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Why Brittney Griner was released now

The WNBA player is returning to the US after months in Russian detention.

Layoffs, buyouts, and rescinded offers: Amazon’s status as a top tech employer is taking a hit

A leaked memo shows Amazon was concerned with attracting and retaining top engineers earlier this year.

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The TV adaptation, now on Hulu and FX, is too literary for its own good.

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The prisoner swap for Brittney Griner

US officials are sending the “Merchant of Death” — a notorious arms dealer named Viktor Bout — back to Russia in exchange for the WNBA star’s release. We revisit our conversation with author Douglas Farah, author of “Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible.”

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