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The world was stunned Thursday night by the sudden death of David Carr, the inimitable, charismatic New York Times reporter who covered digital journalism, new media, and internet culture with a singular combination of wit, insight, and integrity. Carr’s success was all the more remarkable for the fact that he had struggled with an addiction to crack cocaine for years. In his memoir, The Night of the Gun, Carr investigated and reconstructed the darkest chapters of his own life, telling his story in his own voice — unsentimental and keen — which has been silenced far too soon.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell said failure to pay US debts is 'just not something we can contemplate'

Washington (AFP) - The chairman of the US Federal Reserve called on lawmakers to raise the nation's borrowing limit urgently on Wednesday, warning that failure to pay government debts would do "severe damage" to the economy.

"It's just very important that the debt ceiling be raised in a timely fashion so the United States can pay its bills when it comes due," Jerome Powell said as the central bank concluded its September meeting. Failure to pay, he added, is "just not something we can contemplate."

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