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Weekly Review — April 8, 2014, 8:00 am

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Afghanistan votes, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of wealthy political donors, and China standardizes its pets 

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Weekly Review — February 25, 2014, 8:00 am

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Upheaval in Ukraine, yobbery in the United Kingdom, and a historic douche in the United States

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Weekly Review — January 14, 2014, 8:00 am

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A Pakistani ninth-grader sacrifices himself to save his classmates, Chris Christie saves himself, and Cormac McCarthy’s ex-wife chooses an unconventional holster 

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Weekly Review — August 27, 2013, 8:00 am

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A poison-gas attack in Syria, a verdict in the Manning trial, and wing-walker Flame Brewer

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Weekly Review — July 9, 2013, 8:00 am

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Sexual assault amid Egyptian upheaval, adult breast-feeding in China, and the empathy of taxidermist George Dante

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Weekly Review — May 7, 2013, 8:00 am

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One World Trade Center gets its spire, the Gitmo hunger strike continues, and the OED explores revirginize

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Weekly Review — April 9, 2013, 8:00 am

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Oil spills, the Iron Lady, and Barbie’s Berlin Dreamhouse

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Papal preparations, Polish diacritics, and Norwegian wood critics

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The military’s sexual-assault problem

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert. Henry Holt. 352 pages. $28.

The extinction symbol is a spare graphic that began to appear on London walls and sidewalks a couple of years ago. It has since become popular enough as an emblem of protest that people display it at environmental rallies. Others tattoo it on their arms. The symbol consists of two triangles inscribed within a circle, like so:

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