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Technology
The Pentagon Is Paying Hackers to Infiltrate Its Systems
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News
Indonesian City Considers Erecting a Giant Statue of a Vampiric Ghost
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Politics
9 Facts About the ACLU
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List
6 Things Americans Should Know About Net Neutrality
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History
15 Things You Should Know About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Politics
Canada’s Parliament Debates the Use of the Word Fart
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Big Question
Can the Electoral College Reverse the Results of an Election?
News
Judge Rules to Allow Youth Lawsuit Over Climate Change to Go to Trial
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Big Question
What Happens if the Electoral College Ties?
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Food
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Videos
When Texas Had Embassies and Ambassadors In Europe
Everything's bigger in Texas, but their diplomatic representation overseas was rather small.... READ ON
Politics
8 Political Parties You Might Remember From History Class
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Videos
Video: How to Vote in Every State
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Technology
Edward Snowden Wants to Make Your iPhone Hack-Proof
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Events
National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years With Citizenship Ceremonies
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History
The Burglars Who Broke Into the FBI
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