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02/06/2016 - 3:00pm

    Can Wisconsin make a sex offender who's completed his sentence wear a GPS monitor on his ankle for the rest of his life? Reversing a lower court judgment last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit said the answer is yes. The opinion, by the influential Judge Richard Posner, presents itself as an...

02/03/2016 - 2:00pm

    From recording police shootings and political protests to capturing street style and celebrity selfies, ubiquitous smart-phone cameras have become a new type of media, changing how the public sees the world.

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02/03/2016 - 11:00am

    When I was a freshman at Stanford, a physics instructor introduced the topic of relativity by exploding our brains with the following problem: Take a railroad car straight up 50 miles and then drop it. Given that the Earth is curved, shouldn't the ends of the car...

02/02/2016 - 8:00pm

    The stock market's worst January coincides with a chorus of predictions that the fall of gold has reached bottom from its lofty peak in 2011. Gold is the investment of the fearful, and there's fear of just about everything from recession to terrorism. Indeed,...

02/02/2016 - 7:00pm

    Oxford University's Oriel College has decided not to tear down its statue of the British colonialist Cecil Rhodes, because of the "overwhelming message" it received that the statue should stay. The true motive appears to have been money.

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02/02/2016 - 5:00pm

    On the evening that news of my resignation from Bloomberg Politics broke this week, I kept an appointment with a Princeton University student who had wanted to interview me for her college thesis, about women in journalism. Her first question: When did I know I wanted...

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