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Worth a Click: 10 Stories You Should Read Today

By DNAinfo Staff | September 8, 2016 3:50pm 

 A Pete Wells review can make or break a restaurant, the New Yorker writes in its recent profile of the critic.
A Pete Wells review can make or break a restaurant, the New Yorker writes in its recent profile of the critic.
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The iPhone 7 Doesn’t Have a Headphone Jack

Apple's new iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus won't have a standard headphone jack. The jack has been replaced with a second speaker, which gives the phone a stereo sound. It will also come with a set of wireless EarPods and a lightning connector. The latest version of the device is also water resistant with a dual camera system and a new Jet Black color scheme. [The Verge]

Ryan Lochte Suspended for 10 Months

Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte will be suspended for 10 months after he lied about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics. He will also be banned from the 2017 World Championship meet, which will be held in Budapest. The other three swimmers who were involved in the incident also face suspensions but theirs will be shorter than Lochte’s. [CNN]

Police Departments Across the Country Routinely Dismiss Rape Reports

Detectives across the country toss out rape cases with an alarming frequency, according to a Buzzfeed News investigation. In Baltimore County, Maryland, police tossed 34 percent of rape cases after ruling them unfounded. In Oxnard, California, that number is 46 percent. [BuzzFeed]

Inequality Isn't Changing in Hollywood

If you’re a “straight, white, able-bodied man” Hollywood is just the place for you — at least according to a new study by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The study found no demographic change in the makeup of the actors, directors, writers and more from 100 of the most popular films since 2007. It called the inequality in the industry “pervasive and systematic.” [Associated Press]

How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

This is a deep dive into how multi-billion dollar biotech company Theranos fell apart. Hint: its 32-year-old founder was building a company on a shaky ground of secrecy. [Vanity Fair]

How Times’ Critic Pete Wells Can Spell Out a Restaurant’s Rise or Fall

A Pete Wells review can make or break a restaurant, the New Yorker writes in its recent profile of the critic. From Per Se to Momofuku Nishi and Guy Fieri’s Times Square eatery, take a look behind the scenes of some of Wells’s most widely-read reviews. [New Yorker]

Meet Greenwich Village’s Own Ann M. Martin, Author of the Babysitters’ Club Series

Village resident Ann M. Martin comes out quietly and casually in this endearing profile by New York Magazine’s Vulture. [Vulture]

Jury Selection Starts in New Jersey’s 'Bridgegate' Trial

The “Bridgegate” case — in which Gov. Chris Christie’s former allies are accused of intentionally snarling traffic on the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as part of a political vendetta — is finally underway. Here’s a refresher about the scandal. [NBC]

North Korea Bans Sarcastic Comments About Kim Jong-un

The North Korean government and its leader, Kim Jong-un, has made it illegal to make sarcastic comments about Kim in addition to any criticism, according to the Independent. The new ban was initiated after an uptick in public acts of dissent that mock the government. Residents were warned about the new rules in meetings across the country and were told that it was “America’s fault.” [Independent]

50 Crazy Local Slang Phrases Most Likely to Die

Technology and mass media have hurt localized slang, but one podcasting network is trying to revive it by asking hosts to use it on their shows. The network, Acast Stories USA, has put together a list of the 50 most endangered phrases, including gems like “Be on one’s beanwater." [The Atlantic]

This column was compiled by DNAinfo reporters Irene Plagianos, Shaye Weaver, Nikhita Venugopal, Eddie Small, Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Noah Hurowitz, Emily Frost, Dartunorro Clark, Jeanmarie Evelly and Danielle Tcholakian,