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Weekly Review — December 6, 2016, 4:22 pm

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Donald Trump fills his cabinet, Prince Harry announces a “Housing and Hospitality” scholarship, the San Francisco airport hires a pig to relieve travelers’ stress

Postcard — September 23, 2016, 12:00 pm

The Transhistorical Moment

A museum’s misguided attempt to rescue the past

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Weekly Review — August 30, 2016, 5:32 pm

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An earthquake kills 290 people in Italy, Egypt’s police use Grindr, and a dog is elected mayor of a town in Minnesota for the second time.

Weekly Review — February 9, 2016, 12:19 pm

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Syrian forces advance on Aleppo, a bus driver is killed by a meteor, and a nine-year-old girl drives her intoxicated mother home 

Weekly Review — December 22, 2015, 1:05 pm

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Libya’s rival parliaments agree to form a unified government, a third of Republican voters support bombing a fictional city in Disney’s Aladdin, and Holland allows students to pay driving instructors with sex

Weekly Review — November 24, 2015, 8:00 am

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Gunmen kill 22 people at a hotel in Mali, a poet in Saudi Arabia is sentenced to death, and a Florida mayor tries to pay an ethics fine with 360,000 pennies and nickels 

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