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All Of Human Knowledge Buried In A Salt Mine
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It could be to prevent Trump from extending them even more.
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Business Leaders And The Mixed Feelings They Inspire
The combination of suspicion and reverence that people feel toward the financially successful isn’t unique to the modern era, but reflects a deep ambivalence that goes back to the Roman empire.
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Obama's Parting Blow Against Privacy
The NSA is relaxing its privacy rules, allowing more information on the private communications of Americans to be sent to 15 different intelligence agencies.
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Trump Is Turning American Companies Into Reality-Show Contestants
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