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April 11, 2014
Everything You Need to Know About High-Frequency Trading
Why the algobots that rule Wall Street are good--and why they're evil, too.
Matthew O'Brien
Maggie Hassan: How She Does It
New Hampshire's governor, a prep-school campus, and the meaning of women in politics
Molly Ball
Heartbleed Update: Sites That Tell You Which Passwords You Should Bother to Change
Your two-point to-do list for the weekend.
James Fallows
Mad Men's New, Profound Ugliness
Out with the glamour, in with the kitsch. What the show's new look could indicate about its seventh and final season
Ashley Fetters
What Kathleen Sebelius's Exit Means for Obama--and Obamacare
With the healthcare law finally on track after a disastrous start, the secretary of Health and Human Services is leaving the administration.
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What's Wrong With Sentimentality?
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What Mormon Women Want
The battle for priesthood looks very different in the LDS Church than it does for Catholics.
Natalie Dicou
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Olga Khazan
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In Focus: A Hundred-Pound Suit of Bees
On Wednesday, on a hill in China's Chongqing municipality, 34-year-old beekeeper She Ping covered himself in 460,000 bees weighing 45.65kg (100 pounds) in a publicity stunt to promote his honey sales.
Alan Taylor
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