque glasses, and tends to look at the floor when she isn’t absorbed by a screen.

    She spends her free time — and some of her office time, too — tracking every update, big and small, in Mueller’s probe. She’s part of an online community of digital sleuths, amateur journalists, and statisticians, who commit hours upon hours of their lives to…

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  2. Anand Giridharadas Accepts Harvard Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanism in Culture

    Anand Giridharadas's tribute to his parents and to the work of truth-telling after receiving the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanism in Culture, also known as the "Rushdie Award," after its inaugural winner, Salman Rushdie, from the Humanist Hub and the Humanist Community at Harvard, on March 2, 2019.

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