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Signs of the times - The Boston Globe

"What Paul Pierce's hand gesture - and his $25,000 fine - say about the fast-evolving world of gang signs"

Japan Steadily Becoming a Land Of Few Children -

"Japan, now the world's second-largest economy, will lose 70 percent of its workforce by 2050 and economic growth will slow to zero"

Audio: This Is It: The New Yorker

Louise Erdrich reads Lorrie Moore’s short story “Dance in America” Science

"The number of suicides among veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may exceed the combat death toll because of inadequate mental health care, the U.S. government's top psychiatric researcher said."

Georgia says war with Russia 'very close' - South and Central Asia-

'"We literally have to avert war," Georgian State Minister for Issues of Reintegration Temur Iakobashvili told a news briefing'

History: Persico's New Book on FDR and Lucy Mercer | Newsweek Culture |

FDR orchestrated "accidental" meetings while driving through the Virginia countryside.

Informed Comment: Obama: Clinton on Iran Obliteration: Bush Clone

'I mean, it is surreal to have Democrats discussing whether it is appropriate for the US to "totally obliterate" another country.'

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