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Because guns don't kill people; Asian ex-girlfriends kill people! Moronic Telegraph UK story about Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis's string of failed relationships with Asian women. Possibly the only thing less relevant to his murderous spree than his penchant for playing video games.
They'll reveal he's an anime fan next, no doubt.
Though, to be fair, Chrystia Freeland's departure was simply the last straw — with the real issue being the costs and lack of near-term revenue potential associated with the project, which was seen as doomed when new CEO Andrew Rashbass came on board.
From Dylan Byers of Politico's report:
The project was heralded by Nieman Lab, among other forward-thinking news insiders, as revolutionary, though its "river of news' format is not too dissimilar to a number of existing news platforms, including The Atlantic's successful Quartz (disclosure: I contribute to Quartz on occasion) and Yahoo's new home page.
Here's what Reuters Next looks like, based on the preview that's already live on the web.