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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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News that U.S. inflation inched up 0.5 percent last month set off another round of excited media reports, as news outlets pounded one of their favorite themes in recent months. Convinced that rising prices are the defining economic issue of the day — not huge job gains, record-setting GDP predictions, or boosted wages — the press continues to portray inflation as a uniquely American problem that’s hounding Democrats.

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