Milestones

DIED

Michael Hastings, 33, author and journalist, in a one-car crash. His 2010 Rolling Stone article "The Runaway General" led to the firing of General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

DEFINED

Tweet, by the Oxford English Dictionary. The June update of the venerable and authoritative OED officially recognizes the word as both a noun (a post on Twitter) and a verb (the act of posting to the social-media site).

APPOINTED

By the Bank of England, Charlotte Hogg, as its chief operating officer. Hogg, the daughter of a former Tory minister, will be the highest-ranking woman in the bank's...

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