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  • July 23, 2014

    All brands carry their own messaging about how we should look and act. And we take our cues from them — whether it’s a Starbucks Americano or a Harley Davidson motorcycle — to shape our own identities, says marketing professor Wahyd Vannoni. Continue reading

  • July 23, 2014

    When the “Bat-Man” first appeared, he did so from the shadows, clad in a vampiric cowl with slits for eyes, long, sharp ears and a cape with bat-like wings. That was in 1939, in the pages of Detective Comics No. 27. Six months later, when Batman’s creators realized they had a hit on their hands, they revealed his traumatic childhood. As a boy, Bruce Wayne watched a criminal gun down his parents in a street robbery. Alone and orphaned with tears streaming down his pink face, he resolved to spend his life fighting violent crime. “Criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot,” he famously declared, as he vowed to “strike terror in their hearts.”
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  • July 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.
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  • July 23, 2014

    BREAKING: Taiwanese news agency: Plane crashes in emergency landing, killing 51 people, injuring 7. — The Associated Press (@AP) July 23, 2014 UPDATED 11:07 p.m. EDT: A Transasia Airways plane crashed Wednesday while making an emergency landing in Taiwan, according … Continue reading

  • July 23, 2014

    ATLANTA — Self-proclaimed political outsider David Perdue may not be able to hold onto that title for very long. The businessman bested longtime U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston for a second time Tuesday night. Continue reading