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National Security Agency (NSA), a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, and a whistleblower. In 2010 the government alleged that Drake "mishandled" documents, one of the few such Espionage Act cases in U.S. history. Drake's defenders claim that he was instead being persecuted for challenging the Trailblazer Project. He is the 2011 recipient of the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling and co-recipient of the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) award.
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A short story (“Friends from Philadelphia”) appeared two months later; his first book review, of an anthology of parodies, was published in 1961. The following are selections—fiction and poetry, unless otherwise noted—from his half century of writing for this magazine. From “Dentistry and Doubt” IamA Palestinian citizen living in Gaza, AMA! : IAmA. Why narcissistic CEOs get paid more, even though they don’t perform better. Larry Ellison towered again among the top ranks of the highest-paid CEOs in 2013 with total compensation of $78 million.
He is in plentiful company. Sixty-five chief executives took home annual pay of more than $20 million last year. What prompts boards of directors to grant such astounding sums? Sana'a (Idle Words) Sana'a The scariest thing I'll see in Yemen looms up at me before the plane has even landed.
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James, Duke of Cambridge, died young and without heirs, and the title became extinct. The title was next granted to Edgar Stuart, another son of the Duke of York by his first wife. Edgar also died young and the title again became extinct. The dukedom was next granted in 1706 to George Augustus, son of George Louis, Hereditary Prince of Hanover and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (who would in 1714 become King George I).
Cornelius Vander Starr. Cornelius Van der Starr also known as Neil Starr or C.V.
Starr (October 15, 1892 – December 20, 1968) was an American businessman and operative of the Office of Strategic Services who was best known for founding the American International Group (AIG), a major corporation in the 21st century. Early life Starr was born in Fort Bragg, California with the name Neil Starr, where his father of Dutch ancestry, was a railroad engineer. He began his first business venture which involved selling ice cream, at the age of nineteen. He joined the U.S. Pier Paolo Pasolini. Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˈpjɛr ˈpaolo pazoˈlini]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual.
Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial to this day, in the years since his death Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art.
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Alferd Packer. Alfred G. "Alferd" Packer (January 21, 1842 – April 23, 1907) was an American prospector who was accused of cannibalism during the winter of 1873-1874. First tried for murder, Packer was eventually sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. A biopic of his life, The Legend of Alfred Packer, was made in 1980.  He was born as Alfred Griner Packer in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, one of three children of James Packer and his wife Esther Griner. By the early 1850s, James Packer had moved his family to Lagrange County, Indiana, where he worked as a cabinet maker. In November 1873, Packer was in a party of 21 men who left Provo, Utah, heading for the Colorado gold country around Breckenridge. Ramón Mercader. Jaime Ramón Mercader del Río (7 February 1913 – 18 October 1978) was a Spanish communist who became famous as the murderer of the Russian Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1940, in Mexico.
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