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  1. John Lennon’s Diaries, Ethereum Scams and Serious Discrimination Problems

    Know This: German police have recovered John Lennon’s diaries, among other items stolen from the Beatle’s estate. Russia’s meteorological service has confirmed the unusually high levels of radiation first clocked by European scientists in September, reportedly originating in central Russia or Kazakhstan. And a blockchain-based Ethereum start-up called Confido has mysteriously disappeared from the internet after collecting $374,000 from investors.

    Understand This: A new poll reveals that more than half of LGBT Americans have encountered violence or harassment because of their orientation. Older adults said personal prejudice — as opposed to official or legal discrimination — was a bigger problem, and LGBT people of color reported higher levels of discrimination than their white counterparts.

    Talk to Us: Tell us how you really feel. Our electrifying TV show, Third Rail With OZY, is shelving the PC and whipping up debates. Each week we’re posting a provocative question, and we want you to weigh in with your thoughts. This week: When does a big age gap in a relationship become abuse? Email thirdrail@ozy.com with your thoughts, and we might feature your answer next week.

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