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    MF Global Fires All 1,066 Brokerage Employees

    The spectacular collapse of the brokerage unit at MF Global has now cost all 1,066 employees their jobs.

    There's word from the trustee overseeing the liquidation of the unit once headed by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) that the employees were fired today, according to The Wall Street Journal's High Wire blog, The Associated Press, Bloomberg News and other outlets.

    As many as 200 of the employees may be rehired "to assist in the wind down of the business and processing of bankruptcy claims," High Wire adds.

    The firm filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 31. It had made "big investments in European sovereign debt," as NPR's Zoe Chace reported, and lost big in the eurozone financial crisis. An investigation into the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars that investors had entrusted with the company is underway. Corzine resigned last week.

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    He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

    When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
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    The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

    Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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    Trump Surrogate Tweets Cartoon Of Hillary Clinton In Blackface

    Pastor Mark Burns mocked Hillary Clinton with a cartoon that read, in part, "I ain't no ways tired of pandering to African Americans."
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    Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

    Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.

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