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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:00am
    American presidential politics will not be having a libertarian moment after all. Sixteen months after Time magazine branded Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Kentucky) "The Most Interesting Man in Politics," Paul has suspended...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:00am
    On Monday night, the Stilwell Junior High School in West Des Moines, a suburb of Iowa's state capital, was repurposed as the 114th precinct for Democrats and Republicans to caucus for the first-in-the-nation presidential...
Saturday, February 6, 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.     For one hour a day, he or she may be...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
    Sometimes Uncle Sam's rules and regulations just don't make sense.     Take the case of Darin Jones, a former FBI employee who said he was fired after making whistleblower disclosures about a $234,000 awards...
Saturday, February 6, 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 that...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:00am
    Late Monday, as the unfinished vote count suggested the slimmest of victories for Hillary Clinton, she stepped to a microphone, flashed an Oscar-worthy smile of triumph and told supporters that she was “breathing a big sigh of...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00am
    With oil cheaper than bottled water, the average American driver saved $540 at the pump last year.     But oil prices are also battering Alaska’s economy, rattling the stock market, and leaving thousands of...
Saturday, February 6, 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...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00am
    On Sean Hannity's show Tuesday night, Donald Trump placed part of the blame for his second-place finish in Iowa on the fact that "we didn't have much of a ground game."     "We could have done...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00am
    Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week's Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire with a head of steam at the expense of a deflated Donald Trump.   ...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:00am
    No matter how things play out with the fast-spreading Zika virus, people are likely to end up angry at public health authorities.     It's possible the situation will become worse than expected, both worldwide...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 9:00pm
    U.S. workers and consumers (who are for the most part the same people) seem to be doing pretty well at the moment. Businesses, not so much. As Bloomberg reported last week:     "Consumer spending grew last year...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
    The hot topic in economic policy discussions is inequality. Lots of kinds of inequality have been increasing in the U.S. -- income, wealth, housing, longevity and almost everything else. New data has caused economists and the public...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Bernie Sanders is the oldest candidate in the presidential race, but as of now, he seems to be the younger generation's candidate. According to a recent survey, Sanders is favored by 46 percent of voters ages 18 to 34, where...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
    The whole world is struggling to decipher the worldview and guiding principles Donald Trump would apply as president. It may not be a prominent feature of his campaign, but his advisers say he does have a doctrine that informs his...
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