Morning Links for January 12, 2016

Circus elephants, library books, hiding corpses.

Your Tuesday morning reading. 

  • Hiding a corpse might soon get you a stiffer punishment if a new state Assembly bill passes. 
  • What kind of engagement gift do you send media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former actress and model Jerry Hall? 
  • In other legislative news, a collection agency, or the police, might soon be able to go after the money owed for your unreturned library books. 
  • Wired breaks down the math on why you have practically no chance of winning the $1.4 billion Powerball lottery. 
  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses will be retiring their elephants to “focus on conservation and pediatric cancer research instead,” reports the New York Times.  

 

 

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.