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divest

Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels
bbc news headline, , http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29310475 

stewardship

The Washington Post Co. agreed Monday to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family's stewardship of one of America's leading news organizations after four generations.
Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon By Paul Farhi. @ www.washingtonpost.com…

litany

Abelson: Right. But it's still weird to me that I would start teaching programming by going through a litany of what are all the primitives in the language and what are the data types and all that stuff. For me, the first breakthrough is how do you put stuff together.
Hal Abelson Q&A By Peter Seibel. @ www.codequarterly.com…

numerological

The 2012 phenomenon was a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or transformative events would occur around 21 December 2012. This date was regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae were proposed as pertaining to this date, but none had ever been accepted by mainstream scholarship.
2012 phenomenon, 2012-12-22
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