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March 18 2009 1:55 PM

The Problem With Eyewitness Accounts

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jurisprudence: Lying Eyes

Police lineups, finger-pointing, and eyewitness accounts have been tools of our justice system since its inception. But how reliable are they? Senior editor Dahlia Lithwick explores the issue in a conversation with Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Explainer: The Facts Behind the AIG Bonuses

The management of AIG and some members of the Obama administration believe the firm may be legally obligated to pay bonuses to some of its employees. How do the bonuses work? How did they evolve? Listen to the segment.

TODAY IN SLATE

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Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?

Science

“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

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