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Here’s what we’re reading:
1. Gordie Howe has passed away
“The native of Floral, Sask., played an unparalleled 33 professional seasons, breaking into the pro ranks in 1945 as a teenager with the Omaha Knights of the United Hockey League and skating one final shift for the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League in 1997 — at the age of 69.”
2. Full stop
“The period — the full-stop signal we all learn as children, whose use stretches back at least to the Middle Ages — is gradually being felled in the barrage of instant messaging that has become synonymous with the digital age”
2. This photo of Hillary Clinton led to State official’s query about email account
“An iconic photograph of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using her BlackBerry while wearing sunglasses on a military plane in 2011 prompted a recordkeeping official in her office to inquire about whether Clinton had been assigned a State.gov email address, the State Department disclosed this week.”
3. I’m an ex-addict. So why was it so easy to get opioids?
“That’s why, throughout the course of my 43-hour stay at MGH at the end of April and into early May, I told everyone I could — from the ER doctor who informed me that I’d need surgery, to the anesthesiologist who prepped me for the procedure — that I was in recovery from a substance use disorder.
“And while my doctors all said they were aware of the issue, it still felt as if no one was listening.”
4. Life in the People’s Republic of WeChat
“Zhang Xiaolong, WeChat’s creator and something of a cult figure in China, has called WeChat a lifestyle. I rolled my eyes when I first heard that. Then I went back to Beijing in April.”