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The NFL is dipping its toe in the water of alternative distribution methods — the rights to one game this year, to be played in London, will be sold to a digital distribution company. [Wall Street Journal]
More than 4 percent
SeaWorld, accused in a 2013 documentary of mistreating the orcas it owns, saw its attendance fall more than 4 percent for the second year in a row. The company launched a campaign to assure people that, nah, the whales are like totally cool with the whole captivity thing. [Fusion]
Prime-time ratings for the Discovery Channel are up 12 percent so far this year as the network tries to expand the base of people who watch shows about people trying to find a big shark or something. [USA Today]
Each of the first five issues of the latest run of “Thor” — the one in which the bearer of Mjolnir is female — sold about 30 percent more copies than the corresponding issue of the preceding run, “Thor: God of Thunder,” in which the title character was the Odinson comic book fans know. [The Verge]
The Justice Department released a report criticizing the Philadelphia Police Department over its training and shooting review procedures. Officers have been involved in 390 shootings over the past eight years, roughly one per week. [New York Times]
A physicist who worked on the hydrogen bomb more than 60 years ago was asked by federal officials recently to cut roughly 5,000 words from his memoir — 10 percent of the text — after a security review. He didn’t. [New York Times]
Reported valuation of Slack, the company behind the messaging product of the same name. [Business Insider]
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