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• That according to an Oxford University study an estimated 47 percent of U.S. jobs are at risk of being replaced by artificial intelligence and robots in the next two decades? (h/t the Guardian) Paul John Higgins

• About the “left-behind,” the approximately 61 million Chinese children effectually orphaned after their parents “voluntarily” migrated to cities from rural areas in search of work? Kate Schmidt

• That Jeb Bush’s biggest mistake may have been that he listened to his brother’s advisers? Tal Rosenberg

• That ESPN will lay off 300? Steve Bogira

• The bizarre case of Anna Stubblefield, an ethics professor who was charged with sexual assault after she fell in love with a severely disabled man whom she was helping learn to communicate? Aimee Levitt

• Especially if you’re a masochist (which all Cubs fans are), this account of last night’s game written in the language of 1908? Aimee Levitt