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02/06/2016 - 4:00pm

    Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions,” from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social media. But once the smoke cleared, most of these revolutions failed to build any sustainable new political...

02/06/2016 - 3:00pm

    Can Wisconsin make a sex offender who's completed his sentence wear a GPS monitor on his ankle for the rest of his life? Reversing a lower court judgment last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit said the answer is yes. The opinion, by the...

02/06/2016 - 2:00pm

    There are few holes deeper than those in the heart of a 13-year-old girl.

    For many, it is an age of painful yearning, of a life lived in imaginary cloud worlds, away from acne and algebra and all that...

02/06/2016 - 10:00am

    Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like.

    A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for 23 hours a day.

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02/06/2016 - 9:00am

    We often hear about public health crises related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. But what about chronic stress?

    Canadian physician Gabor Maté studies the mind-body connection. He argues...

02/06/2016 - 8:00am

    The 187,000 acres on which sits the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge never belonged to the state of Oregon, much less the band of cowboy exhibitionists who'd taken it over. This and other federal lands were acquired through conquest over, purchases from or treaties...

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