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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Ukrainian protesters clash with riot policemen outside the Ukrainian President's office in Kiev on December 1, 2013. (VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty)

Rail Safety Questions Raised After NY Train Derails | Unrest Grows in Ukraine as Protesters Demand Regime Change | Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | As Hours Wane, Can Congress Get Productive? | Is the Constitution to Blame for D.C. Gridlock? | Is Technology Killing the Magic of the Holidays?

Rail Safety Questions Raised After NY Train Derails

In 2008, Congress passed the Rail Safety Improvement Act, which mandated that railroad companies install positive train control—a technology that automatically detects excessive speed...

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Unrest Grows in Ukraine as Protesters Demand Regime Change

Protests in Ukraine escalated on Monday as tens of thousands took to the streets in the capital city of Kiev to call for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich. Andrew Kramer ...

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Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole

Turns out black holes really aren't so black. A team of researchers has discovered an incredibly bright black hole located some 22 million light years away in the neighboring Pinwheel...

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As Hours Wane, Can Congress Get Productive?

So far, Congress has only passed 52 new laws this year—the fewest in the post-World War II era—and there are only a handful of days left before the close of this historically ineffect...

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Is the Constitution to Blame for D.C. Gridlock?

The American Constitution is the world's oldest still in use, but even Thomas Jefferson believed that all constitutions should expire. Jeffrey Toobin, attorney and staff writer for Th...

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Is Technology Killing the Magic of the Holidays?

It’s no secret that technology is changing the way we live, but what does that mean when it comes to our experience of the holiday season? Some may say that digital technology is taki...

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