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Sept. 23 2014 4:28 PMModerate Chinese Intellectual Sentenced to Life in Prison After Show Trial
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Sept. 23 2014 1:59 PMEbola Could Be Contained—or Become “Permanent Feature of Life” in Africa, WHO Says
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Sept. 23 2014 10:34 AMIsrael Kills Two Suspects in Kidnapping That Ignited Gaza Violence
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Sept. 22 2014 4:38 PMMiss America Winner Was Kicked Out of College Sorority (Update: Kazantsev Responds)
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Sept. 22 2014 12:22 PMTimes Error Envisions Alternate Universe Even Worse Than Our Own
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Sept. 22 2014 10:43 AMSenator Who Told Kirsten Gillibrand He Liked "Chubby" Girls Was Hawaii's Daniel Inouye
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Sept. 19 2014 6:58 PMDean of Islamic Studies at University of Karachi is Murdered Amid “Blasphemy” Allegations
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Sept. 19 2014 12:39 PMPutin Tradition of Arresting Billionaires To Take Their Stuff Apparently Continuing
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Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
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Sept. 18 2014 4:37 PMLeBron James’ Hairline is Un-Receding
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Sept. 18 2014 11:09 AMTypo on 1999-Era Résumé Explains Why Tom Brady's Life Stalled Out After College
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Sept. 17 2014 4:41 PM$30 Million Reward Offered for Info on MH17 Shootdown
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Sept. 17 2014 1:47 PMHow Many Countries Were Created Through Secession Votes?
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Sept. 17 2014 11:44 AMSurvivalist Sniper Still at Large in Pennsylvania
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Sept. 16 2014 4:44 PMEPA Still Hasn’t Fired Employee With Epic at-Work Porn Habit
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Sept. 23 2014 2:49 PMTexas Is Losing Its Edge
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Sept. 23 2014 11:48 AMWhite House Erects Massive Barrier to Prevent Future Fence Jumping
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Sept. 22 2014 5:56 PMWhite House Fence Jumper Had 800 Rounds of Ammo In His Car
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Sept. 22 2014 2:53 PMISIS Attacks on Syrian Kurds Create 100,000 Refugees in Two Days
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Sept. 22 2014 11:23 AMThree Afghan Soldiers Are Missing in Cape Cod
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Sept. 19 2014 8:20 PMESPN Story Alleges Ravens, NFL Are Scapegoating Ray Rice in Cover-Up
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Sept. 19 2014 4:55 PMCatalonia Will Defy Spanish Government, Hold (Non-Binding) Independence Vote
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Sept. 19 2014 12:11 PMHere Is the Wicked Long Line for the iPhone 6 on 14th Street in New York
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Sept. 19 2014 3:05 AMScotland Votes to Remain in U.K.
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Sept. 18 2014 3:42 PMScotland's Secession Ballot is Outstandingly Simple
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Sept. 18 2014 10:27 AMChild Poverty in U.S. Declines for First Time Since 2000
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Sept. 17 2014 3:35 PMA Brief Reminder That Not Everything in the World Is Terrible
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Sept. 17 2014 12:41 PMGun-Control Group Investigates 81 People Looking for Guns, Finds Eight Are Ex-Cons
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Sept. 17 2014 10:06 AMVikings Re-Suspend Adrian Peterson
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Sept. 16 2014 3:51 PM98 Senators Ignore Ongoing Affront to American Democracy

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