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12/04/2016 - 8:00pm

    The women’s wing of the jail exhales sadness. The inmates, wearing identical orange uniforms, ache as they undergo withdrawal from drugs, as they eye one another suspiciously, and as they while away the days stripped of freedom, dignity, privacy and, most painful of all, their children.

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11/23/2016 - 1:00pm

    Americans pay far more for branded prescription drugs than people in any other developed nation, exactly the kind of bad deal that President-elect Donald Trump decried repeatedly in his campaign. The U.S. was reminded of this outrage in September when it learned that drug maker Mylan NV has been...

11/23/2016 - 11:00am

    Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, finds himself in some hot water. His company is being blamed or credited, depending upon your point of view, for Donald Trump's election because its algorithms facilitated the circulation of misleading or false news stories.

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11/21/2016 - 6:00pm

    Since last week's election, Facebook's role in policing fake news on its site has become a very hot topic.

    And it should be. Throughout the election, Facebook's behavior has exposed what seems to be a great contradiction at its heart. As...

11/21/2016 - 4:00pm

    The footage of the anti-Donald Trump marches and the belligerent Tweets criticizing the U.S. president-elect fill me with ambivalence. On the one hand, Trump's victory hardly makes me happy; then again, as someone who has seen, and taken part in, both successful and failed mass protests, I believe...

11/21/2016 - 3:00pm

    Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.

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