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Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity

How the secretive Silicon Valley lab is trying to resurrect the lost art of invention

Derek Thompson

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Trump Isn’t Certifying the Iran Deal—What Happens Next?

The president’s action won’t blow up the nuclear agreement—at least not right away.

Uri Friedman

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Will Harvey Weinstein Finally Kill the Old Boys' Network?

How many more days are left for the “dinosaurs” of media and entertainment to roam the Earth?

Alex Wagner

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Trump smirks next to Rand Paul.

A Stunning Blow to Obamacare

In the biggest attack on the health-care law yet, the administration will end payments that insurers use to help poor customers.

Olga Khazan

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Photos of California's Destructive Wildfires

Powerful winds drove more than a dozen wildfires across several counties in California on Monday, burning more than 100,000 acres, destroying 1,500 homes, and reportedly killing 11 people.

Alan Taylor

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Why Bureaucrats Don't Seem to Care

A researcher’s reflection on eight months of observing workers at an anti-poverty agency

Bernardo Zacka

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When Scientists Are Sexually Harassed in the Field

“It could be traumatizing to even look at the data” from a research expedition.

Marina Koren

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What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming

Alexis C. Madrigal

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Eminem Delivers a Critique as Vulgar as the President

An unlikely champion of civic values offers a blistering TV performance.

Conor Friedersdorf

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Why Colleges Are Borrowing Billions

Higher-education institutions are overspending on renovations and new facilities that they hope will boost enrollment, but experts say this plan could lead to financial crisis.

Jon Marcus

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The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs

Highly educated people still relocate for work, but exorbitant housing costs in the best-paying cities make it difficult for anyone else to do so.

Alana Semuels

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Shadows of people burying dozens of coffins in a mass grave.

How Stalin Hid Ukraine's Famine From the World

In 1932 and 1933, millions died across the Soviet Union—and the foreign press corps helped cover up the catastrophe.

Anne Applebaum

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How Da Vinci 'Augmented Reality'—More Than 500 Years Ago

Here’s how Leonardo Da Vinci brought the Mona Lisa to life.

Atthar Mirza and Daniel Lombroso

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