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What Georgia election may signal for 2018 midterms
For Democrats, the message of their Sixth District loss may be to adjust the narrative. That may also be the message for Republicans – though for different reasons.
Is US civilian control of the military slipping?
Georges Clemenceau, the French prime minister during World War I, famously said that war was too important to be left to the generals. A democracy's generals would not disagree.
An epic case of medical fraud – and the agent who cracked it
We sometimes think of progress as coming in dramatic bursts. But it often is the result of an individual's quiet and dogged determination to uncover wrongdoing, no matter the obstacles.
Is freedom of thought at risk in Poland and Hungary?
A museum is as much an institution of learning as a university. For governments aiming to control their citizens' views, both are fair targets.
Mobile science labs, coming to a school near you
Sometimes breakthroughs can happen by just helping others glimpse possibility – and see that it includes them.
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