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In a volatile world economy, can everyone lose?
In France, the far right presses for national purity
The view from Wall Street
Stock speculation becomes the rule of prudence
And five other economic heresies
Another number that doesn’t quite add up
A murder in Panama undoes a regime
Estimated acres of forest Henry David Thoreau burned down in 1844 trying to cook fish he had caught for dinner:
The bombardier beetle, which can fire liquid at its enemies from its rear end at up to 300 squirts per second, was being scrutinized in the hope of building a better airplane engine.
London Fire Brigade investigators blamed a building fire in South London on a bird that carried a lit cigarette to its rooftop nest. “Smokers,” said neighborhood baker Richard Scroggs. “What can you say?”
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”