Morning Cup of Links: A Share of the Empire State Building

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82 years after the skyscraper was completed, the Empire State Building may go public. The owner plans to sell shares in a group of 19 properties, which includes the historic landmark.  
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Inner child vs. outer adult: The A.V. Club's conflicted guide to the summer movie season. The movies will be like they are every summer, but we'll still go watch them.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been assigned the premiere defense lawyer for cases like his. Judy Clarke saved the Unabomber, Jared Loughner, and Susan Smith all from execution.
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Imagine your job is to pave a highway through the Himalayan Mountains, with no equipment besides trucks and shovels. Now see the guys who do it.
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The weird world of amateur YouTube moon videos. Backyard astronomers and lunatics fill a strange niche you didn't even know existed.
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Even the worst joke can get new life when you illustrate and animate your drunk wife's telling of it.
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Remember the guy who lost his life savings in a carnival game? College Humor turned his story into a promotion and will buy his giant dreadlocked banana for $2,600.
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18 Hilariously Polite Warning Signs. Guaranteed to get your attention better than the usual terse announcements.
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How much maternity and paternity leave should employees get? Anything would be a step up from the days when women were automatically fired for getting pregnant.

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