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Anthony Weiner is sentenced to 21 months in prison

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The Supreme Court cancels a travel-ban hearing after Donald Trump issues a new order

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Donald Trump sparks protests on football fields across America

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Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault

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Too late, China and America see North Korea the same way

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Sleep pods are becoming increasingly common at airports

IN THEORY, overnight air travel should be wonderfully convenient. Instead of booking a hotel for the night and losing a day, travellers simply sleep while they fly. In reality, sleepi.....»»

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The teaching of economics gets an overdue overhaul

ECONOMISTS can be a haughty bunch. But a decade of trauma has had a chastening effect. They are rethinking old ideas, asking new questions and occasionally welcoming heretics back into the fold. Change, however, has been slow to reach the university ec.....»»

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Ukraine’s return to the debt markets worries economic reformers

MUCH has changed since Ukraine last tapped global debt markets in 2013. The next year the “Maidan revolution” drove out the corrupt regime of Viktor Yanukovych; and Russia annexed Crimea and stoked a war in Ukraine’s east. The econom.....»»

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Ethical investment is booming. But what is it?

MAYBE weary of its role as a punchbag for moralists, and certainly in search of products with widespread appeal, Wall Street has taken to selling products linked to virtue. That is not easy: how does an industry focused on financ.....»»

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Bitcoin is fiat money, too

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Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund passes the $1trn mark

A year earlier than expected, Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund, the world’s largest, surpassed $1trn in assets on September 19th. It had gained over $100bn in the past year, thanks in large measure to the global stockmarket boom in 2.....»»

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The Democrats are ditching centrism for economic populism

NEARLY four years ago Bernie Sanders, the crotchety, democratic-socialist senator from Vermont who came surprisingly close to winning the Democratic presidential nomination last year, introduced a bill to provide universal gov.....»»

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Roy Moore: kickboxer, sacked judge, US Senator?

THE first time Roy Moore lost an election, for a seat on the Alabama circuit bench, he quit the law to become a professional kickboxer. Now stumping for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, the attorney-general, the former chief justice of Ala.....»»

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Republicans seek to turn health reform over to the states

AFTER Republicans failed to agree on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, the cause of Obamacare repeal.....»»

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Newark’s rebound

WHEN Ras Baraka was elected Newark’s mayor in 2014, the business world was worried. He had brokered peace between the Crips and the Bloods, two fierce rival gangs, and is Newark royalty—his father, Amir Bara.....»»

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The president threatened to destroy another country at the UN

Eisenhower’s heirIT IS not known whether President Donald Trump has seen “Wolf Warriors 2”, the nationalist action film breaking Chinese box-office records with its depiction of a former People’s Liberation Army (.....»»

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How the use of antibiotics in poultry farming changed the way America eats

Clucking hellWILL HARRIS is one of the heroes of “Big Chicken”, a new book by Maryn McKenna that looks at the widespread use of antibiotics in poultry farming. After finishing his studies at the University of Georgia’s.....»»

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Anti-vagrancy laws are not the best way to reduce homelessness

ON A sunny morning, downtown Reno is mostly empty, save for a handful of tourists. Two women speaking Spanish ogle diamonds in one of many pawn shops; a Chinese couple snaps photos under the city’s archway with its inscription, “The bi.....»»

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California sues Donald Trump over his border wall plan

OF THE many unrealistic promises Dona.....»»

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Huge volumes of data make real-time insurance a possibility

Mind your headsEVEN at weddings or whale watches, the buzz of a drone is no longer a surprise. Drone photography is booming. Gartner, a consultancy, says some 174,000 drones will be sold for commercial use around the world th.....»»

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